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    Pages: 142
    Language: English
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On Education

Mudunuri Bharathi and R.S.Rao

Examination reforms tend to be central to all educational reforms. Attempts are currently on to drop examinations from the school curriculum to introduce methodology of continuously evaluating the student. A variant of this system known as Continuous Evaluation System was started with central schools in the seventies. Any evaluation system is essentially a method of preparing a student to travel from ‘known’ answer questions from the ‘unknown’. In a sense, all education is to equip the human being with a fund of knowledge to face the uncertainties that exists in real life situations. Thus, it is possible to look at examinations as a system of training the students to face uncertainties. In a continuous evaluation system, the uncertainties are presented as a continuous process and the student is trained to face uncertainties of real life. This is a study of continuous evaluation system I three central schools located in three different environments, in order to assess the effectiveness of the system in achieving the defined goals of education-training the human being to face uncertainties. The results of the study suggests that the gains from such an approach are varied both across the locations and across income and educational family background of the children.

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Dr. M. Bharati, a physicist by formal training, by force of circumstances, strayed into social sciences. She did a number of empirical studies on problems of development and displacement. Subsequently, she made a dent into methodology of social enquiry. She was Chairperson for Institute of Study of Society and Culture, Burla and was associated with Centre for Documentation, Research and Communication, Hyderabad, Indian Council of Philosophical Research and Human Rights Centre at the University of Hyderabad.

R. S. Rao, by training an economist and statistician, evolved into a firm believer in the Marxian method as a tool of analysis. He has written extensively on issues concerning development and the notion of development itself. He spent the initial years of his academic life at Gokhale Institute, Pune, and the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, beofe moving to Sambalpur University, Orissa. As a part of Institute for Study of Society and Culture, Burla, he organized a number of widely remembered seminars to stimulate and give voice to alternative perspectives on the economy as well as society and culture.

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