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ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF TEACHER EDUCATORS (AIATE)

XI Annual Conference -2010

 

All the members of AIATE and other teacher educators are hereby informed that XI Annual Conference, which was earlier announced to be held at Meerut, will now be held at Basic Teachers’ Training College (CTE), Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar, District Churu, Rajasthan, on December 25 – 26, 2010. The theme of the Conference is “Contemporary Educational Reforms in India”.

Sub-themes:

  • Historical development of Public Examination system India
  • Need and Significance of Class X Examination;
  • Social and psychological issues in public examinations;
  • Examination and Mental Health: Problems and Issues;
  • Need for a Change: Possible Alternatives;
  • Proposal to make examination optional and its feasibility;
  • Reporting Academic Performance: Various Approaches, their Advantages and Limitations;
  • Numerical versus Symbolic modes of reporting Academic Achievement;
  • Grading System: Is it an improvement over Numerical Marking?
  • Grading System: Applications in Decision Making;
  • Grading System; What, Why and How?
  • Right to Education Act 2009: Historical Review;
  • Right to Education Act 2009: Social, Political, Psychological and Economic Issues;
  • Right to Education Act 2009: Issues in its implementation;
  • Right to Education Act 2009: Quantity, Quality and Equity issues;
  • Any other title germane to the main theme;

 

Papers (along with an abstract in 250 – 300 words) may be sent to Dr. Lata Chandola, (Department of Teacher Education, B. D. K. College, Baluganj, Agra 282001, Ph: 09411650809, Email c_lata@sancharnet.in), electronically or by post (along with CD), latest by 15th November 2010. Selected papers presented in the Conference may be published in the form of a book. The participants will pay Registration/Delegation Fee at the venue. The rates are: Rs.300/-for members and Rs.500/-for non-members (Rs. 300 for research scholars/students). Those desirous of life membership of AIATE will be charged Rs. 600/- extra. The participants, after sending papers, are requested to confirm their arrival (date and time) at Sardarshahar latest by 15th December 2010 at anilupadhyaya2008@gmail.com to Dr. Anil Upadhyaya, Basic Teachers’ Training College (CTE), Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar (District Churu), Rajasthan, so that their abstracts may be included in the Conference Souvenir and stay arrangement may also be made. For any further clarification, contact the President of AIATE, Prof. C.P.S.Chauhan, Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh on 09358204966 or on email ID cps_chauhan@yahoo.com

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Social Inquiry Today: The Challenge of Description and Change

Some years ago, the Danish social scientist, Bent Flyvbjerg published a trenchant and rather monumental book on the possibilities of social inquiry, imploring the grounds for a reappraisal of the role of the social sciences.  It was a sobering study of the trend dominating the social and behavioural sciences where, in one form or another, crucial aspects of social inquiry have been attenuated by the attempt to emulate the natural sciences and create a kind of general theory; after all, as Flyvbjerg suggested, the strength of the social sciences really lay in their rich, reflexive analysis of values and power – so essential to the social and economic development of society.  Without doubt, the idea of the proposed roundtable – Social Inquiry Today: The Challenge of Description and Change – has been conceptualized independently of the problematic that Flyvbjerg was alluding to; independently, one need add, of the decisions to be made concerning the imperative to foreground the idea of a reflexive social science.  And yet, it cannot be denied that what is being sought for in the context of the proposed roundtable, even as it cuts across Flyvbjerg’s restaging of the prospects of social inquiry today, also resonates with the latter’s theme.

The effort clearly, at the proposed roundtable, is to nurture a fresh reflection on the social sciences and the prospects for social inquiry today.  The main issue in the roundtable will be developed around the projectual dimension, with the objective of visualizing both the social sciences and social inquiry today from a particular viewpoint, which singles out the dimension of description and change as social science’s space of communication and negotiation.  The roundtable will face emerging problems that characterize the dynamics of social inquiry today, like the challenge of subalternity and difference, the question of democracy, the enlargement of the space of rights, social equity and public accountability, the sense of contending public space and the emerging dynamics of scholarly production in the social sciences in India (as indeed in other parts of the world).

The proposed roundtable will be divided into two long sessions, with a lead speaker setting the stage in each of the sessions, to be followed by critical commentary by invited discussants, and being rounded off by free and open discussion.

http://www.iias.org/Social_Inquiry_Today.html

Social Inquiry Today: The Challenge of Description and Change Some years ago, the Danish social scientist, Bent Flyvbjerg published a trenchant and rather monumental book on the possibilities of social inquiry, imploring the grounds for a reappraisal of the role of the social sciences. It was a sobering study of the trend dominating the social and behavioural sciences where, in one form or another, crucial aspects of social inquiry have been attenuated by the attempt to emulate the natural sciences and create a kind of general theory; after all, as Flyvbjerg suggested, the strength of the social sciences really lay in their rich, reflexive analysis of values and power – so essential to the social and economic development of society. Without doubt, the idea of the proposed roundtable – Social Inquiry Today: The Challenge of Description and Change – has been conceptualized independently of the problematic that Flyvbjerg was alluding to; independently, one need add, of the decisions to be made concerning the imperative to foreground the idea of a reflexive social science. And yet, it cannot be denied that what is being sought for in the context of the proposed roundtable, even as it cuts across Flyvbjerg’s restaging of the prospects of social inquiry today, also resonates with the latter’s theme. The effort clearly, at the proposed roundtable, is to nurture a fresh reflection on the social sciences and the prospects for social inquiry today. The main issue in the roundtable will be developed around the projectual dimension, with the objective of visualizing both the social sciences and social inquiry today from a particular viewpoint, which singles out the dimension of description and change as social science’s space of communication and negotiation. The roundtable will face emerging problems that characterize the dynamics of social inquiry today, like the challenge of subalternity and difference, the question of democracy, the enlargement of the space of rights, social equity and public accountability, the sense of contending public space and the emerging dynamics of scholarly production in the social sciences in India (as indeed in other parts of the world). The proposed roundtable will be divided into two long sessions, with a lead speaker setting the stage in each of the sessions, to be followed by critical commentary by invited discussants, and being rounded off by free and open discussion.

http://www.iias.org/Social_Inquiry_Today.html

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Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) Ajmer

Recruitment for Lecturers in College Education Department 

RPSC invites focus upon OMR Application Forms for following Jobs vacancies of  Lecturers :

  • Lecturers (Vyakhyata- व्याख्याता) : 457 posts in assorted subjects in Colleges in Rajasthan, Pay Scale : PB-3 Rs. 15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.6000/-, Age : 21-35 years

OMR Application Form : OMR Application Form as well as leaflet can be picked up from during a price of Rs.250/- (Rs.150/- for OBC of non-creamy layer, Rs.50/- for SC/ST)
How to Apply : OMR Application forms should be send by Registered post / Speed post or in chairman during RPSC upon or prior to 02/11/2010.

Information : For finish report greatfully perspective http://rpsc.gov.in/College_Edu_Vistrit-210910.pdf

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Small non-descriptive Shimla house – Woodfield, barely few meters away from Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), stands testimony to Rabindranath Tagore’s Shimla connections. It is here, Gurudev stayed with his brother Satyendranath Tagore, first Indian to join Indian Civil Service (ICS) in 1863 and wrote eight poems,later published in periodical “Sonar Tari”.

Less than an year – begins the Sesquicentennial cereversations (150 th anniversary) of Rabindranath Tagore,and IIAS is all set to immotalise this Bengali polymath as one of the world’s greatest writer in modern Indian literature.The Institute — now a hub of famed national and international scholars ,literatary figures and social scientists will have first-of-kind Tagore Centre housed in its campus at historic Viceregal Lodge.
The proposal,submitted by the Institute sometime back,stand already approved by Union Ministery of Human Resource Development and now waits approval of a high power committee headed by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. “This is going to be nation’s biggest tribute to Tagore — whose contributions as a popular poet, novelist, musician, painter , playwright,social scientist and philosopher have been acknowledged internationally”, a senior HRD official told the Indian Express here.

The excitement over the upcoming centre is palpable at the Institute.As says Director Peter Ronald deSouza “ Looking at the kind of mandate,which IIAS has been given by its visionary founder s like Porf S. Radhakrishnan,the Centre will be a biggest contribution that Institute will be able to make to Tagore’s life and legacies.We are getting ready for the events to follow in the 150 th year of Tagore”.

As proposed the Centre — which will be a permanent Tagore Chair at the IIAS,will have four fellows,including one exclusively working on his works in the creative field like visual art,theatre,music etc.Tagore had composed more than 2,200 songs and was a prolific painter. Some of his songs are an integral part of Bengali culture. Tagore’s music is been inseparable from his literature — poems or parts of novels, stories, or plays alike — became lyrics for his songs.

Other three – few also foreigners,will devote on Tagore’s works in the Indian literature ,humanities and social sciences.The funding will be provided by the HRD ministry .

“ We have suitable infrastructure,wherewithwals and environment to facilitate advanced studies on this greatest human being of the century ,having influence across the world.There are some of the amazing facts about Tagore’s personality ,which need to be explored. He (Tagore) had travelled almost all over the world and even had met noble Laureate Albert Einstein in 1930 — and he turned out to be a greatest admirer of Tagore”, deSouza informs.

The setting of the Tagore centre in Shimla also coincides with UNESCO plans to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 2011. Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has recently been at Maison de L’Inde City University, Paris extend Indian government’s endorsement to the celebrations. A rare Iconography of Tagore obtained with the help of Visva Bharati University was also displayed at the function there, including a rare photo of Tagore with Mahatma Gandhi and another with Einstein. A similar commemoration was also earlier also organised in 1961 for his 100th Anniversary.

The setting of the Tagore centre in Shimla also coincides with UNESCO plans to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 2011. Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal has recently been at Maison de L’Inde City University, Paris extend Indian government’s endorsement to the celebrations. A rare Iconography of Tagore obtained with the help of Visva Bharati University was also displayed at the function there, including a rare photo of Tagore with Mahatma Gandhi and another with Einstein. A similar commemoration was also earlier also organised in 1961 for his 100th Anniversary.

http://iias.org/news-press-tagore.html

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Philosophy Day Lecture Programme : Proposal Invited

The ICPR has been celebrating the International Philosophy Day every year during the third week of November to commemorate the birthday of Socrates as declared by the UNESCO. The Council gives grants to different universities to organize an academic event to hold seminar/workshop/colloquium/one-day meet at the regional level. This year ICPR has decided to select a few universities/institutions to organize International Philosophy Day by providing a grant of Rs.20,000/-.

The area of the deliberation /seminar may be one of the following:

(i) Interrelationship between Philosophy; Science and Culture;

(ii) Consciousness Research;

(iii) Philosophy of Education;

(iv) Future of Philosophy in the Modern World;

(v) Dialogue among Civilizations;

(vi) Determinism and Free will in Indian Philosophy;

(vii) Need of Philosophy as a core subject in School and Higher Education;

(viii) Philosophy of Man and environment;

(ix) Applied Philosophy; and

(x) Classical Indian Thought

The selected universities will be provided a grant of Rs.20,000/- for conducting this event. You are required to invite the faculty and students of neighouring universities and institutions offering course in philosophy and also students from other faculty interested in philosophy.

Audited statement of account/original vouchers, photographs and report of the programme are the requisite documents to be submitted to the Council within a fornight after the completion of the programme.

Kindly send your proposals by 15th October 2010 positively. Any application received after the dead line will not be entertained.

Last Date sent of Proposal : 15th October 2010.

Go to details:

http://icpr.in/scan0023.pdf

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Forthcoming lectures by ICPR

Forthcoming lectures by ICPR:

On 25 Sept :

Lecture of Prof Richard Gombrich, U.K. on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti at IIC, collborately organized by ICPR and Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

16 October, 2010

Shankar Jayanit Lecture on 16 October, 2010 by HH. Swami. Dayanand Saraswati. Programme in collaboratly organized by ICPR and Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

http://icpr.in/forthcoming-lectures.html

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One-Day Seminar

UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD

CENTRE FOR GANDHIAN ECONOMIC THOUGHT

Organizes a One-Day Seminar

on

Education : Meaning and Means

02 October 2010

For details go to:

http://www.uohyd.ernet.in/admin/uploads/events/Education_meaning_means.pdf

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