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The Role of Education

‘Please sign here,’ the delivery boy said to me as soon as he dropped the heavy package in my excited hands. It contained ten school texts used in the ICSE and CBSE schools all over India. 2,960 more words


Chinese and Western education systems: two sides of the same coin?

All The TEFL Show podcasts can be found in this playlist on Soundcloud and in the iTunes Store here. You can subscribe to the show there, download the podcasts to listen to later and share them on social media. 119 more words

The TEFL Show Podcasts

Madness called Postgraduate Medical Entrance Exams!

I was just going through the drafts in my blog, and to my pleasant surprise, came across the following one, which was basically meant to be soft copy of my notes to be read on a cell phone. 5,660 more words

More parents take to home-schooling their kids, term school studies as rote-learning

Children have always learned naturally from grandparents, parents and elder siblings by accompanying them to the market, to the jungle, to the river, or to the fields.  463 more words


Core Knowledge - Education or GroupThink?

An English charter school chain, Inspiration Trust, went to visit Core Knowledge in the USA and are very clearly thrilled with what they see.

What I see is kids taught by “drill and kill” methods – GroupThink at its worst. 157 more words