SEP-OCT, 2014

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14
Imapct Factor: 4.194
ISSN: 2278-8808
Date: 04-Nov-2014

An International Peer Reviewed

Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies


A.S. Jagadeeswari, V. Chandrasekaran

PROMOTING METACOGNITIVE AWARENESS AMONG HIGHER SECONDARY STUDENTS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1888/1897

 Metacognition is essential to successful learning because it enables individuals to better manage their cognitive skills and to determine weaknesses that can be corrected by constructing new cognitive skills. Promoting metacognition begins with building awareness among learners that metacognition exits, differs from cognition and increases academic success. Hence the present study was undertaken by the investigator to explore the metacognitive awareness among Higher Secondary Students. A sample of 445 students (209 Boys and 236 Girls) of XI Standard was selected by using simple random sampling technique for the investigation. The standardized tool ‘Metacognitive Awareness Inventory’ (MAI) developed by Schraw and Dennison (1994) has been used as a measure of metacognitive awareness of students. The survey method was used to collect the data from three types of managements such as Government, Govt. Aided and Private Higher Secondary Schools in Chennai City. Mean, Standard Deviation,‘t’ test and Analysis of Variance have been employed to analyze the data. The findings of the study reveals that the Metacognitive Awareness level among Higher Secondary Students were found to be high and there was significant difference in the Metacognitive Awareness based on their Gender and Type of School Management. Further it was found that there was no significant difference in the Metacognitive Awareness based on their Residential Locality and Family Income.
Keywords: Metacognitive Awareness, Successful Learning, Cognitive Skills, Academic Success.

Mahesh Prabhakar Deshmukh, Pwal Satatrya T.

SARV SHIKSHAN ABHIYANACHYA SWARUPACHA ABHYAS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1898/1902

 

Geeta R Thakur

ADDIE MODEL PREPARED BY STUDENT TEACHERS IN ECONOMICS FOR THE STUDENTS OF STD. IX

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1903/1911

 When e-learning is reshaping the educational landscape of the world, an essential condition for effective practices of digital age pedagogy is that there must be access to high quality, culturally relevant content in digital forms. This research is undertaken to create digital quality, culturally relevant storyboards for developing e-content. Student teachers were trained in the development of storyboard for creating e-content for Economics subject of standard IX syllabus of SSC board by using ADDIE model. This training was given to 14 student teachers of Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel. The prepared modules were implemented on 150 IX STD. students. E-content was found to be more influential in student success than the traditional method. The analyses in the present study have shown that there was a significant difference in the post-test score of control and experimental group. Students, in general, showed a very positive attitude towards e-content. They agreed that e-content was a very good technique for learning and found it very beneficiary

P. B. Kasture, R. P. Bhalerao

SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE OF PUPIL TEACHERS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1912/1923

 In the age of globalization there is need of social skills. Teacher education plays an important role in shaping and molding the habits, manners and all the characteristics of pupils to become effective teachers. This article describes meaning of social intelligence and prerequisites for social teachers. The present study is intended to find out the level of social intelligence of pupil teachers. The pupil teacher’s studying in the college of Education. It will be of immense utility to teachers, pupil teachers and educationists. This paper also informs about teacher educators opinion about prerequisites for social intelligent teacher.

K.Kamala & Kadari Srinivas

RURAL DEVELOPMENT: A STRATEGY FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN INDIA

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1924/1931

 Rural development has assumed global attention especially among the developing nations. It has great significance for a country like India where majority of the population, around 65% of the people, live in rural areas. The present strategy of rural development in India mainly focuses on poverty alleviation, better livelihood opportunities, provision of basic amenities and infrastructure facilities through innovative programmes of wage and self-employment. This article overviews the role and function of the Government and its’ programmes for rural development in India. Science and technological interventions in the field of rural development have been discussed briefly and efforts being made to document some of the appropriate technologies developed by several research institutes, organizations suitable for application in rural areas are listed. Besides, the actual realization achieved during the Xth plan and the proposed target and strategy of the XIth plan have been highlighted to showcase the recent trend of developmental activities under the Ministry of Rural Development

V.R. Rajesh & V. Chandrasekaran

A STUDY ON INTERPERSONAL SKILLS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1932/1939

 Interpersonal Skills refer to the level of mental and communicative algorithms applied during social communications and interactions in order to reach certain effects or results. These skills are character traits possessed by an individual rather than skills that can be taught in a classroom. The purpose of this study is to explore the interpersonal skills of college students in relation to certain personal and demographic variables. The sample consisted of 300 college students selected from Chennai city for this study. Communicative Competence Scale developed by Wiemann (1977) was administered to collect the data. Collected data were subjected to statistical analysis and scores of the sample were computed. The result shows significant difference in students Interpersonal Skills with respect to their Gender, Degree Studying, Medium of Instruction, Residential Locality and Type of Family. The study also shows that no significant difference in students Interpersonal Skills with respect to their Stream of the Study, Type of College Management and Number of Siblings. Keywords: Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Communicative Competence, College Students.

Usha Ghorpade & Savita Kulkarni

SAMAJATIL THOR YAKTICHAYA SHAIKSHNIK VA SAMAJIK KARYACHA ADHWA GHENARAY SHIKSHANSHASTRATIL SANSHODHANACHA ASHAYA VISHALAESHAN TANTRACHAYA SAHAYANE PRATINIDHIK ABHAYAS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1940/1948

 

Jasim Ahmad

PROBLEMS IN PURSUING SCIENCE EDUCATION AMONG MUSLIM GIRLS AT SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1949/1957

 The educational backwardness and fewer shares of Muslims, especially Muslim women in jobs, is a well-known fact which is also revealed by the Sacher Committee Report. Girls’ education is foundation stone for the development of any community and society. If girls are educated and value-laden it is quite possible that the generation ahead would also be educated, cultured, worthy and nation builder in many senses. This research paper attempts to bring into light the problems faced by Muslim girls studying science at senior secondary level. The study was conducted in senior secondary schools of walled city of Delhi. The results revealed various reasons of low enrolment of Muslim girls in science stream, the lower level of academic support that they receive at home, a little higher level (66.66%) of parental encouragement, girls’ willingness to have separate schools for them and the higher level (86.66%) of sincerity of parents towards their daughter’s education. Key Words: Science education, Parental encouragement, Academic facilitators

Sucheta Ratnakar Dalvi & Nitin. L. Ghorpade

STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING WORK LIFE BALANCE

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1958/1964

 Work life balance is the degree to which an individual can simultaneously balance the emotional, behavioral and time demands of paid work, family and personal duties Low work life balance or imbalance reduces person’s efficiency, productivity at organizational level as well as at personal level. It affects ones physical health as well as mental health Therefore; efforts should be taken to achieve work life balance at every level, at organizational level, at Government level, at society level as well as at personal level. To improve quality of family life, productivity, social health achieving work life balance is very important. In India by passing various labor legislatives like Factories Act 1948, Maternity Benefit Act 1961, and many other. Government is trying its best. At organizational level various companies like Wipro, TCS, IBM, etc. are adopting best human recourses practices .In spite of these entire measures, one should need to take efforts for achieving work life balance at individual level. With a view to provide guideline, in present research paper researcher tried to suggest some strategies for achieving work life balance at individual level. Key words: Work life balance, Work life conflict, Strategies for achieving work life balance at individual level

Alok Kumar

?A?KAR?C?RYA ON APPEARANCE AND REALITY

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1965/1971

 Appearance and reality are one of the most fundamental concepts in philosophy. Śaṅkara has made significant contributions in developing the notions of appearance and reality.Appearance and reality are two but interrelated concepts in philosophy. These are not only the ontological issues but also their nature and status shape of epistemological quest. The basic questions are: What is genuinely real? What is mere appearance and not reality? Is there any connection between appearance and reality? Is there any realm which is Ultimate Reality? Is the phenomenal world merely appearance? If the objects are merely appearances, how do we bring them into reality? What are the means through which we move from appearances to the reality? Śaṅkara has answered these questions in his concept of Nirguṇa Brahman, vivartavāda, anirvacanīya khyātivāda and Jīvan-mukti. He, while resolving the dualism of appearance and reality, establishes his Advaita Vedānta philosophical system in which there is no place for distinction, duality, dichotomy and plurality at all. Keywords: Appearance, Reality, Paramārtha,Vyāvahāra,Pratibhāsa

S. Menaga & V. Chandrasekaran

A STUDY ON ACADEMIC STRESS OF HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1973/1981

 The purpose of the present study was to reduce the Academic Stress of higher secondary students and find out the differences if any in terms of Gender, Type of Family, Type of School Management, Family Income and Stream of Study. The samples for the study comprised of 250 higher secondary school students in Thiruvannamalai District. Survey method was adopted and simple random sampling technique was used to carry out the present research. The investigator has used descriptive and differential statistical methods for analyzing the collected data. It was found that there is significant difference in the Academic Stress of higher secondary students in relation to their Gender, Type of Family, Type of School Management and further there is no significant difference in the Academic Stress of higher secondary students in relation to their Family Income and Stream of Study. The findings could be useful for the students to know their level of stress and they can take up necessary and sufficient practices to reduce their Academic Stress.
Keywords: Academic Stress, Sufficient Practices, Challenges

Deepa Awasthi

EVALUATION OF STATUS OF SCHOOLS REGARDING INCLUSION OF SPORTS AS REGULAR SUBJECT IN CURRICULUM: A SURVEY

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1982/1981

 After every international sports competition players of our country return back bare hand or comes with medals much less in number as expected by us, as a result we all citizens of country feel very disappointed. It is the media who creates hype before games evoke the expectation level of country and after failure start criticising them. Everybody in this country start suggesting that how Indian players can earn more medals in next tournament. Same story was repeated after the end of XVII Inchion Asian games – 2014. One of the most popular bollywood actor was found advocating for idea of including sports as subject at school level and a large number of educationists discussing pros and cons of this idea on different news channels.By conducting this survey researcher tried to find out the real status of secondary and higher secondary schools in regards to inclusion of sports as subject. Unfortunately schools do not have minimum infrastructure to teach sports. Schools situated in urban areas do not have playgrounds and they cannot arrange it due to sky steep rates of land and in rural areas they have enough space for developing playground but nothing else except land, it means no resources. In this research paper researcher has tried to focus on the issues of concerns to be resolved before including sports as subject in curriculum. Few suggestions have also been made for creating a favourable environment for sports in country.
Key Words: Medals, Infrastructure, Professionals, Playground, Infrastructure, Committee

Sudesh Sharma

TRANSITION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE THROUGH MEDIA AND SOCIAL NETWORKING

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1992/1998

With the advertisement that had taken place in last 100 years in every sphere of life; English has no longer remained merely a course of study. English language has acclaimed an international status. Though the other regional language also prevails and is valued; the ideology of treating English as a foreign language has changed remarkably. Today English is the medium of all modern technologies. Because of its being widely accepted; English has become the language of all especially educational technology. It has entered and influenced our life in every realm of communication. Nobody can ignore the significance of this global language in modern technologies, which provide the basis for survival these days. These technologies have become powerful tools to communicate with people around the globe. They are faster, easier and more convenient that the older media. The role of computers is omnipotent in today’s world. Along with the backbone of all the industries and professions and the most fascinating concern of today’s youth is the internet. In this paper I am dealing with the transformation of English language through media and social networking

Rajshree Vaishnav & Vandana Singh

SOCIAL NETWRKING AND EDUCATION

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 1999/2006

 With the advertisement that had taken place in last 100 years in every sphere of life; English has no longer remained merely a course of study. English language has acclaimed an international status. Though the other regional language also prevails and is valued; the ideology of treating English as a foreign language has changed remarkably. Today English is the medium of all modern technologies. Because of its being widely accepted; English has become the language of all especially educational technology. It has entered and influenced our life in every realm of communication. Nobody can ignore the significance of this global language in modern technologies, which provide the basis for survival these days. These technologies have become powerful tools to communicate with people around the globe. They are faster, easier and more convenient that the older media. The role of computers is omnipotent in today’s world. Along with the backbone of all the industries and professions and the most fascinating concern of today’s youth is the internet. In this paper I am dealing with the transformation of English language through media and social networking

Atulkumar Parmar

A BLEND OF FEMINISM & POST MODERNISM: KAMALA DAS'S POETIC WORLD

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2007/2012

 According to Toril Moi, “In a general way, I see ‘feminism’ as a political position, ‘femaleness’ as a matter of biology, and ‘femininity’ as a set of culturally defined characteristic.”
Many historians have categorized women writers in three categories. The first category consists of writers like Jane Austen, Bronte Sisters and others. The second category includes writers like Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and many others. The first category of writers have struggled to be simply acknowledged in the intelligentsia while the second group has revolted against the male oriented society and sought to establish an isolated world away from the males. The third group has maintained a balance between the above two extremes by being both feminine and feminist at the same time. This group of writers have also less talked about the social or political freedom and never visualized a world existing without men. Kamla Das is a part of this third category. In her poetic world throughout one could easily find a plea for understanding and compassion from the male counterpart. This paper attempts to find a blend between feminism and postmodernism in the poetry of Kamla Das.
Key Words: Feminism, feminine, feminist, femininity, women writing, social and political freedom

J.D. Singh

ICT ENABLED TEACHER EDUCATION IN CONTEXT OF NEW MILLENNIUM

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2019/2026

 Information and communication technology (ICT) has become common place entities in all aspects of life. It is an indispensable part of the contemporary world. It has the potential to accelerate, enrich, and deepen skills; motivate and engage students in learning. In fact, culture and society have to be adjusted to meet the challenges of the knowledge age. The pervasiveness of ICT has brought about rapid technological, social, political, and economic transformation, which has come out in a network society organized around ICT. The field of education has not been unaffected by the penetrating influence of information and communication technology. Undoubtedly, ICT has impacted on the quality and quantity of teaching, learning, and research in education institutions. In research, ICT provides opportunities for teacher education colleges to communicate with one another through email, mailing lists, chat rooms, and so on. It helps to relate college experiences to work practices and to create economic viability for tomorrow’s generation. So, we have to inquire the utilization of technology in teacher education institutions for 21st century classrooms. In such a rapidly changing context, this paper explores how teachers can be empowered and prepared to meet the challenges and new expectations effectively is a crucial concern in policy making of teacher education and professional development of teachers in India.
Keywords: ICT, Technology, Teacher Education, Knowledge.

Maya Unde & Subash Dhakal

STUDY OF RIVER CONFLUENCES FROM UPLAND MAHARASHTRA: A CASE STUDY OF RIVER MULA

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2027/2046

 River confluences are universal feature in all fluvial systems. It has been viewed as a point of abrupt change in hydraulic geometry (Richards, 1980), discontinuity in sediment distribution (Ferguson et al. 2000), three-dimensional patterns of flow and its dynamics (Best, 1985, Biron et, al 1996) etc. From the past experiments and studies, junction angle, discharge ratio and the geology at the confluence zone has been ascertained as the convincing factors influencing the dynamics of the confluence zone. In the present study, part of the Mula basin stretch (47 km) from Lahit Khurd (19˚ 24΄00˝ N and 73 ˚ 3΄ 00˝ 00E.) upto downstream Kas Junction (19˚ 16΄ 30˝ N and 74˚ 14΄ 00˝E) is selected. The entire left bank and the right bank stream greater than third order are chosen and their morphometric characteristics calculated [SOI 1: 50,000 (47E/15, 47I/3)]. The actual ground characteristics of these confluences are observed on the field. With the information from map and field observation, 5m × 3 m concrete flume model is prepared with five left bank tributaries and one major right bank tributary. Discharge for mainstream and each tributary are varied according to their respective stream order. Three simulations are run characterizing, low stage, high stage and flood condition in the basin. First experiment consisted of the main river and the major right bank tributary. Second experiment is configured for the main river and five left bank 3rd to 5th order tributary approximating their morphometry at the junction. Detail dynamic of confluence is noted at different time interval. The results suggested that the bed morphology and sediment entrainment though the confluence varied for different flow stages.

Ms. Sumana Mukerjee

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AS A TOOL IN FRENCH PEDAGOGY

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2047/2057

Traditional teaching and training is mainly transfer of knowledge, but this does not include
individual student\\\'s progress and explore their potential really well. This is because traditional
method of teaching a foreign language usually looks at what the student needs to learn, and the
best way in which they can learn it. Experiential learning is a powerful way to address
individual growth and potential, for people of all ages. It is more suited to individual styles,
preferences, strengths, directions, etc. This paper highlights the historical background of
experiential learning, it\\\'s effectiveness in teaching foreign languages, how it emerged, and how
well it has blended with French language Pedagogy. This paper on Experiential learning is
aimed at identifying the concepts of experiential learning, the models of experiential learning,
the experiential learning cycle, its principles and benefits for French language students
particularly from the middle school. Since we are moving from traditional teaching towards
Student centered learning, can reflection be an important aspect of teaching-learning process for
both students and teachers? Also, in the Indian context, Experiential Education flips the role of a
teacher and a student! A teacher becomes a learner too and the student will \\\'lead\\\' the process of
learning. Are our Indian schools ready for this? How do we decide which method of experiential
learning will work best? 

S.K. Varma

AUDIGIKARAN KA GRAMIN JIVAN SHAILI PAR PRABHAV

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2058/2071

 

Ahirrao K. D., Sanjay Kumar & S. R.Magare

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ACUTE ENCEPHALITIS SYNDROME /JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS A MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASE IN GORAKHPUR DISTRICT

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2072/2080

 Mosquitoes are carriers of various diseased pathogens. Poor drainage system grows population of mosquitoes which is mostly a problem of megacities. Japanese Encephalitis is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in various parts of world. Japanese Encephalitis has caused epidemics of several hundred to several thousand cases in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and occurs in eastern Siberia, China, Okinawa, Jawa, Thailand, Malaya, Singapur, and India. Reports of a disease resembling JBE go back to 1871. The etiologic agent was characterized by Japanese workers during a severe epidemic in 1924. In 1958 there were 5700 cases with 1322 deaths reported in Korea, and 1800 cases with 519 deaths in Japan. In 1961,an outbreak in Taiwan involved 704 reported cases. Elsewhere (except in the mainland of China) the disease occurs as small outbreaks or sporadic cases. A vast range of facility from 0.3 to 60 % depends upon different age group of the population. Mosquito borne Japanese Encephalitis was previously known as Japanese B Encephalitis which is a member of Flaviviridae. Generally transmission of animal diseases occurs by help of vector like mosquitoes.Mosquitoes are important vectors in the transmission of animal diseases. It involves the transmission of viruses, bacteria, fungi, Protozoa and Helminthiasis. Where major outbreaks occur, immunization of pigs could reduce amplification of JBE virus and lower the infective level of Culex tritaeniorhychus populations. In the present study, there are about 12 different species of the mosquitoes reported by the Malaria workers in different parts of rural and urban areas of Gorakhpur. Every year an outbreak of the 20 to 25 % mortality from the infected persons of AES/JE has been reported at the Gorakhpur.

S.A. Borude & S. W. Gaikwad

APPLICATION OF SPATIAL VARIATION URBAN DENSITY MODEL: A STUDY OF AHMEDNAGAR CITY, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2081/2090

 The term density of population refers to a ratio between population and land area. There are several means of describing the spatial distribution of population. Geographers, demographers, sociologist, and statisticians have made their contribution in developing the means to describe population distribution and concentration (RC Chandana, 2003). It is truism to state that population is not evenly distributed within the city. Since, however, the urban population is also not evenly distributed, (R. M Northam, 1975).Geographers have studied urban population densities and found that there are similarities and regularities in urban densities. The urban density models are developed by C Clark (1951), J. Tanner and G. Sherratt (1961), and B. Newling (1969) to express the statistical relationships between population densities and urban distance.In this research paper attempt is made to analyze spatial variation in urban density of Ahmednagar district and compare it with Ahmednagar city. The study of urban density of Ahmednagar city is the expression of general relationships, between distance and urban density. This association is a formalized for explaining the general situation of density and distances. B. Newling model of spatial variation in urban population densities is applied for study. Key Wards: density, spatial variation, urban density, urban density models.

D.B.Bagul

CAPITAL STRUTURE & LEVERAGE AT GRAPHITE INDIA LTD.SATPUR‚ NASHIK

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2091/2097

 The topic allotted to me by the company is "RESEARCH OF CAPITAL STRUCTURE AND LEVERAGES". The research emphasizes on the financing mix of the company. Preparation of research requires perseverance, initiatives, proper guidance and direction. So it\\\'s mandatory to take the aid of various departments. Actually, a research is the customized of seven activities. They are:-Planning, Resource Collection, Organizing, Joint Efforts, Efficiency, Communication, and Transparency.
Keywords: Liberalization, globalization‚ leverage‚ funds‚ EBIT-EPS, objectives‚ Management‚ DFL, EPS ‚ DPS.

D.B.Bagul

EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION SURVEY AT AUTOMOBILE DEALER OF TATA LTD.

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2098/2108

 People are our greatest asset” is a mantra that companies have been chanting for years. But only a few companies have started putting Human Resources Management (HRM) systems in place that support this philosophy. There are a number of challenges in the Indian industry which require the serious attention of HR managers to ‘find the right candidate’ and build a \\\'conducive work environment\\\' which will be beneficial for the employees, as well as the organization
Keywords: Asset‚ organization‚ objectives‚ average‚ Fair Payment, Job securities, Policies‚ Employee satisfaction‚

D.B.Bagul

THE STUDY OF WELFARE AND WORKING CONDITIONS AT AUTO LINE INDUSTRIES LTD‚ PUNE (CHAKAN PLANT II)

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2109/2115

Welfare facility & working condition is burning topic every organization; therefore to develop my skills and gain knowledge about Welfare facility & working condition, I undertook a research on "the Study of Welfare facilities & working conditions" at Auto line Industries Ltd Pune. (Plant II) for the period of June & July 2014.As one knows that this is the important topic from both i.e. Employee & Employer point of view.Research duration was 2 months, Research title "The study of Welfare facilities & working conditions," done at the Auto line Industries. Primary objective set for this is the study of welfare facilities & working conditions provided by Auto line industries (Plant II) to their Employees.Research is carried out, Methods of data collection is Primary & Secondary like taking feedback through Questionnaire, reading the company manual, website etc. Research type is the Descriptive method, sample size 50, data analyzed & presented in a Pie Chart & observation & findings are drawn from these only, suggested the new techniques/ methods to improve the welfare satisfaction level among the employees.
Keywords: Welfare‚ Variables‚ unhygienic‚ questionnaire‚ objectives. 

Shefali Naranje

THE PROBLEM OF HUMAN SUFFERING

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2116/2123

 The problem of why we suffer. God is the best creator. He allows humans to face the problems of evil so that humans can be perfected. Suffering arises because we desire or long for. This result in actions and its effects. It is the goodness and truth that is eternal. God has given freewill to man to choose between good and evil.
Key words: God, creator, suffering, desire, effects, truth, freewill, good and evil.

Anek Lal Barman

ATTITUDE OF SCHEDULED CASTE STUDENTS TOWARDS EDUCATION IN KAMRUP DISTRICT OF ASSAM

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2124/2130

 The present study has been conducted on a purposive sample of 300 school going scheduled caste students to study their attitude towards education. A standardize attitude scale developed by the investigator to collect the data, which was treated with suitable statistical techniques, i.e. Leaner regression. The data has been collected through field survey. The results revealed that the attitudes of school students are found favorable moderate level of attitudes towards education.
Keywords: Scheduled caste, education and attitude.

Yogesh M. Nandurkar & B. B. Bahule

THE EFFECT OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION MATERIAL AS TEACHING AID ON CHEMISTRY LEARNING OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2131/2137

 Today’s tech savvy generation easily approves the use of computer applications in teaching field. We are interested to compare the potential of Computer Assisted Instruction Material as teaching aid with traditional lecture method and thereby know contribution to improve the learning process. Two groups of 15 students were set for the study of chemistry. One group was set for lecture method while other was for CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) material method. Pre, post and additional tests are apllyed to quantify the achievement of students . Pre and post test are planned to know understanding level while additional test was designed to know understanding and application level, of the subject. Statistical analysis of data obtained implies that use of CAI material has more potential than lecture method. In the additional test, use of CAI material has shown progressive effect but at the same time improvement in the performance of control group is noticeable. Blending of lecture and CAI method will surely help for betterment of learning process at all the three levels viz. information, understanding and application.
Keywords: chemistry education; chemistry knowledge; chemistry awareness; computer-assisted education

Rohit Bhandari & Ms. Tenzin Lingzay 28.

VOCATIONAL MATURITY OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RELATION TO THEIR FAMILY ENVIRONMENT

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2138/2145

 This study examines the vocational maturity of senior secondary school students in relation to their family environment. The sample of the study comprised of 100 eleventh class students (50 boys and 50 girls) studying in government and private school of Chandigarh. Descriptive survey method was employed to collect the data. The major findings of the study revealed significant difference in vocational maturity of female students studying in government and private schools. Further, it indicated that vocational maturity level of students with high family environment was significantly higher than the students with low family environment.
Keywords: Vocational Maturity, Family Environment

Kuldip Kaur Grewal& Namesh Kumar

A STUDY OF ATTITUDE OF ADOLECSENTS TOWARDS THE ENVIORNMENTAL POLLUTION

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2146/2153

  The purpose of the study was to understand the attitude of adolescents towards the environmental pollution. A sample of 200 adolescents selected from four school of Ludhiana district in Punjab was used for the study. Environmental Pollution Scale by Rajamanickan (1998) was used. The study revealed that there is no difference in the attitude of the students of grade 9th and 11th. The study also revealed that student of urban & rural areas do not differ in their attitude. Study also revealed that boys and girls do not differ in their attitude.
Keywords: attitude, adolescent, environment, pollution.

Manju Gera, & Ms. Bandana Kumari

MOTHER’S WORKING STATUS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTOF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2154/2160

 The study was designed to compare the impact of working status of mothers on academic achievement of Secondary School Students (12-16) A sample of 100 secondary school students were drawn from three schools of Hoshiarpur namely Gyan Niketan Public School, Chaudhary Balbir Singh Public School, Play way Public School Selected children were studying in 8th class. All children were divided into four groups, boys of working mothers, girls of working mothers, boys of non-working mothers and girls of non-working mothers. Each group comprises of 25 children. Using self-structured questionnaire assessed the phenomenon of academic achievement among Secondary School Students. Results revealed that there was a significant difference in academic achievement of children of working and non-working mothers. Significant difference in academic achievement of boys and girls of working mothers was also found. There were significant differences in academic achievement of boys and girls of non-working mothers. Academic achievements of boys of working and non-working mothers also showed same trends. Likeness to mother was highest in girl’s group of working mothers. Democratic parenting has been found practiced highest in girl’s group of working mothers.

Bhise Kaluram Nathu & Rajeshree Jaybhaye

DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS CAI PROGRAMME ON ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2161/2165

 When a computer is used to present programmed or other kinds of instructional Material, the process is called computer assisted instruction (CAI). Anyone who has recently purchased a new word-processing program, for example, has the option of doing a built-in set of tutorial exercises to introduce the features and capabilities of the software. Educational Research and Statistic course is important in M.Ed. syllabus. For preparing research proposal and further research unit ’Research problems, Variables, Hypothesis, Population and Sampling” is very important. It affects directly on their research work.

Mrs. Vinita M. Chaudhary & Shashi Malik

DEMOGRAPHIC AND ACADEMIC VARIABLES AS CORRELATES OF JOB SATISFACTION OF SELF FINANCED INSTITUTION TEACHERS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2166/2175

 

Jacinta A. Opara

E-LEARNING INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES AND SCIENCE TEACHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2176/2189

 One of the most emerging trends with its challenges to quality control and assurance in teacher education is e learning. E-learning is a practical example of the challenges in the use of ICT- supported teaching and learning methods whose importance is gaining momentum with the passage of time. E-learning has become one of the most vital and potentially significant as well as efficient instructional methods to enhance quality in teaching and learning. It appears that this new trend in methods of enhancing learning is not adequately been adhered to in African higher education institutions. The paper examined academic staff effective utilization of e-learning and quality assurance in higher education with special reference to science teacher education in Nigeria. This paper was directed towards assessing the instructional facilities that are in use in some selected Colleges of Education (COEs) in Southern Nigeria. The study which was guided by two research questions was carried out through the use of questionnaire. The population of the study was 889 science student educators from the Department of Integrated Science in 13 Colleges of Education. 160 science student teachers constituted the sample of the study. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the sample. The data collected were collated and analyzed in frequency and mean scores. The result obtained showed that Science Schools and Departments in COEs use instructional facilities. The study also revealed that television, video, radio, primers, booklets are in use in these schools and departments. Based on the findings, it was recommended that modern instructional facilities such as computers, internet connection, CD-ROM, should be provided in these schools
Keywords: Science, Teachers, Schools, ICT Facilities, Learners, Education, E-Learning, Nigeria

Rajalakshmi Das & Sarat Chandra Sahoo

REGULAR ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL CAMPING PROGRAMME UNDER NSS IN DEGREE COLLEGES: A STUDY

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2190/2197

 The present investigation aims to study the regular activities and special camping programme undertaken by NSS volunteers in degree colleges. A sample of 80 Programme Officers and 640 NSS Volunteers of 40 degree colleges affiliated to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar participated in the study. The study revealed that as many as 15 regular activities were organized such as cleaning works, health awareness, tree plantation, sanitation, environmental awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness, road repair, blood donation and eradication of illiteracy under NSS. Under Special Camping Programme of NSS plantation of trees, cleaning work, health camp, repair and construction of roads, sanitation work, women empowerment programme, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and HIV/AIDS awareness were organized in communities..
Key words: National Service Scheme, Regular Activities, Special Camping Programme

Ved Prakash

VIDHYALAI SHIKSHA VYAVSTHA SAMUDAIK SAHABHAGITA EK ADHYAYAN

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2198/2207

 

Dr. Paresh Joshi

KIPLING’S THE MIRACLE OF PURUNBHAGATIS A STORY OF REVERENCE TO INDIAN SPIRITUAL ETHOS: A CRITICAL INSIGHT

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2223/2231

 Writing on and about India by the western writers has a long tradition. However, writing creative literature on Indian milieu is relatively new and the practice concurs with European presence on the Indian soil. Unfortunately, Rudyard Kipling has very often been labelled as an imperialist author, and his “East is East, and West is West” is often used as a benchmark to evaluate his contribution to literature. But he is probably the only European author of his time who could penetrate into Anglo-Indian life accurately. His stories are rarely found to be affected by racial prejudice and they are always dominant with human point of view. The short story under review, The Miracle of PurunBhagat, is about a man’s journey from his material success to his spiritual rebirth. Though the story initially hails the benefits of English rule and education in India, it culminates into a reverence for Hinduism and Indian spiritual ethos. The present paper is an attempt to highlight how The Miracle of PurunBhagat is Kipling’s most explicit attempt to express his homage to Indian Spiritual Tradition. Key Words: East, West, Anglo-Indian, Material Progress, Spiritual Rebirth, Indian Spiritual Tradition, Sanyasi, Bhagat

Geeta Singh

ICT BASED APPROACHES TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2232/2251

 Teaching is becoming one of the most challenging professions in our society where knowledge is expanding rapidly and modern technology is demanding teachers to learn how to use these technology in their teaching. Although valuable lessons may be learned from best practices around the world, there is no one formula for determining the optimal level of ICT integration in teachers’ training. Overall, governments and teacher training institutions seem to recognize the importance of integrating ICT in education and teacher’s training. In many cases, the national vision for ICT use in education has been integrated into teacher training. Information and communication technology (ICT) can provide more flexible and effective ways for professional development for teachers, to improve pre- and in-service teacher training, and connect teachers to the global teacher community. This paper provides a holistic view about various ICT based approaches to prospective teachers’ professional development i.e. ICT use as main content focusing on teachers’ training, ICT use as part of teaching methods, ICT as core technology for delivering teachers’ training, ICT used to facilitate teachers’ professional development and networking that are found in different countries and discusses how will the use of ICTs be helpful in prospective teachers’ professional development via. Motivating to learn , facilitating the acquisition of basic skills, and enhancing teachers’ training. Further the researcher throws light on the skills like digital age literacy, inventive thinking, high order thinking, working ability in interdisciplinary teams and effective communicationare needed in the work place of prospective teachers and provides an insight towards whether ICTs will replace the teacher? It also provides keys to effective use of ICTs in prospective teachers’ professional development and further it refers desired ICT competencies for prospective teachers. The paper also points out the prospective teachers’ professional development via use of ICT. In the light of various ICT based approaches to prospective teachers’ professional development, the researcher concludes with the discussion of some key challenges e.g. access, teacher preparedness, teacher motivation, quality resources, new structures, sustainable professional development, capacity building, and financing the cost of ICTs use etc. that ICT has brought to ICT integration into teacher training and networking and suggestions and implications of

Mr. C. N. Pithadiya

BUSINESS ETHICS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: A CASE STUDY – SATYAM SCAM

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2208/2222

 The Satyam Computer Services’ scandal brought to light the importance of ethics and its relevance to corporate culture. The fraud committed by the founders of Satyam is a proof to the fact that “the science of conduct” is converted in large by human greed, ambition, and hunger for power, money, fame and glory. Scandals from Enron to the recent financial crisis have time and time again proven that there is a need for good conduct based on strong ethics. In this research paper, we examine in detail the gross negligence of stakeholder concerns and over excess of key management on a personal and organizational level in immoral practices for personal benefit. We also assess the implications of ethics in the business environment. We then look into the ethical dilemmas faced by the executives at Satyam, apply Hosmer’sframework to moral decision‐making, and suggest alternatives to handle such moral uncertainties. Finally, we conclude by providing recommendations for ethical code of conducting organizations and the need to promote a culture of integrity and trust.

Khadilkar Sujay M

ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2223/2232

 

Khadilkar Sujay M

ROLE OF LEADERSHIP IN BUILDING STRONG CULTURES

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2233/2246

 

Ramarcha Prasad Pandey

CHALLENGES FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN TEACHING

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2247/2252

 The aim of this paper is to identify some problems connected with   teaching and learning in a multicultural environment at the university level. This paper looks at the challenges facing developing countries to teach. India   is a typical   example of a developing country. There is stiff competition for amongst different sectors for resource allocations. In most countries, priority for government    resources goes to programs such as health care, education, food security defense and infrastructure. Education in most cases takes the bulk of the grant. The aim of this paper is to draw readers’ attention especially to some problems revolving around teaching in such an environment.  This means that creating new programs in the area of education.

Keywords:   multicultural environment, learning problems, teaching problems.

Kapil Gandhar

MODERN HIGHER EDUCATION: FROM ANCIENT PERIOD TO PRESENT TIMES

Sep-Oct,2014, Vol - 2/14, Page - 2253/2260

From time immemorial seeds of knowledge have sprouted and flourished in India through most important world universities of that time like Nalanda and Taxila. But now the discourse on higher education has got mired into the semantics of public vs private good. True mission of higher education i.e skill development, employability, innovation research and character building etc. has been put into the backburner instead, funding of education, opening of new private institutions and enrollment ratio has taken prominence.