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 S. V. Manjunath
December 07, 2016
Who doesn’t like stories? They are close to everyone’s heart. Stories have the ability to attract children and elders alike and make them stand on their feet. It is but natural for everyone to read stories that generate inquisitiveness, inquiry and ecstasy. This is how we create our own happiness in solitude. Getting into a story, opening ourselves to the plot and characters, while grasping the language, technique and appropriateness of the narrative style is an experience to cherish.
By Anurag Behar
November 24, 2016
The Alaknanda river is blue in November. It seems still from a distance, but is raging. From a place where the river was out of sight, we started climbing after getting out of the car. Despite the clear skies and direct sunlight at 1,800m, it was cold.
By Anurag Behar
November 10, 2016
Should Tipu Jayanti be celebrated or not is a debate that is raging in parts of Karnataka. This is a social and political issue, the fundamental underlying point being whether Tipu Sultan is justifiably a symbol of something worth celebrating today. This is not the issue that I will go into, but will narrate a related matter from my school days.
By S. V. Manjunath
November 07, 2016
It seemed like a 5th standard classroom of any typical higher primary school in Northeast Karnataka. The teacher was engaged in teaching Kannada, the first language. About 40 students were attentively listening to the teacher, who was teaching the first two stanzas of the poem ‘Bhagyada Balegara’, from popular folk literature. (It’s a beautiful poem, written at a time when there were no phones or e-mails and one had to rely solely on people travelling from one place to another to transmit news to their near and dear ones.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
November 04, 2016
During the construction work on the ambitious Krishnarajasagara (KRS) Dam across the river Cauvery, in the second decade of the twentieth century, the workers found a tablet with a Persian inscription. Tipu Sultan, the legendary ruler of Mysore (1750-1799), had authored this inscription in 1794. Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore (1884-1940), had the inscription installed along with its Kannada and English translations at the entrance of the KRS Dam when it was inaugurated in 1932.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
November 02, 2016
During the past three months, I have seen some short educational films prepared around existent examples of certain schools, teachers, head teachers and teaching practices. Almost all the films were made to showcase practices that a larger cross-section of people mostly connected with the education domain could learn from.

Articles & Opinions

By Patralekha Chatterjee
The Asian Age
July 14, 2016
If India is serious about becoming a global power, it has to get education right. In times of economic uncertainty, there is pressure on governments to reduce public investment in education. But this is short-termism as it can hamper long-term growth and development.
By T. S. R. Subramanian
July 08, 2016
While issues of accessibility and enrolment have improved dramatically in the past decades, issues relating to the quality of education at both school and higher levels have not been addressed adequately either in policy or in practice.
By Klara Sedova, Martin Sedlacek, Roman Svaricek
Teacher and Teacher Education
July 01, 2016
This study deals with the impact of a teacher development programme focused on the implementation of dialogic teaching practice. Four indicators of dialogic teaching were measured: student talk with reasoning, teachers' open questions of high cognitive demand, teacher uptake, and open discussion.
By Lalitha Bhagavatheeswarana, Sapna Nairb, Hollie Stonea, Shajy Isacc, Tejaswini Hiremath B., Raghavendra T.b, Kumar Vaddeb, Mahesh Doddamaneb, H. S. Srikantamurthy, Lori Heise
International Journal of Educational Development
July 01, 2016
The study highlights the importance of involving multiple stakeholders to overcome the barriers to education for SC/ST girls, and of working to change beliefs and expectations around gender norms as well as improving the quality of education in this setting.
By Monica McGlynn-Stewart
Brock Education Journal
July 01, 2016
Research has shown that teachers’ beliefs and personal experiences play a significant role in their professional decision-making and practice, including their experiences as school children. This research study examined how the professional learning of Canadian beginning elementary teachers was influenced by their own early learning experiences in school.
By Katie Schuldiner, Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamo
Journal of Public Administration and Governance
June 22, 2016
The problem of inequality is now requiring solutions that could not be fully found to solve the problem of poverty. The research question that will be investigated is how to establish a clear distinction between poverty and inequality in public policy debates and how public administrators could formulate and implement policies that will alleviate the current world of inequality.


Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Challenging Behavior

Category: Teacher Education
By Anne Butler, Lisa Monda-Amaya
Teacher Education and Special Education
Challenging behavior can have adverse effects on both students and teachers, and preservice teachers often report feeling ill prepared to manage this behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of student and teacher behavior during scenarios of challenging behavior, (b) alternative solutions or strategies in examining the teacher’s role in the scenarios, (c) perceptions of challenging behaviors that may present the greatest difficulty in their future positions, and (d) their attitudes and opinions regarding challenging behavior in the classroom.

How do Learning Environments vary by School Sector and Socioeconomic Composition? Evidence from Australian Students

Category: Learning in School
By Laura B Perry, Christopher Lubienski, James Ladwig
Australian Journal of Education
The authors examine how students’ perspectives of their learning environments vary between private and public schools in Australia.

Higher Education Policy Change in Europe: Academic Research Funding and the Impact Agenda

Category: Higher Education
By Andrew Gunn, Michael Mintrom
European Education
The authors analyze how policy is being used to influence the academic research process through the evaluations and funding allocation that accompany public funding.

To What Extent Do Learners Benefit from Indirect Written Corrective Feedback? A Study Targeting Learners of Different Proficiency and Heritage Language Status

Category: Learning in School
By Eun Sung Park, Sunhee Song, Yu Kyoung Shin
Language Teaching Research
Should teachers spend hours correcting students’ errors, or should they simply underline the errors, leaving it up to the students to self-correct them? The current study examines the utility of indirect feedback on learners’ written output.

Measuring the Importance of Library User Education: A Comparative Study between Fudan University and the National Taiwan Normal University

Category: Higher Education
By Qianxiu Liu, Patrick Lo, Hiroshi Itsumura
Journal of Academic Librarianship
This study aims at examining students' attitudes and perceptions towards the values and importance of the user education program provided by the libraries of two leading universities in Asia — namely, Fudan University (FU), located in Shanghai and the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), located in Taipei.

Politics of the Guarded Agenda of National Education Policy 2015-16

Category: Education Policy
By Vikas Gupta
Economic and Political Weekly
The overall framework of the new national education policy has been pitiable in addressing the aspects of structural and infrastructural discrepancy, economic inequality, social injustice, and cultural homogeneity.