Right to Education Act

Amendment to RTE Act: Educationists, experts oppose bill to scrap no-detention policy till Class 8

No class is specified after which detention will be legal, implying that children can be held back from entry level.

A day before the Delhi Assembly discusses the amendment to the Right to Education (RTE) Act that will do away with the “no-detention policy”, educationists, NGOs and experts alike have come out in strong opposition of the move. They have called it “damaging, regressive and counter-productive” for school education.

The Indian Express
Publication Date: 
30 November 2015

शिक्षा का सवेरा

शिक्षक दिवस के अवसर पर लोक सभा टीवी पर प्रसारित विशेष कार्यक्रम "शिक्षा का सवेरा" में सुनिये पार्थ जे शाह के विचार

Lok Sabha TV
Publication Date: 
5 September 2015

पतंग से मिल रहा उड़ने का हौसला

प्रोजेक्ट से क्षमताओं का विकास कर गरीब बच्चों को जोड़ा जा रहा है मुख्यधारा से

Dainik Jagran
Publication Date: 
5 September 2015

उड़ चली उम्मीदों की 'पतंग'

  • गरीब कोटे के बच्चों को मुख्यधारा से जोड़ने की कोशिश
  • टेगौर इंटरनेशनल, हेरिटेज स्कूल के बाद डीपीएस में भी हुई शुヒआत

शिक्षा का अधिकार कानून (आरटीई) में स्कूलों में 25 फीसद गरीब कोटा लागू किया गया है। इसके माध्यम से वंचित वर्ग के बच्चों के लिए निजी स्कूलों के दरवाजे तो खुल गए हैं, लेकिन अब भी अध्ययन व सामाजिक स्तर पर सामान्य श्रेणी के विद्यार्थियों से ये बच्चे पिछड़े नजर आते हैं। स्कूली शिक्षा में सामान्य व गरीब कोटे के बच्चें के बीच इस खाई को पाटने का काम 'पतंग' नामक विशेष प्रोग्राम के माध्यम से किया जा रह

Nai Duniya
Publication Date: 
23 September 2014

RTE: Learning outcomes more important than syllabus completion

Meet Dr Parth Shah! He is an economist by profession who taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn (US) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) between 1992 and 1998. In 1997, Dr Shah founded India's top think tank called Centre for Civil Society (CCS).

Business Recorder (Pakistan)
Publication Date: 
31 January 2014

10 Game Changers in Education

Parth J Shah's dream to bring about a change in the system through constant dialogue, publications, seminars and research about policy led to the foundation of Centre for Civil Society in 1997. Shah's unstinted determination to improve the quality of life of the citizens by reviving and reinvigorating the institutions of civil society has made the centre one of its kind in the country.

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Digital Learning (January 2014)
Publication Date: 
20 January 2014

How to fulfil the RTE promise

Author: Parth J Shah
Publication: Indian Express , 23 April 2012
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Centre must fund the states, but let them identify the students who need help

Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/how-to-fulfil-the-rte-promise/940096/0

India: School revolution on the way?

NEW DELHI, India — In a landmark judgment this week, India's Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a law that requires almost all private schools to reserve 25 percent of their seats for poor students.

The decision potentially paves the way for huge changes in primary and secondary school education here.

Global Post
Publication Date: 
15 April 2012

Path-breaking rules under the Right to Education Act, in Gujarat

Author: Parth Shah
Publication: Ajay Shah's Blog , 10 April 2012
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One major initiative of the Indian government, in the field of education, was the Right to Education Act of 2009. This act has major problems, as has been argued by numerous observers and experts in the field. This Act focuses on the interests of incumbent public sector education providers, instead of focusing on the interests of children and parents. It is focused on inputs into the educational process, regardless of the outcomes which are coming out.

Source: http://ajayshahblog.blogspot.in/2012/04/path-breaking-rules-under-right-to.html

Ways to implement RTE discussed

The state is all set to implement the Right to Education (RTE) law and recently issued a notification that included the issue of private schools being asked to reserve 25 per cent seats for underprivileged children.

A meeting of industry representatives, educationists and social activists was held here on Thursday to discuss ways to implement RTE rules in the state, in association with Times Foundation and Yuva Unstoppable.

The Times of India
Publication Date: 
17 April 2011
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