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  • Shashi Kumar
    Apr 2, 2006
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      to add on to this... (a case i am aware of)
      primary education is compulsory by law in some states. One such state is
      Karnataka.

      Regards,
      Shashi & Shilpa

      Vineeta Sood wrote:

      > Hi friends!
      >
      > I have been following very closely this very interesting phase of
      > discussion on this mailing group with occasional participation. I have
      > been a homeschooling mother. My children have never gone to a regular
      > school. My older son is appearing for his tenth class exams through
      > NIOS in another two weeks time.
      >
      > Regarding the lagalization process, in India it does not even seem a
      > necessity as the right to education is not enforced by law. So when
      > you don't send your child to school it is not a punishable offence.
      >
      > Other factor is the existence of NIOS which is a govt. body in itself
      > is a testimony to the fact that the govt. is aware of this problem in
      > the country. Thus they have provided with an alternative to enter the
      > mainstream at a later stage, in case for some reason (and the reasons
      > are many) the child is unable to attend the school in initial years.
      >
      > These legalities become a necessity when there is a possibility of
      > enforced interference from the authorities.
      >
      > Here a questiuon arises, what if one fine day our Govt. wakes upto the
      > fact of homeschooling and decides to intervene. I believe that before
      > doing so the govt will really have to pull its own act together and
      > enforce compulsary education to the sector which essentially
      > constitutes its vote bank.
      >
      > I feel it is wise to wait till such a move is made by the govt. By the
      > time the govt wakes upto this problem, which I am sure will be quite a
      > few years from now, homeschoolers will have results of their efforts
      > to support their case that will help them ensure legal help and
      > getting a law passed in their favour.
      >
      > This is just my opinion.
      >
      > Regards
      > Vineeta.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > */Madhavi Daruwalla <madewarus@...>/* wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > Absolutely agree with Clive ,because there will be some governing
      > body to mann homeschooling and then we are back to where we
      > started. Back to following a fixed curriculum dictated by some
      > office , which will force certain subjects, age limit, Etc.Where
      > will be the freedom, the creativity we are trying to achieve.
      >
      > Madhavi
      >
      >
      >
      > */Clive Elwell <cliveelwell@...>/* wrote:
      >
      > You know, sometimes it is not a bad idea to "let sleeping dogs
      > lie"
      >
      > Clive
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > *From:* aparna pallavi <mailto:aparna_pallavi@...>
      > *To:* alt-ed-india@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:alt-ed-india@yahoogroups.com>
      > *Sent:* Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:07 PM
      > *Subject:* Re: [alt-ed-india] Is it legal?
      >
      > Hi everyone,
      >
      > I like Anu's idea of working to get recognition for home
      > schooling. Can we talk about how to go about this?
      >
      > Aparna
      >
      > */Anu Vyas <anuvyas100@...
      > <mailto:anuvyas100@...>>/* wrote:
      >
      > Actually the legality is pertinant. I've heard
      > (unconfirmed) that in the state of Tamil Nadu, every
      > kid (till a certain age) needs to be in school. So I
      > guess homeschooling probably breaks that law.
      >
      > At the risk of sounding all officious () I do think we
      > should create some sort of a channel into CBSE to get
      > homeschooling recognized as a viable option. Of all
      > the bodies, I think of the CBSE, since it has been
      > (surprise surprise) the most progressive among all the
      > bodies - it has actually banned homework till class
      > II, no exams till Class 5 (trust me, these are radical
      > steps - my daughter who does go to a fairly
      > alternative kind of school, still has exams in
      > Nursery and homework on the weekends)
      >
      > Aneesa
      > */Sateesh Bombhore <bombhore_consulting@...>/*
      > wrote:
      >
      > Good question! Everything in India is as legal as
      > it can possibly get (at least in my opinion).
      > However, setting aside the legalities for a
      > moment, I think homeschooling is a fantastic
      > alternative if you really want to mould your kid's
      > abilities in the right direction. Imagine what
      > your child would do if he/she had access to the
      > freedom of learning at his/her own pace and pursue
      > subjects of his/her interests rather than
      > "factory-made" curicullam with set hours and huge
      > load of homework all with one intention of
      > obtaining the 90th percentile?
      >
      > Sateesh
      >
      > */pinksparkling2000
      > <pinksparkling2000@...>/* wrote:
      >
      > Is homeschooling legal in India?
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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