You are here
About the Project:
English Bolo is a Spoken English Project, that focuses on children studying in Low Cost Private schools and Government schools across India.
Scope of this project
- Provide free access to premium mobile applications that use gamified lessons, and practice games to develop Spoken English skills
- Content of the Apps is designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
- Children who complete 125 Modules on the Application will advance 1 level on CEFR scale. All children who complete at least 1 CEFR level will receive a Certificate
- Through the app the kids not only gain confidence in conversing in english, but are also provided with a European standard certification (CEFR). The schools and teachers that participate in the project will receive many rewards, incentives and recognition throughout the course of this project.
Centre for Civil Society and Azadi are pleased to invite you for the Book Launch of the Hindi Edition of "Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on the U.S. and Global Economic Development" followed by an online panel discussion.
The developmental paradigm in India continues to bear the historic burden of colonial rule, and subsequently, decades of 'modernisation' steered by global aid regimes. There remains an enduring romance with paternalistic and welfarist developmental frameworks, with only marginal voices that have now begun to reclaim local, community-led solutions that re-centre individual freedom and agency in furthering prosperity.
About the Book:
The book “Poverty and Freedom: Case Studies on the U.S. and Global Economic” focuses on case studies about efforts made by many countries’ to overcome similar challenges, tweaking policies and upholding the basic principle of economic and individual freedom. We believe that the translation of the book will bring forth new learning and insights for many Hindi-speaking policymakers and influencers. It will provide them with in-depth analysis and an alternative way of thinking about policy change, the role of markets and civil society in the development process.
About the Event:
We hope that through the panel discussion and the book launch, our readers take away a critical lesson: the possibility and necessity for local organisations to steer social change through policy reforms that advance individual freedom and opportunity to create prosperity. It can provide opinion leaders, policy-makers and influencers insights into the role of civil society in steering developmental reforms, global best practices and success stories that can resonate in the Indian context - and hopefully, foster greater support for and recognition of local think tanks and organisations working to expand freedom and inclusive markets to lift people out of poverty through dignity and opportunity.
Date: 18th July 2020
Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Platform: ZOOM & YouTube live
About the Program
CCS' Massive Open Online Course on Education Policy is a course that aims to train and skill young professionals and students in research methods and the philosophical, economic, and political aspects of education policy. This course will provide a solid foundation in the theories that have influenced policy decisions over the decades and steps in the process of policy formulation, knowledge and skills necessary to analyze education policies and suggest reforms on the basis of successful pilot studies from across the world and emerging trends in the sector.
The course is divided into 4 comprehensive modules, keeping in mind the 4 week engagement offered. It also has a 1.5 hour e-assessment towards the end. The overall engagement duration is roughly 16-20 hours.
Event Date: 16 December 2019 To 29 January 2020
16/12/2019 - Admissions Open
31/12/2019 - Early bird deadline (10% off on course fee)
29/01/2019 - Last date to register for the course
- Offered entirely on a digital learning platform to reach professionals and students in the farthest ends of the country
- Comprises of 4 modules with 20 topics covered through video lectures, animations, quizzes, simulation building etc.
- Discussion forum and technical query resolution forum
- Eminent board of mentors and experienced faculty team
*Due to monitored enrollment and subjective test evaluation, the candidates will be selected on a First Come First Serve Basis. Limited seats available.
Avail special 20% scholarship
Use coupon code: CCSEDMOOCSPL20 during check out
Module 1: Unpacking 'Education'
- Distinction between Knowledge, Education, Schooling and Learning
- Philosophy of Education: Key thinkers and Ideas
- Diversity and Equity in Education
- State, Civil Society, and Education: Gandhi, Tagore, Radhakrishnan, Krishnamurthy
- Emergence of Curriculum: The National Curriculum Framework and SSA
- Government in Education
Module 2: Economics of Education
- The Landscape of Education in India
- Demand, Supply, Exchange - How Markets Work in Education
- Defining Schools: Public and Private Alternatives in India
- Structure of School Financing in India
- The Cost of Universal Schooling in India
Module 3: Regulatory Framework for Education in India
- Analysis of Educational Administration in India
- Reading Data in Education: Key Sources
- Evolution of Education Policy in India
- Understanding RTE
- Advancing Social Justice
Module 4: Catalyzing Quality Education Delivery - Solving Puzzles in Education
- Re-envisioning the Learning Space
- Technology in Education
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Reforms in Education
Dr. Parth J. Shah
Dr. Parth J Shah is the President of Centre for Civil Society (CCS), a public policy think tank advancing personal, economic and political freedoms. In a latest survey, CCS was ranked the number 1 think tank in India and 81 globally.
Dr. Shah's research and advocacy work focus on the themes of economic freedom, choice and competition in education, property rights approach for the environment, and good governance.
Avani is a Fellow at the Centre for Policy Initiative and the Director of Accountability Initiative - a research group at CPR focusing on governance, state capacity and implementation of key social sector programmes. The focus of her work has been in building evidence for policy advocacy to strengthen transparency and accountability in public financial management for service delivery and ensure greater citizen engagement in governance systems. At AI, she has also been anchoring the publication of the annual budget brief series and implementation of fund tracking surveys on key social sector schemes including education, health, sanitation, nutrition. She is a Tech4Good Fellow and an Alumna of the London School of Economics and Smith College, Massachusetts.
Amit Kaushik was a civil servant for 20 years, joining the Indian Railway Accounts Service in 1987. During his time in the service, he held a variety of challenging assignments, including as Director in the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, where he was associated with the implementation of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), as well as the drafting of the Right to Education Act. He has consulted widely, with multilateral agencies like UNESCO and UNICEF, and has extensive experience of educational planning in India and other developing countries.
Since leaving government, he has worked with organisations like SRF, the NGO Pratham, Educomp Schools and IPE Global. He is currently the CEO at the Australian Council for Educational Research (India).
Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
Prof. Kingdon holds the Chair of 'Education Economics and International Development' at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. She has worked for 10 years as faculty at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford. Her research is based mostly on statistical analysis of education datasets. Based on this research, she advises governments and donor agencies such as the World Bank, European Union (EU) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) on their education-related aid to developing countries.
She has frequently been a member of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry's 'Joint Review Missions' of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and of the Secondary education programme (the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan), a member of the Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board (Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad), and also serves on the Government of UP's Advisory Committee on Basic Education.
In 2013, Professor Kingdon was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Kingston University London for "her outstanding contributions to education and development".
An Indian author, commentator and public intellectual. Gurcharan Das graduated with honours from Harvard University in Philosophy. He later attended Harvard Business School (AMP), where he is featured in three case studies. He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India and later managing director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide (Strategic Planning). In 1995, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. He writes periodic pieces for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek.
Sridhar Rajagopalan is a co-founder of Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd. (EI), a company that has helped change the way student learning outcomes are seen in India. EI offers ASSET, India's leading private school assessment and Mindspark, a personalised learning program that has featured as a Harvard Business Study case. Sridhar has been a member of various central and state government committees related to education including the committee for devising model rules for the Right to Education Act in Gujarat. He is currently based in the US and heads EI's US subsidiary.
Vimala Ramachandran, has been working on elementary education, girls' education and women's empowerment. She conceptualized and launched Mahila Samakhya, a women's education program of Government of India program based in the Department of Education, MHRD. She was the Managing Trustee of HealthWatch – a network of researchers and activists engaged with women's health.
She established Educational Resource Unit in 1998 as a network of researchers and practitioners working on education and empowerment.
She has published extensively on education policy and practice, gender issues and women's empowerment.
Yamini Aiyar is the President and Chief Executive of CPR. Her research interests are in the field of social policy and development. In 2008, Yamini founded the Accountability Initiative at CPR. Under her leadership, the Accountability Initiative has produced significant research in the areas of governance, state capacity and social policy.
Yamini's own research on social accountability, elementary education, decentralisation and administrative reforms has received both academic and popular recognition.
Aiyar is an Alumna of the London School of Economics, St. Edmund's college Cambridge University, and St Stephen's College, Delhi University.
Admissions NOW OPEN!
Please click on the link below and follow the instructions
Your slot would be reserved once you register and make the payment