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
January 19, 2017
The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is a one-of-a-kind, global survey of student achievement in schools, conducted every three years.
By Anurag Behar
January 05, 2017
The most important matters in school education, about the nature of education itself and its place in a just and humane society, are not waiting to be discovered. We forget them at our peril. And if we do, we risk repeating the egregious mistakes of the past. We can also be certain about approaches and issues, which will be worked upon and fought about, this year and next. So here is a cheat sheet of 25 such matters for 2017
By Anurag Behar
December 22, 2016
One thing that we take for granted about years is that all of them come to an end. Each one of them is a tragedy for some and glowing triumph for others. But for most, each year is a continuation of their lives’ arc with mild or minimal changes.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
December 16, 2016
The retrospective of the Hindi film maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films that Pickle Jar, a group of film enthusiasts, recently organized in the city had a gem tucked away in its midst. His 1969 film, Satyakam. Like many, I, too, had associated Mukherjee with his light-hearted, albeit politically loaded, middle class comedies like Gol Mal (1979) or Khubsoorat (1982) or his older melodramas like Anand (1970) or Abhimaan (1973). Satyakam was very unlike these films of Mukherjee.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
December 11, 2016
Two surveys have been done until now. One every thirty years. This is the third survey,” recalled the elders of Bailahalli, a village in Hassan district.
By Anurag Behar
December 08, 2016
My grandfather’s formal school education ended after grade seven. That did not stop him from gaining a reputation as a formidable lawyer in the “princely state” of Sarangarh. This self-taught lawyer was also an equally formidable self-taught scholar of Indian philosophy.

Articles & Opinions

By T. S. R. Subramanian
Economic and Political Weekly
August 27, 2016
Late in 2015, the Ministry of Human Resource Development appointed a five-member committee to help “evolve a draft New Education Policy.” The committee, chaired by this writer, submitted its report with more than 90 recommendations to the ministry on 27 May 2016, which is now engaged in studying it and considering the policy announcements to revamp the education sector.
By David P. Rapkin, Jonathan R. Strand, Michael W. Trevathan
Politics and Governance
August 11, 2016
This article examines representation as a fundamental, albeit often neglected, norm of governance which, if perceived to be deficient or unfair, can interfere with other components of governance, as well as with performance of an organization’s core tasks by undermining legitimacy.
By Carina Girvana, Claire Conneelya, Brendan Tangney
Teacher and Teacher Education
August 01, 2016
This paper introduces the use of experiential learning during the early stages of teacher professional development. Teachers observe student outcomes from the very beginning of the process and experience new pedagogical approaches as learners themselves before adapting and implementing them in their own classrooms.
By Eiman Karara and Inga Jacobs-Mata
Aquatic Procedia
August 01, 2016
Inclusive governance and citizen engagement in governing water is important in enhancing service delivery. Good citizens endorse their obligations alongside their respective rights.
By Ramirez-Urquidy Martina, Mungaray Alejandro
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
July 20, 2016
This paper evaluates the role of human capital in the productivity performance of Mexican microenterprises by estimating productivity functions using standard econometric techniques. Two sources of human capital are analyzed: formal education acquired at educational institutions and business experience of the entrepreneurs.
By Anna M. Senye-Mir, Joan Arumí-Prat, Gil Pla-Campas, Eduard Ramírez
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
July 20, 2016
This paper presents some of the results of a broader research project on how formative assessment affects the development of specific and generic competences in teacher training subjects at higher education level.


Impact of a School-Based Intervention on Nutritional Education and Physical Activity in Primary Public Schools in Chile (Kind) Programme Study Protocol: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial

Category: Health & Nutrition
By Nelly Bustos, Sonia Olivares, Bárbara Leyton, Marcelo Cano, Cecilia Albala
BMC Public Health
Chile has suffered a fast increase in childhood obesity in the last 10 years. As a result, several school programmes have been implemented, however the effectiveness of these needs to be evaluated to identify and prioritize strategies to curve this trend.

Can Principals Promote Teacher Development as Evaluators? A Case Study of Principals’ Views and Experiences

Category: Educational Leadership
By Matthew A. Kraft, Allison F. Gilmour
Educational Administration Quarterly
New teacher evaluation systems have expanded the role of principals as instructional leaders, but little is known about principals’ ability to promote teacher development through the evaluation process.

A Battle of Rights: The Right to Education of Children Versus Rights of Minority Schools

Category: Education Policy
By Jayna Kothari, Aparna Ravi
Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
The last decade and a half have witnessed radical changes in the right to education in India. In 2002, a constitutional amendment codified the right to education as a fundamental constitutional right.

Inferential Statistics in Language Teaching Research: A Review and Ways Forward

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Seth Lindstromberg
Language Teaching Research
This article reviews all (quasi)experimental studies appearing in the first 19 volumes (1997–2015) of Language Teaching Research (LTR). Specifically, it provides an overview of how statistical analyses were conducted in these studies and of how the analyses were reported.

Grade Retention in Primary Education is Associated with Quarter of Birth and Socioeconomic Status

Category: Education Policy
By Sara M. González-Betancor, Alexis J. López-Puig
Grade retention is still common practice in some countries though longstanding experience tells us that it is a highly criticised practice for its unclear benefits, its important costs for the educational systems and its relation with school dropout.

Why Should We Demand Equality of Educational Opportunity?

Category: Educational Theory
By Kirsten Meyer
Theory and Research in Education
This paper reveals how equal educational opportunities, equal job opportunities and equality of opportunity for welfare are related to each other, and how they are related to other demands for justice.