About "Education India: A Quarterly Refereed Journal of Dialogues on Education”

Speed in communication is essential for significant impact of research in education; this is particularly true of action oriented research. It can result in urgent action when most needed, new initiatives and almost online evaluation of ongoing implementation of policies. It is essential for having a studied response to proposed initiatives, so that these may be modified or abandoned, before it is too late to contain the damage; it may also assist in modifying a concept for maximum effectiveness. Even the factual basis for a step can be challenged by a scholarly approach. We feel that an electronics journal best serves the purpose. Fresh ideas based on original thinking or adaptation of experience anywhere, a critical evaluation of the existing policies/practices, a philosophical even factual basis for action or midcourse correction and quick awareness cum analysis of the present scenario are some of the benefits, which are obviously inherent in an e- journal like “Education India”. Research also benefits from the quick communication, inherent in an e- journal. Dialogue was the ancient form of research, where a few scholars, limited by geographical considerations, engaged to discuss an important issue and arrive at a consensus or agree to differ. With the advent of printing, this practice, despite frequent conferences / seminars got diluted, mainly because there are few papers of interest to an individual and there is little time to think and discuss the subject. The e-journal offers an opportunity for significant research by the dialogue mode with large participation and presentation of views after great deal of thought and scrutiny by the reviewer. By offering this free access journal with copyright to the authors and without publication charges we have taken out the economic sting in research and enlarged the readership at the same time. We do not have any objection to the publication of the papers elsewhere. A unique feature of the present journal is the opportunity to update the paper by comments of the readers and the authors’ reply. The authors also have an opportunity to substitute their original paper by an updated version.Another notable feature is the extension of the scope from “higher secondary” to “pre primary to post doctoral studies”.
Management and planning aspects of education will also receive the much needed impetus.
We welcome suggestions from readers on enhancing the standard, scope and usefulness of the journal.
Welcome to the eternal and exciting pilgrimage from the unknown to known.

                                                                                                                                                          Padma Shri Prof. M.S.Sodha, F.N.A.