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
February 21, 2017
Marayya and his wife, Lakkamma, were very poor. They did not have enough food to eat; nor clothes to cover themselves. Still, they did not beg anyone for help.
By S. V. Manjunath
Bfirst
February 20, 2017
There are very many common beliefs about children and learning that we come across during the course of our interactions with teachers, educators and functionaries. Let us examine a few of them: There are three types of children – smart, ordinary and dull. The main reason for this extreme disparity is the child’s family background.
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
February 16, 2017
The desert and the icy Arctic landscape have an identical effect on people. An effect that cuts out the social subterfuge in conversations. I experienced that for years in north Sweden, and now in the Thar. The immediate, matter-of-fact dousing of pretences about casteism was unlikely in other places.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
February 12, 2017
It takes around 90 minutes for us to reach the government school, about 65 km from Dehradun. The school is in a jungle and primarily caters to the children of the tribal community in the region. It is a two-room school managed by a head teacher (who also teaches) and another teacher, who teaches children in five grades. As we find in many such government schools, both the head teacher and the teacher are diligently trying to do meaningful work in the school.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
February 06, 2017
Dziga Vertov’s film, Three Songs About Lenin, is worth recalling in 2017, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. Made in 1934, to mark the tenth death anniversary of Lenin, the hagiographic film is a loving tribute to the leader and also an evocative document of another political horizon, another vision of being modern, another style of imperial power.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
January 23, 2017
A linguist narrated an anecdote that I haven’t been able to forget. A translator in medieval China complained of budget cuts for the work of translation: “In earlier days, a hundred translators worked together, in one large room, to translate a text. This number is now reduced to forty.”

Articles & Opinions

By M. Madhava Prasad
Seminar
October 01, 2016
Among the many blatant injustices perpetrated on its own people by the Indian state, the disenfranchisement of Indian languages in education is undoubtedly among the most destructive.
By Roshan Kishore
Livemint
September 28, 2016
Census data shows that a majority of children who are out of school do not have to work, supporting the NSSO’s finding that education being viewed as unnecessary is a major reason for school drop-outs
By Usha Raman
The Hindu
September 06, 2016
The classroom is no picnic. But each year, each day can be an opportunity for discovering oneself.
By Serpil Pekdoğan, Mehmet Kanak
Journal of Education and Training Studies
September 01, 2016
In educational environments prepared based on the active learning method, children learn with interest and pleasure, doing and experiencing, and directly through their own experiences.
By Merfat Ayesh Alsubaie
Journal of Education and Practice
September 01, 2016
In order for curriculum development to be effective and schools to be successful, teachers must be involved in the development process. An effective curriculum should reflect the philosophy, goals, objectives, learning experiences, instructional resources, and assessments that comprise a specific educational program
By Ritika Chopra
Indian Express
August 29, 2016
To mark Teacher’s Day next Monday, The Indian Express tracks down national award-winning teachers from last year and from this year’s shortlist to find that education reform is being powered more by individual teachers innovating in small ways rather than the institution.

Bibliography

Child-Staff Ratios in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings and Child Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Category: Early Childhood Education
By Michal Perlman, Brooke Fletcher, Olesya Falenchuk, Ashley Brunsek, Evelyn McMullen, Prakesh S. Shah
PLoS ONE
January-2017
The purpose of this systematic review, and where possible, meta-analysis, was to evaluate the association between child-staff ratios in preschool ECEC programs and children’s outcomes.

Effects of Three Forms of Reading-Based Output Activity on L2 Vocabulary Learning

Category: Learning in School
By Ehsan Rassaei
Language Teaching Research
January-2017
The current study investigated the effects of three forms of output activity on EFL learners’ recognition and recall of second language (L2) vocabulary.

Science Education for Teachers of Primary Schools

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Michaela Křížová, Martina Maněnová
AIP Conference Proceedings
January-2017
It is necessary to catch the interest in subject of science and forming of concepts in physics already at primary schools. The authors present the summary of results of questionnaire survey

Predictors of Writing Success: How Important are Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation?

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Tessa Daffern, Noella M Mackenzie, Brian Hemmings
Australian Journal of Education
January-2017
This article uses data from 819 Australian primary school students to explore the relationship between three language conventions, namely spelling, grammar and punctuation as measured by the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) Language Conventions Test, and the quality of written composition, as measured by the NAPLAN Writing Test.

The Word Part Levels Test

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Yosuke Sasao, Stuart Webb
Language Teaching Research
January-2017
The Word Part Levels Test (WPLT) was developed to measure three aspects of affix knowledge: form (recognition of written affix forms), meaning (knowledge of affix meanings), and use (knowledge of the syntactic properties of affixes).

Time in Early Childhood: Creative Possibilities with Different Conceptions of Time

Category: Early Childhood Education
By Sandy Farquhar
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
December-2016
Time is an important driver of pedagogy which is often overlooked in the busy atmosphere of an early childhood centre.