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Social Inclusion through Higher Education: Need for an additional model and how Academic Brahmanism may subvert it in India by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, September 2017

Higher education can be used for the social and economic mobility of underprivileged sections. This is achieved usually by providing admission to a set of students from these sections in universities and other institutes of higher education through the reservation or a quota of seats.

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Support the village teacher by Giridhar S., Deccan Herald, September 2017

Between March and July, I visited around 30 primary schools in Yadgir district of north-east Karnataka, spread across three visits of four days each. ...

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A beautiful mind: Revisiting Karanth's work as an educationist by Manjuanth V., September 2017

S V Manjunath looks back at writer Shivaram Karanth’s groundbreaking contribution to the field of education
 

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A new development mantra for politicians by Anurag Behar, Livemint, August 2017

‘Bijli Sadak Paani’—or electricity, roads, water—is now table-stakes in the electoral game. ‘Shiksha Swasthya Suraksha’—education, healthcare, safety—should be the new development mantra

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लैंगिकता और शिक्षा : एक बदलती हुई दुनिया में काम और विवाह (Laingikta Aur Shiksha : Ek Badalti Huee Dunia Main Kaam Aur Vivaah) by अमन मदान (Amman Madan), Shiksha Vimarsh, March-April 2017

इस शृंखला के पिछले लेख में यह तर्क पेश किया गया था कि लैंगीकृत भूमिकाएं केवल जैविक अन्तरों की अभिव्यक्ति न होकर काफी हद तक सामाजिक प्रक्रियाओं द्वारा निर्मित होती हैं। शैक्षिक व्यवस्था लैंगिकता के निर्माण में एक दुधारी तरीके से योगदान देती है। अक्सर यह लैंगिक भूमिकाओं की पुनर्रचना में सहायता करती

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फेल न करने की नीति के : अन्तर्विरोधी विचार से परे (Fail Na Karne Ki Neeti Ke Antrvirodhi Vichaar Se Pare) by रोहित धनकर (Rohit Dhankar), Shiksha Vimarsh, March-April 2017

विद्यालयों के वर्तमान ढांचे और पाठ्यचर्या को देखते हुए मीडिया में बार-बार उठने वाली सतत एवं समग्र मूल्यांकन तथा फेल न करने की नीति से जुडी चर्चाएं पूरी तरह निरर्थक लगती हैं। इसी के परिणामस्वरूप हम आरंभिक शिक्षा को विद्यालय में बच्चों द्वारा बिताए गए वर्षों से परिभाषित करतें है। परीक्षा प्रणाली शि

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ಖಾಸಗಿತನದ ಹಕ್ಕು ಮತ್ತು ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಹಿತ (khasagitanada mattu saravajanika hita) by ನಾರಾಯಣ ಎ (Narayana A.), Prajavani, August 2017

ಆದರೆ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಜಾತಂತ್ರೀಯ ಆಶಯವಾಗಿ, ಒಂದು ಮಾನವೀಯ ಮೌಲ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಖಾಸಗಿತನದ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಈ ಕಾಲದ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಅಗತ್ಯವಾಗಿತ್ತು.

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The State of India’s Environment’: Reflecting its Underdevelopment? by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

A major part of my early academic career was used to study issues of environment and sustainable development. I could not devote much time to these issues after joining Azim Premji Foundation in 2011, due to the involvement in studies on education and development, in general.

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Graphic bodies : picturing feminised pathology, narrating resistance by Neeraja Sundaram, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, June 2017

This article studies three graphic memoirs by women, Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen, Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles and Leah Hayes’ Not Funny Ha-Ha, to explore the use of the graphic form in the narrating of an experience of illness.

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Limitations of standardized tests by Anurag Behar, Livemint, August 2017

Very little of the testing in our education system serves the student or her learnings

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Does Citizenship Abate Class? : Evidence and Reflections from a South Indian City by Siddharth Swaminathan, Economic and Political Weekly, August 2017

Drawing on data from a large household survey in Bengaluru, this paper explores the quality of urban citizenship.

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There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry the caste attribute whether they reject it explicitly or not.

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