Gijubhai Badheka: An inspiring teacher though Montessori

by Goli on May 30, 2010      Category: Education Tags:

Gijubhai Badheka was an inspiring teacher who rejected the orthodox system of school teaching, and instituted playful mechanisms for learning, and used Montessori methods of teaching, particularly in the language arts. This is a film of his work and his school in Gujarat. This film is in Gujarati with English subtitles.


DakshinamurthyVinayMandir, the school that he created still exists in the small town of Bhavnagar, where they still follow this method of teaching. It is an amazing place and must visit for people who are interested in education and also to know about history of some of these great Indian people who were inspired by Gandhiji.

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rajesh241's picture

He has also written a wonderful book on his experiments which is called Divaswapna. Online version of the book can be found here,

dhara's picture

dis is dhara here...
i wnted to knw....from wer i get the gujrati version of this book..."divaswapna".

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you can get the book from Dakshina Vinay Bal Mandir, in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. It is an amazing place if you get a chance to go there.You can buy all Gijubhai Badheka books there.

I would assume you should be able to get the copy in some book shop in gujarat.
I found Hindi Copy on Flipcart,

chaussure basket's picture

Never too old to learn.*

Dinesh kumar sharma's picture

Marvelous effrts !! Beyond d imazine at all...!

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Hi Goli,
M a MA literature student and as a part of my didactics course i was suppose to make a presentation on Gijubhais Divasvapna, for which i also thaught i shud do some reseach on the net and came across this page.I am really happy as ur post and the vidoe here are going to help me a lot for my presentation and definitely also later, when i start teaching, moreover it was also nice to know that they were posted by u, with whom i shared the Jagriti Jatra 2008 train!!
U doing real great work man!
thanx for this wonderful post!

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