Thursday, March 19, 2015

BBC's Documentary: 'India's Daughter' is an insult of indian women

BBC made a documentary from India covering an infamous rape case,happens India because of people’s mentality, by this documentary they wanted to show that women are less responsible than men, and it happens because of Indian mentality's towards women.. Social media has seen outrage over the documentary viewed as a platform to justify and explain such a heinous act that shocked the nation and the globe.
The top news channels went against the documentary fully. Two top channels continually reported on it Zee News  Editor Sudhir Chaudhary and Times Now editor-in-chief Arnab Gosmawami said it’s Unfortunate to us that we are being mispublished in world media.

The 'banbbc' tag was not the most popular to emerge from this controversy. There was also #nirbhayainsulted (The victim was called "Nirbhaya," or "the fearless one" by the media) and #dontrapeagain. The two tags were used more than 51,000 and 24,000 times respectively and have also been widely used by Indian news channels Times Now TV and Zee News.
Indian court restricted the publication and airing of the film in India as well as the dissemination of excerpts from it after Mukesh Singh's comments were released in several media outlets.
But the BBC went ahead and aired the controversial documentary on the Delhi gang-rape rape case on Wednesday (4 March) night despite requests by the Indian government not to, following a court ban.
The FIR under sections 509, 504, 505 (1) (b) IPC and section 66 A IT Act, was registered against Mukes singh who made malicious, derogatory, offensive, insulting remarks against women, causing harassment and disrepute
"This harrowing documentary, made with the full support and cooperation of the victim's parents, provides a revealing insight into a horrific crime that sent shock waves around the world and led to protests across India demanding changes in attitudes towards women," the BBC said in a statement.
"India should be embracing this film -- not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it. This was an opportunity for India to continue to show the world how much has changed since this heinous crime," she wrote for India's NDTV.
Udwin later spoke to NDTV, urging everyone to watch the film before rushing to judgment on it.
"I appeal to the Prime Minister to not let it go out of hand because it is getting out of hand. Countries around the world will very soon be saying: 'How dare India ban a documentary that is in the public interest?' I urge you to see the film as soon as possible," she said. "Please see the film and then talk about it."
Arguments in favour of BBC ban
·         Shaming of the country: Rajnath Singh said that views in the documentary are hurtful and India is feeling ashamed over it. The restraining court was taken from the court to protect the face of India. BSP Chief Mayawati congratulated him for taking swift steps to stop the broadcast.
·         Flouting the conditions of permission for interviewing the prisoners: The filmmakers were granted permission with the conditions that they will only interview the prisoners who have given their written consent for it, will submit complete footage to jail authorities, and take approval from jail authorities before the telecast of the documentary film or publishing a research paper based on it. Producers failed to comply with these norms.
·         Exploiting the case for commercial benefit: One of the clauses of the permission was that the film will be used for social purposes only. The use of such unfortunate incidents for commercial benefit is not ethical.
Arguments against BBC ban
·         Much acclaim from influential Bollywood and literary figures: Chetan Bhagat said, “It is one of the best documentaries i’ve seen. It’s bone-chilling and shakes you up.” Genelia D’Souza married to the actor son of a former Chief Minister said, “Please watch India’s daughter. We need to understand and eradicate the evil within us and around us.” Noted lyricist and nominated Rajya Sabha member Javed Akhtar said, “It’s good that this documentary has been made. Crores of men in India now know that they think like a rapist.”
·         Confront the Reality: Another nominated MP in the RS Anu Aga said, “The reality is that what that man spoke reflects the view of many men in India. Why are we shying away from reality? We should confront the issue.”
·         Controlling the Media: Muzzling the messenger is not going to help the matter. We need to get to the root of such attitudes towards women and take remedial actions for societal overhaul.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What is career counseling?

What is career counseling?
There are a number of factors that influence your career development, including your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and circumstances. Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions.
the differences between a job, an occupation and a career are the following.

Job is a paid position, requiring a group of specific attributes and skills that enable a person to Perform tasks in an organization, either part –time or fulltime for a short or long duration. It is work conducted and exchanged for payment.
OCCUPATION is defined as a group of similar jobs found in different industries; it is more of an employment category.
CAREER involves the jobs or occupations (paid and unpaid) which one undertakes throughout a lifetime. A series of jobs/occupations help us to develop different skills and acquire knowledge in our career and progress towards higher level positions.
What do I need to consider?
 Education
 Goals
 Skills
 Vision
 Interests
 Values

Career development is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate. It really is a lifelong process, meaning that throughout your life you will change, situations will change, and you will continually have to make career and life decisions.
Thus, Career Development is a “continuous lifelong process of developmental experiences that focuses on seeking, obtaining and processing information about self, occupational and educational alternatives, life styles and role options”
(Hansen, 1976) . Put another way, career development is the process through which people come to understand themselves as they relate to the world of work and their role in it.

Theories and research describing career behavior provide the “conceptual glue” for as well as describe where, when and for what purpose career counseling, career education, career guidance and other career interventions should be implemented.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) refers to a system of school-based evaluation of students that covers all aspects of a students’ development.
It is a developmental process of a child which emphasizes on two fold objectives. These objectives are continuity in evaluation on one hand and assessment of broad based learning and behavioral outcomes on the other.
The term ‘continuous’ is meant to emphasize that evaluation of identified aspects of students’ ‘growth and development’ is a continuous process rather than an event, built into the total teaching-learning process and spread over the entire span of academic session. It means regularity of assessment, diagnosis of learning gaps, and use of corrective measures and feedback of evidence to teachers and students for their self evaluation.
The second term ‘comprehensive’ means that the scheme attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of students’ growth and development. Since abilities, attitudes and aptitudes can manifest themselves in forms other than the written word, the term refers to application of a variety of tools and techniques (both testing and non-testing) and aims at assessing a learner’s development in areas of learning like:
Objectives of CCE are:
To help develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills.
To lay emphasis on thought process and de-emphasize memorization.
To make evaluation an integral part of teaching-learning process.
To use evaluation for improvement of students’ achievement and teaching – learning strategies on the basis of regular diagnosis followed by remedial instruction.
To use evaluation as a quality control device to maintain desired standard of performance.
To determine social utility, desirability or effectiveness of a programme and take appropriate decisions about the learner, the process of learning and the learning environment.
To make the process of teaching and learning a learner-centered activity.
Features of CCE
The ‘continuous’ aspect of CCE takes care of ‘continual’ and ‘periodicity’ aspect of evaluation.
Continual means assessment of students in the beginning of instruction (placement evaluation) and assessment during the instructional process (formative evaluation) done informally using multiple techniques of evaluation.
Periodicity means assessment of performance done frequently at the end of unit/term (summative)
The ‘comprehensive’ component of CCE takes care of assessment of all round development of the child’s personality. It includes assessment in Scholastic as well as Co-Scholastic aspects of the pupil’s growth.
Scholastic aspects include curricular areas or subject specific areas, whereas co-scholastic aspects include Life Skills, Co-Curricular Activities, Attitudes, and Values.
Assessment in scholastic areas is done informally and formally using multiple techniques of evaluation continually and periodically. The diagnostic evaluation takes place at the end of a unit/term test. The causes of poor performance in some units are diagnosed using diagnostic tests. These are followed up with appropriate interventions followed by retesting.
Assessment in Co-Scholastic areas is done using multiple techniques on the basis of identified criteria, while assessment in Life Skills is done on the basis of Indicators of Assessment and checklists.
The functions of CCE are:
It helps the teacher to organize effective teaching strategies.
Continuous evaluation helps in regular assessment to the extent and degree of learner’s progress (ability and achievement with reference to specific scholastic and co-scholastic areas).
Continuous evaluation serves to diagnose weaknesses and permits the teacher to ascertain an individual learner’s strengths and weaknesses and his/her needs. It provides immediate feedback to the teacher, who can then decide whether a particular unit or concept needs re-teaching in the whole class or whether a few individuals are in need of remedial instruction.
By continuous evaluation, children can know their strengths and weaknesses. It provides the child a realistic self-assessment of how he/she studies. It can motivate children to develop good study habits, to correct errors, and to direct their activities towards the achievement of desired goals. It helps a learner to determine the areas of instruction in which more emphasis is required.
Continuous and comprehensive evaluation identifies areas of aptitude and interest. It helps in identifying changes in attitudes, and value systems.

It helps in making decisions for the future, regarding choice of subjects, courses and careers.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Publish your blog

Blog success originates not from the fancy layouts or nifty widgets but rather from the unique content found on the blogging platform! If what the site administrator offers viewers continues to be interesting and relevant reading material people will continue to return! It all boils down to the personal commitment of the individual blogger insofar as to the success of the blogging platform itself!
Here are 5 things any individual will need to supply if they intend to become a popular blogger!
The starting point for any blog is the 'seed' or idea behind it's purpose and what the reading material contained within will be based upon! The theme is crucial from the standpoint that you want to be sure there is an audience for it and most especially if you intend to make money! The theme you decide upon gives you a way in which to direct your efforts since you want to maintain a certain focus when composing updates.
Ideas are merely thoughts or dreams until you decide to take a definitive action towards making them a reality! Taking the first step is typically the hardest when entering into anything new and when launching a blogging platform it is recommended to compose a series of posts! The point here is you want visitors to have more than one update to view or they may not take your site serious enough to even return. The more posts you display the greater the commitment you will reflect to visitors!
This helps you to coordinate your efforts for the best results but just as importantly your focus will help you stay consistent with the theme of your site. It will do little good if you continue to veer away from the theme since it will confuse readers and even discourage them from returning! The main objective is create unique content that is relevant to the theme so you can attract visitors and then develops their loyalty!
This supplies the persistence you need while you wait for the results you want while also helping you beat back any feelings of frustration! Remember a successful blogging platform is one that has a loyal following but viewer loyalty does not occur overnight, it takes time!
Without a deeply rooted curiosity or passion it will make both your research and writing efforts more difficult! People expect to see high quality and unique content when they land on your site and it is up to you to create it but if you lack the inner drive to do so the platform will fade from existence! It is always highly recommended to consider your own level of interest when selecting a theme for just these reasons!

Blog success is much more a product of the unique content found on the blogging platform itself and not the fancy designs or widgets being used. It all comes down to people wanting reading material of interest to them and finding a source they feel is reliable. Once this occurs reader loyalty begins to develop but only after a period of time! This is why the origin and success of the blogging platform is wholly dependent upon the initiative and commitment of the site administrator! After all the use of fancy designs or widgets are no substitute for the 5 things only a blogger can supply as discussed here today!