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Gupta, Snehlata; Ahmad, Firoz – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
The discourse around public education in recent times presents an abysmal picture of failing public schools delivering low levels of learning. The key constituent held responsible for this failure is the permanent teacher of government schools who is supposedly taking undue advantage of "high salaries" paid according to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Transformative Learning, Public Schools
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Johansson, Shruti Taneja – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article explores the views and experiences of schooling among parents of children with autism from middle-income families in urban India. A total of 18 parents with children attending private mainstream schools in Kolkata were interviewed about their school choice, interactions with the school and perceptions regarding their child's…
Descriptors: Indians, Foreign Countries, Autism, Urban Areas
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Srivastava, Prachi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article argues that the rise of domestic and international philanthropic engagement in education in India cannot be understood in isolation; rather, it is part of a broader trend of what is termed "new global philanthropy in education" in the Global South. Central to understanding the nature of this engagement is the localised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Literature Reviews
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Bhattacharji, Prashant; Kingdon, Geeta Gandhi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
Many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries publish school rankings annually, based on the aggregated student performance of different schools in the (high-stakes) board examinations. The literature cites two reasons in favour of the public availability of information on school performance: first, the highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Access to Information, Educational Quality
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Mohanty, Alekha Chandra – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
The prevalence of widespread poverty and the increasing inequality in income distribution across nations point to the failure of the trickle-down theory. The long-held faith in the growth of income as the sole policy instrument to achieve the national objective of growth with equity has been put to the test. The increasing numbers of the poor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Educational Policy, Mobility
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Venkatesh, Karthik – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article attempts to dwell on four aspects specific to Mahatma Phule's work in education: (i) Mahatma Phule's own social and educational background which undoubtedly had a fair degree of influence on his subsequent social activism. (ii) The article will also attempt to explore Phule's educational activism in terms of his founding and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Activism, Socioeconomic Background, Educational Background
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Chakraborty, Suchita – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
Secondary education has been a relatively neglected area in India, both at the level of policy and research. Statistical data at the secondary level of education reveals a bleak picture in terms of enrolment and completion rates. This article explores the underlying reasons for the dismal scenario at the secondary level of education by situating…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Aggarwal, Garima – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
This commentary contextualises Bakhtin's ideas on language in education, with a special emphasis on his construct of dialogism, by producing and examining excerpts from two of his major works. These excerpts familiarise the reader with Bakhtin's four fundamental constructs: "utterance," "dialogism," "heteroglossia,"…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Dialogs (Language), Language Styles, Language Attitudes
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Anand, S.; Vellanki, Vivek – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
"Bhimayana" is a graphic novel that narrates Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's experiences of being discriminated against. Using a graphic form inspired by Pardhan Gond art, "Bhimayana" breaks popular conventions of graphic narratives published in the West. The narrative of "Bhimayana" is interlaced with contemporary events and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Chauhan, Bhumika – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The article examines women's studies as a moment that mediates the conflict between the women's movement and the university on the question of knowledge and knowledge-production. The starting point is the assertion made by historical-materialist feminists that knowledge is produced in and through political struggle. The article argues that social…
Descriptors: Womens Studies, Knowledge Level, Feminism, Social Change
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Khunyakari, Ritesh P. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
Enabling learning through meaningful classroom experiences has always been a challenge for teachers. Bringing about a balance of the "conceptual" and the "hands-on", along with contextual embeddedness in problem-solving situations, broadly characterises the experience of development and trials of three Design and Technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving
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Juneja, Nalini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The original constitutional provision for free and compulsory education, granted under Article 45 stated that it was to be available for "all children until they complete the age of fourteen years", but it did not specify the lower age limit nor the stage of education (whether elementary or primary) that would be free and compulsory.…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational History, Age, Educational Legislation
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Habib, S. Irfan – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was one of the foremost leaders of the Indian freedom struggle. He was not a run-of-the-mill politician, but an intellectual and thinker who spent several decades writing and speaking on diverse issues, including education. His commitment to the pluralist ethos of the Indian freedom struggle is reflected in his work and…
Descriptors: Indians, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational History
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Srinivasan, M. V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The evaluation of students' learning has been the central focus in Indian schools for a very long time. Teachers and school administrators in most schools train students from the very beginning to sit for the examinations conducted at the end of Classes X and XII. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (popularly known as RTE) Act,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Indians, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation
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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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