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Jayathirtha, Gayithri – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Geometrical concepts play a crucial role in developing spatial thinking and reasoning. Further, curricular materials play a key role in shaping student-learning experiences in the classroom. The organisation of the content of textbooks plays a decisive role in how and when students are introduced to concepts, especially given the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation
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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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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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Sharma, Priyanka – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
In the new millennium, the Indian education system has experienced a major shift and the issue of the quality of education has taken centre stage in policy discussion fora. Globally, assessment has become an important means of improving the quality of education, both at the systemic level and at the level of individual students. It necessitates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation