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Hegde, Rupamanjari – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Citizenship education being central to the process of nation-building, changing political regimes promote a re-imagination of the 'ideal' citizen. A perusal of the successive national curriculum frameworks introduced by the NCERT (1975-2005) shows how curricula and textbooks have been repeatedly re-designed to suit the requirements of changing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Kumar, Deepak; Radha Gayathri, Ch. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
Dr. Zakir Husain is known as a self-less nationalist leader and also as an educationist "par excellence." Taking a cue from his educational ideas like the "Nai Talim," this article brings into focus his views on the medium-conundrum. Dr. Husain was very clear about the role of Indian languages and the relevance of mother…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Language Usage, Language of Instruction, Urdu
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Gupta, Snehlata; Ahmad, Firoz – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
The discourse around public education in recent times presents an abysmal picture of failing public schools delivering low levels of learning. The key constituent held responsible for this failure is the permanent teacher of government schools who is supposedly taking undue advantage of "high salaries" paid according to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Transformative Learning, Public Schools
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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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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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George, Alex M. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The use of cartoons as illustrations in National Council of Educational Research and Training's (NCERT) Political Science textbooks has recently attracted attention from leaders across the political spectrum. Textbooks have been burnt and the government has set up a committee to inquire into the appropriateness of using cartoons in school…
Descriptors: Political Science, Textbook Content, Illustrations, Cartoons