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
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...
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...
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...
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...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
May 04, 2016
One of the states in our country has a district that has 44 per cent of schools with a single teacher. When I first heard about it I couldn’t believe it – but the statistics published by the government confirmed it. Since we work with...

Articles & Opinions

By S. Gopalan
The Hindu
November 01, 2016
We all know the sorry state of education in India. We know the cause — a system that is based on the student cramming information without demanding understanding and a subjective system of evaluation of the student comprising in the main...
By Chandra Bhushan Sharma
Millennium Post
October 27, 2016
The Right to Education Act 2009 has not served its purpose. It has failed to strengthen a historically underfunded and unequal public education system.
By Swaleha Sindhi
Eurasia Review
October 20, 2016
Quality has become prominent at all the stages of education system. This is due to a paradigm shift in the conceptions of knowledge and learning facing the contemporary learning societies.
By Ragini Bhuyan
Livemint
October 12, 2016
Despite progress, India has the largest number of children at risk of stunting and extreme poverty in the world, according to a study in ‘The Lancet’
By M. Madhava Prasad
Seminar
October 01, 2016
Among the many blatant injustices perpetrated on its own people by the Indian state, the disenfranchisement of Indian languages in education is undoubtedly among the most destructive.
By Roshan Kishore
Livemint
September 28, 2016
Census data shows that a majority of children who are out of school do not have to work, supporting the NSSO’s finding that education being viewed as unnecessary is a major reason for school drop-outs

Bibliography

School Leadership Practices of Head Teachers in Kathmandu

By Shankar Bir Singh & Derek J. Allison
International Studies in Educational Administration (Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM))
September-2016
Academic performance of students in public secondary schools of Nepal has long been poor, although there are a few examples of schools that have consistently performed quite well.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Longitudinal research and early years policy development in the UK

By Edward Melhuish
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
September-2016
Interest in early years issues such as early childhood education and care (ECEC) and early intervention has increased in recent decades internationally.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy

Come in with an Open Mind': Changing Attitudes Towards Mathematics in Primary Teacher Education

By Mairéad Hourigan, Aisling M. Leavy, Claire Carroll
Educational Research
September-2016
This paper reports on an investigation into student teachers' self-reported attitudes towards mathematics in the context of a mathematics education programme. The programme had been developed by the authors in response to a new,...
Category: Teacher Professional Development

The Relationship Between the Duration of Preschool Education and Primary School Readiness

By Özgül Polat, Ezgi Akşin Yavuz
Childhood Education
September-2016
This study from Turkey paid particular attention to the effect of the length of time a child spends in preschool attendance on self-concept and school readiness.
Category: Education Policy

Quality in Early Education Classrooms: Definitions, Gaps, and Systems

By Robert Pianta, Jason Downer, Bridget Hamre
Future of Children
September-2016
Parents, professionals, and policymakers agree that quality is crucial for early education. But precise, consistent, and valid definitions of quality have been elusive. In this article, the authors tackle the questions of how to define...
Category: Early Childhood Education

The Early Care and Education Workforce

By Deborah Phillips, Lea J. E. Austin, Marcy Whitebook
Future of Children
September-2016
In this article, the authors examine educational preparation, compensation, and professional development among the early childhood workforce. Their central theme is that these features look very different for preschool teachers than they...
Category: Early Childhood Education