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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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Long, Caroline; Graven, Mellony; Sayed, Yusuf; Lampen, Erna – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The South African people have a history of resistance to domination, injustice and inequality. It is therefore surprising that there has been an increase in social inequality, since the start of political democracy in 1994. Recently, the five teachers' unions refused to administer the Annual National Assessments. This action indicates some…
Descriptors: Social Differences, History, Democracy, Professional Autonomy
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Kaur, Gurjeet – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
Despite its familiarity and the fact that it becomes a formal area of study in early upper primary grades, optics remains a cognitive challenge for young as well as advanced learners, not only because much of it is counter-intuitive but also because its conceptual comprehension involves negotiating the vocabulary and graphical symbolism involved…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Optics, Comprehension, Science Education
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Raina, Dhruv – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The last two decades have witnessed a revival of research interest in the Cold War, and on science during the Cold War, from a revised social theoretic perspective. Part of this reframing is evident in explorations of the relationship underpinning the Cold War discourse and modernisation theory. Drawing on this new turn, this article switches the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Engineering Education, Colleges
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Das, Ruchira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
Olchiki is the indigenous script of Santals, a dominant tribal community of West Bengal, formulated to promote and represent "adi" cultural heritage and traditions in their mother tongue Santali. The script was recognised by the Government of West Bengal in 1978 and was introduced at the primary level of education. However, there have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language, Indigenous Populations, Tribes
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Murali, Sreejith – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
This article focuses on the educational efforts of Syed Firoz Ashraf in the East Jogeshwari area of Mumbai and places his work in the context of the increasing communalisation of social life and education in a poor working class suburb in Mumbai city. Muslim community has been ghettoised in the metropolis to specific areas especially since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Suburbs, Poverty, Ghettos
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Agarwal, Yamini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
Violent conflicts are becoming a regular feature across the world. Studies have pointed to the impact they have on the education of young survivors. But education appears in these studies as an instrument of integration. They overlook the processes both within and outside schools that affect the educational lives of young survivors. This article…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Violence, Access to Education, Religious Cultural Groups
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CMoloi, Kholeka; Makgoba, Malegapuru W.; Ogutu Miruka, Collins – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
South Africans live in one of the most unequal societies in the world where squalor and abject poverty live side by side with abundant wealth. The challenge of inequality is captured eloquently in the National Development Plan (NDP), the government's roadmap of South African economic future. It has become obvious that the new generation of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Influences, Educational Change
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Roy, Kumkum – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The article explores the ways in which concerns of history, in terms of content, concepts and methodology, find space or do not find space within textbooks used for teaching languages. These may be more important as sites of "knowledge" than social science books, because the latter are often regarded as insignificant within the formal…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Indo European Languages, Middle Class
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Sinha, Ritu – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
A large amount of literature in this regard was produced by new institutional spaces like religious printing presses, caste associations and religious organizations that mushroomed significantly by early decades of twentieth century. The proliferation of Hindu religious printing and publishing in Hindi by presses like Gita Press of north India…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Publishing Industry, Cultural Influences
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Kumar, Deepak; Radha Gayathri, Ch. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
Dr. Zakir Husain is known as a self-less nationalist leader and also as an educationist "par excellence." Taking a cue from his educational ideas like the "Nai Talim," this article brings into focus his views on the medium-conundrum. Dr. Husain was very clear about the role of Indian languages and the relevance of mother…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Language Usage, Language of Instruction, Urdu
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