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Subramanian, Vidya K. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
The Teach for India (TFI) programme, an important offshoot of the Teach for All/Teach for America global education network, began as a public-private partnership in 2009 in poorly functioning municipal schools in Pune and Mumbai. Like its American counterpart, the programme in India has similar ideas of reform and recruits college graduates and…
Descriptors: Governance, Educational Change, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Long, Caroline; Graven, Mellony; Sayed, Yusuf; Lampen, Erna – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The South African people have a history of resistance to domination, injustice and inequality. It is therefore surprising that there has been an increase in social inequality, since the start of political democracy in 1994. Recently, the five teachers' unions refused to administer the Annual National Assessments. This action indicates some…
Descriptors: Social Differences, History, Democracy, Professional Autonomy
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Deshpande, Mita; Baru, Rama V.; Nundy, Madhurima – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
The idea of school health is re-imagined with an emphasis on the need for children's health programmes to be rooted in an understanding of the social context. Such programmes must address health, nutrition and education in a comprehensive manner. The article details findings and insights emerging from a qualitative study conducted in municipal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Health Services, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Menon, Shailaja; Viswanatha, Vanamala; Sahi, Jane – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
This article is a sharing of emergent ideas about the potential role of languages in teacher education (TE) programmes in multilingual contexts in India. Languages play a critical role in TE programmes where they shape both the learning as well as the future teaching of prospective teachers. This role acquires particular significance in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Language Role, Bilingual Education
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Setty, Rohit – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
This article presents evidence from a linguistic analysis conducted on the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE) 2009, and explores the dialogic characteristics of the document driving the current reform of teacher education. I address one orienting research question: in what ways and to what extent are the aims and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Indians, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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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