MSOE-001 Solved Assignments

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 July 2019 and January 2020

Answer five questions worth 100 marks from Sections 1 and 2. Attempt at least two questions from each section.

SECTION – I

  1.  Critically discuss Basil Bernstein’s contribution to the theory of education with special reference to speech patterns.
  2. Compare the functionalist and conflict approaches to the study of education.
  3. Discuss the scope of the policy of positive discrimination and affirmative action in bringing the marginalized people into the mainstream.
  4. Discuss the role of intellectuals in society with reference to the viewpoint of Antonio Gramsci.
  5. What do you understand by ‘Human Development’? In what way have the international agencies employed education for human development?

SECTION – II

  1. What do you understand by multicultural curriculum? Substantiate your answer with an example.
  2. Discuss the role of distance education in teacher training at the primary level.
  3. What are the significant implications of treating higher education as a global services market through GATS?
  4. ‘Education is a commodity for sale”. Critically discuss.
  5. Elucidate the need for the involvement of the private sector in professional education.

July 2018 and January 2019

Answer five questions worth 100 marks from Sections 1 and 2. Attempt at least two questions from each section.

SECTION – I

  1. In what way does education contribute to the process of nation-building? Explain with suitable example from India.
  2. Discuss the role of schools in society with reference to the viewpoint of Ivan Illich.
  3. In what way does education facilitate social mobility? Explain.
  4. Critically discuss the initiatives of international agencies for employing education as a means of social and human development.
  5. Compare and contrast the ideas of Durkheim and Parsons on education.

SECTION – II

  1. Critically examine the need for involvement of private sector in professional education.
  2. Does ‘open learning and distance learning’ democratize education? Critically discuss.
  3. Critically discuss the impact of globalization and free market economy on higher education.
  4. What is ‘non-formal education’? Explain the major strategies for strengthening non-formal education in India.
  5. Discuss the major challenges to higher education in India.

July 2017 and January 2018

Answer five questions worth 100 marks from Sections 1 and 2. Attempt at least two questions from each section.

SECTION – I

  1. Does education reflect political interests of the ruling regime? Critically discuss.
  2. Discuss Pierre Bourdieu’s perspective on education with special reference to social capital.
  3. In what way does education contribute to social change? Discuss.
  4. Compare the functionalist and conflict approaches to the study of education.
  5. Does education lead to empowerment of the marginalized? Discuss.
Also Read :  ‘Schools perpetuate structural inequalities of power and access to resources.’ Discuss.

SECTION – II

  1. Critically examine state initiatives(s) towards achieving the goal of ‘education for all’.
  2. Discuss the contribution of private sector in expansion of professional education.
  3. What do you understand by ‘commodification of education’? Critically discuss the social implications of commodification of education.
  4. Discuss the major challenges in higher education in India.
  5. What are the main objectives of ‘open and distance education’. Explain the role of technology in achieving them.

July 2016 and January 2017

Section – I

Answer at least two questions in about 500 words each from this section.

  1. ‘Schools perpetuate structural inequalities of power and access to resources.’ Discuss.
  2. Compare the role of education in nation-building in India with that in other countries.
  3. Critically examine issues of access, retention, and performance of students who avail the policy of positive discrimination.
  4. Discuss the influence of politics on education in a comparative framework.
  5. Critically discuss the main argument in Ivan Illich’s book, Deschooling Society.

Section – II

Answer at least two questions in about 500 words each from this section.

  1. What is multicultural education?
  2. Open and Distance Learning is a means for bringing about equity in education.’ Discuss.
  3. What do you understand by ‘universalization of elementary education’? Critically examine government’s initiative to universalize elementary education in India.
  4. Discuss the challenges to higher education.
  5. Write short notes the following:
    a) Banking concept of education.
    b) Significance of education in knowledge economy.

July 2015 and January 2016

Section -1

Answer at least two questions in about 500 words each from this section.

  1. Critically examine the policy of positive discrimination and affirmative action in the context of higher education in India.
  2. Do schools provide equality of educational opportunity to children of different sections of society? Discuss.
  3. Do you agree that education facilitates social change? Discuss.
  4. Explain the role of education in nation-building in India.
  5. Critically discuss the contribution of Basil Bernstein to the theory of education.

Section -2

Answer at least two questions in about 500 words each from this section.

  1. Explain the need for engagement of the private sector in professional education in India.
  2. Explain the role of technology in developing self learning material in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode of education.
  3. What is ‘knowledge economy’? Explain the role of education in knowledge economy.
  4. Discuss the critical concerns of educational reforms in SAARC countries.
  5. Write short notes the following:
    a) Commodification of education.
    b) General Agreement in Trade in Services and Education (GATS) and Education.

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