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 Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
January 08, 2015
Sometime in 2007 I was invited to facilitate a session with a group of about 35 high-quality faculty members in one of the Institutes of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE). The topic was “Evolving a Framework for Faculty Development”....
By Anurag Behar
December 24, 2014
In the past few months, statements about Indian history have been made, which have generated much controversy. Here is the gist of some of these statements, all of which invoke specific episodes from some of our ancient texts, to...
By Anurag Behar
December 10, 2014
He finished by saying “thank you for listening to me, for so long and so patiently”. His name is Lal Saheb. For my sake he was speaking in Hindi, but would mix in Kannada words with ease, where he didn’t know the Hindi one. The top of his...
By Anurag Behar
November 26, 2014
Many conversations where people want to know what we do go like this: “So you train government school teachers?” and I say, “We don’t train.” That leaves them puzzled: “If you are trying to help improve how teachers teach, what else do you...
By Anurag Behar
November 12, 2014
When I started visiting Sweden and Finland, I learnt very quickly that the Finns don’t take very kindly to their country being called a Scandinavian country, which is a mistake outsiders often make. Finland is a Nordic country. The Nordic...
By Anurag Behar
October 15, 2014
The inspector of schools knew that only one student in that cluster of villages had passed grade 10 in the first division. After the summer vacation when the schools opened, he went looking for her. He couldn’t find the girl in any school...

Articles & Opinions

By Marta Quintussi, Ellen Van De Poel, Pradeep Panda, Frans Rutten
BMC Health Services Research
April 05, 2015
As compared to other countries in South East Asia, India’s health care system is characterized by very high out of pocket payments, and consequently low financial protection and access to care.
By Valson Thampu
The Hindu
March 15, 2015
The art of learning demands that we make education conducive to the creative rather than the acquisitive impulse.
By Karina J Wilkie, Doug Clarke
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
March 15, 2015
This article analyses mechanisms for change that might support teachers in teaching a challenging aspect of mathematics--algebra. Teachers have shared differing perspectives on interacting with colleagues.
By Usha Raman
The Hindu
February 22, 2015
As long as we look for reasons not to learn, education will elude us.
By Nikita Setia
International Affairs Review
January 15, 2015
Recent attempts at reforming the public education system in India are full of good intentions, but fall short.
By Ali Zahedi, Ralf Otterpohl
Procedia CIRP
January 04, 2015
Entrepreneurship is a part of economy which is demanded in modern open economies. Structural changes in the society are needed for creation of entrepreneurship.


Universal Elementary Education in India: A Reality Check

By Saheli Khastagir
Social Change
This article begins with an overview of the current elementary education scenario in India. It notes that while the Right to Education (RTE) Act has made progress in access to education, the delivery of education has worsened.
Category: Education Policy

Homework in Primary Education from the Perspective of Teachers and Pupils

By Marina Costa et al
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
This study aims to understand the perceptions of teachers and students of the 4th year of schooling regarding homework and its relationship with the act of studying.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Quality of Rural Education at Elementary Level: Evidence from Punjab

By Satvinderpal Kaur
Economic and Political Weekly
A study of rural schools in Mansa district of Punjab reveals the dismal quality of education and academic performances at both government and private unrecognised schools
Category: Education Policy

A University’s ‘Institutional Research Model': Sociology of Education and Indian Higher Education Systems

By Rowena Robinson, Wasim Raja, Hiten Choudhury, Dhruba J. Saikia
Economic and Political Weekly
This paper chronicles one administrative and scholarly experiment recently launched in Cotton College State University in Guwahati, Assam.
Category: Higher Education

Inquiry-Based Science Education: Towards a Pedagogical Framework for Primary School Teachers

By Martina S. J. van Uum, Roald P. Verhoeff, Marieke Peeters
International Journal of Science Education
Inquiry-based science education (IBSE) has been promoted as an inspiring way of learning science by engaging pupils in designing and conducting their own scientific investigations. For primary school teachers, the open nature of IBSE poses...
Category: Learning in School

Gender Inequality Issues in India

By Meera Alagaraja et al
Advances in Developing Human Resources
The ProblemIndia struggles with gender inequality issues beyond just equal economic growth and access to educational resource opportunities.
Category: Gender Inclusion