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Mondal, Ajit – SAGE Open, 2017
Attempts to make free and compulsory education accessible to Indian children began a little more than a century ago. A strong consciousness for the need of free and compulsory Primary Education in India was highly moved by enactment of the Compulsory Education Act in 1870 in England. Education has been formally recognized as a human right since…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Access to Education, Compulsory Education, Elementary School Students
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Mohanty, Atasi; Das, Swati Preeti – SAGE Open, 2015
The objective of the study was to examine the performance characteristics and differences between English and Oriya medium school children on various cognitive processing, reading, academic achievement, and teacher perception measures. The sample consists of 243 schoolchildren, 120 from Grade IV and 123 from Grade VII from three different schools…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Cognitive Processes, Language of Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Venkatanarayanan, S. – SAGE Open, 2015
The basic foundation of policy making had undergone profound shifts over the past two decades as the policy makers are inclined to rely heavily on the exercise of power in their pursuit of development and prosperity. Government interventionism was subject to a strong intellectual and political backlash, and a new ideological movement seeking to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Mohanty, Atasi – SAGE Open, 2015
This study attempts to assess and compare the residential and non-residential schoolchildren in information-processing skills and creative thinking abilities. A sample of 80 children from Classes 5 and 7 were selected from two types of schools, residential/ashram (02) and non-residential/formal schools (02) in Bolpur subdivision of West Bengal in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Residential Schools