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Educational Evolution – A Multifaceted Phenomenon With International Schools At Chennai

Aug 18th 2014 at 10:14 PM

Educational needs of children have diversified along the parameters of quantity and quality requiring them to get trained more extensively as also in the best institutions! The development of education in India post independence has been marked by ‘incrementalism’ YoY. The governments have been spending ever greater budgetary outlays to extend the educational reach and the rising literacy levels are manifestations of the achievement. However the governmental efforts in spite of being substantial have proven insufficient since the demand creation far outpaces the infrastructure created thus resulting in a lag.

The private sector has however been resurgent enough in its efforts to lay out a robust educational infrastructure which is actively supplementing the governmental inputs. Moreover, the private sector has been instrumental enough to practice experimental innovations and develop education delivery models which have done well! Differing orientations as for quality improvement have surfaced up! International Schools at Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and other cities of India boasts of marked quality interventions!

Innovations Dotting the Educational Development in India -

The private sector innovative practices were drawn along the themes of modern educational thinkers like Frobel, M Montessori, Rousseau and others. The experimentation produced models such as ‘Kindergarten’, ‘play way method’ and ‘activity based learning’. These models emerged as synonyms of success and continue to lead the quality benchmarks even today. With experimentation at the primary level emerging successful, the secondary and higher level innovations were to follow through schools in Chennai.

The middle schooling got its innovative momentum from interventions like the convent schools, public schools and international schools! In the higher education sector the governmental institutions like IITs, NITs and IISc have set the benchmarks for the private sector to follow. This may be regarded as an antagonistic equation when compared with primary and secondary levels, but the fact is attributed to early governmental interventions in the field of higher education through the establishment of fine universities of repute! The students in the secondary schools in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi and all over the country aspire to get enrolled in these higher educational institutions which are fewer in number! This anomaly has continued for long!

International Schools – Serving Global Standards!

In the past 2 decades there has been emergence of special socio economic classes in India which has created its own pulls as for educational requirements! This new class has shown appeal for quality labels which institutions like ‘international schools’ offer! Some International Schools at Chennai, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi have achieved world class mark by granting international certifications to its students. These certifications include ‘Cambridge International Examinations’ or CIE and ‘International Baccalaureate’ which facilitates student’s mobility to foreign higher educational institutions in future!

The Demand Pulls and the Educational Responses -

The educational sector in India continues with its multifaceted diversifications bringing out finer models and trends. The responses have also been dynamic as far as career choices are concerned for the students. The economic landscapes have been guiding, rather directing the educational matrices to evolve suitably and serve the emergent needs!


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