"CTE" is a team of inspired individuals working with the aim of reviving Traditional Education. We believe that traditional education concepts, curriculum and methodologies have a solution to the quagmire of complexities that is exists in the society today due to lack of value education. Our proposal is no less than reviving traditional education through establishing and encouraging Vedapathashalas, Gurukulas and other such traditional models. In support to this aim, we also intend to do the following:
1. To document the knowledge, techniques and methodologies related the traditional education from the domain and create a meta data.
2. To widely network with the existing Vedpathashalas and Gurukulas and create a resource book and update the same.
3. To research manuscripts, translate in different languages and publish them in order to reestablish the lost curriculum of traditional education.
4. To conduct workshops, seminars and conferences to advance the cause of the Traditional education.
5. To popularize Sanskrit as an important medium of instruction.
6. To promote and facilitate cow protection as an essential and integral part of traditional education.
"CTE" is not funded by the Government or the corporate sector. Individual donors provide dakshina (contributions done as a duty and based on one’s capacity) to carry on with the above objectives. We greatly appreciate such contributions and in humility we reciprocate through few schemes. It is our firm conviction that we are just the instruments in the hands of God and nothing is in our control except our honest intentions and inspired endeavors. Your participation in this journey will be exciting!
Education has been an integral part of human civilization. It has shaped so many generations for thousands of years and remains doing so in our present. However, the modern ethos of capitalism, communism, socialism, Darwinism, etc., have created an unsustainable environment for fulfillment of human goal of life. We believe that the root issue is lack of proper education. Therefore, it becomes imperative to not only look into the age old tradition of education but revive it for a sustainable ‘spiritual’ as well as ‘material’ well-being of the present civilization.
Why Traditional education?
Traditional Education is student centric, decentralized at the teacher’s level, residential, gender specific, non-institutional in its delivery of the curriculum and holistic in nature. It not only takes material positioning of the student into consideration but caters to establishment of a spiritual culture into one’s character. The modern system of education does not seem have the features of the Traditional Education due to fundamental differences in its goals, purposes and desired outcomes of the education. Nor can there be a patchwork possible by attempting to include aspects of Traditional Education into modern education program. Therefore, it is essential to adopt Traditional Education exclusively in its design and methodology. The scope of Traditional Education is for the students of age group 5 to 18 yrs.
Traditional Education is therefore back-to-basics and holistic education, addressing primary principle of life known as ‘dharma’ (dharma can be translated into English as ‘occupational duty along with eternal duty of the soul’). With education and training of performance of dharma, other threefold milestones in life which are ‘artha’ (economy), ‘kama’ [fulfillment of bare necessities of life such as ahara (eating), nidra (sleeping), bhaya (shelter) and maithuna (family)] and ‘moksha’ (liberation from the cycle of birth and death) are easily achieved.
Key Focus Areas of CTE:
1. Curriculum Research
4. Establishing Gurukulas
The curriculum of the Traditional Education is lost to the modern world. But we are convinced this treasure can be still unearthed with active research. Manuscript mission and documentation is presently the scope of our research activity.
There is a strong need for resource sharing, knowledge sharing, strengthening this movement of alternative education and creating a strong future for the children. In order to facilitate this a strong network is a necessity. Currently CTE is networked with a good number of traditional Gurukulas, Vedapathashalas and other alternative education sites. We are constantly endeavoring to expand this network.
Publications wing of CTE is an important disseminating tool. We publish books, a journal called Journal of Traditional Education, a magazine called "Gurukul Times” and pamhplets
We have published three books and are having at least 30 books in the pipeline soon to be rolled out.
We interact with the parents and stakeholders interested to start Gurukula and phase wise establish model Gurukulas taking into consideration various factors.
Shri Harsha B Wari – serving in the field of curriculum research
Shri Manu Prakash Pathak – serving in the field of networking
Shri Mahendra B. Wari – serving in the field of publications
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