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Secular Values and Curriculum: Perspectives and Prospects

 
Aejaz Masih (Author)
Synopsis Curriculum is the most explicit path through which the ideals of education can be achieved. How far is the national goal of inculating secular values, which has been the common concern of all national policies on education and of different commissions and committees set up by the Government of India, among all the students belonging to different religion and cultural? This is very crucial question because the answer to this question will decide whether the curriculum is effective or ineffective to achieve this national ideal. In the present book the answer to this crucial question is being traced. Besides, the empirical findings the book provides a sound conceptual background of secularism and secular values and has operationalized them in Indian context. It has also tried to present the relevance of secular values for a religions pluralist society like ours in an objective way. In the last chapter of the book a conceptual model for imparting secular values through curriculum is also suggested. Students during the pre-service teachers training may be exposed to such models so that they can act as inculcate of secular values in actual classroom.
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About the author

Aejaz Masih

Dr. Aejaz Masih (born in October 1962) started his career as a science student and obtained B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry and only then shifted to domain of Education.  Subsequently he obtained his M. Ed. and Ph. D. (Education) from Jamia Millia Islamia.  To widen his understanding about the very core of Education, as an applied discipline he obtained M.A. in Sociology.

He started his professional career as a lecturer in Education from the Department of Foundations of Education (a post graduate department specially established to focus on teaching and research in the Foundational areas of Education).  He also worked as a Head of the Department of Research and Evaluation).  He also worked as a Head of the Department of Research and Evaluation in the State Institute of Educational Management and Training, Allahabad.  At present he is working as a Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.  He has published a number of research – based articles and presented papers in various national seminars. He had supervised about a dozen M.Phil, and Ph.D dissertations besides guiding about half a century masters level dissertations.  Prof. Masih’s expertise in the area of Research Methodologies is well recognized and he has been the member of Research Advisory committees of SCERT, Delhi and of various DIET’s besides having the responsibility of Coordinator, Research in the department.  Dr. Masih has completed five commissioned Research projects and currently working on a UGC sponsored major project on evaluation of Teacher Education Curriculum.  Dr. Masih is also the member of a number of professional associations.  He has a rare combination of academic specialization.  His areas of special interest are: (i) Sociology of Education & Sociology of Science Education (ii) Curriculum Studies (iii) Research Methodology.

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Bibliographic information

Title Secular Values and Curriculum: Perspectives and Prospects
Author Aejaz Masih
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178270854
length xii+154p., 23cm.