Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Alice Project Schools Help to Combat a Burgeoning Problem in Indian Education

Students at the Alice School
Mangalore, India, March 1: 
According to educationist S. Chandrashekhar Shetty, there is a need for change in the Indian education system. The current system encourages “rote learning,” as students are taught to memorize material for entrance exams rather than think creatively and critically. “Such a system does not encourage students with a scientific bent of mind and innovative aptitude and research. It is some sort of a factory where quantity is there but the quality of the graduates is really suspect,” Shetty told The Hindu.
In recognizing this problem, Alice Project founder Valentino Giacomin has built a unique educational curriculum that emphasizes self-consciousness and the preservation of cultural beliefs alongside traditional learning. This Universal Education methodology allows students to simultaneously cultivate knowledge, understanding, and values, and has been recognized by the Indian government, the international community, and His holiness the Dalai Lama.  Alice schools prepare students to become critical thinkers and good citizens.

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