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 Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
February 09, 2014
I have been a rebel right from my childhood.
By ​Vikas Kumar
Outlook
February 03, 2014
The AAP’s success in Delhi is being viewed in some quarters as the beginning of a new kind of politics. Will this new politics deliver results? One could argue that perhaps it is too early to judge this barely one year old party. But...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
January 22, 2014
It was in the early 1980s that I read E.H. Carr’s “What is history?”. While I didn’t understand it much, the book was still important for me. The basic idea that there could be different histories was a relief. It helped reconcile the...
By ​Chandan Gowda
Deccan Herald
January 19, 2014
During a recent visit to Ramapo College, a liberal arts institution in New Jersey, I discussed Tagore’s essay, “The City and Village,” alongside an essay on urban sustainability by Wendell Berry, the American writer. Writing seventy years...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
January 08, 2014
Till about four years ago, I lived with severe acrophobia. Garhwal cured me. I don’t understand how, but driving for hours on narrow, crumbling roads, with 400-600m drops on one side, did this. The cure was tested to its limits two months...
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
India Together
December 30, 2013
On 16 September 2013, a report on a performance audit of the NREGS in Uttar Pradesh by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was presented in the Assembly. An earlier article in India Together drew attention to audit findings...

Articles & Opinions

By Kwi-Ok Nah, Jung-in Kwalc
Asian Social Science
January 06, 2011
This study investigated child-assessment practices in the context of Korean early childhood education and care settings, interviews with educators and documents obtained from educational and care settings were analyzed.
By Kaspar Burger
Early Childhood Research Quarterly
May 02, 2010
A number of authors have investigated the impact of early childhood education and care programs on the development of children. Often they have focused on the effects on children from socio-economically disadvantaged families. To assess...

Bibliography

The Relationship between Philosophy and Evidence in Education

By Gina Schouten, Harry Brighouse
Theory and Research in Education
March-2015
This article explores the ways that philosophy and evidence interact in the exploration of normative questions in philosophy of education.
Category: Educational Theory

What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher Judgement, and Educational Professionalism

By Gert Biesta
European Journal of Education
March-2015
Teaching and teachers have recently become the centre of attention of policy makers and researchers. The general idea here is that teaching matters. Yet the question that is either not asked or is only answered implicitly is why teaching...
Category: Education Policy

Race, Inequality of Opportunity, and School Choice

By Derrick Darby, Argun Saatcioglu
Theory and Research in Education
March-2015
Both neoliberals and liberals call for mitigating inequality of educational opportunity stemming from circumstances beyond an individual’s control. In this article, the authors challenge the wisdom of making equality of opportunity hinge...
Category: Education Policy

Rich Schools, Poor Schools: Hidden Resource Inequalities between Primary Schools

By Mayke Poesen-Vandeputte, Ides Nicaise
Educational Research
March-2015
In order to provide a better underpinning for a contextualised policy, a multidimensional concept of school context is used to identify the position of Flemish primary schools in the field of education and to outline their profile.
Category: Education Policy

Testing Primary-School Children's Understanding of the Nature of Science

By Susanne Koerber, Christopher Osterhaus, Beate Sodian
British Journal of Developmental Psychology
March-2015
Understanding the nature of science ( NOS) is a critical aspect of scientific reasoning, yet few studies have investigated its developmental beginnings and initial structure. One contributing reason is the lack of an adequate instrument....
Category: Learning in School

Do increased availability and reduced cost of early childhood care and education narrow social inequality gaps in utilization?

By Sibley, Erin; Dearing, Eric; Toppelberg, Claudio O.; Mykletun, Arnstein; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
February-2015
Prior theoretical models and empirical research suggest that specific parent, child, and family factors are related to the utilization of early childhood education and care (ECEC).
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy