ANCIENT INDIAN SYSTEM
In ancient India, the Gurukula system of education was prevalent where a student seeks out a teacher and remains with him for some years, often in remote places. The student becomes a part of the Guru’s household and helps the family in all respects apart from learning the various skills and getting exposed to the scriptures and philosophy. After he has gained enough and has grown to an age where he can be on his own, he leaves the Gurukula and begins his further life.
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY OF RISHI VALLEY SCHOOL
The philosophy of the school is best described in the words of J Krishnamurti, who founded the school. “The purpose, the aim and drive of these schools, is to equip the child with the most excellent technological proficiency so that the student may function with clarity and efficiency in the modern world. A far more important purpose than this is to create the right climate and environment so that the child may develop fully as a complete human being. This means giving the child the opportunity to flower in goodness so that he or she is rightly related to people, things and ideas, to the whole of life. To live is to be related. There is no right relationship to anything if there is not the right feeling for beauty, a response to nature, to music and art — a highly developed aesthetic sense.Read More
PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION FROM 17TH CENTURY ONWARDS
Even during the seventeenth century and later on, schools had teachers who lived an austere and simple life and considered it their privilege to impart knowledge to students. With the advent of the influences of the Western world in India there were changes of different kinds in the country, including those in the content and methods of education. One of the outcomes of the western educational ideas was the beginning of public schools in India.
PREVALENT NATIONAL POLICY ON EDUCATION
The committee for review of National Policy on Education submitted its recommendations to the Government of India in 1986 and the approach “has been guided by the following principal concerns.Read More
INTENT OF INDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL’S CONFERENCE (IPSC)
Although we are not a part of the IPSC, we are inspired by their objectives and intent, which evolved over a period of time. The first Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC) was held in October 1939 and some of the objectives of public schooling comprised the following.Read More
LEARNING FROM THE WORK OF HOWARD GARDNER
The multiple intelligences suggested by Howard Gardner has influenced the basic understanding of education and enabled many educators to develop an insight into the field of education. They are as follows:Read More