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These Alternative Schools In India Symbolise Education At Its Best

The Indian education system is largely centred on academics, often burdening the children. Instead of focusing on the overall development of a child, mainstream schools pay attention to marks. However, an increasing tribe of alternative schools cropping up in the country follow a child-centric approach.  

Selective focus on football, Group of kids running and playing football at park - Concept showing of children playing outdoor games during vacation
These schools make sure the child grows, in the true sense of the word, instead of being compared to his peers. The idea is for children to learn in a space of integrity, justice, dignity, inclusivity, and freedom. (Representational image)

These schools make sure the child grows, in the true sense of the word, instead

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The Department of Education’s alternative to A Levels, T Levels, launch today

Photo credit: TarikVision - Getty Images
Photo credit: TarikVision – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

The Department of Education’s alternative to A Levels, T Levels, have launched today [14 September 2020].

T Levels will follow GCSEs, run for 2-years, and be the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses in a bid to ensure content meets the needs of industry employers, and prepares students for work.

“T Level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need,” the DoE’s website reads. “The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put

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A safe alternative to school?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates.

What’s happening

The debate over whether to reopen schools in the fall centers around the choice between two bad options. Either children attend school in-person and risk catching the virus and infecting those around them or kids, once again, suffer through an extended period of substandard online learning.

Faced with these two choices, some parents are banding together to create an alternative: Small in-home group education settings known as learning pods. Homeschooling is, of course, nothing new. But the realities of the pandemic have pushed more families

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