Syllabus and Pedagogy

The politics in structuring the education system; the politicisation of syllabi and exploring the knock-on effects of the diversification of syllabi.

‘Developing’ Education or Cultural Distancing? Delving into the EMRS Scheme

Written by Ayush Jain Ever since Independence, the educational indicators of India’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) population have been much lower compared to the rest of...

Trapped! What’s Putting a Glass Ceiling on Students in India’s Classrooms?

This article is the first instalment of a two-part series on why learning traps ensnare children in cycles of poor academic performances, and what...

The Bastion Dialogues: Manu S. Pillai on How We Write Indian History

Anyone who's ever written an academic paper will tell you that while the end product may be enriching, the process itself is laborious, and...

Why Your Teacher Needs To Be Trained Better

All over the world, governments invest in teachers’ professional development as a measure to improve student learning outcomes in a region. Elaborate studies have...

Who Teaches the Teachers? Developing teacher mentors for quality education

Written by Pranjali Hardikar and Ashwini Maslekar Every one of us, at least once in our life, has complained that the quality of education in...

The Perils of Being Queer in Indian Schools

“From being an outspoken frontbencher in class, the constant bullying and unwarranted attention made me isolated and quiet. I began sitting right at the...
The Bastion Classical Languages

Classical Languages in the NEP: Reviving the Humanities for Humanity’s Sake?

Written by Shreyasi Rao  On the 31st of May 2019, the HRD Ministry released the revised draft National Education Policy (NEP). Within hours of its...

The Status of In-service Training For India’s Teachers: Time for a Reality Check?

How far has India come in supporting in-service teachers in primary schools in their continuous professional development?

The Pink and Blue Divide: Rethinking Children’s Textbooks in a Post 377 India

Co-authored by Ayushi Ghosh and Kartik Sundar  The striking down of a controversial 158-year old provision of Section 377 to decriminalize non-procreative relationships was a...

Teaching India: Analyzing the Four-Year B.Ed Programme

Written by Ipsita Mishra   "Those who can, do; and those who cannot, teach"  George Bernard Shaw’s one line, which was meant to be some harmless banter,...