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Mythili, N. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Legitimisation of women leaders in school education is a new area of study in India. The present study is carried out by developing a conceptual model and subjecting it to empirical evidence from 20 women school heads of different states in India. It seeks to know how women establish legitimacy as leaders in schools. Women's leadership-focused…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Principals, Leadership Qualities
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Alam, Arshad – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Syed Ahmed Khan is understood as the harbinger of modern education amongst Muslims of South Asia. There is a general scholarly consensus that it was through his educational efforts that English medium education came to Muslims who were otherwise aligned with traditional religious education. The commentary argues that this consensus needs revision…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Rao, Parimala V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The colonial state always asserted itself as a harbinger of 'modernity' and emphasised its role in India as a 'civilising mission'. The 1811 Educational Minute of Governor General Minto, declared Hindus and Muslims of India as inherently corrupt and insisted on the British role as 'civilising'. Conventionally the terms 'modern' and 'civilising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Policy
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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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Ganguly, Sriti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
While segregation of Dalit habitations is assumed to be a characteristic primarily of the rural, studies indicate that a similar spatial organisation is reproduced in urban spaces as well where large populations, particularly of poor Dalits, continue to live in segregated settlements. This article draws on an exploratory study conducted in one…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Low Income, Neighborhoods, Disadvantaged
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Rao, Mohan; Sonpar, Shobna; Sen, Amit; Seshadri, Shekhar P.; Agarwal, Harsh; Padalia, Divya – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Ragging has claimed hundreds of innocent lives and has ruined the careers of thousands of students. A total of 717 cases of ragging were reported in the English print media alone across the country from January 2007 to September 2013. However, the media reports tend to focus on extreme cases and do not reveal the true extent of ragging. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Victims, Incidence
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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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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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Sinha, Ritu – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
A large amount of literature in this regard was produced by new institutional spaces like religious printing presses, caste associations and religious organizations that mushroomed significantly by early decades of twentieth century. The proliferation of Hindu religious printing and publishing in Hindi by presses like Gita Press of north India…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion, Publishing Industry, Cultural Influences
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Ramesh, G.; Sucharita, V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article analyses a tactical intervention aimed at improving the academic performance of students that brought about more than the intended positive changes in the target schools through contiguous effect. The intervention was primarily focused on student performance in examinations and was externally driven but led to many improvements in the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement
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Johansson, Shruti Taneja – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article explores the views and experiences of schooling among parents of children with autism from middle-income families in urban India. A total of 18 parents with children attending private mainstream schools in Kolkata were interviewed about their school choice, interactions with the school and perceptions regarding their child's…
Descriptors: Indians, Foreign Countries, Autism, Urban Areas
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Srivastava, Prachi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article argues that the rise of domestic and international philanthropic engagement in education in India cannot be understood in isolation; rather, it is part of a broader trend of what is termed "new global philanthropy in education" in the Global South. Central to understanding the nature of this engagement is the localised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Educational Finance, Literature Reviews
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Mohanty, Alekha Chandra – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
The prevalence of widespread poverty and the increasing inequality in income distribution across nations point to the failure of the trickle-down theory. The long-held faith in the growth of income as the sole policy instrument to achieve the national objective of growth with equity has been put to the test. The increasing numbers of the poor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Educational Policy, Mobility
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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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