David Horsburgh left a legacy in the form of committed teachers who started small schools, in remote areas, for village children. The main thrust of these learning centres is free progress (a method where the child directs its own progress) and self directed learning (the motivation to learn comes from the child). The emphasis is on handicrafts and other artisan skills apart from academics.
Horsburgh believed that teacher training programmes must be conducted within the precincts of schools. He taught his teacher trainees at the Neel Bagh School. In turn they are now replicating the process in the schools they have set up. So, as more schools are being set up, more teachers are also being trained. Horsburgh’s persistence is certainly paying
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