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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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Mishra, Samina – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Using the experience of teaching film in the International Baccalaureate programme, this article presents the intellectual and emotional learning that film can enable as well as the possibilities of using film as a pedagogic tool for the collaborative construction of knowledge.
Descriptors: Global Education, Films, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology
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Varghese, N. V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Criticality is the ability to question current theories and practices in any sector to make them more receptive to social realities. Empathy is the ability to identify with what someone else is thinking or feeling. Empathy forms the foundation for welfare state and its liberal social welfare programmes. The state-led development strategies during…
Descriptors: Empathy, Welfare Services, Social Systems, Disadvantaged
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Roy, Kumkum – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The article explores the ways in which concerns of history, in terms of content, concepts and methodology, find space or do not find space within textbooks used for teaching languages. These may be more important as sites of "knowledge" than social science books, because the latter are often regarded as insignificant within the formal…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Content Analysis, Indo European Languages, Middle Class
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Lederman-Daniely, Dvora – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2016
This article presents the current perception of dialogical teaching models as a notion that is concerned primarily with the cognitive layers of the dialogue, and focuses on the cognitive functions of learning, information processing, interpretation and decision-making. This perception, according to different researchers, ignores the relational…
Descriptors: Biblical Literature, Philosophy, Historical Interpretation, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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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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Vijaysimha, Indira – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
This article is an empirical study of science teaching practices using a Bernsteinian framework. It provides a comparative analysis through ethnographic examination of pedagogic recontextualisation in different school types--government, private unaided and international. Bernstein drew attention to the process of pedagogic recontextualisation and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Science Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Ethnography
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Nag, Sonali – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
Reading and writing difficulties are markers for some forms of learning disorders, and measuring the distance between the child's performance and an expected level of attainment is a common approach to diagnosis. However, there are several problems with relying on the gap between achievement and expectation for arriving at a diagnosis, not least…
Descriptors: Literacy, Low Achievement, Performance Based Assessment, Achievement Gains
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Iyer, Suvasini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The article presents an ethnographic study conducted in a class in a government-run primary school in Delhi. It was found that a chief concern in the school was that of disciplining children. In the observed class, this took the shape of controlling children's bodies and motor movements. It is argued that through disciplining, teachers were…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Practices, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques