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Setty, Rohit – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
This article presents evidence from a linguistic analysis conducted on the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE) 2009, and explores the dialogic characteristics of the document driving the current reform of teacher education. I address one orienting research question: in what ways and to what extent are the aims and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Indians, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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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
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Madan, Amman – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
In this commentary, the author discusses the critique by Max Weber and his views on bureaucratisation of education. The modern school, said Max Weber (1864-1920) over a hundred years ago, has as its educational ideal the bureaucrat and no longer the cultivated elite of older times. The shift to modernity and to its characteristic institution, the…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teacher Effectiveness, Power Structure, Educational Administration
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Vijaysimha, Indira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
This article is an empirical study of science teaching practices using a Bernsteinian framework. It provides a comparative analysis through ethnographic examination of pedagogic recontextualisation in different school types--government, private unaided and international. Bernstein drew attention to the process of pedagogic recontextualisation and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Ethnography
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Gupta, Renu – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Although schoolchildren in India perform poorly in reading/writing tests, little attention is paid to early literacy instruction. This article describes literacy instruction in an English-medium school; through classroom observations and children's artifacts, it documents what four children in Lower KG understand about literacy in English, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Nag, Sonali – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Reading and writing difficulties are markers for some forms of learning disorders, and measuring the distance between the child's performance and an expected level of attainment is a common approach to diagnosis. However, there are several problems with relying on the gap between achievement and expectation for arriving at a diagnosis, not least…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Achievement Gains
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Iyer, Suvasini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The article presents an ethnographic study conducted in a class in a government-run primary school in Delhi. It was found that a chief concern in the school was that of disciplining children. In the observed class, this took the shape of controlling children's bodies and motor movements. It is argued that through disciplining, teachers were…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Practices, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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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
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Rao, Parimala V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The encounter between the pre-colonial education system in India, dominated by poor teachers and students, and the British education system, which defended and perpetuated the "English class system", created a complex and problematic relationship. This article explores this problematic relationship between poverty and education in the…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Poverty, Indians, Foreign Countries
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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
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Vijaysimha, Indira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Concerns about the professional development of teachers have a political dimension as governments around the world engage in the discourse on global standards and want to improve the quality of their school education. Increasingly, teachers are feeling the pressure of securing high achievement scores and large-scale assessments of student learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Educational History
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