Teachers as Transformers: Learning from outstanding primary school teachers [164KB]
This is a compilation of accounts of 39 exceptional teachers. These accounts provide a spectrum of intense and concerned grassroots initiatives for improving performance in the primary education sector. They communicate a vision which is a challenge alike to the general lethargy of the average citizen and to the large-scale official initiatives in this area.
To Children I give my Heart [264KB]9 to 10 of 10
Vasily Sukhomlinsky; Translated by Holly Smith
Vasily Alexandrovich Sukhomlinsky (1918-1970) devoted thirty-five years of his short life to the upbringing and instruction of children. Vasily Sukhomlinsky showed in theory and practice that any healthy child can get a modern secondary education in an ordinary public school without any separation of children into group of bright and less bright. The main thing for Sukhomlinsky was to awaken the child's desire to learn, to develop a taste for self-education and self-discipline.
Contributed by: Arvind Gupta