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 ​Rohit Dhankar​
The Hindu
May 05, 2015
Education has been reduced to the level of ‘teaching for testing’. The individual is completely lost. All that is visible are aggregates of a tiny part of the human capability, measured through tools of suspicious reliability
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
April 30, 2015
The inner quadrangle of the school in Gulbarga was huge, and full of shiny triangular frames, wheels and other assembly parts of bicycles. On one of the corridors along the quadrangle, 10 men were skilfully and rapidly assembling cycles.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
April 28, 2015
After boarding the plane, I approached my seat. A man (in his early forties) had placed his big bag on my seat and was trying his best to fit the luggage inside the bag. I stood there patiently for almost five minutes. By the time the man...
By Alex M. Thomas
Economic and Political Weekly
April 25, 2015
In “The Interest Rate Affair,” Sugata Marjit (EPW, 4 April 2015) points out the deficiency of one particular mainstream macro­economic viewpoint. Marjit’s counterpoint, which we are in broad agreement with, is that a lower rate of interest...
By Anurag Behar
Livemint
April 16, 2015
The hills of Mount Abu glowed from the setting sun. The single-floor school complex, with the buildings on the edges of a huge rectangular playground, looked straight on to this lovely sight. This was in Abu Road, a town of about 40,000...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
April 08, 2015
For the past several years, I have been managing to get the aisle seat in the front economy row while travelling by air - thanks to the efforts of my very efficient secretary.

Articles & Opinions

By Eduwen Friday Osamwonyi
Journal of Education and Practice
January 01, 2016
The need for in-service education of teachers cannot be underestimated. It is a necessity in enhancing work performance and motivation of teachers in the field. Absence of in-service training of teachers will retard professional growth of...
By Halah Ahmed Alismail
Journal of Education and Practice
January 01, 2016
This paper focuses on theory and practice in multicultural education as it pertains to the preparation of preservice teachers. The literature reviews the history and definition of multiculturalism and investigates multiple theoretical...
By S. V. S. Chaudhury, Pankaj Khare, Sanjay Gupta, Suresh Garg
Journal of Learning & Developmet
January 01, 2016
Towards the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 -2012), India catered to about 20 per cent of those in the age group 17 to 24 years. However, to achieve the threshold level of about 30 per cent by 2020, and address concerns that...
By Emine Ferda Bedel
Journal of Education and Training Studies
January 01, 2016
This study is designed to explore academic motivation, academic self-efficacy and attitudes toward teaching in pre-service early childhood education teachers and to investigate the relationships among those variables. Data were gathered...
By Anatoly Smantser, Elena Ignatovitch
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
December 05, 2015
The article reveals theoretical and methodological aspects of classical university students’ preparation for professional activity in inclusive educational environment. It also includes survey results based on students’ knowledge...
By Thankom Aruna, Rajalaxmi Kamath
IIMB Management Review
December 01, 2015
As a key enabler for development, financial inclusion is firmly placed on the agenda of most governments as a key policy priority.

Bibliography

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

By D. Pulla Rao
Contemporary Voice of Dalit
May-2016
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
May-2016
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
May-2016
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
May-2016
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

Aid, education policy, and development

By Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
International Journal of Educational Development
May-2016
This paper discusses the recent history of education aid policy, and introduces the studies that constitute this UNU-WIDER Special Issue.
Category: Education Policy

Female labor force participation and child education in India: evidence from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

By Farzana Afridi, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay & Soham Sahoo
IZA Journal of Labor & Development
April-2016
The authors exploit the implementation of India's National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme to identify exogenous shifts in mothers' labor force participation and its impact on their children's educational outcomes.
Category: NREGA