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 Anurag Behar
October 15, 2014
The inspector of schools knew that only one student in that cluster of villages had passed grade 10 in the first division. After the summer vacation when the schools opened, he went looking for her. He couldn’t find the girl in any school. She had not taken admission in class 11. She was up in the high mountain terrace farms, working in rice transplantation. Word reached her family; she went and met the inspector, who insisted that she join school.
By Anurag Behar
October 01, 2014
How many teachers do we need in India? And how many do we have currently? Most sources, which could have authoritative information on these numbers, candidly admit that the available data is not very good. The data from District Information System for Education (DISE) is our best bet for any such country-wide analysis.
By Anurag Behar
September 17, 2014
One morning in Gulbarga, Mahadev and Jagannath insisted that we visit a school with them. This village wasn’t far from the city, about 7km from the outskirts. When we go to a school in a car, we usually park some distance away. A car can be a matter of great curiosity amongst the kids, and cause a disturbance, which we try to avoid. As we reached the village, the students were still on their way to school.
By Anurag Behar
September 03, 2014
Narendra Modi’s speech on 15 August was by far the best Independence Day speech by a prime minister in decades. Even his most indefatigable opponents concede that as a piece of communication it was master-class, while they may have disagreed with the content or found it inadequate or insincere. Amongst the many memorable phrases in that speech was “Make in India”. He was attempting to develop a new narrative for manufacturing in India. That part of the speech took me back 10 years ago.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
August 09, 2014
Without doubt, delegation is among the most powerful tools of managing and leading life, work and professions.
By Anurag Behar
August 06, 2014
To improve India’s school education, it is critical to improve India’s in-service teacher education, I wrote about this on 24 July. Good in-service education will deliberately work on the entire range of capacities that teachers need to play their complex roles. Some of these are developed through research.

Articles & Opinions


Public Participation, Teacher Accountability and School Outcomes in Three States

Category: Learning in School
By Priyanka Pandey, Sangeeta Goyal, Venkatesh Sundararaman
Economic and Political Weekly
This paper presents findings from baseline surveys on student learning achievement, teacher effort and community participation in three states - Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Higher Education and the Largest Impoverished and Marginalized Group of the Indian Population: Reviewing Enrolment and Access to Higher Education among Tribals in India

Category: Social Inclusion
By Kishor Joshi
Asian Social Work and Policy Review
Higher education has been found to have a significant relationship with the Human Development Index and also the Gender Development Index. Its significance is especially apparent in the largest impoverished and marginalized group of the Indian population, Tribals.

Culture, State and Girls: An Educational Perspective

Category: Education Policy
By Krishna Kumar
Economic and Political Weekly
This paper attempts to examine the childhood and education of girls in India in the context of their socialisation in the family and the historical evolution of the State's capacity to deal with gender issues.

Bridging Research and Policy on Education, Training and their Enabling Environments

Category: Sustainable Development
By Kenneth King, Robert Palmer, Rachel Hayman
Journal of International Development
This paper revisits the research origins of one well-known claim which has been used in policy documents over the past 25 years, namely that four years of education increase agricultural productivity.