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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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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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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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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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Gautam, Meenakshi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The increased participation of women in higher education in India since 1947 has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. Since independence, there have been shifts--dispersal and clustering of women students in various disciplines in higher education. There is a need to understand the processes of decision making regarding schooling,…
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Womens Education, Decision Making
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Scaria, Suma – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
Is there a strong correlation between caste and class in access to education, especially higher education? This is the broader question addressed by the study in the context of Kerala, the southernmost state in India, with impressive conventional indicators in education. Micro-level insights based on the study of a village in Kerala show that old…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Social Class, Social Stratification