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D.El.Ed.-501 Elementary Education in India a Socio-cultural Perspective

October, 2016
Time: 3 hours Maximum 
Marks: 70

General Instructions : 
(a) All questions are compulsory.
(b) There are total 42 questions in this paper.
(c) (i) Question Nos. 1 to 15 are mul ti ple choice-type ques tions hav ing 1 mark each.
(ii) Question Nos. 16 to 30 are very short an swer-type ques tions hav ing 1 mark each.
(iii) Question Nos. 31 to 40 are short an swer-type ques tions hav ing 2 marks each.
(iv) Question Nos. 41 and 42 are long an swer-type ques tions hav ing 10 marks each.
(d) The marks each question carries are indicated against them.

Ques 1. Education can accelerate the process of modernization by
(A) raising the salaries of teachers
(B) emphasizing teaching of vocational subjects and science
(C) introducing common school system of public education
(D) presenting before students high ideas of social justice

Ques 2. Which one of the following is not a salient feature of the National Policy on Education, 1986?
(A) Military training for national defence
(B) Promotion of adult education
(C) Equal educational opportunities for all
(D) Accountability to education

Ques 3 . Which one of the following rights is an obstacle in the healthy and free growth of the children?
(A) Freedom of thought
(B) Freedom of choice
(C) Freedom of spending
(D) Freedom of speech

Ques 4. Which one of the following is a function of DIET?
(A) To carry out current repairs of school buildings
(B) Training and orientation of instructors and supervisors of non-formal education
(C) To arrange mid-day meal wherever possible
(D) To manage and distribute school’s finances

Ques 5. SIEMAT performs the function of dissemination of knowledge through
(A) compilation of case studies
(B) institutional planning
(C) seminars and discussions
(D) technical support

Ques 6. Which one of the following is a non-formal education programme to cater to the needs of working children?
(A) Madrassa
(B) Balak and Balika Shikshan Shivir
(C) Muktangan
(D) Sahaj Shiksha Kendra

Ques 7. The combination of primary and upper primary schooling is termed as
(A) elementary education
(B) universalization of education
(C) secondary education
(D) pre-basic education

Ques 8. The funds provided under ‘Research and Evaluation’ in SSA can be utilized for
(A) government schools only
(B) aided schools only
(C) both government and aided schools
(D) un-aided schools only

Ques 9. Under SSA, funds will be transferred to VECs/SMCs/Gram Panchayats for
(A) maintenance and repair of schools
(B) upgradation of schools
(C) salary of teachers
(D) Both (A) and (B)

Ques 10. Which one of the following is considered outside the category of basic amenities?
(A) Housing
(B) Education
(C) Television
(D) Electricity

Ques 11. RTE conceives a vibrant partnership with NGOs in the area of
(A) developing traditional pedagogy
(B) expressing moral concerns
(C) inculcating scientific attitude
(D) capacity building

Ques 12. Which one of the following statements about core planning team is false?
(A) Involving a core planning team gives legitimacy to the plan
(B) Teachers can also collect all the required information for planning
(C) The community will feel a sense of ownership by forming such a team
(D) The representatives of the community contribute positively while taking decisions about priorities

Ques 13. Quality of education is primarily concerned with
(A) quality of life in all its dimensions
(B) marks gained in examinations
(C) memorization
(D) learning of English

Ques 14. The students belonging to the minority community often feel excluded from the school environment because
(A) they might find the content overloaded
(B) there is nothing new to learn in the school
(C) the language used in the textbook and in classroom transactions could be different from their mother tongue
(D) they want to be a part of the mainstream

Ques 15. How many member states of United Nations assembled for Jomtien Conference 1990 on ‘Education for All’?
(A) 145
(B) 148
(C) 150
(D) 155

Ques 16. Who proposed national framework for curriculum and for what purpose?

Ques 17. Mention any one advantage of free and compulsory education.

Ques 18. What is the duty of a headmaster from whose school a child is required to move to another school?

Ques 19. Mention any one role of the teacher under RTE Act.

Ques 20. Justify organising orientation programmes by SCERT.

Ques 21. Write the main objective of the Matriprabodhan Project.

Ques 22. Calculate the gross enrollment ratio (GER) in percent if the number of children enrolled in a primary school is 75 and the number of children of primary school age is 50.

Ques 23. Who launched the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and when?

Ques 24. Who supports the salary of teachers appointed under the SSA programme?

Ques 25. How does SSA make education at the elementary level useful and relevant to the children?

Ques 26. What is meant by micro-planning?

Ques 27. How can we achieve the goal of decentralised elementary education?

Ques 28. Mention any two core components of quality in education.

Ques 29. Why are children with special needs often marginalized? Mention any two reasons.

Ques 30. Analyse the statement that the World Bank supports EFA efforts through sharing of global knowledge and good practice.

Ques 31. Mention any two recommendations of the National Committee on Women Education, 1958.

Ques 32. The NCF, 2005 is based on which of our guiding principles?

Ques 33. Examine the scope of participation by the children under their right to participate.

Ques 34. Highlight the levels and areas of teacher training being organized by NCERT.

Ques 35. Mention the four major aims of NCERT.

Ques 36. Describe any two strategies adopted in Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Project.

Ques 37. Explain any two main aims of education..

Ques 38. Give any two examples of the lessons/topics which can be taught more effectively if children are taken outside the class.

Ques 39. How far is it justified to say that ‘open-mindedness’ is a key component of the reflective practice advocated by John Dewey?

Ques 40. Describe any two factors which act as barriers in elementary education in developing countries.

Ques 41. Describe the role and responsibilities of Guru under the Gurukul system.

Ques 42. What is your opinion about employing young children? Why are they unable to attend regular schools? What type of curriculum should be framed to educate such children?