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 Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 10, 2017
The shoot for Manto, a Hindustani feature film on the last eight years of the celebrated Urdu writer, got underway in Vaso, an old town near Baroda, last week. Several of the scenes in Lahore, where Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) moved to after the country’s Partition, were shot here.
By V. Santhakumar
March 27, 2017
Despite the hype about India as an emerging global power, serious observers know that the country continues to be underdeveloped economically and socially. This manifests in different forms including the share of people living in poverty or under financially vulnerable conditions. The nutritional status of the population in India is worse than that in Bangladesh, which is relatively poorer (than India) in terms of per-capita income.
By S. V. Manjunath
Bfirst
March 21, 2017
It was a truly memorable moment last week when a bunch of us mates from my alma mater, National Middle School, met seven of our teachers after nearly forty years. All of them had retired many years ago, and a few of them were into their eighties as well. While more than 30 of us getting connected through a WhatsApp group might seem like a pleasant surprise, being able to get in touch with our elementary school teachers was nothing short of a miracle.
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
March 16, 2017
It was a still, cool evening. The clear sky was awash with the orange of dusk deepening into hues of red. From the top of the ghat, the Narmada held perfectly still. A lone boatman stood erect on an unmoving canoe much like a statue in the middle of the river.
By Manjunath S V
Bfirst
March 15, 2017
The incident pertains to the innocuous rendering of a Kannada devotional song by a young Muslim girl Suhana Syed from Sagara Taluk, Shivamogga district, in a popular Kannada TV musical reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” recently.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
March 06, 2017
At a recent discussion at my university, Ashis Nandy, the cultural psychologist, observed that agreement was more readily found in relation to dystopias, than to utopias.

Articles & Opinions

By Jayant Sriram
The Hindu
December 14, 2016
Boosting school infrastructure and teacher training is essential for RTE to deliver greater equity
By Serpil Pekdoğan, Ilkay Ulutas
Journal of Education and Training Studies
December 01, 2016
The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable data collection tool to assess the decision-making skills of children at the age of 5 to 6. The study group is composed of 300 children attending independent pre-schools located in the central district of Amasya province and their parents.
By S. Gopalan
The Hindu
November 01, 2016
We all know the sorry state of education in India. We know the cause — a system that is based on the student cramming information without demanding understanding and a subjective system of evaluation of the student comprising in the main of examinations principally testing memory recall.
By Chandra Bhushan Sharma
Millennium Post
October 27, 2016
The Right to Education Act 2009 has not served its purpose. It has failed to strengthen a historically underfunded and unequal public education system.
By Swaleha Sindhi
Eurasia Review
October 20, 2016
Quality has become prominent at all the stages of education system. This is due to a paradigm shift in the conceptions of knowledge and learning facing the contemporary learning societies.
By Ragini Bhuyan
Livemint
October 12, 2016
Despite progress, India has the largest number of children at risk of stunting and extreme poverty in the world, according to a study in ‘The Lancet’

Bibliography

A Narrative Analysis of the Political Economy Shaping Policy on Child Undernutrition in India

Category: Health & Nutrition
By Nicholas Nisbett
Development and Change
March-2017
This article examines two narratives on the subject of child undernutrition in India espoused by competing sides of the policy elite. It argues that undertaking narrative policy analysis in a structured fashion helps to elucidate a clearer sense of the underlying positions within this important area of development discourse.

Examining Learner Engagement Strategies

Category: Learning in School
By Tiffany L. Gallagher, Sheila Bennett, Deb Keen, Sandy Muspratt
Teacher Education and Special Education
February-2017
The Learning and Engagement Questionnaire (LEQ) measures instructional and environmental variables associated with learner engagement. The present study sought to determine the suitability of the LEQ to measure learner engagement with a sample of Canadian teachers and to further investigate the factorial structure in comparison with the Australian context.

Peer Effects in Early Schooling: Evidence from Brazilian Primary Schools

Category: Learning in School
By Luana Marotta
International Journal of Educational Research
February-2017
Empirical investigations of peer effects on student achievement are often challenged by methodological problems related to the simultaneous influence of peer interactions and selection bias.

Practicing Collaboration in Teacher Preparation: Effects of Learning by Doing Together

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Margaret P. Weiss, Anthony Pellegrino, Frederick J. Brigham
Teacher Education and Special Education
February-2017
Collaboration among professionals is a vital component for successful inclusion of students with disabilities. In many cases, teacher preparation programs assume that teacher candidates know how to collaborate without explicit instruction or authentic practice and, therefore, omit coursework on collaboration. Alternatively, some programs may require coursework in collaboration but that coursework may exclude candidates from any other programs.

Female Education: Changes and Continuation of Gender Roles in Urban India

Category: Education Policy
By Ambika Kohli
Economic and Political Weekly
February-2017
Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is perceived as an important tool for women’s empowerment through which women can break different sociocultural barriers.

The Affordances and Constraints of Special Education Initial Teacher Licensure Policy for Teacher Preparation

Category: Education Policy
By Linda P. Blanton, Mildred Boveda, Lorena R. Munoz, Marleen C. Pugach
Teacher Education and Special Education
February-2017
Initial licensure polices in special education were examined to determine how these policies support or hinder reform efforts to develop teacher education programs that prepare graduates for the increasingly complex needs of diverse students.