Reading Time: 1 minuteIn most government (public) schools in Nepal, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate materials from a really early age, like second grade. One of the ways the children do that is by reading aloud, a practice that harks back all the way to the days of Aryan-Sanskritic education system prevalent in the Indian Subcontinent long before the modern system of education was introduced. Here’s an example. . . . → Read More: Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools
Reading Time: 2 minutesSome issues with Grade 3 My English Book, a book for eight-year old children attending government (public) schools in Nepal. . . . → Read More: My My, Hey Hey, My English Book Has It Yay!
Reading Time: 3 minutesSchool for International Training holds Independent Student Project symposium showcasing the Independent Student (research) Projects. The student present their topics and share their discoveries. This could be very very useful for undergraduate students in Kathmandu. . . . → Read More: SIT Nepal Fall 2017 Symposium of Student Research
Reading Time: 6 minutesAn example of a poor quality textbook children in Nepal are taught from shows how careless authors and others involved in the production of such textbooks can be. . . . → Read More: When A Textbook In Nepal Fail Children
Reading Time: 3 minutesMy first visit to my little nephew’s school to read to his class…I was asked to also talk about discipline! But I didn’t! . . . → Read More: I Finally Got to Read to My Little Nephew’s Class!
Reading Time: 3 minutesA comparison of child discipline methods employed by adults in Nepal. According to the results of surveys, children in Nepal suffer considerably from violence in homes. . . . → Read More: Child Discipline Methods in Nepal By Regions, Zones etc.
My Personal Stories, Nepal Education
Reading Time: 16 minutesViolence against children in Nepal, in homes and schools, was routine in the eighties when I was growing up. Results of surveys show it to be so even now, more than two decades later.
Instead of raising children, who have to recover from their childhoods, we should and we can raise them to be kind and compassionate human beings! . . . → Read More: “Let’s Raise Children Who Won’t Have to Recover From Their Childhoods.”
In & Around Kathmandu, Nepal Education
Reading Time: 7 minutesWhen you put politics in the driver’s seat at institutions of higher education, education takes a backseat and, except for a small select group, everyone and the country loses out. . . . → Read More: When Politics Drives, Education Takes a Backseat
Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education
Reading Time: 3 minutesTranscript of my March 2, 1998 Kantipur FM radio show in which I talked about some of the other ways private schools in Nepal fleece families. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education II
Reading Time: 6 minutesThe intellectual bankruptcy of the two biggest universities in Kathmandu…. . . . → Read More: Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake