Oct-Nov,2014, Vol - 1/6
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An International Peer Reviewed
Scholarly Research Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies
INTERACTION EFFECT OF SEX, SELF-CONCEPT AND SELF-ESTEEM ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG SCHEDULED CASTE TEACHER TRAINEESThe present study has been carried out to assess the interaction effect of sex, self-concept and self-esteem on Emotional Intelligence on a sample of 125 scheduled caste teacher trainees both male (67) and female (58) by applying a (2x2x2) three ways factorial design. The data has been collected with the help of Self-Concept Questionnaire (Saraswat, 1984), Self-Esteem Inventory (Part-1) (Prasad and Thakur, 1977) and Emotional Intelligence Scale (Kumar, 2000). It has been revealed that the main effect of self-esteem is found to be significant whereas the main effects of sex and self –concept as well as the various interaction are found to be non significant. However, the present study suggests about educational implication for the community.Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Self-concept, Self-esteem, Teacher Trainees.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MAHARASHTRA - A GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSISQuality of the people of any region reflects the level of social development. In Maharashtra, to examine the level of social development, 11 indicators have been selected, keeping in view the need of the people and the region i.e. Education, Health, Communication, Bank, Transport, law and order. In the present study, data of 2001 and 2011, pertaining to these indicators have been analysed to find out the comparative social development of the study region. Maharashtra, inspite of one of the most industrialized state of India, is lagging behind in social development. The study shows that educational development has decrease from 2001 to 2011, it is due to step motherly treatment towards education. However health facilities have been provided to most of the people but there is sign of progress in rural areas. Communication i.e. service of post offices have decreased from 2001 to 2011, it is due to invention of new techniques of science of development, i.e. mobile phones, sms, whatsapp, etc. Bank offices have made progress in the region due to development of commerce & trade. There is expansion of transport facilities i.e. roads have better position as compare to rail development due to landscape of the region.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AMONG ADOLESCENT BOYS AND GIRLS IN SRINAGARThe present study was conducted to assess the emotional intelligence of adolescent boys and girls in Srinagar. The sample for the study consisted of 80 adolescents (40boys and 40girls) who were selected randomly from different schools of Srinagar. The investigator used Mangal Emotional Intelligence Inventory which is highly valid and reliable tool. The data collected was subjected to percentage statistics. The results revealed that adolescent boys were having better emotional intelligence than adolescent girls.Keywords: adolescents, emotional intelligence.
DEVELOPING AN INFORMATION LITERACY TEST FOR TEACHER EDUCATIONAuthor of this article has developed an information literacy test for teacher education. Though various standardized information literacy tests are available across the globe, by considering our educational system those tests could not be applied in India. The present paper focuses on the need of discipline specific information literacy test, and the process of test development. Author applied the test development stages suggested by UNESCO for test development and for standardization, author applied item analysis. This test is the output of collaboration between a librarian and teacher educators.
THEORIES OF PUNISHMENT IN THE ETHICS OF PHILOSOPHYTheories of Punishment are a controversial and frequently debated topic. It is needless to mention that satisfactory justification and practical application of theories of punishment is one of the most important and complex problems in ethics. But till nowadays this problem remains unresolved although efforts have been going on to have a generally accepted solution to this problem. So it is a time that we must prepare ourselves for the change by changing and improving the understanding of morals value systems in general and the nature of human mind and society in context of the crime, criminal, penalty e.g., to take first step towards an acceptable perspective on these important issues and to take the further steps towards the beginning of a new human civilization. Punishment can be used as a method of reducing the incidence of criminal behavior either by deterring the potential offenders or by preventing them from repeating the offence or by reforming them into law-abiding citizens. Theories of punishment, contain generally policies regarding theories of punishment namely: Retributive ( It makes criminals suffer for what they have done wrong ), Deterrent ( The aim of punishment is to stop people from committing crimes ), and Reformative ( The object of punishment should be the reform of the offender ). The subject has been discussed by a number of philosophers- A. Macdonald, Michel Foucault, I. Ehrlich, Friedrich Nietzsche, I. Kant, A. Posner Richard, C. D. Broad, T. Hobbes, R.M. Bohm, H.L. A. Hart, Hugo Adam Bedu, Jeremy Bentham and many others.Keyword: Crime, punishment, deterrent theory, retributive theory, reformative theory
SOCIAL RELEVANCE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN INDIAIndia is a developing country where development is required in each and every sphere of life. Information &Communication Technology plays a significant role in the social set-up of Indian society. Indian Government has also realized that ICT can offer social benefits, so that the Government has started large programs to improve the level of health, education, agriculture, business and to offer government services to their citizens. Information & Communication Technology producing new forms of social interaction and changing ways that people of our society engage with policies of government. In the present Indian context we can’t deny the importance of ICT as it plays a vital role in communication. The usage of ICT is increasing day by day. So this paper mainly focuses on the social relevance of ICT in India.Key Words: Social Relevance, Information &Communication Technology
CONFLICT AND PEACE IN MANIPUR (NORTH-EAST INDIA)North-East India comprises of eight states- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. Compared to other states of the mainstream India, the states in North East India have their distinctiveness historically and culturally. Due to this uniqueness, North East India is considered a miniature Asia. However, the fascinating aspect of this region is disturbed by the ethnic conflicts and political instabilities that are rooted in this region. It is found that the state of Manipur is the most conflict-ridden state among all the other states. Manipur, a small state, within the mainland India, is a region where democracy is freely practiced yet only in the facade where the citizens are denied of their due rights. Such deliberate and unmindful acts by the so called democratic government defying the sensibilities of the masses lead to several conflicts, thereby making the region highly prone to political instabilities and confusions. This paper will highlight the main causes that would finally help in building such conflicts and instabilities. Solutions to resolve them in an understandable way for the welfare of the masses thereby contributing to the peaceful settlements of innumerable conflicts in this region of Asia will also be discussed.Keywords: Pre-colonial condition, Religious dichotomy, Post colonial situation, Nagas, Plebiscite
SOCIAL MATURITY OF ADOLESCENTS IN RELATION TO THEIR GENDER AND LOCALITY: A COMPARITIVE ANALYSISSocial Maturity is the ability to function in an appropriate responsible manner. As adolescence is the age for an individual to express mature behavior. Social Maturity is an essential aspect for the individual as well as society. The present research study was undertaken to assess and compare the Social Maturity of Adolescents in relation to their Gender and Locality. The sample consisted of 500 adolescent students studying with 11th and 12th standards from rural, 250(125 female and 125 male) and from Urban, 250 (125 female and 125 male) were included in this sample. Rao’s Social Maturity scale was used to assess the social maturity. Thus obtained data was analyzed using means, S.D’s, ‘t’-test. The result revealed significant gender difference on the basis of social maturity and also reported that adolescent students belonging to rural area possess higher social maturity than those belonging to urban area. The study has implications for the parents, teachers and policy makers.Keywords: Social Maturity, Adolescent, Gender, Locality
LEARNING STYLE PREFERENCES AMONG PROSPECTIVE RURAL AND URBAN TEACHER EDUCATORSThe study aimed at finding out the difference in learning style preferences among prospective teacher educators belonging to rural and urban residential backgrounds. The sample comprised of 120 M.Ed. Students drawn from Two Urban and Two Rural Teacher Education Institutions through cluster technique of random sampling. Data were collected by using Learning Style Preferences Scale (Form-B) developed by Owens and Straton (1990). The analysis of collected data revealed that residential background had significant influence on learning style preferences among prospective teacher educators.Key Words: Learning Styles Preferences, Rural, Urban, Prospective Teacher Educators
GENDER DIFFERENCES IN COMPUTER ATTITUDE AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NORTH WEST DELHIThe purpose of the study was to ascertain the gender differences in computer attitude among secondary school students in North West Delhi. Descriptive research design was employed in this study where Computer Attitude Scale (CAS) developed and validated by Dr. Tahira Khaatoon and Manika Sharma (2011) was used to collect data from 150 students. The respondents were randomly selected from two private schools of North West Delhi. The scale contained 20 items in positive and negative statements form. It covering five affective dimensions- Computer Anxiety, Computer Confidence, and Computer as a useful Tool, Computer Interest and Computer Career. The reliability of the scale was found 0.93 by split half method. The data was analyzed using mean, SD and‘t’ test. The study revealed that no significant difference were found in mean scores on overall CAS and its four sub scales- Computer Interest ,Computer Career, Computer Confidence and Computer as a useful Tool while significant difference was found in Computer Anxiety. The study recommends the students should be exposed more and more to computers so as to overcome the fear of using computers and get maximum benefit by using computer in their life.Keywords: gender differences, attitude, secondary school students
ANUVAD SWARUP VIVECHAN
A STUDY OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, SELF CONCEPT AND TEACHING COMPETENCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
EFFECT OF HOME ENVIRONMENT ON STUDENTS PERSONALITY IN BHIWANI, HARYANAThe study was conducted to examine the effect of home environment on student’s personality in Bhiwani district of Haryana, India. Home environment have been identified as factor that influence the overall development of children. The study was conducted on a sample of 76 students of grade 12 studying in 5 schools in Charkhi Dadri in Bhiwani. Three research instruments were used for data collection. To determine the personality of students a personality inventory developed by EYSENCK was used. The intra-familial environment as perceived by students was measured by using the Index of Family Relations (IFR) developed by Hudson (1982). A Demographic Variable Information Performa, developed by the researcher, was used to collect information relating to the demographic variables of the study .Ten null hypotheses were tested to find the effect of home environment, socio economic Status, family relations, birth order and family type on student’s personality. Data was analyzed by using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and t-test. It was concluded from the study that all the independent variables of the study had a significant effect on the personality of students.Key words –Home Environment, Students, Personality
SHAILESH MATIYANI KE KATHA ME SAHITYA ME AANCHLIK SAMAJ KA CHITRAN
PEDAGOGICAL PERCEPTION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS TOWARDS BLENDED LEARNINGBlended Learning is a mix of pedagogical approaches that combines the effectiveness and the socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technological enhancements of online learning (Dziuban, Hartman, Juge, Moskal, & Sorg, 2006). The present study aims to examine the pedagogical perceptions of the University Teachers towards Blended Learning for enhancing the teaching learning experiences in Higher Education. The researcher also attempted to investigate the challenges faced by the University Teachers in providing Blended Learning to the students. The sample of respondents selected for study comprised of 120 University Teachers chosen from different departments of the University of Calcutta. The teachers were found to understand the significance and benefits of Blended Learning however some of them were found to face various challenges in providing Blended Learning to students. But with necessary measures a successful blended learning environment can be provided through which academic advancement of students can be made possible.Keywords: Blended Learning, Pedagogy, Higher Education, University Teachers
CHATTING - AN EFFECTIVE TOOL TO IMPROVE SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNINGTechnology contributes to the growth of language. The internet has created more and more opportunities to study English using a wide variety of the internet resources. Especially for the student whose first language is not English, these resources are important. They provide him with the opportunities for using English. One potentially useful internet activity for the language student is chatting. Some sites on the internet are specifically intended for chatting. Chatting gives an opportunity to the learner to practice the new structures with the goal of testing sociolinguistic appropriateness. Chatting provides an opportunity to observe the interactions of native speakers around him. When language learners acquire new lexical items and grammatical forms, it is vital that they examine with their language helpers (native speakers they chat with) the kinds of changes which would be made to the new language data as a result of changes in the context.This research paper aims at exploring how chatting helps the learner of language to understand the role of culture in language. It also lessens the fear in learning the second language. Chat activities promote active involvement. Chat activities promote learner autonomy due mainly to the fact that the teacher\\\'s role is minimized. The learner has the opportunity to observe and evaluate language used by native speakers. It provides the learner an opportunity to participate in a discussion. Research suggests that there are a variety of benefits for learners engaging in synchronous CMC activities
GEETA KA SHIKSHA DARSHAN