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George, Alex M. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The article narrates a personal journey of learning and unlearning the images in school textbooks, its uses potentials and challenges as experienced by the author. It reflects upon the experiences of the process of selection of these images within the context of political science as a discipline. These experiences have been formed over a decade…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Preparation, Visual Aids, Political Science
Rogers, Alan – 2002
This booklet presents a summary of contemporary understandings of adult literacy in the context of development. It suggests that literacy is best seen as one of a number of different means of communications rather than a single essential basic skill; that learning literacy is not essential to development (many non-literate persons are already…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs
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Ravitch, Sharon M.; Carl, Nicole Mittenfelner – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2018
Cross-national research partnerships require careful consideration if they are to be equitable, generative, and sustainable. This field reflection focuses on the collaborative work between the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) in the United States by…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Research Universities
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Misra, Pradeep Kumar – Educational Media International, 2006
The World Declaration on Education for All in 1990 and the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000 reaffirmed the right to learn and a commitment to meet the basic learning needs of all people by expanding learning opportunities and working for a fully literate society. In the Indian context, especially in rural India, it is still a cherished…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Chakrabarti, Raj; Bartning, Augustine; Sengupta, Shiladitya – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2010
The authors profile developments in the globalization of Indian higher education, with an emphasis on emerging globally compatible institutional infrastructures. In recent decades, there has been an enormous amount of brain drain: the exodus of the brightest professionals and students to other countries. The article argues that the implementation…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Global Approach
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Banerjee, Suparna – Research in Dance Education, 2005
This paper is a reflection on the process of dance choreography, an assignment for pedagogical evaluation at postgraduate level in an Indian university. It is also a recapitulation and reconstruction of my experiences while undergoing a Master's course in Bharatanatyam (a style of classical dance) in the Centre for Performing Arts (CPA),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Dance Education, Graduate Study
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Hebbani, Aparna G. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2007
Race matters in the classroom when you are a minority female faculty member. This chapter discusses the emergence of the adaptive female academic of color who, while teaching in several countries, balances a happy work and family life. (Contains 3 notes.)
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Family Life, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Scharer, Matthias – Religious Education, 2010
The author believes that the future of learning religion and religiously learning does not primary depend on new methods or medias transferring faith or religiosity to people's lives. It depends more on a change of theological awareness and of people's ways of theologizing in the midst of cultural flow in order to get a deeper understanding of the…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Religion, Foreign Countries, Philosophy
Meganathan, Rama – Online Submission, 2008
This article presents the process of recent curricular revision and material development in English at the national level in India in a limited way. Teachers' needs and wants, their participation in the development of materials, the dilemmas of teachers and their implications for classroom transactions are discussed from the experiences of one of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Material Development, Faculty Development
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Vijaysimha, Indira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Concerns about the professional development of teachers have a political dimension as governments around the world engage in the discourse on global standards and want to improve the quality of their school education. Increasingly, teachers are feeling the pressure of securing high achievement scores and large-scale assessments of student learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Educational History
Pratapchandran, Sarat – Educational Facility Planner, 2009
An innovative learning technique that originated in a slum in India's capital, New Delhi, sets the stage for "Q&A" that is now the Oscar winning movie, "Slumdog Millionaire". In an interview, Dr. Sugata Mitra, the creator of this new educational pedagogy termed Minimally Invasive Education (MIE), explains how it can help…
Descriptors: Slums, Foreign Countries, Incidental Learning, Educational Technology
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Singh, Abhinav; Purohit, Bharathi – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2011
Due to privatization of higher education in India, there has been an emergence of sub-standard schools throughout the country. The higher education system in teaching institutes lacks incentives to perform; there is no reward for the meritorious and no way to ease out the non-performers. The quality of teaching and research cannot be evaluated…
Descriptors: Postdoctoral Education, Privatization, Integrity, Foreign Countries
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Loomis, Steven R.; Rodriguez, Jacob P.; Honeycutt, Jared; Arellano, Manuel – London Review of Education, 2006
Many arguments in favour of school voucher programs are based upon libertarian free agency principles. Viewed at the organizational level, allowing persons to exercise choice in education would seem to offer incentives for all educational organizations within that framework to improve overall product quality and thus more effectively obtain the…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, School Choice, Human Capital, Foreign Countries
Milton, Penny – Education Canada, 2002
A private alternative school in the slums of New Delhi (India) is committed to ending female child labor and ensuring that its students don't grow up poor. The school was able to enroll girls in its all-female afternoon classes by getting their mothers involved in income-generating cooperatives. The students often outperform their peers in state…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship
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Plumb, Donovan; Leverman, Andrew; McGray, Robert – Studies in Continuing Education, 2007
This paper considers the implications of current notions of the learning city. It argues that popular neoliberal ideologies create an environment in which lifelong learners strive for the learning city as an end product, both in production and for consumption, rather than embrace it as a living, social context. The rhetoric of the knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Unemployment, Social Environment, Slums
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