VOL 2nd Issue 4th , Mar 2014


Author:Dr Rekha Nariwal

All religious and spiritual leaders have always focussed on internal peace as a precondition for peace in the world. Peace therefore is nothing but an internal state of mind where moral and ethical values of acceptance, positive feelings of oneself and others, forgiveness, tolerance, friendship are to be deeply rooted. If an individual establishes peace within oneself he is sure to bring about peace in the external world. Permanent peace is therefore the result of the development of an individual's ability to attain internal peace.

Content Analysis of Marathi Language Textbooks in the context of Peace values

Author:Ms Rekha Chavhan

The education that we impart today focuses much on cognitive (head) aspect and we seldom give importance to the affective (heart) aspect. Education for peace is extremely important in today's society. Textbook is one of the important mean through which we can impart this kind of education. Textbooks convey attitude and values explicitly and implicitly. In the present study the content of Marathi language textbooks was analyzed from the point of view of peace values. This paper throws light on reflected peace values in the Marathi language textbooks of S.S.C board for standard IX th and X th.

A Study of Student Teachers' Creativity and its Relationship with their Gender and Age

Author:Dr. Sandhya Milind Khedekar

The purpose of the study was: (1) To assess creativity of student-teachers whose age range was 25-54 years old and (2) To find out whether age and gender influence creativity. Seventy-two participants (43 females and 29 males) responded to the ICAS (Ibadan Creativity Assessment Scale) by Akinboye, 1977. Data were analyzed using percentages, chi-square and ANNOVA (analysis of variance). Results showed: ideative flexibility, ideative originality, ideative fluency, and creativity motivation scores to be 56.5%, 59.47%, 57.4%, and 68.81% respectively. Creativity overall score was 57.79%. The respondents had great motivation for creativity. Independent tests showed that there were no significant differences in creativity as a result of age and gender at p < 0.05. The development of creativity is not depended on age and gender. It is influenced by other factors, such as divergent thinking, intelligence, and training.


Author:Dr. Chetan Chavan

In the present research paper the researcher has tried to explore what is metacognition? How is it related to the academic achievement of students and how it affects academic achievement of the students? It also supports that teachers need to help children develop metacognitive skills and also talks about the strategies required to develop metacognition in students. The study was carried out in a survey form in which a sample of 403 students was taken. The study basically tried to explore the relationship of metacognition and academic achievement. The findings revealed that there exists a positive relationship between academic achievement and metacognition and students belonging to different categories of metacognition do differ from each other with respect to academic achievement. The positive relationship between the two variables does indicate that metacognition do supports academic achievement.



There is need to bring change in the formal education system in India which is currently suppressing critical education and thereby perpetuating inequality and oppression. Educational inequalities largely reflect wider societal patterns of oppression, occurring particularly along lines of caste, class and gender. Even when they do enroll in schools, the poor and marginalized fail to receive an education that is equitable in terms of its quality. A crucial problem is that education quality decreases down the social and economic pyramid, and those on the lower end, forced to rely on poor quality government schools, are unable to compete with their peers from privileged classes. This paper discusses the educational strategies for eradication of inequality in Indian education and suggests practical suggestions relating to Paulo Freire's model and methodology. In turn it also stresses on Freirean critical education for social transformation that equips people to understand the gap between the way the world is and the way the world should be, the reasons for this gap, and the means to act to overcome this gap.


Author:Jayashree Giri

Globalization of higher education in India and its emergence as a knowledge society has greatly influenced every component of higher education namely the universities, colleges, teachers, students, parents and potential employers in society as a whole.There is a rapid commercialization of higher educational institutions leading to unethical practices There is deterioration of democratic and secular values among the youth. Universities cater to the demands of market while introducing new courses In the era of Globalization there is a fear of cultural identity getting lost .Peoples sensitivities towards values is getting adversely affected which is reflected in the various maladies afflicting the society. The strong encroachment of the dominant materialistic values among the youth is strongly reflected in the deep-rooted violence and unrest seen among the youth. Today the gap between theory and practice of the values needs to be highlighted. One needs to identify the hurdles that come in the way of following the values and also find out the ways to reduce the gap need to be pondered over by the stakeholders of education on a war footing. A scientific approach therefore lends more credibility to work on the practical mode rather than resigning to the fact by merely mouthing the need to voice for values. As teachers play an important role in shaping the values of the youth it is essential that they work towards reversing the trends that undermines these values and ensure that we remain a great nation on the world stage. This paper attempts to seek the answers from the teachers' perspective.


Author:Mr. Sanjeev Sharma

This article from times of India dated November 4 2013 talking about more number of enrolments in unaided school in Mumbai and less enrolment in government funded schools like B.M.C and government aided schools....state government as well as central government is spending hugh amount through Sarv Sikshan Abhiyaan to take care of Indian kids elementary education till the age of 14. A very good initiative by government which should be utilised not only by poor and middle class but also by upper middle class. This research paper needs to find what is the possible reason apart from excess income to enrol their kids in unaided school rather benefiting through government funded school.

A Correlational Study of Study Habits, Achievement Motivation, Home and School Environment of Secondary and Higher Secondary Students.

Author:Dr.Andhale Bhausaheb Sopan

In the student's life the inspiration changes as per the life style as well as work. Like that only to achieve the bright success in educational field habit of study is necessary. In student's life society, teacher, family, social situation, atmosphere, punishment and gift gives inspiration to them. And according to that students are struggling to achieve their aim or goal. The success basically depends on their way of study. According to the proverb 'tit for tat' student have to study hard to gain success. Whatever success they achieve or gain it depends on the inspiration given to them.