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Jaiswal, Niharika – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The broad question that interests this article is how does one read and compare the negotiations public and private universities are making with the neo-liberal paradigm of knowledge production with reference to their social science curricula. Michael Apple's (1993, "Teachers College Records," 95(2), 222-241; 2001, "Currículo Sem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Sociology
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Sengupta, Anirban – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
In the last two decades, India has witnessed the establishment of a large number of private universities. While these institutions are spread across different parts of the country, one can observe certain locational patterns. Focused particularly on private universities legislated by state governments (as opposed to private deemed universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Location, Private Colleges, State Regulation
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Alfonso, Thaddeus; Ganesan, Shankar – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Diversity studies have mostly been done outside India and have largely focused on race, gender and ethnicity. The relevance of these studies to India remains less explored. Hence, faculties from various disciplines were interviewed across six states and a union territory. Diversity awareness was substantial regarding familiar social categories…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences
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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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Dalal, Jyoti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
Pierre Bourdieu had modest, peasant roots. He was born in 1930, in a rural family in the Béarn province of south-western France. He was the first one in his family to finish high school. His father, the son of a sharecropper, was a postal worker. Bourdieu, being a "scholarship boy," made his way to the elite École Normale Supérieure.…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Philosophy, Biographies, College Faculty
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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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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