Member publications consists of articles and papers contributed by members of the Foundation to leading newspapers, magazines, and journals. Articles & Opinions and Bibliography comprise a repository of academic articles on education and other allied domains such as health, livelihoods and sustainability.

Member Publications

By Manjunath S V
May 02, 2017
Karnataka is on the threshold of reforming the in-service teacher development process in line with the aspirations of the key policy documents – National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE), 2009, and the Justice Verma Commission report.
By Anurag Behar
April 27, 2017
People easily talk of absenteeism ranging from 25- 50%, but study finds the rate between 2.5-5%, Almost all my columns in this newspaper are based on experiences involved with the work that the Azim Premji Foundation does in school education.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 25, 2017
On their way back to Ayodhya, after the victory in Lanka, Rama and his army stopped by the ashrama of the sage, Gautama. The sage served his guests several dishes made from various grains (navadhanya or nine grains). After finishing his meal, Rama asked Hanuman, “Which among these grains is the most excellent?”
By V. Santhakumar
April 24, 2017
Politicians (of all kind) are programmed to promise a drastic change in the status of their country during their term in governments. This is true for economic advisors, industrial lobbies and other reform advocates. Recommendations of magic pills would enhance their acceptance in politics and media. However I am going to outline a not-so-optimistic scenario of India’s future in the next two decades.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 18, 2017
On the ocassion of the Kannada legend’s 10th death anniversary, here’s a look at how the actor forged continuities between the past and present of Kannada society. A phenomenon, a force, a moral icon, a folk hero, natasarvabhouma (“the Emperor of Acting”): these are a few ways of pinning down the very complex figure of the Kannada superstar, Rajkumar (1929-2006).
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 11, 2017
Encroachment of forestland has been a big issue in Karnataka. According to reports, the state accounts for the highest encroachments in India. Now a Kannada film — Hombanna — based on the theme of encroachment and eviction of farmers is ready to hit the screens.

Articles & Opinions

By Karen Scotta, Frances Roweb, Venda Pollock
Journal of Rural Studies
August 27, 2017
In the last two decades academic and policy interest in the economic growth potential of the cultural sector has risen sharply in UK, as well as in other OECD countries. Alongside this there has been a shift in cultural policies away from a focus on the public value of culture to the economic value of creativity.
By Sukumar Vellakkala, Hanimi Reddy, Adyya Guptad, Anil Chandrane, Jasmine Fledderjohannf, David Stuckler
Social Science & Medicine
April 01, 2017
This study explores the views of women and ASHAs (community health workers) on the use of the JSY and institutional delivery care facilities.
By Lili-Ann Wolff, Pia Sjöblom, Maria Hofman-Bergholm, Irmeli Palmberg
Education Science
March 01, 2017
Sustainability is internationally often emphasized as an essential aim of higher education, but more as a principle than on the practical level. This is also obvious in the academic education of primary teachers in Finland.
By Meike Kricke, Stefan Neubert
Education Science
January 10, 2017
This essay is keyed to the second and fourth chapter of Dewey’s Democracy and Education. It start by looking at education as a social function and close with education as growth. References will be made to other writings of Dewey’s, especially from the later works.
By Karthik Muralidharana, Jishnu Dasb, Alaka Hollab, Aakash Mohpal
Journal of Public Economies
January 01, 2017
The relative return to strategies that augment inputs versus those that reduce inefficiencies remains a key open question for education policy in low-income countries.
By Prakash Prabhakarrao Doke
Indian Journal of Public Health
December 15, 2016
Country- and state-wise maternal mortality shows the highest disparity among health statistics. The erstwhile National Rural Health Mission. (NRHM) in India aimed reduction in maternal mortality ratio. (MMR) to <100 per lakh live births. Accordingly, many new initiatives were planned and started. This analysis was carried out using data from the Sample Registration System.


Mentoring Beginning Teachers in Primary Schools: Research Review

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Rebecca Spooner-Lane
Professional Development in Education
This integrative research review examines empirical studies conducted since 2000 on the nature and effectiveness of mentoring programmes for beginning teachers in primary school.

A Systematic Review of Research on the Use of Problem-Based Learning in the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

Category: Educational Leadership
By Philip Hallinger, Edwin M. Bridges
Educational Administration Quarterly
Problem-based learning (PBL) was introduced into the parlance of educational leadership and management almost 30 years ago. During the ensuing decades, a global community of professors, doctoral students, and curriculum designers has built upon early models with the goal of increasing the impact of school leadership preparation. This systematic review of the literature addressed three questions.

Can Grassroots Mobilization of the Poorest Reduce Corruption? A Tale of Governance Reforms and Struggle against Petty Corruption in Bihar, India

Category: Social Inclusion
By Rajiv Verma, Saurabh Gupta, Regina Birner
Development and Change
This article addresses few questions in the context of a grassroots mobilization of Musahars (a Dalit caste group) in Bihar, one of the poorest provinces in India, which has recently initiated pro-poor governance reforms. It explains what has or hasn't worked (and why) for the Musahars, in terms of their dealings with public officials.

Analyses of Children’s Mathematics Proficiency from ECLS-K 1998 and 2010 Cohorts: Why Early Mathematics?

Category: Early Childhood Education
By Joohi Lee, Mohan D. Pant
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
This article presents the correlation analyses of mathematics item response theory scores from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998 and 2010 data, and proposes the critical need for systematic efforts to improve the quality of pre- and in-service teachers of young children in teaching mathematics.

Learning History in Early Childhood: Teaching Methods and Children’s Understanding

Category: Early Childhood Education
By Yngve Skjæveland
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
This article discusses the teaching of history in early childhood education and care centres and children’s understanding of history.

School-Based Experiential Outdoor Education: A Neglected Necessity

Category: Learning in School
By Joan K. James, Theresa Williams
Journal of Experiential Education
In this research study, the authors hear the voices of middle school students, preservice teachers, and practicing middle school teachers in support of school-based experiential outdoor education.