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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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Murali, Sreejith – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
This article focuses on the educational efforts of Syed Firoz Ashraf in the East Jogeshwari area of Mumbai and places his work in the context of the increasing communalisation of social life and education in a poor working class suburb in Mumbai city. Muslim community has been ghettoised in the metropolis to specific areas especially since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Suburbs, Poverty, Ghettos
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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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Mukhopadhyay, Rahul; Narayanan, Varadarajan – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
Jacques Rancière (born 1940), much like his contemporary Michel Foucault, has an academic oeuvre that defies neat classification within established disciplinary boundaries. This is due to the cross-disciplinary nature of his work, with a strong orientation towards history and philosophy. Although he trained as a philosopher (studying with Louis…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Philosophy, Freedom, Educational History
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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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Sayed, Yusuf; Vellanki, Vivek – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
1994 is an important year in South African history. It brought about significant socio-political changes in an attempt to undo the unjust practices perpetuated during the apartheid regime. The apartheid government had severely impacted all spheres and institutions of society, including education. In this interview, Vivek Vellanki asks Doctor Yusuf…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Social Justice, Equal Education