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Our curriculum is structured to be completed by the entire class at the same time.
Adwaita Learning System for India is a self managed and funded proprietorship form of organization working towards improvement of educational environment of INDIA (Currently in UP). ALS, INDIA doesn’t accept any kind of donation or grant from Government and Individuals of the society.
ALS, INDIA is not just working for underprivileged children of society but it also working to improve the educator’s conditions social as well as economical. ALS, INDIA believes that a socially and economically sound teacher can give the best at his / her level.
ADWAITA Learning System for India is a system dedicated to change in India by focusing on every aspect of education including teaching and learning in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Education in INDIA
In ancient times, India had the Gurukula system of education in which anyone who wished to study went to a teacher's (Guru) house and requested to be taught. If accepted as a student by the guru, he would then stay at the guru's place and help in all activities at home. This not only created a strong tie between the teacher and the student, but also taught the student everything about running a house. The guru taught everything the child wanted to learn, from Sanskrit to the Holy Scriptures and from Mathematics to Metaphysics. The student stayed as long as she wished or until the guru felt that he had taught everything he could teach. All learning was closely linked to nature and to life, and not confined to memorizing some information.
The modern school system was brought to India, including the English language, originally by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay in the 1830s. The curriculum was confined to “modern” subjects such as science and mathematics, and subjects like metaphysics and philosophy were considered unnecessary. Teaching was confined to classrooms and the link with nature was broken, as also the close relationship between the teacher and the student.
The Uttar Pradesh (a state in India) Board of High School and Intermediate Education was the first Board set up in India in the year 1921 with jurisdiction over Rajputana, Central India and Gwalior. In 1929, the Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana, was established. Later, boards were established in some of the states. But eventually, in 1952, the constitution of the board was amended and it was renamed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). All schools in Delhi and some other regions came under the Board. It was the function of the Board to decide on things like curriculum, textbooks and examination system for all schools affiliated to it. Today there are thousands of schools affiliated to the Board, both within India and in many other countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Universal and compulsory education for all children in the age group of 6-14 was a cherished dream of the new government of the Republic of India. This is evident from the fact that it is incorporated as a directive policy in article 45 of the constitution. But this objective remains far away even more than half a century later. However, in the recent past, the government appears to have taken a serious note of this lapse and has made primary education a Fundamental Right of every Indian citizen. The pressures of economic growth and the acute scarcity of skilled and trained manpower must certainly have played a role to make the government take such a step. The expenditure by the Government of India on school education in recent years comes to around 3% of the GDP, which is recognized to be very low.
“In recent times, several major announcements were made for developing the poor state of affairs in education sector in India, the most notable ones being the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
The announcements are;
(a) To progressively increase expenditure on education to around 6 percent of GDP.
(b) To support this increase in expenditure on education, and to increase the quality of education, there would be an imposition of an education cess over all central government taxes.
(c) To ensure that no one is denied of education due to economic backwardness and poverty.
(d) To make right to education a fundamental right for all children in the age group 6–14 years.
(e) To universalize education through its flagship programmes such as Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Mid Day Meal.” Wikipedia: Education in India.
We encourage student growth and engagement through online student societies.
To create a supportive learning environment for all to bring the socio economic change in India by providing education to all as per their situation and requirement.
Adwaita Learning System runs on certain core values as noted below.
- Live for Education
- ALS, India doesn’t accept any kind grant or donations from anyone
- Have a pride to be an educator
- Collective Accountability
- Mutual Respect
- Financial Responsibility
Non-sectarian, secular, non-political and non-religious
In keeping with this focus, are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them. The objectives of this system are:
- To provide free education to underprivileged children in India.
- To encourage the formation of various local groups across the world to reach out to larger sections of the population.
- To support and cooperate with persons and groups already engaged in similar activities.
- To raise the required human and other resources to achieve the group objectives.
- To create awareness, whenever possible, other issues affecting human life such as health care, environment, socio-economic aspects and women's issues.
ALS, India is based on the following concept:
In his article on “The future of Education” futurist Thomas Frey argues our current classroom-centric based education system is an outmoded legacy from the past that is now limiting educational development, just as the Roman numeral system restrained the development of mathematics.
- He envisions trends that will significantly enhance education will be based on:-
- The use of confidence-based learning to significantly increase learning speed and comprehension.
- learning what we want, when we want – shifting away from a prescribed course agenda to one that is hyper-individualized, self-selected, and scheduled whenever a student wishes to take it will dramatically change levels of motivation.
- Continued improvements in technology to improve the speed and comprehension of learning.