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 Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
June 20, 2017
I asked hesitatingly if he could give a talk to my students. I was discussing Fukuoka's One Straw Revolution in my class earlier this year. Students would gain from meeting a farmer who worked with the cult Japanese natural farmer...
By Harini Nagendra
Bangalore Mirror
June 19, 2017
This weekend, hectic effort by a group of citizens paid off for Bengaluru. Plans to construct a new Government Veterinary Hospital on Queens Road included the felling of four massive heritage trees.
By V Santhakumar
Economics in Action Blog
June 19, 2017
Nearly 17 percent of students drop out of schools from India. Even among those students whose names are ‘live’ in attendance registers, a significant share of them (probably as high as 50 percent in certain areas) may not attend schools...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
June 17, 2017
My son fell sick on his first birthday and we were rather disappointed since he was in no mood to play with the children who had been invited home. Even his pictures taken on the occasion clearly showed the discomfort he was experiencing....
By Narayana A
The Caravan
June 17, 2017
On 22 March, SM Krishna, the former Congress leader in Karnataka, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at a ceremony held in the party’s national headquarters in Delhi. It was a typically muddled ritual.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
June 13, 2017
The freedom of the media to be critical of the power-centres in society, of which the govern ment is one, is a key requisite for modern democracies. In principle, a responsible government ought to allow for press freedom. This is far from...

Articles & Opinions

By Ranajoy Sen
Daily News & Analysis
June 30, 2017
The contemporary narrative of the country’s agricultural economy entails higher input costs for agricultural produce than its selling price, leading to rural debt, economic hardships, farmer suicides and the attendant violent unrest.
By Rama Natarajan
Deccan Herald
June 29, 2017
The world and its sister know that education, especially from the age of six to 16, is crucial for every individual, for the society and for the nation. In the last two decades, the education system has undergone a sea change in many parts...
By Prashant K. Nanda
June 29, 2017
National Council For Teacher Education promises drastic action against teacher training colleges, 3,000 of which could be barred from taking admissions from the next academic year
By Ram Kaundinya
June 28, 2017
The Indian farmer faces pressure from both the demand and the supply sides. Technology can help solve some of his problems.
By Anukrit Kanti
Business World
June 28, 2017
The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity.
By T S R Subramanian
The Indian Express
June 27, 2017
Our educational system seems tailored for its administrators. Students, teachers take second place. The main problem, as in other fields, is the abysmal quality of governance, with politics permeating every aspect of educational...


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

By Blair Stevenson
Children's Geographies
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

Is the classroom obsolete in the twenty-first century?

By Leon Benade
Educational Philosophy & Theory
Lefebvre's triadic conception of spatial practice, representations of space and representational spaces provides the theoretical framework of this article, which recognises a productive relationship between space and social relations.
Category: Education Policy

Enhancing the quality of kindergarten education in Singapore

By Tan, Ching Ting
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
Almost all children in Singapore complete 1 year of preschool before entering primary school. However, preschool education (PSE) is not compulsory and is provided primarily by the private sector.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy

The practice architectures of middle leading in early childhood education

By Rönnerman, Karin; Grootenboer, Peter; Edwards-Groves, Christine
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
The development of Early Childhood Education in Sweden is a central concern for national and local government, and for school districts and preschools.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy

How neoliberal globalization is shaping early childhood education policies in India, China, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the Maldives

By Amita Gupta
Policy Futures in Education
In rapidly globalizing systems of schooling around the world, economic considerations have led to a push to impose neoliberal reforms in the field of education.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy

Leaders as learners: developing new leadership practices

By Marit Aas
Professional Development in Education
Professional learning and development of school leaders are considered keys to educational change. However, a growing body of research has identified how difficult it is to design professional leadership programmes that make a difference...
Category: Teacher Professional Development