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Mukhopadhyay, Averi – SAGE Open, 2019
University campuses serve as second homes for students, teachers, administrators, and parents coming from diverse regions, religions, classes, castes, and different genders. Interaction and camaraderie between the major characters in the academe develop. The bonhomie that exists between the stakeholders of the academe has its own rules, rules that…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Social Class, Gender Differences, Speech Communication
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Kishore, Sushant – SAGE Open, 2019
This article is an empirical reflection on interdisciplinary research. Surveying theories of performance and performativity, it proposes performance as a heuristic tool to breach and bridge the divide between Literature and Culture. The scriptocentricism of academia that reiterates the imperialist ideals and ideas of knowledge, history, and…
Descriptors: Performance, Culture, Human Body, Models
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Saini, Seema; Goswami, Indrajit – SAGE Open, 2019
Transformational leadership behaviors of school principals and vice principals may have a significant contributions to their professional commitments, including moral obligations to students and society at large. However, it is assumed that any discretion in instructional leadership activity may require substantial support from the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Secondary Schools, Principals
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Kazi, Asma Shahid; Aziz, Fakhra; Quraishi, Uzma – SAGE Open, 2018
This study is an attempt to investigate the impact of educational facilities of a school on various aspects of self-efficacy, confidence, and character building of the underprivileged people in Dera Jutta, a village in Southern Punjab. Trust for Rural Uplift and Community Education (TRUCE) was initiated in the year 2000, and under its auspices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Self Esteem, Student Characteristics
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Mondal, Ajit – SAGE Open, 2017
Attempts to make free and compulsory education accessible to Indian children began a little more than a century ago. A strong consciousness for the need of free and compulsory Primary Education in India was highly moved by enactment of the Compulsory Education Act in 1870 in England. Education has been formally recognized as a human right since…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Access to Education, Compulsory Education, Elementary School Students
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Mohanty, Atasi; Das, Swati Preeti – SAGE Open, 2015
The objective of the study was to examine the performance characteristics and differences between English and Oriya medium school children on various cognitive processing, reading, academic achievement, and teacher perception measures. The sample consists of 243 schoolchildren, 120 from Grade IV and 123 from Grade VII from three different schools…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Cognitive Processes, Language of Instruction, Academic Achievement
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Venkatanarayanan, S. – SAGE Open, 2015
The basic foundation of policy making had undergone profound shifts over the past two decades as the policy makers are inclined to rely heavily on the exercise of power in their pursuit of development and prosperity. Government interventionism was subject to a strong intellectual and political backlash, and a new ideological movement seeking to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Mohanty, Atasi – SAGE Open, 2015
This study attempts to assess and compare the residential and non-residential schoolchildren in information-processing skills and creative thinking abilities. A sample of 80 children from Classes 5 and 7 were selected from two types of schools, residential/ashram (02) and non-residential/formal schools (02) in Bolpur subdivision of West Bengal in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Creative Thinking, Residential Schools
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Huisman, Janine; Smits, Jeroen – SAGE Open, 2015
We study household and context determinants of school dropout using data for 130,000 children in 363 regions of 30 developing countries using multi-level discrete-time event-history analysis. Most (72%) of the variation in school dropout is due to household-level factors, with socioeconomic resources (parental education, father's occupation, and…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Dropout Prevention