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
December 09, 2015
Many years ago, work had to be stopped one afternoon, at one of the spanking new facilities of the IT (information technology) firm that I was associated with. There was no water in the campus, and 3,000 people certainly could not work...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
December 05, 2015
He is one of the best government teachers in that block, situated in the beautiful foothills of the Himalaya. His school is situated in a remote place (about 30 km of winding difficult road from the block headquarters) and after reaching a...
By Anurag Behar
December 01, 2015
Vijaya teaches in a school that has one other teacher and 65 students. Every one of her days is a whirl. When you have so many children around, uncontrollable spirits take over. In the classroom and outside, you lurch from minor to major...
By Anurag Behar
October 27, 2015
About a decade ago, the world of education was abuzz with evidence as to how “low-cost” private schools were solving India’s problems in education, and were better than public schools on all counts, including learning outcomes. It was...
By Anurag Behar
October 14, 2015
Last week, a friend told me his solution to India’s problem of poor learning in schools, which others have also advocated. The essence of this approach is: let’s get the very best teachers on video links and in pre-recorded formats to all...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
September 19, 2015
The front page headline of leading newspapers screamed - "Bag Seller's Son Tops APIMT (All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test) Examination". I was, for the umpteen number of time - not amused. Especially with the operative part...

Articles & Opinions

By Klara Sedova, Martin Sedlacek, Roman Svaricek
Teacher and Teacher Education
July 01, 2016
This study deals with the impact of a teacher development programme focused on the implementation of dialogic teaching practice. Four indicators of dialogic teaching were measured: student talk with reasoning, teachers' open questions...
By Lalitha Bhagavatheeswarana, Sapna Nairb, Hollie Stonea, Shajy Isacc, Tejaswini Hiremath B., Raghavendra T.b, Kumar Vaddeb, Mahesh Doddamaneb, H. S. Srikantamurthy, Lori Heise
International Journal of Educational Development
July 01, 2016
The study highlights the importance of involving multiple stakeholders to overcome the barriers to education for SC/ST girls, and of working to change beliefs and expectations around gender norms as well as improving the quality of...
By Monica McGlynn-Stewart
Brock Education Journal
July 01, 2016
Research has shown that teachers’ beliefs and personal experiences play a significant role in their professional decision-making and practice, including their experiences as school children. This research study examined how the...
By Katie Schuldiner, Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamo
Journal of Public Administration and Governance
June 22, 2016
The problem of inequality is now requiring solutions that could not be fully found to solve the problem of poverty. The research question that will be investigated is how to establish a clear distinction between poverty and inequality in...
By Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsoua, Kevin Sylwester
Review of Development Finance
June 01, 2016
The literature on financial development and growth has received a lot of attention over the past two decades. Unlike growth, not much of consideration has been given to poverty reduction.
By Swaleha Sindhi
Eurasia Review
May 12, 2016
If the future organizations are driven by individual and collaborative learning, it is advisable to transform schools also into learning organizations,


Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index: States in India

By M.H. Suryanarayana, Ankush Agrawal & K. Seeta Prabhu
Indian Journal of Human Development
The UNDP Human Development Report (HDR) for 2010 introduced a new index, the Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI), to capture the distributional dimensions of human development.
Category: Social Development

The social pillar of sustainability: a quantitative approach at the farm level

By Gaviglio, Anna; Bertocchi, Mattia; Marescotti, Maria Elena; Demartini, Eugenio; Pirani, Alberto
Agricultural and Food Economics
The present research proposes a model for the assessment of the social pillar of sustainability at the farm scale. Contrary to what is available for the environmental and economic pillars, there is a considerable lack of exhaustive...
Category: Sustainability

Education, Time-Poverty and Well-Being

By John White
Theory and Research in Education
This article focuses on ‘objective list’ accounts of personal well-being and the related view that schools should aim at inducting students into a wide range of objective goods. It reviews various objective lists and notes that very many...
Category: Educational Theory

Does Community Involvement Affect Teacher Effort? Assessing Learning Impacts of Free Primary Education in Kenya

By Julius F. Atuhurra
International Journal of Educational Development
While the impressive school participation impacts of Universal Primary Education policies in Sub-Saharan Africa are widely recognized, attempts to measure learning gains from schooling remain minimal.
Category: Education Policy

Do scheduled caste and scheduled tribe women legislators mean lower gender-caste gaps in primary schooling in India?

By Nafisa Halim, Kathryn M. Yount & Solveig Cunningham
Social Science Research
Despite India's substantial investments in primary schooling, gaps in schooling persist across gender and caste—with scheduled caste and scheduled tribe (SC/ST) girls being particularly disadvantaged.
Category: Gender Inclusion

Learning by Doing—Promoting Access to Justice to the Marginalized and Vulnerable Groups in India

By Asha Bajpai
Asian Journal of Legal Education
This article discusses about the LLM programme of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in the area of access to justice, and how it has promoted access to justice to the marginalized and vulnerable groups in India.
Category: Social Inclusion