LIFE Trust India is conducting a research study on education

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LIFE Trust India is conducting a research study on education

    LIFE Trust India is conducting a research study on education to understand the external factors affecting our current programmes. One part of our research includes collecting

    daily newspaper articles on education and collating them in the form of snippets, which

    cover only the highlights of the article. We believe these snippets can be useful for all the

    Members specially working in the areas of education.

Given below is the copy of the same.

    Think new, think fresh DNA, January 01, 2010

    ? It surprised everyone present. The 19 children who participated in the kids’

    roundtable conference organized by DNA said almost unanimously that they want

    to be like their parents.

    ? The conference was organized on New Year’s Eve by DNA as part of its initiative

    to dedicate 2010 to ‘Our children, Our Future’. The children, who had come from

    nine different schools of the city, were invited by DNA to discuss life at school,

    their role models, teachers, homework and sports.

    Teachers in Maharashtra not keen on yoga training

    DNA, January 01, 2010

    ? The state government’s diktat of a compulsory orientation programme on yoga

    does not seem to have gone well with school teachers.

    ? This was felt by experts who had met to discuss issues related to yoga in

    education at the 6th International Conference on Yoga Research and Cultural

    Synthesis at Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute at Lonavala.

    ‘Encourage exchange of ideas’

    DNA, January 01, 2010

    ? To improve our education system, we need to remove restrictive provisions as far

    as possible ands allow more public private partnership. All different sectors of

    education must be liberated and outside collaboration be sought.

    ? This would result in a fresh exchange of ideas ands innovations would flow in.

    Probe report on school's role within 1-2 days: UT official

    Hindustan Times, January 03 , 2010

    ? A senior city administration official on Sunday said the probe team inquiring into

    the reasons behind the alleged expulsion of Ruchika Girhotra from a school here

    would quiz some more people before submitting the final report within the next

    one or two days.

Kids from violence-torn Kashmir preach peace

    Times of India, January 04, 2010

    ? The curiosity with which they look around belies the terror that unfolds daily

    before their eyes. They are the most vulnerable victims of violence and face

    destitution. Yet, these abandoned children especially girls from Kashmir Valley

    who have been deprived of their childhood and are forced to take on adult

    responsibilitiesare messengers of peace. TOI-Met initiative: Dazzling Dozen live Editor dream

    Times of India, January 04, 2010

    ? On the first working day of the new year, a new bunch of editors-in-waiting had

    worked hard for the last month-and-a-half to be in the TOI. Call them the

    Dauntless Dozen. They are the 12 children who made it through the grueling

    selection process to win the privilege of interacting with two of the most

    innovative - and contrasting ^ minds in the country. And also to learn how a

    newspaper deals daily with heroism and its opposite.

    Testing times come to an end, future in freedom of choice

    Times of India, January 04, 2010

    ? The bricks for building a new education system were laid in 2009 after much

    battle, and hopefully the structure will take shape this year. Students suicides and

    parents protests among other factors finally made the government realize that the

    rote method had rotted beyond redemption .

    ? Whether the winds of change completely blow away the old edifice in 2010 is too

    early to say, but there’s a promising breeze on its way. Pay scales cannot lure good teachers Times of India, January 01, 2010

    ? The IIT which lakhs of students struggle to gain admission to have the largest

    shortage of faculty. Here, there is an overall deficit of 1,284 teachers, 222 of these

    at IIT-Bombay . We have a policy of rolling recruitment where we fill up vacant

    posts as soon as we find a qualified candidate, explains A K Suresh, dean for

    faculty affairs at IIT-Bombay . Moreover, we take care of immediate needs by

    hiring faculty on a contractual basis. By 2014, IITBombay will reach its

    maximum capacity of 8,000 students and by then will have to ensure that it finds

    enough professors to maintain the healthy student-teacher ratio that is required for

    an elite engineering institute.

Parents will have to live with fee hike for now

    Times of India, January 02, 2010

    ? School fee hikes are here to stay, at least for the moment. While the state

    government set up a committee to regulate private school fees earlier this year, the

    committee itself is embroiled in controversy, with no resolution in sight in the

    near future.


    ? In May 2009, parents waited with bated breath as the Bombay high court called

    for a stay on all school fee hikes across Maharashtra, on an assurance from the

    state government that it would set up a school fee regulatory committee .

    Edu loans: Pondy outclasses N-E Times of India, January 02, 2010

    ? Puducherry has outclassed almost all the states of the north-eastern region put

    together when it comes to grant of education loans is concerned . And if the loan

    portfolio of public sector banks (PSBs) in southern states of Andhra Pradesh,

    Karnataka and Kerala is added, they surpass that of the rest of the country.

    ? While PSBs disbursed nearly Rs 100 crore in Puducherry in 2008-09 , the total

    education loans given to students of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh,

    Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura amounted to less than Rs 85 crore.

    Mom’s the word

    Mumbai Mirror, January 02, 2010

    ? It is time to celebrate Mother’s Day. Maharashtra style. Shaking off years of

    indecisiveness and stigma, the state government is about to take a step that could

    change the definition of guardianship.

    ? According to sources, the government has accepted a demand that would allow

    schoolchildren to use their mother’s name as the middle and last name, instead of

    their father’s.


    Hope it is useful for all.


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    Managing Trustee

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