WHY A CONCLAVE ON INDIAN EDUCATION?
education with its complexities and paradoxes has attracted the attention of
young scholars all over the world. The canvas of research on Indian education
stretches from the ideas of Tagore, Gandhi and Krishnamurthy, ethnographic
studies of children in slums, econometric modeling of participation in schooling
to politics of curricular content, privatization and external aid. Diverse
disciplinary approaches, theoretical and ideological orientations, and
methodologies have been adopted to paint this canvas. However, the majority of
scholars researching Indian education in India and abroad seem to work largely
independent of each other even though they may be examining similar issues.
Opportunities to undertake collaborative research, to affiliate with each
otherís institutions, to go on sabbaticals, and to participate in international
conferences and seminars tend to be limited to renowned scholars. There is an
urgent need to bridge this chasm
researching Indian education in universities and research institutes in India
and elsewhere in the world.
WHO IS THE CONCLAVE FOR?
The first Global Concave of
Young Scholars of Indian Education to be held in New Delhi on 27-29, January
2011 presents a unique opportunity for young scholars (doctoral and
post-doctoral researchers and early-career faculty) working on any aspect of
Indian education in universities and research institutes in India and abroad to
come together, to share and to showcase their research, to network and to
publish across boundaries of nations and disciplines. The young scholars will
also have the benefit of critique and advice from senior, renowned scholars who
shall be invited to give special lectures, to comment on the current status of
educational research, to suggest directions for future research, and to discuss
the selected papers. Those under 35 years of age are particularly encouraged to
HOW TO APPLY?
Given the wide
canvas of research on Indian education, the theme for the conclave is
open-ended. Papers are invited on any aspect of Indian education. The papers may
explore theoretical and ideological orientations, empirical realities, issues of
method, design and disciplinary boundaries. They could focus exclusively on
Indian education or present comparisons with other countries. In the first
of 300-500 words (including statement of the problem, research strategy and
findings) along with contact information, designation, institutional
affiliation, disciplinary background and one page CV should be submitted by
firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 August 2010. Successful candidates shall be
informed by 15 September 2010. Full research papers shall be solicited from the
successful candidates by 15 November 2010. All abstract and paper submissions
should be formatted in Times New Roman font, size 12, and spaced 1.5 lines. Both
abstracts and papers shall be subject to a process of peer review. Papers that
lend themselves to publication will be selected for submission as a special
issue in an internationally reputed peer-reviewed journal.