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Foundation Publications

Newsletter

The Foundation brings out a periodic newsletter – Learning Curve – in English and Hindi. Listed below are all past issues of the Learning Curve:

Learning Curve
Issue XXV
The theme of public education is one that affects every society across the globe. All over, there has been fundamental dissatisfaction with the systems, though the idea itself is intimately linked with a democratic society: one in which the individual is taught her place in the larger society.  In India there has been disaffection with both public and private schooling, especially in urban centres, where private schooling flourishes at exorbitant cost, many times with inadequate space, facilities and less than adequate teaching. Every single person in the country is crucially involved in what form education takes, since it matters to us what the future of our society is going to be. It reveals too the tremendous hope that we all have that there are solutions, elusive perhaps, but they exist and it is for us, and others who follow, to find these solutions.  This hope is all the more attenuated when we hear stories, as we do, of our public schools in the remotest of places, where teachers are doing a wonderful job, coming to school braving the weather, working under very challenging circumstances, their enthusiasm unabated.
Learning Curve
Issue XXIV
The starting point of this Issue is Mahatma Gandhi’s Nai Talim which he envisaged over many years and made available in 1937. Children learn by making and doing, and it is by relating these two to the larger context that the understanding of the whole picture emerges. It is this larger picture that this issue has attempted to present. This issue also  explores the relevance of Nai Talim in the India of today. The explorations are on the idea of Nai Talim and the overall visions of a ‘good society’, rethinking Nai Talim in the light of the NCF of 2005, as well as in the present context.
Learning Curve
Issue XXIII

Learning Curve decided to devote this Issue to Inclusive Education as a theme. In this Issue, readers will find articles on literature for children particularly emphasizing inclusion, on gender stereotyping and an article on RTE and inclusion in schooling, among others. The Issue also has an article on teaching language to include, caste as a barrier to education and upward social mobility and, finally, teacher preparedness in curriculum development.

Learning Curve
Issue XXII

This issue of the Learning Curve focuses on one of the most important periods in any individual's life - early childhood. Whatever differences there may be on any other aspect of education, this is one area on which everyone agrees: that the years between birth and eight are the most significant and can make or break a life. So universal is this that it is equally true in all cultures. You will find focus articles by some of the most well-known and much respected educationists in the country, followed by very practical and hands-on approaches to Early Childhood Education (ECE).

Learning Curve
Issue XXI
The dictionary defines the word ‘enable’ as, ‘to make able, to give power, means or ability; to make competent, authorise, to make possible or easy’. The word ‘enabling’ when used as an indicator in school education can be defined as a comprehensive, multi-faceted series of empowering activities required to address the needs of youngsters facing barriers in the acquisition of both academic and life skills. In this Issue, we have tried to bring together articles recounting the experiences of practicing teachers, educators and students across India – even one from a school at an altitude of 12,000 feet from distant Leh! - who have all been part of this process. We have articles that enlarge on the theme of empowerment through responsible citizenry by involving the community in the process, of methods used to facilitate collaborative learning by getting students and teachers to jointly examine their problems and concerns, of attitudinal changes enabled through dialogue.

The Educational Leadership and Management Function of the Foundation has launched a newsletter titled Milestones to document experiences and insights culled from working closely with the Government of Karnataka to strengthen education institutions through intensive management and leadership capacitation. Listed below are the issues of Milestones:

Milestones

Issue 2.1

This issue of Milestones brings you the Namma Shaale experience of community participation in education through the unmediated voices of those closely involved with it. And it also zooms out to present the context and framework in which the efforts are taking place. It documents the experiences of those traditionally excluded from decision-making, sometimes from environments characterized by deep-rooted social and economic divisions. What emerges through the articles is the recognition that the efforts to achieve quality education touch on many other elements in the community's life - and these organic connections must be seen as sources of great strength.

Milestones

Issue 1.2

Studies show that school leadership is second only to classroom instruction in achieving educational outcomes, and that leadership at the school level as well as at levels above the school have a key support role to enable the school to do its job well. Read more about the Management Development Program in the second issue of Milestones.

Milestones

Issue 1.1

This first issue of this newsletter corresponds to the launch of our School Leadership Development Program and hence is focused on it. It begins with an account of the genesis of the program, moves on to its connection to the Management Development Program from which it evolved, and then to an article on the principles behind the program design. The newsletter next presents its organizational and logistical details, one of our partner institution’s experiences in transacting the course content, and some early reactions of the Government functionaries who are the program participants. Finally, we have a review of an essay about school development.

 

Kindle is the bi-monthly newsletter from the Azim Premji Foundation. Kindle offers compelling insights into key issues in the education sector and allied areas. It also features news stories, policy debates, innovations and updates of our work at the Foundation. Kindle is intended to be a medium for dissemination of information about education as well as a forum for engagement with the government, NGOs, teachers and multilateral agencies. Listed below are the issues of Kindle:


Kindle

Issue 8.0
 

Kindle

Issue 7.0
 

Kindle

Issue 6.0
 

Kindle

Issue 5.0
 

Kindle

Issue 4.0
 

 


Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.


Language and Language Teaching

Issue 10.0
 
 
Language and Language Teaching

Issue 9.0
 
 

Language and Language Teaching

Issue 8.0
 
 
Language and Language Teaching

Issue 7.0
 
 

Language and Language Teaching

Issue 6.0
 
 
Language and Language Teaching

Issue 5.0
 
 

Language and Language Teaching

Issue 4.0
 
 
Language and Language Teaching

Issue 3.0
 
 

Language and Language Teaching

Issue 2.0
 
 
Language and Language Teaching

Issue 1.0
 
 

I Wonder

I wonder is a science magazine for middle school teachers. Our hope is that this magazine will encourage teachers/ educators to develop a broader/deeper understanding of this field, explore science in more experiential and personal ways, and find motivation and examples to integrate this understanding into their classrooms.

Brought out twice a year, each issue of the magazine will be available in English, Hindi and Kannada versions. Freely available online versions of every issue can be accessed on this page. Free hard copies will be made available to teachers on request, as well as through the Azim Premji Foundation Field Institutes.






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June 2016

 
 




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Nov 2015

 
 


At Right Angles is a resource for School Mathematics published by Azim Premji University with Community Mathematics Centre, Rishi Valley.
 



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