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 C K Mathew
Bureaucracy Today
July 08, 2017
Written by Haulianlal Guite, a young IAS officer from the Northeast, the non-fiction novel, Confessions Of A Dying Mind, released recently in the national capital is earning rave reviews. In a conversation with Bureaucracy Today, the...
By Anurag Behar
July 06, 2017
He was wealthy, worth about a thousand crores, and had just about started a philanthropic effort focused on education. He wanted advice on how they could work with the government effectively. He listened to me patiently. After a few months...
By Harini Nagendra
The Hindu
July 04, 2017
Since Independence, between 25 and 60 million people have been displaced from their homes and uprooted for India’s development projects. Most end up living in abysmal poverty and deprivation.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
July 04, 2017
Made as a student film at UCLA forty years ago, in 1977, Charles Burnett's (in pic)Killer of Sheep is now routinely held up as being among the finest films ever made on African Americans. A single viewing can suffice to share the...
By Himanshu Upadhyaya
The Wire
July 04, 2017
Legislative action that primarily looks at cattle mobility as ‘acts of smuggling cattle out of state for slaughter’ is deeply misguided and betrays a misunderstanding of how India’s cattle have been bought and sold since the British Raj.
By V Santhakumar
Economics in Action Blog
July 03, 2017
Amarendra Das and I have visited a set of schools in the tribal villages of the Gajapati district of Odisha state (in India) early this year. Since these tribal communities speak a different language (namely Soura) (and they don’t speak...

Articles & Opinions

By Sanchita Sharma
Hindustan Times
July 10, 2017
It’s a paradoxical fact. Families become smaller as better nutrition, vaccination and healthcare ensure couples lose fewer children to malnutrition and infections, such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, sepsis and tuberculosis
By Lakshmi Supriya
The Wire
July 08, 2017
A new study says that if children who gain most from attending preschool were trained to better use their inherent numerical abilities, it will help them understand concepts better later.
By Spoorthy Raman
Deccan Herald
July 06, 2017
Today, with many youngsters motivated to pursue a satisfying career in Science, universities across the world are seeing unprecedented enrolments. In spite of this, they still face a major roadblock when it comes to funding the research...
By Ram M Sundaram
The New Indian Express
July 05, 2017
The results of the Tamil Nadu Eligibility Entrance Test (TNTET) released earlier this week threw up a shocker as a whopping 95 per cent of the candidates failed to clear it. Out of the 7.53 lakh candidates who took TNTET this year, only 34...
The Economic Times
July 04, 2017
Rather than imparting knowledge, education in India has become a "commercial commodity", rued eminent scientist G Madhavan Nair, who also spoke out strongly against the tendency of parties to make campuses a training ground for...
The Time of India
July 03, 2017
Academic activities at government primary schools across the state are in a disarray due to shortage of more than 2000 teachers. In fact, about 2543 posts of school teachers are lying vacant in primary schools of Bhopal district alone.


‘I never feel alone in my classroom’: teacher professional growth within a blended community of practice

By Torrey Trust & Brian Horrocks
Professional Development in Education
Well-designed face-to-face and virtual communities of practice provide opportunities for teachers to learn, grow as professionals and make changes to their practice with the support of peers.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Measuring student teachers’ practices and beliefs about teaching mathematics using the Rasch model

By Eivind Kaspersen, Birgit Pepin & Svein Arne Sikko
International Journal of Research & Method in Education
Several attempts have been made to measure and categorize beliefs and practices of mathematics teachers [Swan, M. 2006.
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education

Pre-service science teachers’ perceptions of mathematics courses in a science teacher education programme

By Lutfi Incikabi & Mehmet Koray Serin
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology
Most science departments offer compulsory mathematics courses to their students with the expectation that students can apply their experience from the mathematics courses to other fields of study, including science.
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education

Teaching for equity: insights from international evidence with implications for a teacher education curriculum

By Lexie Grudnoff et al
Curriculum Journal
This paper reports the results of a unique cross-country, cross-cultural analysis undertaken to provide insights into teaching practices that promote equity, drawing on programmes of empirical research or syntheses of major programmes of...
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Generous reading expands teachers’ perceptions on student writing

By Lucy K. Spence et al
Teaching & Teacher Education
Five fifth-grade teachers used generous reading to expand their perspectives on student writing beyond the rubric-based writing assessment.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

How engaged are pre-service teachers in the United States?

By Elizabeth Kim & Roisin P. Corcoran
Teaching & Teacher Education
Using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), findings are reported from the largest ever longitudinal study of engagement among pre-service teachers.
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education