Providing an enabling culture for professional development is an urgent intervention required to improve education
On a warm summer evening, up in the Kumaon mountains in Pithoragarh, we watched Abbas Kiarostami’s film Where is the Friend’s Home? It was an audience of about 35 people, most of them government schoolteachers. The cryptic, flashing English subtitles of the movie were not very helpful to the audience, most of whom had only a passing familiarity with the language. And the language of the movie, Persian, was alien to everyone.