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George, Alex M. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The article narrates a personal journey of learning and unlearning the images in school textbooks, its uses potentials and challenges as experienced by the author. It reflects upon the experiences of the process of selection of these images within the context of political science as a discipline. These experiences have been formed over a decade…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Textbook Preparation, Visual Aids, Political Science
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Malhotra, Shrishti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
This article attempts to locate the 'English-Speaking' class in contemporary India. By unpacking different aspects of one such class in Mumbai, it sheds light on the ways in which students, teachers and those who run the class view the 'English-Speaking' course and the ability to speak 'good English'.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Attitudes
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Berntsen, Maxine – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
In state and central governments, there is a widespread perception that it is the rural areas that are in the greatest need of government assistance. By the same token, it is assumed that the educational problems are more urgent in rural areas. In this understanding, the taluka town is willy-nilly classified as urban, and little attention is given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Slums, Social Bias
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SinghaRoy, Debal K. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Collective identities of people have remained largely transitional despite largely remaining rooted in certain inherited essentialities. The essential dynamics of identity often get negotiated with various forces and processes like those of the economic transformation, technological reorientation, collective mobilisation, modernisation,…
Descriptors: Social Change, Identification (Psychology), Knowledge Economy, Global Approach
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Subramanian, Vidya K. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
The Teach for India (TFI) programme, an important offshoot of the Teach for All/Teach for America global education network, began as a public-private partnership in 2009 in poorly functioning municipal schools in Pune and Mumbai. Like its American counterpart, the programme in India has similar ideas of reform and recruits college graduates and…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Mishra, Samina – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Using the experience of teaching film in the International Baccalaureate programme, this article presents the intellectual and emotional learning that film can enable as well as the possibilities of using film as a pedagogic tool for the collaborative construction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Global Education, Films, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Bansal, Deepika – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
The 'liberal' feminist perspective on science problematises the presence of fewer women than men in science and believes that increasing their number would qualify as social change. On the other hand, 'radical' critics of modern science argue that science has been deeply involved in the creation, strengthening and subversion of gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Feminism, Criticism
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Hegde, Rupamanjari – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Citizenship education being central to the process of nation-building, changing political regimes promote a re-imagination of the 'ideal' citizen. A perusal of the successive national curriculum frameworks introduced by the NCERT (1975-2005) shows how curricula and textbooks have been repeatedly re-designed to suit the requirements of changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Murali, Sreejith – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
This article focuses on the educational efforts of Syed Firoz Ashraf in the East Jogeshwari area of Mumbai and places his work in the context of the increasing communalisation of social life and education in a poor working class suburb in Mumbai city. Muslim community has been ghettoised in the metropolis to specific areas especially since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Suburbs, Poverty, Ghettos
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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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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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Menon, Shailaja; Viswanatha, Vanamala; Sahi, Jane – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
This article is a sharing of emergent ideas about the potential role of languages in teacher education (TE) programmes in multilingual contexts in India. Languages play a critical role in TE programmes where they shape both the learning as well as the future teaching of prospective teachers. This role acquires particular significance in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Language Role, Bilingual Education
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George, Alex M. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The use of cartoons as illustrations in National Council of Educational Research and Training's (NCERT) Political Science textbooks has recently attracted attention from leaders across the political spectrum. Textbooks have been burnt and the government has set up a committee to inquire into the appropriateness of using cartoons in school…
Descriptors: Political Science, Textbook Content, Illustrations, Cartoons