Education

Development and Education

From Bans to Monitoring, Why Are Schools Policing Teenagers’ Social Media Activity?

From Twitter to Tik Tok, social media has become an integral platform for students’ lives, be it for social, political, or educational reasons. As...

Amidst COVID-19, Who is Watching Over Children’s Data on Ed-Tech Platforms?

As Indian students continue to depend on ed-tech platforms to learn for the foreseeable future, we also need to also think about how we’re protecting their digital and personal safety. Are ed-tech companies themselves responsibly using and protecting children’s data? How is the Indian state monitoring their protection of children’s data? Are our Internet laws strong enough to protect a child’s right to privacy online? We answer all these questions and more, in this month’s On the Fence.

Indian Textbooks Need to Account for Minority Identities Better

Among the various tools used within a classroom, school textbooks play a significant role in shaping children’s worldview. Yet, are school textbooks inclusive of...

Learning Under Lockdown: Voices From Kashmir

Having lived in Kashmir as an educator, but not as a learner, Mubeen Masudi brings to the table a unique perspective on education. Although...

Of Quality, Capacity and Job Security: 25% EWS Reservation Holds Answers for Schooling Post-Lockdown

There is a lot of uncertainty over how schooling will look like post-lockdown. Can schools run full scale? Will learning happen through TV and/or...

Education in Times of COVID: How Corporation Schools in Chennai Are Bridging the E-Learning...

Like every other industry, education systems across the world have come to a crashing halt in the face of COVID-19. Although the pandemic has...

Education in Times of COVID: Why Does It Take a National Lockdown to Revamp...

In light of the national lockdown imposed to combat COVID-19, the CBSE has released a series of measures to be taken by students, teachers,...

The Bastion Dialogues: Aanchal Malhotra on the Partition and Oral History

Imagine a disaster has just taken place just outside your house. If you were given five minutes to evacuate, not knowing if you’d ever...
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Towards Inclusive Private Schooling

During this lockdown, few private schools have hiked their fee for the current academic year. As a result, various state governments have issued guidelines...

Education in Times of COVID-19: Strengthening Mental Healthcare in Schools

As we stare at a year filled with uncertainties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one can’t help but think of all the students stuck...