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Nepal Education, Parenting

IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Reading Time: 1 minuteReading makes a huge different in people’s lives. Reading to babies and toddlers makes a huge impact on their academic achievements later on as well as in the their adult life. Children who read, on average, lead children who don’t academically. Adults who read, for example, on average have been found to live longer than those who don’t etc. . . . → Read More: IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Reading Time: 5 minutesAll about the ills of the education system we have in Nepal and how it can be improved to serve the population and the country. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Nepal Education

Grade 8 Social Studies Textbook: The Caste System Is a “small” Issue

Reading Time: 7 minutesA Grade 8 Social Studies textbook has nothing on the one system that has defined and shaped our society and is responsible for, directly or indirectly, many — if not most or even ALL — of the social, economic, and political problems our country faces, hindering its progress: the caste system! And the reason? It’s a “small” issue! . . . → Read More: Grade 8 Social Studies Textbook: The Caste System Is a “small” Issue

Nepal Education, Parenting

When in Rome…

Reading Time: 3 minutesLack of basic science literacy and the desire and tendency to copy western cultural practice has lead to, in Nepal, adoption of some questionable practices. This particular one is the celebration of birthdays but with Roman candles on the cake and use of foam spray even in the presence of naked flame! Why are they an issue? Roman candles contain toxic chemicals and canister sprays, in the presence of naked flame, is highly highly flammable! . . . → Read More: When in Rome…

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: Private Institutions, Foreign Education And Preference for Paper Degrees

Reading Time: 6 minutesShort history of the way the education system evolved with the introduction of private schools and even a private University from after 1980. Sadly, education was NOT valued as a means to acquire knowledge and skills, but for the paper degrees. Besides, the institutions themselves struggled to provide quality education — many imparted no more than just the most basic of skills, that of memorization and regurgitation — as they mostly functioned as for-profit businesses. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Private Institutions, Foreign Education And Preference for Paper Degrees

Nepal Earthquake, Nepal Education

Durbar High School Comes Down; What Will Go Up?

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter a little over a three years since the earthquake struck and caused major damages to the oldest school in the country, Durbar High School, the oldest high school in the country, has been demolished. It’s being reconstructed with help from the Chinese government. . . . → Read More: Durbar High School Comes Down; What Will Go Up?

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: Education Mishap

Reading Time: 9 minutesThese extracts from Unleashing Nepal describes how, through education, the Rana Regime and the Shah autocrats furthered their ethnic and nationalistic agenda, enabling the social, political, and economic advancement of the hill high caste Hindus (Khas Aryas) while oppressing — and hindering the advancement of — the others. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Education Mishap

Nepal Education, Parenting

“Oh Why Oh Why Oh Why?”

Reading Time: 5 minutesCuriosity might kill the cat but Nepali culture and school culture kill curiosity in children as well as their innate sense of wonder they are born with. Education, quality education can change that. . . . → Read More: “Oh Why Oh Why Oh Why?”

Nepal Education

Revised and Updated Does NOT Mean Revised and Updated

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe education system in Nepal is supposedly the most corrupt system in the country. If a system is corrupt and does not deliver what it’s supposed to, one employs and implements best practices from around the world. In the education system in Nepal, it seems, the practice is to adopt the worst practices, with little or no regard for their negative impact on the education of our children. Here’s one such practice prevalent in the system and what you as a parent can do to better prepare your children for the twenty-first century. . . . → Read More: Revised and Updated Does NOT Mean Revised and Updated

Nepal Education

Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools

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

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