- Vineeta, I did not get any response. Partho completed the workshop for the school and has already left Bangalore. We are in constant touch, so we can arrangeMessage 1 of 13 , Jun 1, 2007View SourceVineeta,
I did not get any response. Partho completed the
workshop for the school and has already left
Bangalore. We are in constant touch, so we can arrange
and make something possible.
--- Vineeta Sood <vineetasood5178@...> wrote:
> Hi Friends__________________________________________________________
> Infact with more and more people doing
> homeschooling, the possibility of the schools
> providing support sysytem to the homeschooling
> families are great. I have also found, many teachers
> teachers teaching in the traditional schools are
> really disillusioned witht the education system and
> find themselves trapped in the whole thing but being
> a part of the system, they don't know what to do
> about it. When they find there are alternatives of
> this kind, they will be more than happy to help. it
> is only a matter of knowing for ourselves what we
> want and then reaching the right kind of people.
> Sometime back Satish had posted a message that
> Partho is ready to address home schooling families.
> Satish, is there any progress on that? Partho's
> workshops are really good. I had attended a five day
> workshop conducted by him in Delhi a few years ago.
> If he is willing to conduct one here, it would help
> to attend that for whoever it is possible to do so.
> Satish Natarajan <satish_en@...> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I was talking to Partho (Ex-principal of Mirambika
> Delhi - The Alternative(Integral) Education
> of Aurobindo Ashram in Delhi) yesterday about what
> kind of support structure can home educators get.
> said He can conduct some workshops to share their
> experiences in the field of Alternative education
> what kind of competencies or rather what kind of
> learning faculties we need the children to have so
> that learning can be a life long experience for the
> children. They have also over a period of more
> 20 years evolved assesment parameters which can be
> shared with us.
> He was doing a workshop in Bangalore for the staff
> Management of a Regular school. In fact it was an
> opener to many of the teachers and they really
> received it well. When I spoke to them about the
> changing scenario of education and also the Home
> education movement, Even the management was very
> to hear about the movement happening in India.
> I feel when more schools can be exposed to the
> possibility of Life exploring education, they can
> become support centres for Home schoolers and one
> not worry about admitting their children to a
> if and when they feel the need.
> Please reflect on this and we can discuss the
> possibility of what needs to be done next.
> --- prerna valimbe <svpv91@...> wrote:
> > YA , I think this could help. the letter head and
> > the letter of recommendation is a good idea.
> > We have assessment sheets, which list the
> > competencies that have to be acheived by the
> > till that age for each subject taken up.( And in
> > this type of setup many activities for each
> > competency are planned .). under which each of
> > resource persons writes a short note about the
> > child.
> > Thanks
> > Prerna
> > svani <svaniacad@...> wrote:
> > The long /Memorial Day weekend has
> > slow to return to normal here.
> > But I second Vineeta's suggestion with respect
> > letterhead and such with your homeschool name. In
> > fact all of you who homeschool in India could
> > that handy with school name and student ID cards
> > such. It could also be the group of homeschool
> > families choosing a name and operate together
> > some classes or giving some classes or learning
> > together.
> > And each others in the home school group as
> > as people well extablished out in the society,
> > outside your group, can write recommendation
> > (I think of the family pediatrician, a teacher or
> > instructor who gives classes for the homeschool
> > group or children etc) for those children who are
> > interested in going to the regular schools.
> > I will also recommend that all the homeschool
> > families have a sketch of the subjects or
> > or journal that you cover in each year of your
> > homeschool, in a written form. It *does not* have
> > be the regular text book stuffs, but general idea
> > the subjects and what your kids did related to
> > For eg. for math, you could say, assorted hands
> > stuffs, videos, grocery math that was done say
> > word problems, any thing related to field trips
> > math, any discussion of math etc all under math.
> > That way you could form a list for various
> > and you will be pleasantly surprised as to how
> > your kids are learning by just living.
> > HTH,
> > Svani
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- Dear Prerna, Although the idea of a national association has been floated, no one has come forward to start organising it. Would you like to? Would you likeMessage 2 of 13 , Jun 7, 2007View SourceDear Prerna,Although the idea of a national association has been floated, no one has come forward to start organising it. Would you like to?Would you like your "Learning Home" listed on the website at http://www.alternativeeducationindia.net/learning_coops.htmWarm RegardsClive----- Original Message -----From: prerna valimbeSent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 4:59 AMSubject: Re: [alt-ed-india] a national home-education association for IndiaDear Clive,I have not been active for quite some time. We are a group of homeschoolers learning together in what we call the " Learning home " in Pune, Maharashtra. A informal way of learning but with a sound base. A few parents are planning to opt out of this group recently and are now facing trouble to be legally admitted into the mainstream.Formimg an association could hasten tthe process of "legalising" homeschoolingDo let me know if any such association is under way?RegardsPrerna
Clive Elwell <clive.elwell@ gmail.com> wrote:I think this point is worth taking up, Svani.At the time of the last home-educators meeting near Bangalore, someone wrote- I forget who - this will be the start of The Indian National Home-Educators' Association. Or something similar. I took this literally; I thought the beginnings of such an organisation had been planned, it would be organised at the meeting. I gather that never happened. That seemed a shame, a missed opportunity.There were several such organisations in New Zealand. (given people's ingrained tendency to fragment, they were unable to have only one, unfortunately) , and they did form a powerful lobby group. They were very alert to any "threats" to people's right to home-educate. And they acted as a support group for families that ran into difficulties with the authorities.Then there were local groups. Again, these tended, unfortunately, to fragment according to people's identifications.It seems to me such a national association would be very valuable for India. It would be in a position, as Svani suggests, to pre-empt any attempts to set legal limits to the right to educate one's child. And such attempts are often done under the banner of "protecting the rights of children to an education".Home-education IS illegal in some countries. There was a posting recently about children being taken away from their parents in Germany because of this (if it was genuine). I personally find politics a bore and do not think it will ever bring about significant social change - but i did serve on a local home-educators organisation because I saw the necessity of it.So yes, I feel it certainly would be advantageous to form at least the nucleus of such an organization in India. (and I hope to God there would not be one for Hindus, one for Muslims, one for Christians, one for god-knows-what group, that people can unite in this.If this group does not act, it is hard to see who will. Over to you others......----- Original Message -----From: svaniSent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 9:10 PMSubject: Re: [alt-ed-india] an FAQ - "where do I start"Oh, not at all. I was going to ofcourse send it to the whole list. But I wanted to make sure all proofs were read before I sent it. I was in conversation with Mr. Clive prior and asked him if he would kindly take the time to read it. That is all.Thanks for your kind comments, Vedant. I really enjoyed doing a little I could. I hope home education flourishes in India and all walks of people get to choose with ease their mode of bringing up their children with total freedom. I am all for it. Anything I could do to help with the same...by all means, I would love to be small part of it.Also, it is too premature to say this...but what if there was some protective laws against home educators in India? It is actually treading on a dangerous territory now as there are no laws, but there may some day...should we act now preventively or should we wait until we get *spotted* is the million dollar question. Anyways, there is a reason I brought this up. I got a chance to talk with some lawyers and home education lobbyists here who were behind the scenes of bringing in laws to protect home education as a choice of people and not of govt. And it felt good to imagine India that way.What does the list think of this???Svani
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