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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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Rao, Parimala V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
The colonial state always asserted itself as a harbinger of 'modernity' and emphasised its role in India as a 'civilising mission'. The 1811 Educational Minute of Governor General Minto, declared Hindus and Muslims of India as inherently corrupt and insisted on the British role as 'civilising'. Conventionally the terms 'modern' and 'civilising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Policy
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Berntsen, Maxine – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
In state and central governments, there is a widespread perception that it is the rural areas that are in the greatest need of government assistance. By the same token, it is assumed that the educational problems are more urgent in rural areas. In this understanding, the taluka town is willy-nilly classified as urban, and little attention is given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Slums, Social Bias
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Alfonso, Thaddeus; Ganesan, Shankar – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2019
Diversity studies have mostly been done outside India and have largely focused on race, gender and ethnicity. The relevance of these studies to India remains less explored. Hence, faculties from various disciplines were interviewed across six states and a union territory. Diversity awareness was substantial regarding familiar social categories…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences
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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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Anand, S.; Vellanki, Vivek – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
"Bhimayana" is a graphic novel that narrates Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's experiences of being discriminated against. Using a graphic form inspired by Pardhan Gond art, "Bhimayana" breaks popular conventions of graphic narratives published in the West. The narrative of "Bhimayana" is interlaced with contemporary events and…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Chauhan, Bhumika – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The article examines women's studies as a moment that mediates the conflict between the women's movement and the university on the question of knowledge and knowledge-production. The starting point is the assertion made by historical-materialist feminists that knowledge is produced in and through political struggle. The article argues that social…
Descriptors: Womens Studies, Knowledge Level, Feminism, Social Change
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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