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Salman, Aashti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
This article aims to understand the reasons and experiences which contribute to dropout among Muslims in India at the secondary school level (grades IX-XII). The focus of this article is low-income Muslim men, who have left school at the secondary level, in a predominantly Muslim neighbourhood of Jamia Nagar, Delhi. The context of this article is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Secondary School Students, Dropouts
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K., Shreya – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
Over 70 years after India's independence, less than 5 per cent of students enrolled in higher education are tribals, and more than 65 per cent of tribal students drop out over the course of schooling up to Class 10 (MHRD, 2016). Is the burden of this failure--the failure to retain children from the most marginalised communities within the fold of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Access to Education, Disadvantaged Youth
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Punjabi, Shalini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
Formal education has always been the principal model through which societies educate their young. Today, however, schools are seen as non-analytical and are being replaced by logic-based approach of competitive examinations. In India, the growth of shadow education, which is preponderant at the level of secondary education, is providing informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Coaching, Private Education, College Entrance Examinations
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Bassi, Tripti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
Schools are truly 'microcosms of society' since they reflect the larger dynamics of society. Women's position in society also got replicated in their low participation in education among other fields. This article contextualises women's education in the nineteenth-century Punjab. It briefly discusses approaches followed by various stakeholders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Females, Educational History
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Rajasekaran, Subhashini; Kumar, Rajesh – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
In the multilingual, multicultural emerging economy of India, the language debate may seem to have settled with the adoption of the Three-Language Formula in the first National Policy of Education 1968. However, 50 years later, does this policy still hold? Has research on language acquisition informed our education policy and classroom practices,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Indians, Video Technology, Middle Class
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Borker, Hem – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
Hem Borker performed field-based research in madrasa "Jamiatul Mominat," a residential girls' madrasa in Delhi, exploring the everyday lives of young girls studying in the madrasa. She interacted with a number of students and teachers in this madrasa. But there were few with whom she developed a bond during her journey from being a…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Religious Education, Females, Residential Schools
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Bose, Nitika – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
Children's experiences in families, schools and neighbourhoods influence their childhoods as individuals learn to act in meaningful ways within social institutions. Many recent research works document challenges that economic and culturally disadvantaged students experience at colleges due to incongruence between their backgrounds and the culture…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Family Life, Low Income, Poverty
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Pal, G. C. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
In the Indian context, the problem of the high proportion of out-of-school underprivileged children as well as the learning deficits in many such children in primary schools have raised concerns. Preparing these children for their journey through schooling has therefore been under the spotlight. The national Early Childhood Care and Education…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Nambissan, Geetha B. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2020
In this article, I draw attention to the early 1850s in the Bombay Presidency when the colonial government first assumed responsibility for mass education. I show that in the subsequent decades, publicly funded schooling was narrow and extremely exclusive as a result of the strong opposition of dominant castes to the education of the Dalits…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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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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