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 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...
By Rejendran Narayanan
Business Standard
July 01, 2017
Agantuk (The Stranger) was Satyajit Ray’s last film. The film revolves around the return of an old man, Manomohan Mitra, to India after 35 years. Manmohan had spent all his life with Adivasis from across the world and has a take on...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
June 27, 2017
In 1984, the Karnataka Government passed a law asking all commercial signage and other public name-boards in the state to be in Kannada. If other languages were used, they had to appear below Kannada.
By Rajendran Narayanan
The Wire
June 27, 2017
Mahuadand is a nondescript little town in the western part of Jharkhand bordering Chhattisgarh. The town is guarded by the Netarhat hills on one side and the landscape is dotted with stone quarries that employ largely adivasis on daily...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
June 22, 2017
Landing at the Jolly Grant airport, we drove through the mountains for 5 hours to Chinyalisaud. At 6pm, when we reached, a group of 50 teachers was discussing the challenges that children encounter when trying to understand place value in...
By Arjun Jayadev
OUP Blog
June 21, 2017
The evolution of the distribution of income among individuals within countries and across the world has been the subject of considerable academic and popular commentary in the recent past.

Articles & Opinions

By Suresh Naidu
The Hindu
July 03, 2017
There are various mechanisms by which government policy can be influenced. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is the most-widely discussed work of economics in recent history.
By Rama Kant Agnihotri
Deccan Herald
July 03, 2017
It has now become imperative to focus on secondary and senior secondary schools - on children who are in the age group of 15-18 years.
By Aman Sethi & A Mariyam Alavi
Hindustan Times
July 03, 2017
When the pahadi-walla school in Sangam Vihar closed for summer, Reena Jha realised that she needed a maths tutor to complete her holiday homework, and that her family couldn't afford one. "YouTube," Reena thought to herself...
By Raghu Murtugudde
Down To Earth
July 03, 2017
Considerable attention is being paid to the food-energy-water nexus under global warming, climate adaptation and mitigation. But when it comes to food security, as well as nutrition security, we forget that the two are independent and yet...
By Richa Sharma
The New Indian Express
July 03, 2017
The country’s top child rights body has recommended to the Centre that there is a need to assess and review special exemptions provided to minority educational institutions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
By Anju Kawr Chazot
The Indian Express
June 30, 2017
We need to nurture skills, encourage children to engage with environment

Bibliography

Children’s independence: a conceptual argument for connecting the conduct of everyday life and learning in Finland

By Blair Stevenson
Children's Geographies
August-2017
This paper discusses children’s independence as a conceptual framework for exploring how independence in children’s everyday life relates to learning in the Finnish context.
Category: Learning in School

Developing pre-service teachers' professional knowledge of teaching: The influence of mentoring

By Juanjo Mena, Paul Hennissen & John Loughran
Teaching & Teacher Education
August-2017
This study was situated in a Primary Teacher Education program in the Netherlands. The participants (N=16) comprised four each of: Pre-Service Teachers (PST)
Category: Mentor Teachers

Examining preservice teacher content and pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach reading in elementary school

By Sarah K. Clark, Sara R. Helfrich & Lance Hatch
Journal of Research in Reading
August-2017
Recently, increased attention has been placed on the importance of having knowledgeable and skilled teachers in order to influence reading achievement. Yet many international reports suggest that large numbers of children are not learning...
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education

Generous reading expands teachers’ perceptions on student writing

By Lucy K. Spence et al
Teaching & Teacher Education
August-2017
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
August-2017
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

See and tell: Differences between expert and novice teachers’ interpretations of problematic classroom management events

By Charlotte E. Wolff et al
Teaching & Teacher Education
August-2017
Experience in the classroom influences how teachers interpret classroom events. This article investigated differences between expert and novice teachers' interpretations of authentic, problematic classroom events.
Category: Teacher Professional Development