Year: 2012

The philosophy of unschooling

Claude Alvares is one of the most distinguished personality in alternate education community. A renowned environmentalist from Goa, Claude is the editor of the Other India Press, an alternative publication based in India and the director of the Goa Foundation. Claude is a PhD from the Technische Hogeschool, Eindhoven, in the Netherlands. Presented below is …

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A Class Apart

The main page of Sunday Pune Mirror carried an article on Swashikshan on August 5, 2012. The Article has been written by Ketaki Latkar and the text is being reproduced below. Home-schooling or deschooling, one would imagine, is all about isolation and moving away from the mainstream. This bold ideology dismisses the conventional formal schooling …

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Government of India states that there is nothing illegal about homeschooling

There have been concerns amongst homeschoolers about the RTE Act makeing homeschooling illegal. An affidavit filed by the Government of India on July 18, 2012 in response to a writ petition (No 8870 of 2011) filed by Ms Shreya Sahay & others in Delhi High Court comes as a welcome relief. The petitioners of this …

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