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
Civil Society
August 03, 2016
It was 2008 and the commissioner discussed with us the idea of designing workbooks for all government schools in the state to supplement the textbooks which in his opinion had some gaps. We thought the idea was great since it provided us an opportunity to not only develop some quality workbooks but also interact with the three lakh-plus teachers on how to use those workbooks.
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
July 21, 2016
When I was in school, no one would want to be seen with kunjis. The word means key. These were shabbily produced books, sold as fail-proof preparation for examinations. The usual format was a series of questions, which could be expected in the examinations, along with shallow easy-to-memorize answers.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
July 21, 2016
About a decade ago, we had retained a management consultant to visit and evaluate a large not-for-profit organisation on several identified parameters. The organisation had excellent pedigree with a history of almost 75 years. We were keen to collaborate with them —given the fact that on a larger level, our visions were very similar.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
June 13, 2016
Sitting in a largish room of a Block Development Office in Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh at 3 pm in 41 degrees Celsius heat was not quite a pleasant experience. However, neither the high temperature nor the irritating sound of the fan really mattered as the conversations unfolded over the next two hours.
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
June 09, 2016
The textbook case for succumbing to popular opinion is slaves and plebeians being thrown to the lions in ancient Rome. In fact, this was so popular that thousands would gather to see the gory spectacle.
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
May 26, 2016
I spent the last two weeks in the Kumaon and Garhwal mountains. It rained in the first week and all the forest fires were doused in Kumaon. The weather changed over the weekend, and by the time I reached Garhwal, it was clear and hot. The trees and the underbrush all dried up quickly. And the forest started blazing.

Articles & Opinions

By Per Lindqvist, Ulla Karin Nordänger
Teacher and Teacher Education
February 01, 2016
The article presents findings from a longitudinal study (1993–2014) examining how ex-teachers, who were perceived as “skilled” during teacher training, describe their paths out of the profession and discussing the possibility of retaining or re-recruiting teachers in - or back to - the occupation.
By Satyam Viswanathan
Indian Express
January 18, 2016
During his recent India visit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of how India’s education system would do well to emphasise greater creativity and risk-taking.
By Eduwen Friday Osamwonyi
Journal of Education and Practice
January 01, 2016
The need for in-service education of teachers cannot be underestimated. It is a necessity in enhancing work performance and motivation of teachers in the field. Absence of in-service training of teachers will retard professional growth of teachers as well as “missing gaps” between demands and actual achievement levels.
By Halah Ahmed Alismail
Journal of Education and Practice
January 01, 2016
This paper focuses on theory and practice in multicultural education as it pertains to the preparation of preservice teachers. The literature reviews the history and definition of multiculturalism and investigates multiple theoretical frameworks around the ongoing debate and issues of multicultural education.
By S. V. S. Chaudhury, Pankaj Khare, Sanjay Gupta, Suresh Garg
Journal of Learning & Developmet
January 01, 2016
Towards the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 -2012), India catered to about 20 per cent of those in the age group 17 to 24 years. However, to achieve the threshold level of about 30 per cent by 2020, and address concerns that perpetuate inequalities in opportunities to higher education, the Government of India (GoI) formulated positive discrimination policies. Establishment of Open Universities in general and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in particular was one such positive step in this direction.
By Emine Ferda Bedel
Journal of Education and Training Studies
January 01, 2016
This study is designed to explore academic motivation, academic self-efficacy and attitudes toward teaching in pre-service early childhood education teachers and to investigate the relationships among those variables. Data were gathered through questionnaires administered to 251 pre-service early childhood education teachers.

Bibliography

Using Teacher Impression Journals to Improve Intervention Effectiveness

Category: Early Childhood Education
By SeonYeong Yu, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Lori E. Meyer, Paddy C. Favazza, Chryso Mouzourou, Lisa van Luling
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
September-2016
This article describes the use of Teacher Impression Journals during a larger study that examined the efficacy of an intervention program designed to promote kindergarteners’ positive attitudes toward peers with disabilities (i.e., the Special Friends program).

Transforming Pedagogy in Primary Schools: a Case Study from Australia

Category: Educational Administration
By Alys Mendus
FORUM: For Promoting 3-19 Comprehensive Education
September-2016
This article stems from a doctoral study about alternative education around the world and the author's personal journey to identify characteristics of the 'ideal school'. The focus here is a case study of one small primary school in Australia

Adaptation in the Transition to School: Perspectives of Parents, Preschool and Primary School Teachers

Category: Learning in School
By Karla Correia, Alexandra Marques-Pinto
Educational Research
September-2016
The present qualitative study sets out to contribute to the knowledge on the adaptation process of children to school transition (around age 6) in Portugal, by comparing preschool teachers', primary school teachers', and parents' perceptions about success indicators and relevant factors in the transition to school.

Effects of an In-Service Training Program Using the Routines-Based Interview

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Tânia Boavida, Cecília Aguiar, R. A. McWilliam, Nadine Correia
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education
August-2016
The focus of this study is an in-service training program rooted in routines-based early intervention and designed to improve the quality of goals and objectives on individualized plans.

Learning to Teach Geography for Primary Education: Results of an Experimental Programme

Category: Teacher Professional Development
By Marian Blankman, Judith Schoonenboom, Joop van der Schee, Marianne Boogaard, Monique Volman
Journal of Geography in Higher Education
August-2016
Students training to become primary school teachers appear to have little awareness of the core concepts of geography (teaching). To ensure that future primary school teachers are able to develop their pupils’ geographical awareness, a six weeks programme was developed.

Special Education Teacher Preparation in Singapore’s Dual Education System

Category: Teacher Education
By Zachary Walker
Teacher Education and Special Education
August-2016
The purpose of this article is to describe Singapore’s dual education system as well as teacher preparation in a country that educates many students with disabilities in a separate environment.