1 Environmental Ethics of The Higher Secondary School Students In East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

Author: Amanda Tariang

Environmental ethics is the moral relationship of human beings with the environment. It concerns the do's and dont's for human beings towards the environment. It deals with ecological rights of all creatures present today as well as those that will follow on the earth. The present study aims to find out the environmental ethics of the higher secondary school students based on gender and locale of the students. The data was collected from a sample of 973 higher secondary school students by using the Environmental Ethics Scale (EES) constructed by Haseen Taj (2001). It was found that the higher secondary school students of East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya have high environmental ethics and gender has no impact on the environmental ethics of the students. However, locale has an impact on the environmental ethics of the students of East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya.

2 Chabahar Port: The Golden Gate

Author: Mamta

This article argues that common interests among nations lead to cooperation. Recent example of this is the development of Chabahar port by India on Iran's Sistan-Bluchisatn coast. This paper investigates port's geographical location; interests of Iran, India and Afghanistan involved in it, Trilateral Transport and Transit Corridor Agreement and strategic importance of port. Through all this, an attempt has been made to know Chabahar port in general and its strategic significance in particular with special reference to Indian Security.

3Teachers Perceptions on the Effectiveness of Use of Advanced Educational Technology Tools

Author:Dr. Victoria Susan Ijjina

Today the learning environments have been changing fast with times. Books in physical form are being replaced with books in digital forms. Dialogues are being developed not only in lassrooms but on digi-pages such as Face book, Twitter, Whatsapp. In this phenomenal change in learning environment, teacher has to be vested with the knowledge and mechanisms to handle and control the digital world. The pedagogy in digital world has become more daunting, but educators should realize the fact that this generation esteems education. For this reason teachers should become more aware of the Educational tools available for effective teaching and learning. The present study focuses on the perception of teachers on the effectiveness of use of advanced educational technology tools in teaching learning process.

4Influence Of Information And Communication Technology (Ict) On The Practical Performance Of B.Ed. Students

Author: Vijay Pal Tewari

One of the important aims of B.Ed. courses across the Universities and Colleges in the country is to train prospective teachers to develop skills in practical teaching. In the recent past a need was felt to enhance the course duration from one to two years with purpose to enable them not only a sound knowledge of theory but also prepare them for efficient and effective class room teaching. Revolution on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has set-in a new challenges to traditional methods of teaching as ICT has reached to an echelon where traditional teaching might be replaced by the virtual application of advanced ICT usage.

5 Technology and 'Choices' at the Higher Education: A Study of First Generation Students

Author: Priyambada Shah

In India the schemes like Rashtriya Uchchatar Siksha Abhiyan (2013) are encouraging students to enter higher education. Many of these students entering higher education are the first generation to do so in their families. Students who are the first generation in their families to enter are likely to face challenges as they have to make the crucial decisions regarding the choice of institutions and program of study. In this context it is important to understand the various sources which provide them information about the type of education to be pursued.

6 Text Based Reading Tasks as Tools to Improve English omprehension Skills for Second Language Readers

Author: S M Shashirekha & Dr M M Pattanashetti

This study aims to quantify effectiveness of reading tasks in improving reading comprehension of IX standard Kannada medium students who study English as second language. This study focuses on improving sub components of comprehension such as recall suitable words, drawing inferences, facts finding, sequencing events and compare and contrasting ideas. For the present experimental study, the investigator selected two groups of thirty students from two secondary schools randomly and were assessed on five sub components of comprehension through pre-test. The data were collected through a validated tool constructed by the investigator for the purpose of the present study for which two groups response during pre-test (as well as preceding academic test scores) was homogeneous.

7 “Impact of Variables like Self-Esteem and Self-Concept on Role Commitment of Secondary Teacher Educators Working in Private Institutions”

Author: Dr. (Mrs.) Madhuchanda Mukherjee

Teaching is considered as the noblest profession in the world and hence naturally it demands more commitment than any other profession. A teacher has to show commitment in a multi-dimensional aspect because the future of society and nation lies on the shoulders of a teacher. In the present age, the teachers' perform a lot of roles. Some of them are inspirer, facilitator of learning and reducer of anxiety. The main purpose of the present paper was to study the influence of academic qualification, self-esteem and their interaction on role-commitment of secondary teacher educators and the influence of academic qualification, self-concept and their interaction on role commitment of secondary teacher educators.

8 Awareness of MOOCs - SWAYAM among Student - Teachers

Author: Dr.R.Sivakumar

The present investigation was carried out to study the Awareness of MOOCs - SWAYAM among Student - Teachers. A sample of 100 Student - Teachers were drawn from the Annamalai University. Awareness of MOOCs - SWAYAM Inventory was developed and validated by Investigator. The Student - Teachers have responded to the questionnaire. The data thus collected were put into appropriate statistical analysis. The results revealed that Awareness of MOOCs -SWAYAM among Student - Teachers is not adequate.

9 A comparative study on philosophy of mathematics education in China, and India

Author: Debjani Guha & Surapati Pramanik

The present study examines the philosophy of mathematics education in India and China. The methodology of the study is an interpretive and analytical study of documents. The followings are the common questions asked in philosophy of mathematics education: What is mathematics? What is learning mathematics? What is teaching mathematics? What are the aims and purposes of teaching and learning mathematics? How does mathematics relate to society? What is the status of mathematics education as knowledge field? This study tries to present the different schools of philosophies of mathematics and philosophy of mathematics education existing in India, China.

RNI MAHBIL/ 2012/54586
ISSN 2319-5525

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