Without the hierarchy of teacher and taught

Divya Tate is homeschooling her two boys, now teenagers, in Pune. She is a passionate cyclist, grows a beautiful edible garden on her apartment terrace and hand crafts beaded jewellery… just a few of the many things she loves… besides being a homeschooling mother! She is also the founding member of the online group of …

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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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