Archive for January, 2015

    Do the standards of morality that a person adheres to, depend on the society that s/he is a part of? Or are these standards independent of the individual’s social context? Where does an individual’s moral-framework come from? And what makes some people ‘adjust’ their moral-code in the face of adversity and certain others, to risk their lives to uphold them? “In 1942, amidst inexplicable evil and destruction, a small group   Read More ...

    Reading, scientific and mathematical literacies are considered essential for full participation in the modern ‘knowledge societies’ (OECD, 2009). And of the three literacies, reading literacy is considered especially important as it forms the ‘bed-rock’ on which other forms of literacies are formed. Scientific research on ‘reading education’, thus, expectedly, has had a long history in developed nations; and in the United States, in particular, the government has spent millions of   Read More ...

    An academic journal is a periodical, often peer-reviewed, which publishes scholarly work related to one or a few academic disciplines. Though the nature and type of work published in academic journals vary significantly, they often include original articles on recent empirical research in the relevant disciplines, theoretical discussions as well as reviews of published academic work. Academic Journals have for long played a central part in scholarly communities. Schafner (1994),   Read More ...

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