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Khunyakari, Ritesh P. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
Enabling learning through meaningful classroom experiences has always been a challenge for teachers. Bringing about a balance of the "conceptual" and the "hands-on", along with contextual embeddedness in problem-solving situations, broadly characterises the experience of development and trials of three Design and Technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving
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Juneja, Nalini – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The original constitutional provision for free and compulsory education, granted under Article 45 stated that it was to be available for "all children until they complete the age of fourteen years", but it did not specify the lower age limit nor the stage of education (whether elementary or primary) that would be free and compulsory.…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational History, Age, Educational Legislation
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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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Srinivasan, M. V. – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The evaluation of students' learning has been the central focus in Indian schools for a very long time. Teachers and school administrators in most schools train students from the very beginning to sit for the examinations conducted at the end of Classes X and XII. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (popularly known as RTE) Act,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Indians, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation
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Gautam, Meenakshi – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
The increased participation of women in higher education in India since 1947 has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. Since independence, there have been shifts--dispersal and clustering of women students in various disciplines in higher education. There is a need to understand the processes of decision making regarding schooling,…
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Womens Education, Decision Making
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Sharma, Priyanka – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2015
In the new millennium, the Indian education system has experienced a major shift and the issue of the quality of education has taken centre stage in policy discussion fora. Globally, assessment has become an important means of improving the quality of education, both at the systemic level and at the level of individual students. It necessitates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation
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Baniwal, Vikas – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
This article is inspired by Jane Sahi's commentary, "Dialogue as Education: Martin Buber," published under the feature "Classics with Commentary" in the Monsoon 2005 issue of "Contemporary Education Dialogue." I seek to further the discussion of the contributions of Martin Buber to the discourse of education through…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Practices, Language Role, Teacher Role
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Kumar, Rajesh; Yunus, Reva – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
This article looks at the contribution of insights from theoretical linguistics to an understanding of language acquisition and the nature of language in terms of their potential benefit to language education. We examine the ideas of innateness and universal language faculty, as well as multilingualism and the language-society relationship. Modern…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Multilingualism, Linguistic Theory, Language Acquisition
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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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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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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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Madan, Amman – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2014
In this commentary, the author discusses the critique by Max Weber and his views on bureaucratisation of education. The modern school, said Max Weber (1864-1920) over a hundred years ago, has as its educational ideal the bureaucrat and no longer the cultivated elite of older times. The shift to modernity and to its characteristic institution, the…
Descriptors: Criticism, Teacher Effectiveness, Power Structure, Educational Administration
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Agnihotri, Rama Kant – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
The basic questions that a scholar interested in the study of language asks are concerned with language structure, acquisition, and change. William Labov is a linguist who has deeply influenced the linguistic scene in the past 60 years. It is to Labov's credit that he showed, backed by solid evidence, that the questions concerning language change,…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Linguistic Theory, Ghettos, Disadvantaged
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