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Roy, Kumkum – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The article explores the ways in which concerns of history, in terms of content, concepts and methodology, find space or do not find space within textbooks used for teaching languages. These may be more important as sites of "knowledge" than social science books, because the latter are often regarded as insignificant within the formal…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Indo European Languages, Middle Class
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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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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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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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Vinisha, K.; Ramadas, J. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Visual representations, including photographs, sketches and schematic diagrams, are a valuable yet often neglected aspect of textbooks. Visual means of communication are particularly helpful in introducing abstract concepts in science. For effective communication, visuals and text need to be appropriately integrated within the textbook. This study…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Textbooks, Visual Stimuli, Illustrations