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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
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Malhotra, Shrishti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
This article attempts to locate the 'English-Speaking' class in contemporary India. By unpacking different aspects of one such class in Mumbai, it sheds light on the ways in which students, teachers and those who run the class view the 'English-Speaking' course and the ability to speak 'good English'.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Miglani, Neha; Burch, Patricia – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The educational technology (EdTech) is being viewed as one of the hopes for failing government schools in India. Huge investments are being made in EdTech by the market, philanthropies and the government, and several organisations are partnering in order to improve student learning outcomes and teachers' instruction. This article is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Public School Teachers, Educational Policy
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Mythili, N. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Legitimisation of women leaders in school education is a new area of study in India. The present study is carried out by developing a conceptual model and subjecting it to empirical evidence from 20 women school heads of different states in India. It seeks to know how women establish legitimacy as leaders in schools. Women's leadership-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Principals, Leadership Qualities
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Alam, Arshad – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Syed Ahmed Khan is understood as the harbinger of modern education amongst Muslims of South Asia. There is a general scholarly consensus that it was through his educational efforts that English medium education came to Muslims who were otherwise aligned with traditional religious education. The commentary argues that this consensus needs revision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Rao, Parimala V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The colonial state always asserted itself as a harbinger of 'modernity' and emphasised its role in India as a 'civilising mission'. The 1811 Educational Minute of Governor General Minto, declared Hindus and Muslims of India as inherently corrupt and insisted on the British role as 'civilising'. Conventionally the terms 'modern' and 'civilising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Policy
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Subramanian, Vidya K. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
The Teach for India (TFI) programme, an important offshoot of the Teach for All/Teach for America global education network, began as a public-private partnership in 2009 in poorly functioning municipal schools in Pune and Mumbai. Like its American counterpart, the programme in India has similar ideas of reform and recruits college graduates and…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Oommen, T. K. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
This article argues that imparting literacy through the mother tongue of the child and in the setting of an inclusive classroom are the two essential steps for fostering universal elementary education. Nurturing appropriate methodological orientations specific to the material, life and human sciences is critical in accelerating the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Mishra, Samina – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Using the experience of teaching film in the International Baccalaureate programme, this article presents the intellectual and emotional learning that film can enable as well as the possibilities of using film as a pedagogic tool for the collaborative construction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Global Education, Films, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Rao, S. Srinivasa; Singh, Smriti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Karl Emil Maximilian Weber (1864-1920), more widely known as Max Weber, is credited with numerous contributions to modern sociology and is considered one of the pillars of the discipline along with Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim. Marx (1818-1883) was an established predecessor from Germany whose study of the nineteenth-century European society was…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Change Agents, Recognition (Achievement), Criticism
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Ganguly, Sriti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
While segregation of Dalit habitations is assumed to be a characteristic primarily of the rural, studies indicate that a similar spatial organisation is reproduced in urban spaces as well where large populations, particularly of poor Dalits, continue to live in segregated settlements. This article draws on an exploratory study conducted in one…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Low Income, Neighborhoods, Disadvantaged
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Varghese, N. V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Criticality is the ability to question current theories and practices in any sector to make them more receptive to social realities. Empathy is the ability to identify with what someone else is thinking or feeling. Empathy forms the foundation for welfare state and its liberal social welfare programmes. The state-led development strategies during…
Descriptors: Empathy, Welfare Services, Social Systems, Disadvantaged
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Bansal, Deepika – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
The 'liberal' feminist perspective on science problematises the presence of fewer women than men in science and believes that increasing their number would qualify as social change. On the other hand, 'radical' critics of modern science argue that science has been deeply involved in the creation, strengthening and subversion of gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Feminism, Criticism
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Rao, Mohan; Sonpar, Shobna; Sen, Amit; Seshadri, Shekhar P.; Agarwal, Harsh; Padalia, Divya – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Ragging has claimed hundreds of innocent lives and has ruined the careers of thousands of students. A total of 717 cases of ragging were reported in the English print media alone across the country from January 2007 to September 2013. However, the media reports tend to focus on extreme cases and do not reveal the true extent of ragging. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Incidence
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Hegde, Rupamanjari – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Citizenship education being central to the process of nation-building, changing political regimes promote a re-imagination of the 'ideal' citizen. A perusal of the successive national curriculum frameworks introduced by the NCERT (1975-2005) shows how curricula and textbooks have been repeatedly re-designed to suit the requirements of changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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