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 Karthick Ram Manoharan
November 11, 2016
Academics are plagued with an irreconcilable contradiction throughout their lives: between what they need to write and what they want to write.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....

Articles & Opinions

By Aswin VN
The Hindu
March 31, 2017
Learning mathematics and language, using music, art and games at Prasanth Gangadharan’s Waldorf-inspired initiative Learning Alternatives(LA)
By Bijoya Roy
The Wire
March 20, 2017
Public-private partnerships offer little assurance in providing integrated and universal healthcare, and act as means for the expansion of the private sector.
By Vyjayanthi Sankar
March 20, 2017
The world we inhabit today is rapidly changing in different ways, and shedding old ways of doing things. It has become necessary to equip our future generation with learning and skills that will not just help them survive but also face the...
By Mahesh Krishnamurthy
March 16, 2017
If the right development strategy is implemented, it is possible to have both economic development and an environment worth living in
By T. Kalai Selvi
The Hindu
March 11, 2017
Continuous development and assessment is crucial for boosting leadership skills
By Nattawut Thongkong, Ellen Van De Poel, Swati Sarbani Roy, Shibanand Rath and Tanja A. J. Houweling
Biomed Central-International Journal for Equity in Health
March 10, 2017
In 2005, the Indian Government introduced the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme - a conditional cash transfer program that incentivizes women to deliver in a health facility – in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.


Inferential Statistics in Language Teaching Research: A Review and Ways Forward

By Seth Lindstromberg
Language Teaching Research
This article reviews all (quasi)experimental studies appearing in the first 19 volumes (1997–2015) of Language Teaching Research (LTR). Specifically, it provides an overview of how statistical analyses were conducted in these studies and...
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Grade Retention in Primary Education is Associated with Quarter of Birth and Socioeconomic Status

By Sara M. González-Betancor, Alexis J. López-Puig
Grade retention is still common practice in some countries though longstanding experience tells us that it is a highly criticised practice for its unclear benefits, its important costs for the educational systems and its relation with...
Category: Education Policy

Why Should We Demand Equality of Educational Opportunity?

By Kirsten Meyer
Theory and Research in Education
This paper reveals how equal educational opportunities, equal job opportunities and equality of opportunity for welfare are related to each other, and how they are related to other demands for justice.
Category: Educational Theory

A “snapshot” of physical activity and food habits among private school children in India

By Erin M Staab, Solveig A Cunningham, Sara Thorpe & Shailaja S Patil
Concerns about increasing obesity in poorer parts of the world, including India, have often been premised in terms of global shifts in activity levels and caloric consumption.
Category: Health & Nutrition

Fostering effective teaching behavior through the use of data-feedback

By H.T.G. Van den Hurk, A.A.M. Houtveen & W.J.C. M.Van de Grift
Teaching and Teacher Education
In this study data-feedback in a cyclic model of data-driven teaching was used to enhance the teaching behavior of students registered in a master course for teachers.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Challenging Behavior

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...
Category: Teacher Education