MSOE - 001

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June, 2017

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Critically examine the functionalist perspective on education.
  2. What did Ivan Illich mean by 'Deschooling Society' ?
  3. Explain the role of education in the growth of modern nationalism.
  4. Does education contribute to the construction of gender-based identity ? Discuss.
  5. Do you think different sections of society have equal access to higher education ? Critically evaluate.

SECTION - II

  1. What is 'multicultural education' ? Explain its significance in society.
  2. Examine the role of private sector in professional education.
  3. Discuss the critical concerns that led to the emergence of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system.
  4. Critically examine government's initiative to universalize elementary education in India.
  5. What are the major concerns of educational reforms in SAARC countries ?

December, 2016

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Discuss the functionalist approach to the study of education.
  2. Examine the relevance of Radha Krishnan's thought on education in contemporary India.
  3. Explain the role of education in cultural and economic reproduction.
  4. Discuss the politics of domination through educational curriculum.
  5. Examine the interplay of gender, socialization and education.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the goals and strategies in multicultural education.
  2. Highlight the main features of educational system of the post-independent India.
  3. Examine the constitutional provisions for promotion of education in India.
  4. Discuss the major challenges encountered by Open Distance Learning (ODL) in India.
  5. Examine the nature of commodification of education in India.

June, 2016

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Discuss the sociological perspective on education.
  2. Explain the conflict approach to the understanding of education.
  3. Discuss Paulo Freire's perspective on education.
  4. Examine the role of education in nation-building.
  5. Explain the inter linkages between education and social change.

SECTION - II

  1. What is Multicultural education ? Examine its various dimensions.
  2. Discuss the nature of education system during the British rule in India.
  3. Discuss the philosophical foundation of Open Distance Learning (ODL) in India.
  4. Highlight the state initiatives for universalisation of elementary education in India.
  5. What are the major concerns on Privatisation of education in India ? Discuss.

December, 2015

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the perspective of John Dewey (1859 — 1952) on education.
  2. Explain the influence of politics on education, with suitable examples.
  3. Does education lead to perpetuation of social inequality ? Discuss.
  4. Discuss the important national initiatives in the educational sphere for social and human development.
  5. Discuss the nature and pattern of growth of education in Independent India.
  6. How does commercialisation of education affect higher education in India ? Discuss.
  7. Discuss the critical reforms in successive national policies on higher education in India.
  8. Critically evaluate the initiatives for universalisation of education in India.
  9. Write short notes on any two of the following :

June, 2015

Answer any five of the following questions in about 500 words each.

  1. Discuss the sociological perspective on education.
  2. Compare and contrast functional and conflict perspectives on education.
  3. What role did education play in the process of nation-building in India ? Discuss.
  4. Critically assess the role of education in perpetuation of social inequality in society.
  5. Define multi-culturalism and discuss why multi-cultural education is essential.
  6. Does education empower women ? Discuss with examples.
  7. Critically discuss the crisis in Indian higher education.
  8. Open Distance Learning (ODL) as an alternative system of education fulfils the needs of higher education in India. Discuss.
  9. Write short notes on any two of the following :
    • (a) Education and Power
    • (b) Education and Social Mobility
    • (c) Public vs. Private Education
    • (d) Knowledge Society

December, 2014

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Answer at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Discuss the cultural dimension of education in India.
  2. In what way politics influences educational curriculum ? Discuss.
  3. Critically examine Ivan Illich's views of 'Deschooling'.
  4. Explain the challenges that marginalized sections of society encounter in relating with mainstream education.
  5. Discuss the role of education in social change in India.

SECTION - II

  1. What is Open and Distance Learning (ODL) ? Explain major challenges encountered by the ODL mode of education.
  2. What is multicultural education ? Explain the major strategies through which this education can be imparted ?
  3. What were the major objectives of the Dakar Commitment to Education as a Fundamental Human Right ?
  4. Critically examine the role of private sector in higher education.
  5. Write short notes on any two of the following :
    (a) Non-formal Education
    (b) Digital divide
    (c) Knowledge Workers and Education
    (d) Education and social empowerment

June, 2014

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Answer at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION I

  1. Discuss the sociological perspective on education.
  2. Examine the role of intellectuals in society with reference to the viewpoint of Antonio Gramsci.
  3. How does education perpetuate gender inequality in society ? Discuss.
  4. Explain the concepts of positive discrimination and affirmative action in the context of education in India.
  5. Explain the relationship between education and social mobility in India.

SECTION II

  1. Explain the significance of system-based research in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system.
  2. What are the critical implications of commoditization of higher education ? Discuss.
  3. Critically discuss World Trade Organization's (WTO's) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
  4. Discuss the objectives and strategies adopted in the Social Development Summit towards educational well-being of the marginalised.
  5. Discuss the constitutional and legal framework for educational development in India.

December, 2013

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. What do you understand by education ? Discuss sociological perspectives on education.
  2. Compare functionalist and conflict approaches towards the understanding of education.
  3. How does education affect differentiation of classes in society ? Discuss.
  4. How does education help in Nation building ? Explain.
  5. Discuss the relation between education and social mobility.

SECTION - II

  1. Compare educational system in India with that of Canada.
  2. Education is a tool for women's empowerment. Discuss.
  3. How does globalization impact growth of education in India ?
  4. What do you understand by knowledge society ? Elucidate its relation to education.
  5. Explain the philosophical foundation of Distance Education.

June, 2013

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each. Select at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Explain concept of education and outline its cultural dimensions.
  2. Discuss critically the major ideas of John Dewey on education.
  3. Explain in what way does school education becomes the site of production and reproduction of power in society ?
  4. Describe the salient features of the National curriculum framework in India.
  5. Discuss the relation between education and social change.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss the state of education in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
  2. Describe the growth of education during the Vedic and Buddhist periods in India.
  3. Discuss the crises in higher education in India.
  4. Discuss governmental strategies for innovations of elementary education in India.
  5. How does privatization of education affect the social commitment to education in India ? Discuss.

December, 2012

Answer any five of the following questions.

  1. Do you think education leads to upward social mobility? Discuss.
  2. Critically discuss the post modernist perspective on education.
  3. Does the school system reinforce hegemony of the ruling class? Discuss.
  4. 'Politics influences education system a great deal'. Discuss.
  5. What is 'cultural deprivation' ? How does it influence performance of children in the field of education ?
  6. Explain the concept of 'multicultural education'. Discuss the major strategies of incorporating multiculturalism in education.
  7. Discuss the role of Open and Distance Learning System in bringing about equity in educational opportunities.
  8. Critically examine the major concerns regarding participation of private sector in professional education.
  9. Write short notes on any two of the following :
    • (a) Open Learning 10+10
    • (b) Trade - Related aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS)
    • (c) Knowledge Workers and Education
    • (d) District Primary Education Programme (DPEP)

June, 2012

Answer any five of the following questions.

  1. Is 'Education' different from literacy ? Explain the sociological perspective on education.
  2. Do you think education empowers the marginalized section of society ? Discuss.
  3. Discuss the role of schools in society with reference to the viewpoint of Ivan Illich.
  4. Critically examine the role of education in nation-building in India.
  5. 'Many educational systems are characterized by gender-based streaming'. Discuss.
  6. What do you understand by 'Multicultural Education' ? Discuss its relevance in contemporary society.
  7. Examine the contribution of the Private Sector in promoting professional education in India.
  8. Discuss the thrust of educational policies in Independent India.
  9. Write short notes on any two of the following : 10+10
    • (a) Virtual Education
    • (b) Non-Formal Education
    • (c) Life-Long Learning
    • (d) Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas

December, 2011

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each, select at .least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Compare functionalist and conflict theories in the context of education in India.
  2. Describe John Dewey's views on education.
  3. In what way does education system contribute to the process of nation building ? Discuss.
  4. Does family background affect the level of education ? Discuss in the context of caste and class in India.
  5. Democratization of education is essential for social change and mobility. Discuss.

SECTION - II

  1. Identify common challenges faced by SAARC countries in the field of Education.
  2. Describe the constitutional provisions regarding education in India.
  3. What is the present scenario in terms of universalization of education in India ?
  4. Is there a need for private sector involvement in professional education ? Discuss.
  5. Write short notes on any two of the following : 10+10
    • (a) Pluralism and education
    • (b) Commodification of education
    • (c) Open Distance Learning (ODL)
    • (d) Knowledge Society

June, 2011

Answer any five questions in about 500 words each select at least two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.

SECTION - I

  1. Discuss the sociological perspective on education.
  2. Compare ideas of Tagore and Gandhi on education.
  3. In what ways education lead to perpetuation of social inequalities ? Discuss.
  4. Describe some of the recent national and international initiatives in education for social and human development.
  5. Discuss perspectives on education for empowerment of women.

SECTION - II

  1. Discuss multiculturalism in the context of culture and society.
  2. Describe the growth of education in post independent India.
  3. Critically discuss the crisis in higher education in India.
  4. Explain how the process of commercialization of education is affecting higher education in India.
  5. Discuss the Philosophical foundation of Open Distance Learning (ODL).

December 2010

Answer any five of the following questions

  1. What is the role of education in socialization.
  2. Distinguish between the interactionist and postmodernist perspectives on education.
  3. Critically evaluate the relevance of Leo Tolstoy's perspective on education in contemporary society.
  4. Does politics influence curriculum-making in education? Discuss with suitable illustrations.
  5. 'Education is a tool for empowering the marginalised'. Discuss.
  6. Discuss the major features of Open and distance learning systems and their relevance in contemporary India.
  7. What are the challenges for the universalization of elementary education in India.
  8. Discuss the impact of globalisation on education.
  9. Write short notes on any two of the following:
    • (a) Education and literacy.
    • (b) Knowledge and Power.
    • (c) Objectives of national policy on Education, 1986.

June 2010

Answer any five of the following questions.

  1. Explain the relationship between education and culture.
  2. Give Tagore and Gandhi's viewpoints on education and examine their contemporary relevance.
  3. Distinguish between the view points of Granasci and Bourdieu on education.
  4. 'Education is a means of ideological indroctrination' - examine critically.
  5. How does education contribute to social change ? Answer with examples.
  6. Explain the features of multicultural education. What are their limitations ?
  7. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Open and Distance learning system in contemporary India.
  8. Discuss the major thrusts of the education policies in post independent India.
  9. Write short - notes on any two of the following sets :
    • (a) Knowledge and power
    • (b) Education and literacy
    • (c) GATS and GATT
    • (d) Social change and Social mobility.

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