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Community-based Education at Rishi Valley. Full Economic Citizenship Roundtable on Innovations in Education RISHI VALLEY INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (RIVER) KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION INDIA. Centralised curriculum Frustrated teacher Uninteresting classrooms Community losing faith.

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Community based education at rishi valley

Community-based Education at Rishi Valley

Full Economic Citizenship

Roundtable on Innovations in Education

RISHI VALLEY INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (RIVER)

KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION INDIA


Why is the system failing

  • Centralised curriculum

  • Frustrated teacher

  • Uninteresting classrooms

  • Community losing faith

Why is the system failing?


Child in the driver s seat

Child in the driver’s seat


Community based education at rishi valley

Teachers formulating curriculum - Meaningful support structures

Community involvement - A school free of fear


Community based education at rishi valley

Teachers formulating curriculum - Meaningful support structures

Community involvement - A school free of fear


Community based education at rishi valley

Teachers formulating curriculum - Meaningful support structures

Community involvement - A school free of fear


Community based education at rishi valley

Teachers formulating curriculum - Meaningful support structures

Community involvement - A school free of fear


Community based education at rishi valley

Teachers formulating curriculum - Meaningful support structures

Community involvement - A school free of fear


Learning ladder

  • Sense of achievement

  • Self paced learning

  • Self driven learner

Learning Ladder


Space and time management

  • Most ruralschools –multigrade by default

  • RIVER model – multigrade / multilevel by design

  • dynamic grouping

  • Grade, gender and ability – not the criteria

Space and time management


Community ownership

  • Community curriculum

    • Mothers’ stories

    • Traditional folk arts

  • Mothers’ committees

    • Monitoring children’s progress

    • Organising mid-day meals

Community Ownership


Enriching village commons

  • Barren wastelands converted into green public spaces

  • Used variously for herbal gardens, water harvesting, solar energy

  • Provides for fuel and fodder needs

Enriching village commons


Cost effective model

  • Design

    • single-room, single-teacher

  • Teaching - learning materials

    • “School-in-a-box”

  • Cost of building and establishment – Rs.1,50,000

  • Cost of running – Rs.15,000

    per month

Cost effective model


16 to thousands of schools

HOW?

16 to thousands of schools


The first challenge

Problem

  • Backward region

  • Mainstreaming girl child labourers

    Strategy

  • Creating resource group

  • Setting up 200 learning centres

    Achievement

  • 96.8% of the girls achieved minimum levels of learning

The first challenge


Challenges in the formal sector

Problem

  • Cynicism of teachers

  • Apathy of bureaucracy

  • Resistance from the textbook lobby

    Strategies

  • Designer’s workshops

  • Setting up 36 model schools

  • On-the-job support

    Achievement

  • Scaling up in phases – 36 to 280 to 10’000 schools

Challenges in the formal sector


Reaching out to remote socio linguistic minorities

Reaching out to remote socio-linguistic minorities


Regions in india practicing the river model

Regions in India practicing the RIVER model


Reaching other developing countries

  • RIVER- Ethiopia Collaboration

  • Several potential partnerships-Peru, Pakistan,China

Reaching other developing countries


Replicating strategy moving in partnerships

  • “Trans-creation” of materials

  • Setting up model schools

  • Scaling up in phases

  • Putting in place decentralised support structures

  • Transparent evaluation mechanisms

  • Creating a critical mass of stakeholders

Replicating strategy moving in partnerships


Capacity building

  • Range of training programmes

  • Hands-on training

  • On-the-job support and monitoring

  • Comprehensive training materials – teachers’ manuals, trainers’ modules, training films

Capacity building


Global development network award most innovate development project

  • GDN criteria

    • Creativity/innovativeness

    • Social impact

    • Cost performance

    • Replicability

    • Capacity building

Global Development Network award“Most innovate development project ”


Vision

  • Building regional resource groups

  • Consolidate research base through action research

  • Linkage with Universities-Metz, Regensburg,

    Harvard & London

  • Creating a network of networks

VISION


Innovation

  • Putting the child in the driver’s seat

  • Involving teacher and community in creating local-specific curriculum

  • Designing dynamic space and time management for schools

  • Making school as a community resource centre

Innovation

Recap


Social impact

  • Joyful learning leading to negligible dropout rates

  • Significant decrease in child labour in the region

  • Enrichment of village commons

  • Improvement in quality of life of the community

Social impact

Recap


Cost performance

  • Sustainable design

    • single room, single teacher

  • Teaching learning material

    • comprehensive package for the whole school

  • Rs.1,50,000 to set up a school

  • Rs.15,000 a month to run the school

Cost performance

Recap


Capacity building1

  • Experiential training

  • On-the-job support and monitoring

  • Comprehensive training materials

Capacity building

Recap


Replicability

  • From partnership to ownership

  • “Trans-creation” of materials

  • Setting up model schools

  • Scaling up in phases

  • Creating a critical mass

Replicability

Recap


Vision1

  • Joyful childhood - creative teachers - strong networks

  • Preserve the self-sustaining, self-replicating, self-evolving nature of the RIVER model

Vision

Recap


Community based education at rishi valley

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