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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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Varghese, N. V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Criticality is the ability to question current theories and practices in any sector to make them more receptive to social realities. Empathy is the ability to identify with what someone else is thinking or feeling. Empathy forms the foundation for welfare state and its liberal social welfare programmes. The state-led development strategies during…
Descriptors: Empathy, Welfare Services, Social Systems, Disadvantaged
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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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Dalal, Jyoti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
Pierre Bourdieu had modest, peasant roots. He was born in 1930, in a rural family in the Béarn province of south-western France. He was the first one in his family to finish high school. His father, the son of a sharecropper, was a postal worker. Bourdieu, being a "scholarship boy," made his way to the elite École Normale Supérieure.…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Philosophy, Biographies, College Faculty
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Agnihotri, Rama Kant – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The basic questions that a scholar interested in the study of language asks are concerned with language structure, acquisition, and change. William Labov is a linguist who has deeply influenced the linguistic scene in the past 60 years. It is to Labov's credit that he showed, backed by solid evidence, that the questions concerning language change,…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Linguistic Theory, Ghettos, Disadvantaged
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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