In India, the main innovations in the wonderful vocational schooling system started by Gandhi and Montessori have been nurtured for over half a century ago (1959) by the Gandhi family of Lucknow . Their main schooling system - City Montessori- founded by father and wife Jagdish and Bharti Gandhi has become so popular in Lucknow that nearly 50000 children are schooled each year. This has provided space for some of the greatest learning experiments and over the years daughters Sunita and Geeta (alumni of the school and with careers including World Bank YPA and professor at Oxford) have added to this epicentre of educational innovation and world citizenship
Peace studies and cross-cultural confidence before teens
Worldwide exchanges and student competitions
Almost any illiterate adult can be helped to read newspaper within a month
Montessori computerised dashboard so that students can navigate literacy curricula in personally chosen ordrr and teachers can maximise tutoring time with computer tracking each students skill profile
Quizzing elders - when Kalam was India's president he invited students to quiz him on changes to curriculum India needed by 2020- nowhere contributed more interactively than Lucknow. The school host various elders summits including world chief justice summit where student dialogues are integrated into the proceedings.
Being ranked as a top 10 school in India with probably 1% of the resources of other top 10 schools
When it comes to village school development of what Montessori and Gandhi started, the first benchmark is BRAC's 40000 village schooling system in Bangladesh.