Sparkling_v4i2_April-June 2021
June 30, 2021

John Foundation Journal of EduSpark

(A Quarterly Peer Reviewed/Refereed Multidisciplinary Journal)

Volume 3 Issue 2 April - June 2021

NATURALISM IN DREISER & OSBORNE AND EXPLORING THE EXISTENTIAL ANGST

Gargi Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor  & Head, Department of English, IGNOU, Glory Institute, Muscat, CBD, Oman.   

Abstract


The article discusses the basic tenets of Naturalism as prevalent in the twentieth in connection with the twenty-first century New Historicism. The concept of “angry young man,” becomes the cult image of the twentieth-century democratic society where the lead characters, or rather the anti-heroes of Osborne, Wesker, Dreiser etc. try to pull down the social mores while striving to make cataclysmic changes in the dogmas and conventions. Society and individuals influence each other and are responsible to each other. Jimmy Porter, the lead character of Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, and Clyde Griffiths, the protagonist of An American Tragedy, are rebellious against all forms of bureaucracy and are not successful to materialize the “American Dream” (Adams, James Truslow, 1931). They are popularly called the anti-heroes because unlike heroes they are successful in life, they are brought up in modest families and struggles for higher education, blames the social codes that are partly responsible for their failures, neither are they powerful enough to change the existing codes but only reveals their sarcastic vituperations. The last section of the essay deals with the philosophy of existentialism with reference to some texts.  The protagonists of these texts however influenced the masses because they became the paradigms of the millions who have tried hard but still failed to live up to their expectations.

Keywords


naturalism, new-historicism, positivism, anti-hero, existentialism.

SOFT SKILLS AND SOCIAL COMPETENCY OF STUDENT TEACHERS

Blessy, T.

Associate Professor, Bethlahem College of Education, Karungal, Kanniyakumari District, Taminadu, India.

Abstract


Soft skills in the highly competitive corporate world will help oneself to stand out in a crowd of regular job seekers with ordinary skills and talent. Soft skills help one to shine in the workplace and their significance cannot be denied in this information age. Moreover, to successfully interact with others and cope with the complexities stress, and expectations of modern life, it is vital that all students should acquire social competency essential in providing students to face the real- working environment.  The current study was undertaken to examine the soft skills and social competency of student teachers. Sample of the study selected by random sampling technique constituted 300 student teachers of Kanniyakumari district. Significant findings include a) there is no significant difference in soft skills with respect to the selected personal variables like gender, age, educational qualification and discipline. b) there is no significant difference in social competence with respect to the selected personal variables like gender, age, educational qualification, and discipline. c) there is no significant relationship between soft skills and social competency.

Keywords


soft skills, social competence, student teachers.

CREATIVE WRITING IS A MEDIUM TO DISCOVER ONESELF

Ujjwala Kakarla

 Guest Professor of English, Writer, Holistic Trainer, Spiritualist, Guntakal, Andhrapradesh, India.

Abstract


Creative writing is an expressive form of oneself – one’s thoughts, emotions, ideas, experiences, and perception reflecting both the outer and inner worlds in a free manner. Imagination forms the basis upon which creativity blossoms which lends a voice to the voiceless and gives a form to the formless. Creative writing is an art to tap out one’s dormant ability to create words and stories from the depths of one’s own perception. It goes beyond any set parameters or restrictive demands adding one’s own flair to writing that may entertain, comfort, soothe, motivate, inspire and make us feel something new. We become the voice of our stream of consciousness to self-reflect and discover the spiritual aspect of one’s own self.

Keywords


creative writing, imagination, perception, stream of consciousness, self-expression, self-discovery, spiritual self.

IMPACT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS TOWARDS THE HEALTH CONDITION OF UNDER FIVE AGED CHILDREN IN KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT

*Aruna, C., & **Subbiah, G.

*Research Scholar (Reg.No. 19213151032028), Department of Economics, ST Hindu College, Nagercoil, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.

**Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, ST Hindu College, Nagercoil, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract


Socioeconomic status (SES) is an economic and sociological combined total measure of a person’s work experience and of an individual’s or family’s economic and social position in relation to others, based on income, education, and occupation. When analyzing a family’s SES, the household income, earners’ education, and occupation are examined, as well as combined income, whereas for an individual’s SES only their own attributes are assessed. However, SES is more commonly used to depict an economic difference in society as a whole. The important objective of the study is to analyze the impact of socio-economic conditions towards the health condition of under five aged children in Kanyakumari District. The study is based on primary and secondary data. To analyze the impact of socio-economic conditions towards the health condition of under five aged children in Kanyakumari District 50 women having under five year aged children are selected as samples using convenient sampling method. .  The collected data were analyzed with the help of percentage and Chi-square test.

Keywords


socio-economic conditions, social status and health conditions.

SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Beena Florence Donark, R. J.

Associate Professor, Bethlahem College of Education, Karungal, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract


In the present study, the investigator has attempted to study social intelligence of high school students using random sampling technique. 300 high school students from ten schools of kanyakumari district were selected as sample for the study. Statistical techniques like t-tests are used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that there is no significant difference in the social intelligence and its dimensions, social information processing, social skills, and social awareness of high school students with regard to gender and nature of family. But there is significant difference in the social intelligence and its dimensions, social information processing, social skills, and social awareness of high school students with regard to medium of instruction. Significant difference is revealed in social intelligence and its dimension, social skills, and social awareness of high school students with regard to locality of institution. No significant difference was revealed in the social information processing of high school students with regard to the locality of the institution.

Keywords


social intelligence, social awareness, social information, social skills.