Dr. (Mrs) Minal Sunil Naravane

Name: Dr. (Mrs) Minal Sunil Naravane
Designation: Director, Center for Human Development (YASHADA)
Qualification: M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D. NET, SET (Education)
Phone No.: 91-020-2560 8152
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  1. One year as a Teacher in High School
  2. Five Years as a Lecturer in Teacher Education college
  3. One year as a Senior Lecturer in District Institute of Education and Training
  4. Two years for teaching to post Graduate level

  5. Twenty Five years (In the areas of Adult Education, Child Labor, Teacher Education)

  6. One year as an Acting Principal in B.Ed. College
  7. One year as an Acting Principal in B.Ed. College
  8. Three years as a Coordinator of Evaluation and Research in State Resource Centre, a scheme sponsored by Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi
  9. Nine years in YASHADA

Areas of Interest:
  • Quality of life improvement of out-of-school youths
  • Environmental Education
  • Life long learning among teachers
  • Resilience among street children
  • Cultural models
Voluntary work
  • Working with child labours and street children in Pune city since last five years for the improvement in quality of their life.
  • Conducting Non-formal education classes for them at their place of work.
  • Providing inputs for development of their health, entertainment and income generation.
  • Helping them develop resilience.
The work is appreciated by the newspapers like Times of India, Maharashtra times, The Herald and Sakal

Research Projects completed and undertaken at present :

Working as a Principal Investigator in a Multicentric Research Project of National Council For Educational Research And Training, (NCERT), New Delhi on the theme ‘Pre-service Teacher Education for Emerging Diverse Educational Context: Perspectives, Practices, Prospects’.

Researching on Problem Based Learning in Teacher Education :

Assisted in the following research work- Evaluation of the scheme ‘Earn while you Learn’ of an organisation in Pune.
Case study of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
Research on ‘developing self concept of street children’
Research on ‘problems of education of children of construction workers’

Research Guidance :

Working as a research guide for research projects undertaken by ‘Balbharati’ (Maharashtra State Text Book Bureau)
Working as a research guide for research projects undertaken by ‘Secondary Teachers’ Association’, Pune.
Providing research guidance for the M.A. and M.Phil. Courses conducted by Yashwantaro Chavan Open University, Maharashtra.

Providing guidance to Primary Teachers for Action Research Professional experience :

i) Written and presented papers in various state level, national level seminars and conferences on following subjects :-
  • Learning disability
  • Curriculum of Environmental Education for primary stage
  • Vocational education for school dropouts
  • Changing Concept of Intelligence
  • Education of street children
  • Developing resilience among street children
ii) Provided training to school children, schoolteachers, adult education instructors, teachers of non-formal classes on the topics like teaching-learning methods, preparation of teaching-learning material, emotional intelligence, study skills etc.

iii) Participated in Preparation of Minimum Levels of Learning, a project of MHRD, New Delhi

iv)Prepared Modules on Competency Based and Commitment Oriented Teacher Education, a project of NCERT, New Delhi

v)Prepared resource material for night school children, a project of Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal

vi) Participated in the preparation of Science books for National Open School, New Delhi

vii)A member of curriculum development committee for Diploma in Teacher Education (D.Ed.) course in the State of Maharashtra

viii)Participated in various local, state and national level seminars and conferences on Education and child labors

ix) Working as resource person for training programmes of MSCERT on Educational Research and Action Research

List Of Publications :

i)Educational Commissions and Committees’, a book in Marathi useful for B.Ed. and M.Ed. Course, Published in 1999

ii)‘Educating Street children, an Enriching Experience’, a monograph based, Published in 2002

iii)‘Teaching Learning on Streets’ Published in ‘Palakniti’, A magazine for Parents, Special Issue on Child Rights, October 2002

iv)‘New Concepts in Psychology and its Implications for Education’, A Guidebook for Teacher Educators, published by SCERT, November 2002

v)‘Educational Excursion, A live Experience for out-of-school children’, Published in ‘Sangati’, A periodical of ‘Aapanach’, Second Issue of 2002

vi)‘Multiple Intelligence’, Jivan Shikshan, A magazine of MSCERT, May 2004

vii)Teachers’ Training for Environmental Awareness, A research Article, Research Bulletin of MSCERT, 2004

Participation at International Level :

1. Invited by ‘Council For International Fellowship’ Sweden, for Exchange Program 2004 in Sweden for the study of Youth Centres and Teacher Education. Attended the programme in April-May 2004

2. Attended a conference on Teacher Education for teachers in Mauritius, 2003

Awards and felicitation:
  • Vocational Award of Rotary club, Pune Central
  • Felicitated by Pandurangshastri Paranjape Trust for educating out-of-school children
  • Felicitated by Rotary Club (Tilak Road) for educating out-of-school children

Hobby: Graphology (Handwriting Analysis)