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 Purushothaman, Seema; Abraham, Rosa
August 25, 2013
This volume is a compilation of essays that focus on livelihood issues faced by forest communities of the southern Western Ghats region of India. Communities living along the fringes of forests are, more often than not, overlooked in...
By Anurag Behar
August 21, 2013
Whichever university I go to speak at, I make it a point to say that we are recruiting philosophers, especially those interested in school education. Once, a professor came up to me and said that his philosophy department had 13 people...
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
India Together
August 09, 2013
On 30 July, a performance audit report on implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Karnataka was tabled in the Assembly. The CAG audit test checked the implementation in Bellary, Bijapur, Chikkaballapur,...
By ​Neerja Raghavan
Education World
August 09, 2013
In two days I met a host of people. in my mind’s eye, I saw the railway guard blow his whistle and wave the green flag: and wondered how his daughter was faring in college. The rustic young lady from rural Karnataka impressed me less with...
By Anurag Behar
August 07, 2013
There is a 600 sq. km area with 24 villages, called Bhakhar, in Sirohi district. It’s all low hillocks, with scores of streams crisscrossing at the foot. Living conditions are tougher than adjoining areas. Getting around is more difficult...
By ​Ankur Madan
Indian Express
August 01, 2013
Here’s a little story: A poor man whose wife was suffering from a rare disease, which she could die of if left untreated, tried everything to save her. He learnt about a new medication discovered by a pharmacist which could save her life....

Articles & Opinions


Participatory Learning and Popular Education Strategies for Water Education

By Bruce Missingham
Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education
This paper presents some experiences of bringing critical pedagogy and participatory learning approaches into postgraduate university classrooms in teaching about water and sustainable development.
Category: Sustainable Development

Is global citizenship possible, and can international schools provide it?

By Bates, Richard
Journal of Research in International Education
This article questions the notion of global citizenship, arguing that it is not possible in strictly legal terms as there is no global state that could guarantee citizenship.
Category: Social Development

The Future of Teacher Education

By Alis Oancea, Janet Orchard
Journal of Philosophy of Education
Conceptions of teaching quality and teacher accountability, and the values and assumptions that underpin them, are relatively under-examined by policy makers.
Category: Teacher Education

Quantitative and qualitative analysis of nutrition and food safety information in school science textbooks of India

By GM Subba Rao, T Vijayapushapm, K Venkaiah & V Pavarala
Health Education Journal
To assess quantity and quality of nutrition and food safety information in science textbooks prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India for grades I through Design Content analysis.
Category: Health & Nutrition

Off the map: the health and social implications of being a non-notified slum in India

By Subbaraman, Ramnath; O’brien, Jennifer; Shitole, Tejal; Shitole, Shrutika; Sawant, Kiran; Bloom, David E; Patil-Deshmukh, Anita
Environment and Urbanization
Approximately half of all slums in India are not recognized by the government. Lack of government recognition, also referred to as “non-notified status” in the Indian context, may create entrenched barriers to legal rights and basic...
Category: Social Development

Creating Conditions for Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education

By Venninen, Tuulikki; Leinonen, Jonna; Ojala, Mikko; Lipponen, Lasse
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
In this study, we describe the development of working practices in Finnish day care centers within the Helsinki metropolitan area, which has 500 day care centers.
Category: Early Childhood Care and Education