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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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Bhattacharji, Prashant; Kingdon, Geeta Gandhi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
Many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries publish school rankings annually, based on the aggregated student performance of different schools in the (high-stakes) board examinations. The literature cites two reasons in favour of the public availability of information on school performance: first, the highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Access to Information, Educational Quality
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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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Srinivasan, M. V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The evaluation of students' learning has been the central focus in Indian schools for a very long time. Teachers and school administrators in most schools train students from the very beginning to sit for the examinations conducted at the end of Classes X and XII. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (popularly known as RTE) Act,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Indians, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation
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Sharma, Priyanka – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
In the new millennium, the Indian education system has experienced a major shift and the issue of the quality of education has taken centre stage in policy discussion fora. Globally, assessment has become an important means of improving the quality of education, both at the systemic level and at the level of individual students. It necessitates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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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