Research

Dynamics of schooling and social exclusion: A case study of Muslims in the walled city of Delhi

by Professor Azra Razzack, Jamia Millia Islamia University in collaboration with KARAM, Delhi (December 2012 – July 2013) This study is about processes and practices that will make schooling availablefor Muslim children in the walled city in Delhi and the dynamics that willunfold while trying to attain it. The study will be based on both qualitative and quantitative data to ensure a better understanding of the context and the determining factors that allow for schooling of Muslims in the walled city.The study will explore and map existing schools and their quality in terms of facilities offered. The variables that the study will throw up will help in future exploration of the theme.

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Taking forward the rural curriculum design – Our Land Our Life

by Nyla Coelho, Cerena Foundation (October 2012 – May 2014) 'Our Land Our Life' can be seen as a pioneering effort in the direction of placing ideas for a rural curriculum in a single comprehensive document.The second phase of this research will field test the developed curriculum in chosen NaiTaleem schools in Maharashtra; undertake sensitization of local government school teachers and the local education department to such a curriculum; carry out a content analysis of the existing material on agriculture in school textbooks and prepare suitable alternate material for this and;advocate with the education department for an appropriate change in the content of textbooks with regard to topics on agriculture.

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Our Land Our Life

(A curriculum for children of rural communities in India) Researched and prepared by Nyla Coelho This document describes in outline an innovative educational programme for children of rural communities in India, why it has been developed and how.

The past thirty years have seen great improvements in school education in terms of enrolment, curriculum and pedagogy, albeit adopting a top down approach. Serious short-comings, however, remain. The three most importan

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Children in Conflict Societies: Case of Ahmedabad, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kandhmal and Manipur

By Prof. Pradeep Bhargava, Dr. Shilp Shikha Singh, Rahul Mehta, Pradeepta Sundray and Noni Meetei Kandhmal district of Orissa Conflicts build consciousness. During conflict, consciousness of the self and the other reconstitutes the social and makes a new beginning. Conflicts are often characterized by displacement, deprivation, uncertainties, fracturing of old relationships, new networks,parallel conflicting administrative regimes, state apathy and persistent fear of death.

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Caste Conflict and Children's Education: A report from Rajasthan and Bihar

By Ajay Kumar Caste has always been at the centre of conflicts in our country. It is understood that there is always some kind of cultural, economical and political clash of interests behind these conflicts. These conflicts revolve around establishing dominance on the one hand, and on the other hand, they have also appeared as a struggle against deprivation.

The present study tries to understand the relationship between experiences of conflict and children's educat

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School Education for Tribal Children in Rajasthan: Available Opportunities and Present Status

By Centre for Education Research and Practice (CERP) Following the national concerns and keeping in view the status of education of tribal population which is one of the important constitutes of its population (12.56 per cent 2001 census) Rajasthan Government and others associated in the education field have been taking up all kinds of initiatives which include implementation of national schemes along with special tailor made schemes for the improvement of status of education of trib

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