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Volunteerism - Sowing Seeds Early (Vol. 13 No. 4), Geeta S. Shetty Nov 2019

Volunteerism - Sowing Seeds Early (Vol. 13 No. 4), Geeta S. Shetty

Teacher (India)

Volunteerism is a concept of social activity that is based on the philosophy of free will. The seeds of volunteerism need to be sown early in life to ensure that the future generations are empowered for social advocacy. This article throws light on the concept of volunteerism and its implications for social accountability of learners.


The Politics Of Gender, Caste, And Education In India (Vol. 13 No. 4), Vimala Ramachandran Nov 2019

The Politics Of Gender, Caste, And Education In India (Vol. 13 No. 4), Vimala Ramachandran

Teacher (India)

India has a long history of gender and caste-based discrimination and subordination that influences access to education. The country has made significant advances but a lot more needs to be done.


Inclusion Of The Economically Backward Students: Scope And Tenet Of Indian School Libraries, Sarthak Chakraborty, Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri May 2019

Inclusion Of The Economically Backward Students: Scope And Tenet Of Indian School Libraries, Sarthak Chakraborty, Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study aims to find out how far a school library can contribute in the issue of inclusion of the economically backward class students. Meanwhile the author has opined three major issues: Economical, Psychological and Societal as the reasons behind the school dropouts in India; while theoretical analyses have unveiled that the school library has enough scope and potential to reduce the dropout rate by offering several innovative approaches. Further, the author has investigated the reality and forwarded ten unique approaches (broadly classified into Library beyond school, Increase the reading habit and Empowerment of the student) which could be fruitful ...


Draft Nep: How Does It Affect Teachers? (Vol. 13 No. 3), Vimala Ramachandran Jan 2019

Draft Nep: How Does It Affect Teachers? (Vol. 13 No. 3), Vimala Ramachandran

Teacher (India)

A draft National Education Policy (NEP) proposes reforms at all levels to address the challenges of the Indian education system. This article explains what the policy means for teachers.


Teaching And Beyond: Exploring The Educational Landscape (Vol.13 No.3), Anaghaa Wagh Jan 2019

Teaching And Beyond: Exploring The Educational Landscape (Vol.13 No.3), Anaghaa Wagh

Teacher (India)

Teaching offers a range of experience that provides a foundation for subsequent roles in the education sector. Anaghaa Wagh shares her personal journey as a volunteer with Teach for India.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Oct 2018

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

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  • Georgia Southern philosophy professor invited to India to discuss research on emotion

  • Center for Sustainability seminar series continues with David Orr


Ensuring Adolescents In Bihar Stay—And Learn—In School, Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey, Ashish Kumar Gupta Jan 2017

Ensuring Adolescents In Bihar Stay—And Learn—In School, Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey, Ashish Kumar Gupta

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

The Government of India has invested in improving education through two key programs for universal access to, and retention in, secondary education. In Bihar, the Population Council found high levels of enrollment among younger adolescents, with limited gender disparity. Retention beyond elementary school, however, was low, and learning outcomes—literacy and numeracy—were poor. This policy brief focuses on two challenges to preparing Bihar's adolescents for the future: universal enrollment and retention in secondary school. The brief outlines recommendations that the government invest in secondary schooling, improve school facilities, support and evaluate quality teaching inputs and curriculum changes, remove ...


Ensuring Adolescents In Uttar Pradesh Stay—And Learn—In School, Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey Jan 2017

Ensuring Adolescents In Uttar Pradesh Stay—And Learn—In School, Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

The Government of India has invested in improving education through two key programs for universal access to, and retention in, secondary education. In Uttar Pradesh, the Population Council found high levels of enrollment among younger adolescents, with limited gender disparity. Retention beyond elementary school, however, was low, and learning outcomes—literacy and numeracy—were poor. This policy brief focuses on two challenges to preparing Uttar Pradesh’s adolescents for the future: universal enrollment and retention in secondary school. The brief outlines recommendations that the government invest in secondary schooling, improve school facilities, support and evaluate quality teaching inputs and curriculum ...


Ensuring Adolescents In Uttar Pradesh Stay—And Learn—In School [Hindi], Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey Jan 2017

Ensuring Adolescents In Uttar Pradesh Stay—And Learn—In School [Hindi], Sapna Desai, Neelanjana Pandey

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

The Government of India has invested in improving education through two key programs for universal access to, and retention in, secondary education. In Uttar Pradesh, the Population Council found high levels of enrollment among younger adolescents, with limited gender disparity. Retention beyond elementary school, however, was low, and learning outcomes—literacy and numeracy—were poor. This policy brief focuses on two challenges to preparing Uttar Pradesh’s adolescents for the future: universal enrollment and retention in secondary school. The brief outlines recommendations that the government invest in secondary schooling, improve school facilities, support and evaluate quality teaching inputs and curriculum ...


My News Oct 2016

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  • Georgia Southern hosts Social Gerontology Conference
  • STEM Education explores opportunities in India
  • Faculty and alumni present research at 26th Annual EECERA Conference
  • Two nursing students awarded the St. Joseph’s/Candler Georgia Southern University Nightingale Scholarship

  • History professor wins award for new book on women apparel workers

  • BFSDoArt to host several events this month featuring acclaimed professional artists, Manuel Lima and Yoko Sekino­Bové


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Oct 2016

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  • STEM Education explores opportunities in India
  • 16th Annual Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference Opens Call for Proposals


Study Abroad: Kolkata, India Guide Maps, Jonathon Litchy Apr 2016

Study Abroad: Kolkata, India Guide Maps, Jonathon Litchy

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

The Study Abroad office of CSB/SJU has requested that having maps to ease the transition of students studying abroad in Kolkata, India will allow for a more confident experience in finding the college, transportation, various points of interest and other companions home stay locations. These maps produce a layout of (1) the area of Kolkata with an overview of transportation, homestays, places of interest, and culture experiences, and (2) a map of Park street with the college location and surrounding amenities.


Engaging Influential Network Members In The Community To Advocate For Health And Aspirations Of Unmarried Adolescent Girls In Kolkata, India, Evangeline Ambat Jan 2016

Engaging Influential Network Members In The Community To Advocate For Health And Aspirations Of Unmarried Adolescent Girls In Kolkata, India, Evangeline Ambat

Master's Capstone Projects

Working with unmarried adolescent girls on issues related to their health, nutrition and building life skills impacts the health of their children in the future. This paper presents both the needs analysis and the outline of a project proposal resulting from the needs analysis to work with unmarried adolescent girls. Project ASHAYEIN (Advocacy for Supporting Health & Aspirations of Youth by Engaging their Influential Networks) - the acronym means "hopes and wishes" in Hindi- seeks to create a web of support to reduce the vulnerability of adolescent girls in an urban slum community in the Howrah area of West Bengal India and ...


Engaging Parents To Promote Girls' Transition To Secondary Education: Evidence From A Cluster Randomised Trial In Rural Gujarat, India, K.G. Santhya, A.J. Francis Zavier, Pallavi Patel, Neeta Shah Jan 2016

Engaging Parents To Promote Girls' Transition To Secondary Education: Evidence From A Cluster Randomised Trial In Rural Gujarat, India, K.G. Santhya, A.J. Francis Zavier, Pallavi Patel, Neeta Shah

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

The Population Council and partners, with the support of the Human Dignity Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, implemented a pilot intervention in India─Project Sankalp─to assess the acceptability and feasibility of engaging parents and communities to promote girls’ secondary education. The project's aim was to measure its effectiveness in improving adolescent girls’ transition to secondary education, their attendance at school, and learning outcomes. Findings show that the effect of Project Sankalp on creating an enabling environment for girls to pursue secondary education was mixed. On the positive side, the project showed success in ...


Public Vs. Private Schooling As A Route To Universal Basic Education: A Comparison Of China And India, William C. Smith, Devin K. Joshi Jan 2016

Public Vs. Private Schooling As A Route To Universal Basic Education: A Comparison Of China And India, William C. Smith, Devin K. Joshi

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This article examines whether focusing primarily on public schooling can lead to more rapid achievement of universal basic education (UBE) than relying on a mixture of public and private schooling. Through a structured, focused comparison, we find China's greater emphasis on public schooling has contributed to higher enrollment, attendance, graduation rates, gender parity, and proportion of students entering higher education than India, the country with the world's largest private sector in primary and secondary education. This comparison suggests that greater emphasis on public schooling in developing countries may lead to more rapid UBE attainment than encouraging privatization.


Public Vs. Private Schooling As A Route To Universal Basic Education: A Comparison Of China And India, William C. Smith, Devin K. Joshi Jan 2016

Public Vs. Private Schooling As A Route To Universal Basic Education: A Comparison Of China And India, William C. Smith, Devin K. Joshi

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This article examines whether focusing primarily on public schooling can lead to more rapid achievement of universal basic education (UBE) than relying on a mixture of public and private schooling. Through a structured, focused comparison, we find China's greater emphasis on public schooling has contributed to higher enrollment, attendance, graduation rates, gender parity, and proportion of students entering higher education than India, the country with the world's largest private sector in primary and secondary education. This comparison suggests that greater emphasis on public schooling in developing countries may lead to more rapid UBE attainment than encouraging privatization.


Newsroom, Georgia Southern University Mar 2015

Newsroom, Georgia Southern University

Newsroom

  • Tango Buenos Aires to take the stage at Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center
  • Georgia Southern to Host Inaugural Holi Festival
  • Georgia Southern Announces Change in Two Divisions


Geo Director Selected For Fulbright Award To India, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee Oct 2014

Geo Director Selected For Fulbright Award To India, Sarah Gardner, Dave Albee

News

The selection was made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, a presidentially appointed 12-member board that is responsible for establishing worldwide policies for the Fulbright Program and for selecting of Fulbright recipients.


English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret Apr 2014

English In South Asia And Pedagogical Implications, Brittany R. Ehret

Senior Honors Theses

English at present maintains a significant role as a second or foreign language in the region of South Asia as well as globally. In a discussion of this topic, it is important to explore a brief history of the expansion of English and its origins in South Asia. It is also essential to provide a background of South Asian English and its unique linguistic characteristics as well as its use in different contexts of South Asia. The perspectives of linguists and educators who are native to the region of South Asia should be included as much as possible in this ...


The Annual Status Of Education Report Survey: Monitoring Learning Levels Of Children In Rural India, Acer Mar 2014

The Annual Status Of Education Report Survey: Monitoring Learning Levels Of Children In Rural India, Acer

Assessment GEMS

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey is a household-based survey of school-aged children in all rural districts in India. It is the only annual survey that yields data on children’s basic learning levels in this country. It evolved out of the work of a non-governmental organisation called Pratham. The ASER survey aims to obtain reliable, district-level estimates of the status of rural children’s school enrolment and skills in reading and arithmetic, and to measure the change in these estimates over time.


Impact Of The Nregs On Schooling And Intellectual Human Capital, Subha Mani, Jere R. Behrman, Shaikh Galab, Prudhvikar Reddy Jan 2014

Impact Of The Nregs On Schooling And Intellectual Human Capital, Subha Mani, Jere R. Behrman, Shaikh Galab, Prudhvikar Reddy

Grand Challenges Canada Economic Returns to Mitigating Early Life Risks Project Working Paper Series

This paper uses a quasi-experimental framework to analyze the impact of India’s largest public works program, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), on schooling enrollment, grade progression, reading comprehension test scores, writing test scores, math test scores and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) scores. The availability of pre and two rounds of post-intervention initiation data from the three rounds of the Young Lives Panel Study allow us to measure both the short- and medium-run intent-to-treat effects of the program. We find that the program has no effect on enrollment but has strong positive effects on grade progression, reading ...


Preserving Dance Forms In India Through Education And Performance: A Curriculum For Bollywood Dance, Kimberly Martin May 2013

Preserving Dance Forms In India Through Education And Performance: A Curriculum For Bollywood Dance, Kimberly Martin

Masters Theses

This project is a practical curriculum of Bollywood dance that can be used to assist in the preservation of dance forms in India through education and performance. The goal of this curriculum is to systematically equip dancers of all ages with the basic knowledge and experiences needed to excel as dancers and choreographers of Bollywood dance. This will be achieved through practical experience that is built from the basics of Bollywood dance and founded in classical tradition and theory as presented in Bharat Natyam. This curriculum is broken up into four sixteen-week semesters and covers a series of steps, basics ...


India's Right To Education Act: Household Experiences And Private School Responses, Prachi Srivastava, Claire Noronha Mar 2013

India's Right To Education Act: Household Experiences And Private School Responses, Prachi Srivastava, Claire Noronha

Education Publications

This study aimed to shed light on the early phase of implementation of India’s landmark Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (RTE Act), effective as of April 2010, with special attention on the role of the private sector (i.e. private unaided schools). This working paper reports on the household- and school-level results of a larger project conducted in a Delhi slum. Data in this working paper were collected between June 2011 and April 2012 by a survey of 290 households in the selected slum area, semi-structured interviews with a sub-sample of 40 households, semi-structured ...


Private Sector Research Study: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Prachi Srivastava, Claire Noronha, Shailaja Fennell Feb 2013

Private Sector Research Study: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Prachi Srivastava, Claire Noronha, Shailaja Fennell

Education Publications

This research study was commissioned by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in India to provide a broad overview of key issues associated with how the role of the private sector in education has evolved over the last ten years of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), the Government of India’s flagship programme for universal elementary education. The terms of reference set the focus of this study on broadly covering public-private partnerships (PPPs) and the emergence of low-fee private schooling. Additionally, the end of the first decade of SSA dovetails with the implementation of the RTE Act, bringing important ...


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Nov 2012

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • Don't forget this week's important events!
  • Global Experience: Summer 2013 Info Session
  • Artist Talk with Ceramics Professor Jeff Schmuki


Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News Nov 2012

Betty Foy Sanders Department Of Art News

Art Department Newsletter

  • What's Happening in the BFSDoArt?
  • SATURDAY: Last BFSDoArt Tailgate, Hosted by SAL
  • Jewelry Guild Meeting
  • Global Experience: Summer 2013 Info Session
  • Artist Talk with Ceramics Professor Jeff Schmuki


All Hail Jugaad? Understanding The Latest Management Fad From India, Thomas Birtchnell Jan 2012

All Hail Jugaad? Understanding The Latest Management Fad From India, Thomas Birtchnell

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers

What do India’s huge blackouts this month have to do with the latest fad for CEOs? Forget guanxi, the Chinese art of networking; forget the Japanese-inspired disciplinary regime, the Six Sigma way. The latest fad to hit the CEO conference circuit is the Indian notion of jugaad. Its supporters include, amongst others, Saatchi and Saatchi’s CEO Worldwide Kevin Roberts. Borrowing a term for the cobbled-together cars the rural poor drive, this new “Indian way” means throwing out all of the complex and costly organisational burdens that clog up smooth and seamless business: occupational health and safety and risk ...


Human Rights Education: Ideology, Location, And Approaches, Monisha Bajaj Jan 2011

Human Rights Education: Ideology, Location, And Approaches, Monisha Bajaj

School of Education Faculty Research

As human rights education (HRE) becomes a more common feature of international policy discussions, national textbook reform, and post-conflict educational strategies, greater clarity about what HRE is, does, and means is needed. This article reviews existing definitions and models of HRE, and argues that ideology—as much as location or other variables—offers a means of schematizing varying approaches to HRE. This article reviews models organized around principles of global citizenship, coexistence, and transformative action in the context of one nation-state (India), and suggests that the mutability and adaptability of human rights education are its strength.


Youth In India: Situation And Needs 2006-2007, Andhra Pradesh, International Institute For Population Sciences (Iips), Population Council Jan 2010

Youth In India: Situation And Needs 2006-2007, Andhra Pradesh, International Institute For Population Sciences (Iips), Population Council

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

This report is the result of a sub-national study undertaken by the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and the Population Council, New Delhi, as part of a project to collect information on key transitions experienced by youth in India, including those related to education, work force participation, sexual activity, marriage, health and civic participation; the magnitude and patterns of young people’s sexual and reproductive practices before, within and outside of marriage as well as related knowledge, decision-making and attitudes. The project was implemented in six states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu.


Ensuring Education For All In India: Highlighting The Obstacles, International Institute For Population Sciences (Iips), Population Council Jan 2010

Ensuring Education For All In India: Highlighting The Obstacles, International Institute For Population Sciences (Iips), Population Council

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

Looking at the current educational situation of youth in India, this Population Council policy brief argues that significant investments in terms of appropriate policies and programs are required to enable the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education and elimination of gender disparity in primary and secondary education, harness its demographic dividend, and enable its youth to participate in and benefit from global development. The brief recommends that policy commitments be met and programs be effectively implemented, and notes the importance of high school education in enabling youth to make a successful transition to adulthood. It ...