Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

Opinion | Azim Premji saw education as way to bring about lasting social change

It all began with a simple idea, with Azim Premji exploring the option of starting a liberal arts school in 1997. The seed has now grown into a big tree of around 2,000 people, and has field presence in 50 districts across six Indian states and a university dedicated to education and development domains. When we discussed the idea, I realized, deep down, that Premji had a big discomfort with the state of affairs in our society. Somewhere he felt that “a different education” was the solution. The restlessness in…

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6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

6,000 to get a second chance at education starting Monday

Asif, Nitish and Manish at the Special Training Centre at Shaheed Hemu Kalani Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Lajpat Nagar, on Friday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo) Sitting in a classroom at a government training centre in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on a sunny Friday morning, 13-year-old Mohammad Asif is busy scribbling in his notebook. He wants to be careful and not make mistakes. “Mai somvar se school jana shuru karunga. Mai bhi apne padaus ke bachhon ki tarah dost banaunga. Mai kadi mehnat karunga aur apne mata pita ka ke sapno ko pura…

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Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University Launches Report On Higher Education In India

Jindal Global University launches report on higher education in India The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. In the report “Diversity and Inclusion: Towards Building a Diverse, Equitable and Global University”, the JGU high lighted its progress on 16 indicators including national origin, state origin, gender parity, age, religion and caste, education and professional background, disability, academic offerings and interdisciplinary, pedagogy, research and disciplinary diversity. The other indicators are international collaborations and partnerships,…

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Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

There are still many job opportunities for this guy.GETTY In the last two decades of education reform, a great deal of emphasis has been put on sending high school graduates to college. President Obama in his 2009 State of the Union address proclaimed that by 2020 America would “once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world” (though he hedged that a bit by later saying simply that everyone would need some kind of post high school education.) We’ve repeatedly used college enrollment and completion as a measure of…

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Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music education ‘risks being outdated by technology’

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from the Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means current teaching methods may become outdated. It argues technology could help stop music from disappearing from schools. The commission, led by key figures in contemporary music and set up by the Arts Council England…

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Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

Bharti Foundation to support education of children of security personnel martyred in Pulwama attack

This is a heartfelt contribution from us to make sure that the children of these heroes will never have to worry about access to quality education,” Vijay Chadda, CEO Kolkata- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises, has offered to undertake the education of children of the security personnel who were martyred in last week’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir, as a mark of support for the country’s security forces. Bharti Foundation will reach out to the individual families and bear all education related expenses for these children till they…

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Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Can AI Powered Education Close The Global Gender Gap?

Education is one of the most powerful predictors of future success that human society has at its disposal. How we gather, process, and disseminate knowledge to each successive generation impacts not just individual success, but a host of other related factors such as economic growth, political empowerment, and technological innovation. It is no secret that access to more effective education for individual students is a key factor in the overall betterment of society – and to women’s role in society. I’ve long been a proponent of better education for women…

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Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

Several UAA Education programs do not meet accreditation requirements

UAA says some of the programs involving its school of education are no longer accredited. The affected programs include “Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts and post-baccalaureate programs, Secondary Education Master of Arts in teaching, and initial licensure programs in special education and early childhood special education”, according to a press release from the school. A letter emailed by the Interim Director of UAA’s School of Education, Claudia Dybdahl shared the information within the school. The letter says since 2016, the school…

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Nigerian bishops urge child protection at education conference

Nigerian bishops urge child protection at education conference

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – A “hijacking” of missionary schools by the government is to blame for the failing standards of moral education in Nigeria, according to the country’s Catholic bishops, in a meeting where they also discussed child protection policies in the Church. Speaking Oct. 16 at the 3rd National Catholic Education Summit in Abuja, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze of Benin City said both schools and homes have failed in imparting the necessary values that should form the bedrock of a morally sound Nigeria. Christian missionaries established the first schools in Nigeria,…

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Microsoft Acquires Education Video Platform Flipgrid

Microsoft Acquires Education Video Platform Flipgrid

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Microsoft had acquired Flipgrid, an education-focused video platform. Flipgrid is used by more than 20 million teachers and students. The video platform used to be a subscription-based service, but is now free for students and users thanks to the Microsoft acquisition. Microsoft has already integrated the Flipgrid app into Microsoft Teams in Office 365 for Education. The life science data management and collaboration platform Benchling raised $14.5 million in a series B round. The round was led by Benchmark Capital with participation from F-Prime Capital and Thrive Capital. This recent round of…

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