Over the last 3 decades, India has made significant strides to ensure access to school education for all children and enroll over 95% of all 6 year-olds in schools, but quality and equity have remained elusive.

The next edition of our knowledge sharing series webinar will explore the current state of the schooling system in India and help develop an understanding of the challenges for reform.

The Indian schooling system is predominantly government-run, with over 70% of children studying in public (or government-run) schools. The private schooling sector is expanding at a rapid pace, providing opportunities for all who wish to invest in a better education than that provided by the free ‘government-run’ school education system. Indian educationists, across the country, have been demanding and working with the government structure to usher in many reforms to improve both government-run and private schooling systems.

The webinar will look at some of the key policy debates, the challenges of scale, some of the new exciting interventions through a lens of history and perspective from our lead speaker, Parth Sarwate.

About the Speaker

Parth has worked, over the last 17 years, with some of India’s leading non-profit organizations, partnering with various state and central government systems to explore and implement various reform pilots. Parth has been deeply interested and worked on reform initiatives in areas of teacher development, assessment led reforms, ed-tech ideas, and various other structural issues. Parth was also involved in the development of two higher education institutions, Azim Premji University and Shiv Nadar University’s School of Education, that were being set up to exclusively prepare teachers and school education, professionals.

Objectives / Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the broad schooling enterprise in India
  • Identify the key challenges and the scope for reforms
  • Take a look at the brief history and efforts towards reforms
  • Get acquainted with some of the leading interventions working towards schooling sector reform in India

Who should attend:

  • Anyone who wishes to understand the schooling system and the challenges for reform in India
  • Education sector professionals
  • Students and researchers from schools of education
  • Anyone looking to partner with NGOs, organizations and state governments in India

Date: July 23, 2020

Time: 6 PM – 7 PM

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