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 27, 2016
Eighteen of the 20 teachers agreed that corporal punishment was necessary to make children learn. One of them described it as empathetic hitting, which received enthusiastic endorsement as the best term to describe what they believed in. They talked about their principles of empathetic hitting, for example, no injury must be caused, make an example of a few and don’t hit everyone, don’t use a stick. The discussions’ ire was aimed at the policy of the government which has made corporal punishment illegal, with swift and serious consequences for anyone indulging in it. They blamed this approach as one of the impediments to improving learning in schools.
By Alex M. Thomas
Economic and Political Weekly
October 22, 2016
Over the last two decades, several good books have been written on the history of economic thought such as Vaggi and Groenewegen’s A Concise History of Economic Thought (2003), Roncaglia’s The Wealth of Ideas (2005), Ernesto and Zamagni’s An Outline of the History of Economic Thought (2005), and Sandelin, Trautwein, and Wundrak’s third edition of A Short History of Economic Thought (2015). Heinz D Kurz’s Economic Thought: A Brief History is a welcome addition to this list. - See more at:
By S. V. Manjunath
October 13, 2016
amya hails from a disadvantaged family. She is the only daughter of a single mother Malli (whose husband expired a few years back), who works as a house maid in South Bengaluru. Ramya’s family hails from a tiny village in Tumkur, where her grandparents and maternal uncle live.
By Anurag Behar
October 13, 2016
The chat with me about his passion for working in education left him very unhappy. He was fortyish, with 20 successful years in the world of business. Since I get many requests for such chats, I have developed a method for mentally filtering who to meet (I wrote about this on 18 September 2013). He had passed this.
By Pradeep Ramavath, Ravindra Prakash
International Education and Research Journal
October 05, 2016
Paper examines the interrelationship that exists between discipline and school education in Indian context. After Right to Education Act of 2009 lot of discussion and confusion in the area of formal education; policies are being floated that decry any sort of punishment including verbal abuse, scolding etc, meted out to school going children .
By Anurag Behar
October 01, 2016
The ruins of Hampi are haunting. Among impossibly balanced giant boulders, with intermittent lush paddy fields, and the quietly flowing Tungabhadra, they soak you in a sense of the impossible having happened there. Hampi was the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Articles & Opinions

By Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsoua, Kevin Sylwester
Review of Development Finance
June 01, 2016
The literature on financial development and growth has received a lot of attention over the past two decades. Unlike growth, not much of consideration has been given to poverty reduction.
By Swaleha Sindhi
Eurasia Review
May 12, 2016
If the future organizations are driven by individual and collaborative learning, it is advisable to transform schools also into learning organizations,
By Letícia Xander Russo, Joilson Dias
May 05, 2016
This paper investigates the returns to education in terms of individuals’ health in Brazil.
By Danielle Lake, Hannah Fernando, Dana Eardley
Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy
May 04, 2016
Unlike the traditional disciplinary approach to research and problem-solving still common in higher education, this article explicates and recommends an interdisciplinary, holistic pedagogical approach that takes seriously the interconnectedness of our wicked social sustainability challenges
By Adrian Martina, Brendan Coolsaetb, Esteve Corberac, Neil M. Dawsona, James A. Fraserd, Ina Lehmanna, Iokiñe Rodriguez
Biological Conservation
May 01, 2016
In light of the Aichi target to manage protected areas equitably by 2020, we ask how the conservation sector should be incorporating concerns for social justice.
By Francesco Burchia, Pasquale De Muro
Food Policy
April 01, 2016
This paper has a threefold objective. First, it provides a comprehensive review of different approaches to analysing food security. Second, it highlights the added value provided by the capability approach and the human development paradigm. Third, it proposes a methodology to assess food security through this approach.


Does Access to Secondary Education Affect Primary Schooling? Evidence from India

Category: Education Policy
By Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay, Soham Sahoo
Economics of Education Review
This paper investigates if better access to secondary education increases enrollment in primary schools among children in the 6–10 age group.

Relationship between Professional Learning Community, Bureaucratic Structure and Organisational Trust in Primary Education Schools

Category: Educational Administration
By Fatma Kalkan
Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice
This research uses relational survey method to determine the relationship between professional learning community, bureaucratic structure and organisational trust according to the perceptions of teachers who work in primary education schools.

Cultures of Learning in Effective High Schools

Category: Learning in School
By Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Christopher Harrison, Lora Cohen-Vogel
Educational Administration Quarterly
Research indicates that a culture of learning is a key factor in building high schools that foster academic achievement in all students. Yet less is known about which elements of a culture of learning differentiate schools with higher levels of academic performance. To fill this gap, this comparative case study examined the cultures of learning among adults and students in two highly effective high schools and two less effective high schools with similar demographics in a single large, urban school district.

Beliefs and Practices of Brazilian EFL Teachers regarding Pronunciation

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Larissa Buss
Language Teaching Research
Interest in pronunciation learning and teaching has increased significantly in the past few years. Studies and resources in the area have proliferated, but it is important to know whether they have influenced teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL). The purpose of this study was to investigate the beliefs and practices of Brazilian EFL teachers.

Investigating the Nature of Classroom Willingness to Communicate (WTC): A Micro-perspective

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Mirosław Pawlak, Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Jakub Bielak
Language Teaching Research
The rationale behind this study comes from the assumption that more profound understanding of motives underlying learners’ readiness or reluctance to speak may help create classroom conditions that facilitate communication, thus contributing to linguistic attainment.

Is Changing Teaching Practice the Mission Impossible?

Category: Education Policy
By Takeshi Miyazaki
Compare: A Journal of Comparative & International Education
This paper reports on research into a continuing professional development (CPD) project,Projet de Renforcement de l’Enseignement des Mathématiques, des Sciences et de la Technologie(PREMST) [Strengthening Mathematics, Science, and Technologies in Education Project]. The literature review reveals few examples of CPD changing the teaching practices of teachers, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.