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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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Oommen, T. K. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
This article argues that imparting literacy through the mother tongue of the child and in the setting of an inclusive classroom are the two essential steps for fostering universal elementary education. Nurturing appropriate methodological orientations specific to the material, life and human sciences is critical in accelerating the development of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Agarwal, Yamini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
Violent conflicts are becoming a regular feature across the world. Studies have pointed to the impact they have on the education of young survivors. But education appears in these studies as an instrument of integration. They overlook the processes both within and outside schools that affect the educational lives of young survivors. This article…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Violence, Access to Education, Religious Cultural Groups
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CMoloi, Kholeka; Makgoba, Malegapuru W.; Ogutu Miruka, Collins – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
South Africans live in one of the most unequal societies in the world where squalor and abject poverty live side by side with abundant wealth. The challenge of inequality is captured eloquently in the National Development Plan (NDP), the government's roadmap of South African economic future. It has become obvious that the new generation of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Influences, Educational Change
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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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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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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
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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