26 January 2012

Today being republic day, I took leave from my office.  During lunch, I came across Sir Richard Attenborough's award winning movie `Gandhi' in which Ben  Kingsley acts as charismatic Bapuji. It was a touching movie. Although I have never seen Gandhiji, I belong to a generation in which national leaders continued to be respected for right reasons.

When we look back into all the years since independence, we can  easily sense as to how fast corruption has crept into our systems of governence including primary, secondary and tertiary education.

Although it is nearly two years since Right to Education Act got introduced, many questions remain to be  answered. I hope that education professionals in goverment departments and education NGOs work hand in hand with stakeholders particularly at grassroots' levels (e.g. financially weaker sections in communities) toward a common goal: Quality Education for  all children.

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.