About the BookThis book has been designed with up-to-date facts, tables, figures and charts for use by students of B.Ed., M.Ed. and M.A. (Education) of various Indian universities. The distinguishing features of this book are lucidity of language, systematic presentation of facts and citation of recent findings of research at national and international levels.
In addition to traditional areas of study, certain themes which are very rarely found in other Indian books have been discussed in this book. These themes which make this book different from other Indian books are: behaviour problems at different stages, development of language, needs and problems of adolescents, adolescent gifted, adolescent slow learners, principles of learning, how children learn, mastery learning, core teaching skills, functional autonomy of motives, maladjustment, frustration and conflict, current approaches to teaching and learning (views of Gagne, Ausubel, Bandura and Bruner), organizational climate, leadership styles, ecology of education, stress management and inclusive education.
A quick look at any of the twenty-three chapters of the book will indicate the originality of the authors in organising ideas culled from many different sources, both traditional and modern. It is a need-based book meant for students and beginner teachers.About the Author/sM. Dash, M.A. (Psy.), M.Ed., D.P.T.T. (Edinburgh), possesses a brilliant academic record in two disciplines — Education and Psychology. He started his professional career as a lecturer in Psychology in the year 1970. He has put in 32 years of service in various capacities in the SCERT, Orissa and in various teacher education institutions.
He was the Deputy Director, Centrally Sponsored Scheme of IEDC in the Directorate of Teacher Education and SCERT, Orissa, Principal of N.D. Women’s College of Teacher Education, Bhubaneswar, Principal of R.N. IASE, Cuttack, and the Dean of Education of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. At present, he is the Principal of NKC College of Teacher Education, Angul (Orissa).
He has participated in a number of workshops, seminars and training programmes in the field of primary education including special education and inclusive education organised by NIEPA, NCTE, NCERT and UNICEF. He was selected by the British Council Division to receive advanced course in teacher education in the famous Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh in the year 1983. He received the “Jewel of India” Award in the year 2002 being selected by the International Business Council, New Delhi.
He has written a number of books which have been published in Orissa and New Delhi and prescribed by various Universities for use by B.Ed. students and other graduate and postgraduate students of Education. His thesis on MLC in EVS has been published by Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh as a discussion document for overseas students.
Neena Dash, M.A. (Edn.), M.Phil. (Dist.), (Gold Medalist), possesses a brilliant academic record in the discipline of Education securing 75 per cent marks in various examinations. She graduated from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack with First Class Honours with Distinction in Education and was placed Second in order of merit. She did her M.A. in Education from Kurukshetra University securing First Class Second position. She passed her M.Phil. Examination from the same University securing Distinction and First Class First position and was awarded the University medal. Currently she is doing research leading to Ph.D. in the field of Special Education under Kurukshetra University. In view of her outstanding performance, she was awarded the Senior Merit Scholarship by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Orissa and Research Scholarship by the U.G.C.