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
Livemint
February 16, 2017
The desert and the icy Arctic landscape have an identical effect on people. An effect that cuts out the social subterfuge in conversations. I experienced that for years in north Sweden, and now in the Thar. The immediate, matter-of-fact...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
February 12, 2017
It takes around 90 minutes for us to reach the government school, about 65 km from Dehradun. The school is in a jungle and primarily caters to the children of the tribal community in the region. It is a two-room school managed by a head...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
February 06, 2017
Dziga Vertov’s film, Three Songs About Lenin, is worth recalling in 2017, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. Made in 1934, to mark the tenth death anniversary of Lenin, the hagiographic film is a loving tribute to the leader and...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
January 23, 2017
A linguist narrated an anecdote that I haven’t been able to forget. A translator in medieval China complained of budget cuts for the work of translation: “In earlier days, a hundred translators worked together, in one large room, to...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
January 19, 2017
The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is a one-of-a-kind, global survey of student achievement in schools, conducted every three years.
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
January 05, 2017
The most important matters in school education, about the nature of education itself and its place in a just and humane society, are not waiting to be discovered. We forget them at our peril. And if we do, we risk repeating the egregious...

Articles & Opinions

By Deepika Burli
The Time of India
April 27, 2017
Absenteeism Not A Grave Problem At Govt Schools, Finds Study
By Staff Reporter
The Hindu
April 26, 2017
It is not neglect but systemic issues that require them to take up other tasks, says study across 6 States
By Chirantan Chatterjee and B.S. Ajaikumar
Livemint
April 26, 2017
It is heartening that healthcare issues are receiving political attention—but current policy measures are lacking
By Komal Ganotra
Financial Express
April 17, 2017
A country of a size 60 times smaller than ours and a population barely touching 5 million is not in the least comparable to the enormity and complexity of India.
By Deepika Burli
The Time of India
April 14, 2017
Keerthana would spend her after-school hours waiting for her parents to return from a toiling day at work. With no motivation to open her books at home, she would turn to them only the next day in class.
By Anurag Kundu
The Quaint
April 12, 2017
Can we name 5 democracies with a functional education system that have a significant share of private schools or schools modelled on public-private partnership?

Bibliography

Child-Staff Ratios in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings and Child Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By Michal Perlman, Brooke Fletcher, Olesya Falenchuk, Ashley Brunsek, Evelyn McMullen, Prakesh S. Shah
PLoS ONE
January-2017
The purpose of this systematic review, and where possible, meta-analysis, was to evaluate the association between child-staff ratios in preschool ECEC programs and children’s outcomes.
Category: Early Childhood Education

Effects of Three Forms of Reading-Based Output Activity on L2 Vocabulary Learning

By Ehsan Rassaei
Language Teaching Research
January-2017
The current study investigated the effects of three forms of output activity on EFL learners’ recognition and recall of second language (L2) vocabulary.
Category: Learning in School

Decomposition analysis of earnings inequality in rural India: 2004-2012

By Shantanu Khanna, Deepti Goel & René Morissette
IZA Journal of Labor & Development
December-2016
The authors analyze the changes in earnings of paid workers (wage earners) in rural India from 2004/05 to 2011/12. Real earnings increased at all percentiles, and the percentage increase was larger at the lower end. Consequently, earnings...
Category: Social Inclusion

Creating visual explanations improves learning

By Bobek, Eliza; Tversky, Barbara
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
December-2016
Many topics in science are notoriously difficult for students to learn. Mechanisms and processes outside student experience present particular challenges.
Category: Pedagogy

Quality of Elementary Education in India’s Rural Areas: Results from Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014

By Sangram Charan Panigrahi
Social Change
December-2016
The quality of elementary education plays a critical role in an individual’s growth. Thus it has the capacity to develop a nation’s human resources. This study has examined the capabilities of young students who enrolled at the elementary...
Category: Quality in Education

Can Principals Promote Teacher Development as Evaluators? A Case Study of Principals’ Views and Experiences

By Matthew A. Kraft, Allison F. Gilmour
Educational Administration Quarterly
December-2016
New teacher evaluation systems have expanded the role of principals as instructional leaders, but little is known about principals’ ability to promote teacher development through the evaluation process.
Category: Educational Leadership