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
July 08, 2015
The development of the new education policy (NEP) for India is being led by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD). I wrote about this on 14 May. The process that the MHRD is following is clearer now; its core is in the steps...
By Anurag Behar
June 24, 2015
The Katarmal complex has 46 temples, built around the 10th century. The biggest temple houses the Burhadita, the old sun god and is about 7m in height. Some of the temples are less than 2m. Large stone blocks have been used for the...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
June 18, 2015
From Chamba (in Uttarakhand) to Dehradun - I was discussing the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility regulations and the reasons for the inertness of most corporate organizations in spending it for the right purpose - with my colleague...
By Anurag Behar
June 10, 2015
From 2002 to 2008, we ran a large-scale programme across five states in India, in partnership with the respective state governments. It was an “assessment-led reform” programme. The idea was to assess schools on basic conditions such as...
By Anurag Behar
May 13, 2015
In 1835, Thomas Babington Macaulay wrote his infamous Memorandum on Indian Education. Two of the most well-known lines from this document are: “....a single shelf of a good European library is worth the whole native literature of India...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
May 06, 2015
It is high time we stopped compartmentalising education. Even at the government level, we need to view education as a continuum. I fully recognise that each stage of education has different needs, nuances and different issues associated...

Articles & Opinions

By Priyam Sengupta, Kakali Mukhopadhyay
Agricultural and Food Economics
February 25, 2016
The NFSA aims to provide subsidized food grains to approximately two thirds of India’s population. The ambitious programme of the Government, besides offering several opportunities, throws many challenges in its implementation.
By Barbara McPake, Giuliano Russo, David Hipgrave, Krishna Horta, James Campbell
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
February 20, 2016
Making progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) requires that health workers are adequate in numbers, prepared for their jobs and motivated to perform.
By Jeanne Luha, Jamie Bartram
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
February 17, 2016
In many countries, the progress being made towards universal access to improved drinking water and sanitation is falling well short of the maximum achievable level. Progress does not appear to be correlated with a country’s social and...
By Marili M. da Silva Vieira, Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
February 05, 2016
Teachers in higher education have little pedagogical information to support their practice; therefore, it is essential for universities to promote formal opportunities for teachers to reflect about their practices.
By Per Lindqvist, Ulla Karin Nordänger
Teacher and Teacher Education
February 01, 2016
The article presents findings from a longitudinal study (1993–2014) examining how ex-teachers, who were perceived as “skilled” during teacher training, describe their paths out of the profession and discussing the possibility of retaining...
By Satyam Viswanathan
Indian Express
January 18, 2016
During his recent India visit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke of how India’s education system would do well to emphasise greater creativity and risk-taking.


Global Rankings, World-class Universities and Dilemma in Higher Education Policy in India

By Jandhyala B. G. Tilak
Higher Education for Future
The article reviews some of the important issues related to these two strongly emerging phenomena, and their influence on development of higher education in developing countries.
Category: Higher Education

Private Higher Education in India: A Study of Two Private Universities

By Sangeeta Angom
Higher Education for Future
The study summarizes the general characteristics and issues relating to the provision of quality education in private universities.
Category: Higher Education

Upper Primary Education among Scheduled Castes: A Study of Coastal Region of Andhra Pradesh

By D. Pulla Rao
Contemporary Voice of Dalit
The caste-based stratification of society adversely affected the equality of educational opportunities to the disadvantage of the groups like Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs), as they were engaged in traditional family...
Category: Social Inclusion

What works to improve the quality of student learning in developing countries?

By Serena Masino & Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
International Journal of Educational Development
We conducted a systematic review to identify policy interventions that improve education quality and student learning in developing countries.
Category: Education Policy

Engaging Effectively in the Policy-Making Process

By Virginia L. McLaughlin, Jane E. West, Jeffrey A. Anderson
Teacher Education and Special Education
Current political polarization and competing priorities complicate development of sound education policy. Particularly troubling is the disconnect between research and policy, as decision makers rely more on the work of think tanks and...
Category: Education Policy

‘I’m still not sure what a task is’: Teachers Designing Language Tasks

By Rosemary Erlam
Language Teaching Research
Ellis (2003) identifies four key criteria that distinguish a ‘task’ from the types of situational grammar exercises that are typically found in the more traditional language classroom. This study investigates how well teachers were able to...
Category: Teacher Professional Development