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Bardapurkar, Abhijeet – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
The canvas of science education needs to be viewed in its totality to prevent the confounding of some basic issues and to enable us to evaluate the fads and fashions in educational practice. Policies and processes in education are tacitly shaped by theories in the humanities and social sciences. Inadequate understanding of these theories, or the…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Policy
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Sharma, Gunjan; Mittal, Radhika; Zayan – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
This article engages with the teacher education (TE) reform approach adopted in India's National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. It locates the policy recommendations in the context and challenges of TE in India and makes sense of the NEP's vision for the domain. It examines the knowledge traditions and global education policy (GEP) discourses that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Athreya, Aditi; Goddeeris, Idesbald – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
This article studies the relationship between the authorities of newly independent India and mission schools using the case of (and the perspective/sources from) the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Chotanagpur (then South Bihar, now Jharkhand). These relationships were marked by much tension in the late 1940s and early 1950s. An abundance of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Religious Education, Foreign Countries
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Sharma, Poonam – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
It is well known that teachers are central to education reforms and to providing high-quality instruction. The National Curriculum Framework 2005 identifies the need for professionally qualified teachers and the need to enhance the professional identity of schoolteachers. Low-fee private schools are often presented as a solution to the supposedly…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity, Private Schools, Institutional Characteristics
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Amatullah, Shaima; Dixit, Shalini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
So far research on school choice sets (decision about choosing a school from an available set of schools) has primarily regarded parents as key actors. Moving beyond, this article emphasises that children are important actors as they inform parental decisions to co-produce certain choice sets. This article foregrounds how school-going Muslim…
Descriptors: Muslims, School Choice, Public Schools, Private Schools
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Jass, Harpreet Kaur; Khatoon, Sabeena – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
This article discusses the role of the community in the development of socio-economically marginalised children. There are several government schemes and civil society efforts for their upliftment. There is further need to critically analyse researches done with a distinct political stance which either seek to manage the marginalised or to…
Descriptors: Community Role, Minority Groups, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
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Singh, Garima; Khunyakari, Ritesh – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
Learning about components and processes of complex biological systems is challenging and requires abstraction through mediational tools such as text, visuals, models and visualisation experiences. The 'systems concepts' necessitate building coherent relations and anticipating consequences, requiring greater mediational support. This article…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Chandras, Jessica – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
In March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close, students from marginalised communities across the world were disproportionately impacted in terms of educational access, opportunities and outcomes. This article explores reorientations to technology for online remote instruction from the perspective of educators delivering…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Sinha, Shuchi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
Language and literacy education has long been a site of contestation. Lisa Delpit, an African-American language and literacy educator, shook this contested site in the 1980s and 1990s through her ground-breaking book "Other People's Children: Cultural Conflicts in the Classroom," by centring the voices, discontentment and hopes of…
Descriptors: Culture Conflict, Literacy Education, Equal Education, Power Structure
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Pandey, Avinash Rambachan – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
Mother-tongue education has increasingly become a keyword in formulations of development goals, especially the Sustainable Development Goals (2015). Achievement of these goals acquires a grave sense of urgency in light of the ever-increasing threat to the very fabric of our linguistic diversity. The basic premise of this article is that Gandhian…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Educational Philosophy, Language Skill Attrition, Language Maintenance
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Bali, Megha – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2023
This article discusses the pedagogic practice of ability grouping in government schools in Delhi. Despite practical evidence against homogenous student settings, ability grouping is implemented as a policy solution to reduce the huge variance in students' learning levels within a classroom. Research data is drawn from interviews with 110…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Ability Grouping, Foreign Countries, Public School Teachers
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Nandi, Emon – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2022
This article explores the link between modes of funding, governance and performance in higher education with the help of a case study involving three engineering colleges in West Bengal, India. It examines the major factors driving performances in the selected higher education institutions. It explains how the ability to adopt and implement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Governance, Performance
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Atterberry, Adrienne Lee – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2022
This article asks the following questions: What pressures do teachers face from parents and senior administrators? How do the pressures teachers face from parents and senior administrators affect how they teach students? Specifically, how does this affect the methods they engage in to generate 'good' student outcomes? It answers these questions by…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Stress Variables, Educational Practices
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Hypolito, Álvaro Moreira; Lima, Iana Gomes de – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2022
The main goal of this article is to analyse the Non-Partisan School movement (EsP, or Escola sem Partido) which articulates social and political actors around a conservative agenda for education in Brazil. Based on Ball's studies, this article analyses political governance networks using a free software, GEPHI, using a qualitative network…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Political Influences, Governance
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Bhuyan, Navarupa; Goswami, Nirmali – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2022
In South Asian societies, nationalist projects have often relied on cultural symbols drawn from varied native traditions for their legitimacy claims. In a multi-ethnic society like India, with a multitude of narratives about collective pasts, it becomes difficult for such projects to achieve a multi-symbol congruence that is deemed necessary. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Nationalism
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