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John Foundation Journal of EduSpark

(A Quarterly Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal)

Volume 1 Issue 4 October - December 2019

TEACHERS IN FUTURE REFLECTION: VALUES ARE CAUGHT

Paromita   Das

Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India.

Abstract


UNESCO is leading a new global citizenship movement – one of the 3 pillars of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) – to view schools and teachers as active contributors to a peaceful and sustainable future. On 4 October 2013, 400 participants were welcomed to World Teachers’ Day at UNESCO Headquarters by Director-General Irina Bokova who underlined the importance the Organization attaches to teachers, “UNESCO…has always been and is a House for Teachers”. At the heart of the educational system, teachers hold the keys to a better future for all. The Director-General highlighted teachers’ role to learners of all ages around the world, “Teaching is a profession, but it is also a vocation.” The world is facing global challenges that cannot be fully resolved within national boundaries. Sustainable solutions must be found through collaborative and coordinated responses, at both local and global levels, that involve a wide range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors. We also need engaged and globally-minded citizens able to take up the challenges to build a more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable world. This implies rethinking education and how it can contribute to the formation of global citizenship. Teachers stand at the heart of this vision. Today we need more teachers and better quality teachers. My paper will be a compilation of the present status of teachers depending on their sense of responsibility and how much it is effective for the children in the form of sustainable development of these future citizens and how teachers need to prepare themselves to make their long term efforts reflect in their students. Values caught by students will be the requirements of world Peace. World is at unrest and only teachers can bring a daring change through peace instilled in the minds of children. It is an initiative from the very beginning of schooling and cannot be instantly built in.

Keywords


sustainable, collaborative, coordinated, values, peace.

INDRA SINHA’S ANIMAL’S PEOPLE: MEMORY OF AN ECOCIDE AND UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT

Shinu C

Assistant Professor, Cherpulassery College of Science and Technology for Women, Karalmanna, Cherpulassery, Palakkad District, Kerala, India.

Abstract


The world we live in has become inhospitable due to the increase in pollution, contamination and industry-sponsored bio-disaster. Conspicuously, mankind is efficiently committing ecocide and bringing irrevocable changes in ecology. The prominence of literary works which depicts the claustrophobic effects of industrial disaster increases as long as the uneven development prevails. Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People(shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize for fiction and won the 2008 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize) is a memory of the aftermath of a large-scale industrial catastrophe based on the Bhopal disaster of 1984; it is a vivid portrayal of life at gutter level among the dirt-poor of the fictional city of Khaufpur. Sinha depicts a claustrophobic world of sickness, filth, scamming, surviving on four rupees a day, and above all, the ongoing suffering of those afflicted by an explosion at the local chemical plant on what is always referred to simply as ‘that night.’ The writer throws light upon the environmental destruction, consequences and the unending protests of the victims due to the denial of justice. The traumatic memories of ‘that night,’ recollected and recorded in several tapes by the titular character Animal provides a symbolic representation of the uneven development in India. Indra Sinha is not speaking about the past rather he is speaking for the future. He is asking the policy makers to introspect about the development without concern for the environment. All developments without any environmental research will have a bad impact on both environment and peoples’ quality of life. Every memory is a lesson for better tomorrows.

Keywords


ecocide, uneven development, bhopal gas tragedy, bio disaster, khaufpur.

ADVERTISEMENT AND SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION: A CASE STUDY OF PASSENGER CAR MARKET IN KERALA

*Akhila P Nair, **Subbiah, G., ***Sreeja J. P.

* Research Scholar, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.

**Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, S.T.Hindu college, Nagarcoil, Tamilnadu, India.

*** Assistant Professor, Department  of Economics, Sree Devi Kumari Women’s College,  Kuzhithura , Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract


The present study mainly considers two important passenger car companies such as Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors. More than 75% of sample respondents purchase Maruti Suzuki cars because of the preference of brand model. Maruti Suzuki car considerably influences the consumers through their fascinating offers as well as advertisement. The analysis points out that there is a strong positive correlation between advertisement expenditure and total sales growth in passenger car market in Kerala. The empirical analysis shows that the advertisement on electronic media is superior to other forms of advertisements in all the income groups and the social segments in the study area. The advertisement on electronic media and the level of education is directly correlated.

Keywords


advertisement, passenger – cars, innovation, consumption, sustainability, sales.

ATTITUDE, AWARENESS, AVAILABILITY AND FREQUENCY OF USING ICT BY SCIENCE TEACHERS IN INDORE CITY

Shashikala Choudhary

Assistant Professor, ILVA Commerce and Science College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Abstract


Information technology has occupied central place. ICT has opened new avenues, like, e- coaching, online learning, e-books, e-learning, virtual classes, e-journals etc. technological inventions ought to be realized and needed to be accepted as the related sources in professional life. Objective of the present study was; to know about the attitude, awareness, availability and frequency of using ICT by science teachers. A questionnaire was prepared by the investigator under the guidance of research supervisor. The sample consists of 60 science teachers from different schools in indore city. Instructions were given to respondents regarding responses to be given in the tool. Percentage was calculated for statistical analysis of the collected data. The findings revealed that 30% of the science teachers ict wastes the time while only 15% finds that ICT is useful and beneficial. only 51.66% science teachers know that data can be downloaded easily. 58.33% realize that large data can be stored in a small space.  63.33% schools are providing ICT facilities. 70% finds it difficult to manage storage of vast study material. the majority of teachers (30%) using internet once a week but the modern world produces new inventions in every minute. a small percentage of teachers (11.66%) are using ICT for more than one hour daily. it shows that teachers usage is very slow than its explosion. hence, the teachers are required to come forward in this respect and should try to adopt and accommodate ICT in their professional life.

Keywords


attitude, awareness, availability a, frequency, ICT

CONCEPT OF ṚṢIS AND ṚṢIKULAS IN VEDIC LITERATURE

Mithuna A

Research Scholar, Centre for Sanskrit Vedic–Studies, Sree Sankaracharya University of  Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala, India.

Abstract


In Vedic treatises, the seers or Ṛṣis are described as of variant types. They are considered as Mantradraṣṭā, Purohita, Kavi, Guru and Muni. The Ṛṣis are classified into different categories. They are Brahmarṣi, Devarṣi, Maharṣi, Paramarṣi, Śrutarṣi, Kāṇḍarṣi and Rājarṣi. The Vedic Ṛṣis are part of the ancient world order of sages connected to the Gods and to the Great Spirit or supreme Brahman beyond time and space. The Gotras of these Ṛṣis are also famous. There are different Ṛṣikulas in Vedic literature. This paper discusses about Vedic Ṛṣis and the different categories to which they belong. It also studies about Vedic Ṛṣis clan focusing on the prominent Gotras of the time.

Keywords


prominent rṣis, rṣikulas, vedic period