Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews, Vol 1 (1) 2013, eISSN 2395-6518
1. MANAGING A PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
Catina Feresin, Snježana Močinić and Nevenka Tatković
Abstract: The main purpose of our research was to investigate how to practically manage a primary school class. In the course of the empirical section, we collected teachers' opinions about the perception of students' conduct by means of a standardized questionnaire. The results obtained are interesting.
Teachers give a considerable value to collaboration among students, teachers and parents as a factor which influences the behaviour of the class in a positive way. Our results indicate that pre-established rules of correct behaviour (i.e. behaviour contract) create a more mature sense of responsibility in children that young. Finally, the results show that the teachers we tested have sometimes difficulty to manage the class and, on the contrary, use old repressing discipline. We suppose it may be caused by two reasons: the former is that teachers need to go deep into competences about managing an elementary class both theorically as practically during teacher's curriculum studiorum and training. The latter is that our pupils live during an historical period in which everything seems allowed; sometimes, families are loosing their leading role and are unable to give the young generation specific rules to behave the right way. Because of this, primary schools and teachers are often asked to be the most important point of reference for pupils. In our opinion this is an impossible demand for schools and teachers; we do suggest this problem has to be solved by a tight cooperation between school and family. The two institutions must have a leading role working together to train young generation to become responsible adults in a very near future.
Key words: Class Management, Effective Learning, Contract Behaviour.
2. TO THE ‘QUALITY TEACHER’ AND POLICY MAKERS OF ‘QUALITY EDUCATION’
Abstract: ‘Quality’ is often emphasized to have effective education. But, there are differences of opinion in identifying the benchmark or traits of ‘Quality Teacher’ and ‘Quality Education’. This paper not goes into the debate but attempts to identify the challenges for the present educational system. The Paper addresses two of the several elements of the educational system i.e., ‘Quality Teacher’ and Policy makers of ‘Quality education’. Here, they are said to have ‘quality’ if they have an attitude of striving towards it. Challenges relevant to educational system are derived out of Sociological introspection of the present society. My experience as ‘Learner’ and ‘Educator’ so far in educational system, source from internet and newspaper, focused group discussion with colleagues and students (learners) of my classes also helps me to do so. Thus, challenges are identified for the present educational system. By referring the challenges, it is able to open up the ideas to address these challenges. ‘Quality’ used as prefix to the words ‘Teacher’ and policy makers of ‘Education’ is more meaningful and relevant if they are able to understand and address these challenges.
Keywords: Quality Education, Teachers, Education system, Policy makers
3. SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE: AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR SECOND GENERATION E-GOVERNANCE
Shrish Kumar Tiwari
Abstract: The emerging technological development in information and communication technology has opened a new gateway for the virtual form of communication in form of social networking sites. Now, there are a variety of online social media applications to enable communication between people, groups. The increasing popularity of these networking sites among all class of society has compelled to the government to think about use of this kind of model for providing SMART E-governance. The first phase of e-governance was merely intend towards web presence of public institutions and dissemination of information but with the passage of the time the expectations of people from Government are keep changing and becoming more demanding in order to seek second phase of e-governance to get - on line-real time delivery of administration.
The present paper makes an attempt to explore the relevance of social networking sites as an effective tool for e-governance in India. The paper seeks to provide a solution where by network sites could be used for solving various social and economical problems seen in Government machinery. The paper is descriptive in nature and would be helpful to the Government as well as people to insure second generation e-governance.
Keywords: E-governance, social networking, ICT
4. A SCENARIO OF MEDIA AWARENESS FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING
Ramchandra, Yojna Lal and S.B. Lal
Abstract: The term media is derived from Medium, which means carrier or mode. Media denotes an item specifically designed to reach a large audience or viewers. The term was first used with the advent of newspapers and magazines. However, with the passage of time, the term broadened by the inventions of radio, TV, cinemas and Internet.
Tools for social networking and social awareness are developing rapidly and evolving continuously. They are gaining popularity in a growing number of professional as well as personal activities, including scholarly research. There are social awareness tools for science researchers that facilitate collaboration, help manage references, and offer options for presenting findings in new ways. This paper discusses those tools. Evaluating and understanding their functionalities requires effort, and scientists can be reluctant to invest the necessary time to learn to use and populate them on their own. This suggests that an important role for librarians is to evaluate the many social awareness tools available, to recommend the ones that are best suited to each researcher's needs, and to help researchers use those tools effectively.
Keywords: Social networking, Media, Education,
5. ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN SOCIAL AWARENESS
Virginia Paul, Priyanka Singh and Sunita B. John
Abstract: Social awareness means that you should know what is socially acceptable from you in society and you should act in that manner. Mass media has a prominent role to play in modern society. It can bring about radical changes and improve social situation as it influences our social, civil, cultural, political, economic and aesthetic outlook. Modernization has converted media into an indispensable feature of human activity. However, factors like age, education, economic condition, personal needs and availability of proper components decide the quantum and frequency of media use. This is evident from the fact that most media centers are located in urban areas. The majority of consumers of media products are also concentrated in and around cities and towns.
Keywords: Media, Awareness, Modernization, Society
6. GLOBALISATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY
Abstract: India has successfully created proved its worth in this arena also. Eminence of many top institutions is recognized to be analogues to the best in the world. However, Indian education system faces problems from the issues that keep originating from disparities and developmental practices adopted. As a result of which even after all the remarkable development in the areas of Information Technology, space science, nuclear technology, oil exploration, industrial production etc., India is still not able to eradicate its problems of poverty, ignorance and underdevelopment completely and successfully due to various reasons. Nearly one-fourth of the population is still below poverty line; one-third are illiterate and disparities amongst rich-poor, urban-rural, educated-uneducated are high, which are posing. Now as the country has opened its door to the foreign contributors in the fields like education,
the country has to face challenges of globalization and pressures of liberalization while continuing its fight against poverty, illiteracy and disadvantages to upgrade its stature from developing to a developed economy. Keeping the above in view, present paper deliberates the impact of globalisation on higher education with the analysis of the opportunities and threats.
Keywords: Globalization, Education, Literacy, Disparity, Education system
7. SOCIAL MEDIA AND AWARENESS IN GLOBAL SOCIETY
Priyanka singh and Yagya Brat Dwivedi
Abstract: Social media has been defined as “a group of internet- based applications that allow the creation and exchange the user-generated content, ‘Furthermore, social media depends on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platform through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content. It introduces substantial and pervasive changes to communication between organizations, communities and individual’’.
To appreciate the significance of those statement above one needs to take a quick look at a certain set of reasonably well-authenticated statistics relating to internet usage and penetration that pertain to June 2012. If one compares these numbers with a similar set of figures pertaining to the situation that prevailed twelve years earlier at the beginning of the new millennium, internet use globally has grown by over 560 per cent in this period. Still, the penetration of the internet in the total population of the world is just over 30 per cent; in other words, two out of three individuals on the planet still have not used the internet, leave alone benefit from it.
Keywords: Social media, awareness, media, society
8. MEDIA AND SOCIAL AWARENESS
Anand Narain Shukla
Abstract: In general, "media" refers to various means of communication. For example, television, radio, and the newspaper are different types of media. The term can also be used as a collective noun for the press or news reporting agencies. Media is source of information or communication. Media includes sources like print media and electronics media. It denotes an item specifically designed to reach a large audience. It plays a vital role in creating and spreading awareness. Power of media can transform the whole society especially in the developing countries. I think the most important use of media is to educate the people about the basic human rights. The dilemma of the developing countries is that people are not fully aware of their basic rights and if they know, they don't know about what to do and where to go. They don't know their collective strength. Even they don't know how to protest and what is the importance of protests.
Keywords: Social Media, Awareness, Media, Government,
9. FROM CHOUPALS TO ONLINE CHOUPALS
Anju Chawla and Pushp Lamba
Abstract: On May 18, 2012, Facebook, Inc. Launched its IPO. The frenzy of pre-launch had peaked and it met with an astounding investor’s response. Marketers coined it as ‘Cultural Touchdown’ implicating that a company of this nature was being received like emperors by the investors. Indeed, there was a paradigm shift witnessed on this launch. But then the stock lost over a quarter of its value in less than a month and went on to less than half its IPO value in three months. What had gone wrong?!!
In India, the majority of population lives in rural areas (we have an astounding 6,28,000 villages in our country). Their cultural ‘adda’ where the society meets and interacts are the village choupals. The social networking sites are also doing the same purpose – just online. We could very well refer to them as online-choupals where the youth meet, interact, put forward their opinions and discuss issues relevant to them in particular or the country in general.
Keywords: Social media, Awareness, Media, Government, Choupals, Adda
10. ROLE OF MEDIA IN SOCIAL AWARENESS [Most viewed paper of GIAP]
Pradeep Kumar Dwivedi and Ingita Pandey
Abstract: The media plays a very constructive role in today’s society. Media play an important role in increasing of public awareness and collect the views, information and attitudes toward certain issue. Media is the most powerful tool of communication in emerging world and increased the awareness and presents the real stage of society. In this decade of Knowledge and awareness there is a huge and grand role of media, it is all around us when we watch on Television, listen to on the radio, read to the books, magazines, and newspapers, every where we want to collect some knowledge and information and a part of this media has to present a very responsible role for our society. Without the media, people in societies would be isolated, not only from the rest of the world, but also for the total formation of creditable world.
Keywords: Social media, awareness, media, government
11. ROLE OF MEDIA IN SOCIAL AWARNESS (A REVIEW)
Abstract: In the world of today the need of media is required as like the breath of society. It play the role of mirror in the society media like newspapers, radio and television play the role of acting as a bridge between the government and the people. As an example- The government decides that the prices of petrol and diesel will either be increased or decreased. That decision needs to be conveyed to the people. This is done by the media. The media not only aware the people about it but also explain the effect of that decision taken by the government on the people. media, gives it impact to people’s attitudes and habits, For example- various diseases like HIV/AIDS Many of us think that by touching people suffering from these diseases would be infected.
Keywords: Social media, awareness, media, government