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
May 14, 2014
On 6 May a five-member constitution bench of the Supreme Court (SC) pronounced its judgment in two separate cases on education. In the case that will be known as Pramati, the bench upheld the constitutional validity of the Right of...
By ​Chandan Gowda
May 02, 2014
IN a classic essay, the sociologist Charles Tilly argued that the modern state, for most of its existence, was an institution of organised crime and worked like a protection racket. Viewing it as an institution rooted in a social contract...
By Anurag Behar
April 30, 2014
He is a district education officer (DEO) of a district where even political parties hesitate to claim that India is shining. He spent two days with me, visiting schools. That is unusual. Many DEOs don’t see any need to visit schools.
By ​Neethi P.
Economic and Political Weekly
April 26, 2014
This article studies the experiences of a group of women workers involved in home-based work for a food processing unit in Kerala, where membership to Kudumbashree, the state-centric civil society organisation, is necessary for...
By ​Bharati Pandit
Sahitya Kunj
April 20, 2014
बिट्टू को समझ में ही नहीं आ रहा था कि आज दादी से लेकर चाची, बुआ सबको हो क्या गया है। रोज़ तो उसे खूब भाव मिलता था, उसकी मान-मनुहार की जाती थी, उसके पहले हुई तीन बहनों को तो कोई गिनती में गिनता भी नहीं था। दादी तो सुबह होते ही उसके हाथ में...
By ​Gladwin Joseph
Deccan Herald
April 11, 2014
We as fellow primates have come a long way from ‘blading’ for termites, but we easily misuse and abuse the powerful tool of research we have co-created. We can take empty pride in using research to stock pile weapons of mass destruction...

Articles & Opinions

By Varaporn Yamtim, Suwimon Wongwanich
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
February 21, 2014
Classroom assessment literacy is the knowledge and skill necessary for compiling data about students’ achievement and for effectively utilizing the assessment process and outcomes to develop and improve the quality of instruction of...
By Ashish Dhawan
Ideas For India
February 07, 2014
It is unfortunate that the teaching profession in India is no longer considered an attractive career option by young, bright people. This article outlines a plan to make teaching a more viable profession in India.
By Suraj Bhan, U.K. Behera
International Soil and Water Conservation Research
January 12, 2014
Conservation agriculture (CA) technologies involve minimum soil disturbance, permanent soil cover through crop residues or cover crops, and crop rotations for achieving higher productivity.
By Marge Scherer
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
January 02, 2014
This article discusses the importance of school morale and how teachers play an important role in keeping it up
By Szymon Jarosławski, Gayatri Saberwal
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
January 01, 2014
India is a country with vast unmet medical needs. eHealth has the potential to improve the quality of health care and reach the unreached. We have sought to understand the kinds of eHealth programmes being offered in India today, the...
By Leslie Wellington
Brooklyn Journal of International Law
January 01, 2014
India's population is becoming increasingly urbanized. According to data from the 2001 census, nearly one third of India's population is living in urban areas, and by 2021 that percentage is expected to grow to roughly 40% of...


Improving Learning in Primary Schools of Developing Countries

By Patrick J. McEwan
Review of Educational Research
The author gathered 77 randomized experiments (with 111 treatment arms) that evaluated the effects of school-based interventions on learning in developing-country primary schools.
Category: Learning in School

Longitudinal Data on the Effectiveness of Mathematics Mini-Games in Primary Education

By Marjoke Bakker, Marja Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Alexander Robitzsch
British Journal of Educational Technology
This paper describes a dataset consisting of longitudinal data gathered in the BRXXX project. The aim of the project was to investigate the effectiveness of online mathematics mini-games in enhancing primary school students'...
Category: Learning in School

Why Women Teachers Matter in Secondary Education

By Kameshwari Jandhyala, Vimala Ramachandran
Economic and Political Weekly
The paper points out that what is needed is a definite break from past practice to creatively re-conceptualise the education continuum, while putting forward some recommendations to lower barriers in the way of secondary education for...
Category: Education Policy

Sustainability Education: Researching Practice in Primary Schools

By Monica Green, Margaret Somerville
Environmental Education Research
The paper is based on data from the third year of a longitudinal study about teacher education and teacher professional learning for sustainability in primary education. The third year of the study investigated teachers'...
Category: Teacher Professional Development

In Pursuit of the Spectacles of Success: Implications of the Dominant Rationality in the Domain of Education

By Dev Pathak
History and Sociology of South Asia
The pursuit of success is a leitmotif in the domain of education in India like anywhere else. It is, however, fraught with manifold anomalies.
Category: Education Policy

Economic Liberalization in 1991 and Its Impact on Elementary Education in India

By Venkatanarayanan, S.
The basic foundation of policy making had undergone profound shifts over the past two decades as the policy makers are inclined to rely heavily on the exercise of power in their pursuit of development and prosperity.
Category: Education Policy