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Large Camps for Teachers- A Rajasthan Experience: A Field Report

The document tries to cover entire journey of ‘Large Camps for Teachers’ organized in Rajasthan during 2015-16 & 2016-17 from conceptualization to execution through covering each aspect of the camps. A total of 8 such camps have been organized with 1162 teachers of 10 districts.

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"The false narrative of teacher absenteeism" by Anurag Behar, Livemint, April 2017

People easily talk of absenteeism ranging from 25- 50%, but study finds the rate between 2.5-5%

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Working Paper: Curbing Crony Capitalism in India

Economic reforms sought to replace the Indian state dominant economy with a liberal, competitive market economy. However, a plethora of recent scams indicate that collusive rent sharing arrangements between business and policy makers are prevalent.

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Working Paper: Role of Voluntary Teacher Forums in Continuous Teacher Professional Development in India

The quality of education depends largely upon the teacher. Hence building teacher capacity through continuous professional development of teachers is critical to the quality of education.

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ड्रामा इन एजुकेशन, देहरादून: फील्ड रिपोर्ट

इस 4 दिवसीय कार्यशाला में शिक्षकों के साथ ड्रामा इन एजुकेशन का उपयोग, अन्य विषय सीखने के माध्यम के रूप में और जीवन कौशल को विकसित करने के अवसर के रूप में इस्तेमाल पर बात-चीत और गतिविधि हुआ।

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"Education in schools is also about developing life skills" by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society

If education has to prepare children to be able to cope with their future as well as that of the society they live in, education must have a reasonably clear idea of the skills and abilities that children need to be helped to develop.

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"From school to college" by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society

It is high time we stopped compartmentalising education. Even at the government level, we need to view education as a continuum.

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"A class of equals" by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society

The real question is: if the education system itself suffers from so many inequities, how would it achieve one of its most powerful goals — of building an equitable society?

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"God is in execution" by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society

God is in execution of what we have so thoughtfully decided. It is about creating enabling conditions. It is about single-mindedly going after implementation.

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"Herd Mentality in Education" by S V Manjunath, Bfirst.in, October 2016

Should we look at other alternate ways of bringing up our children?

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"Restoring teacher development to teachers" by S V Manjunath, Bfirst.in, November 2016

Identifying and involving competent and committed resource persons from among teachers

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Testing Times in Andhra Pradesh- Andhra RTE Rules: The Pitfalls of High Stakes Assessment, An Analysis by District Institute Sangareddy

The Andhra Pradesh government’s move to ensure teacher accountability in primary education, based on achievement of fixed and absolute test scores, suffers from serious conceptual flaws which could result in more harm than good.

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