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 ​Sailen Routray
History and Sociology of South Asia
July 02, 2013
This article argues that in India, the key period for locating morphings of the state on the ground is the period between 1977 and 1991, a period it calls ‘the long 1980s’. It then identifies a key aspect of such changes as the emergence...
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
Governance Now
June 27, 2013
CAG report dated March 15, 2013 had found Uttarakhand sitting on a time bomb, with nearly zero disaster preparedness back in Sept 2012 when the nationwide performance audit was done. Will other states, marked equally poorly in the audit,...
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
India Together
June 21, 2013
As the massive disaster in flood-stricken Uttarakhand unfolds, Himanshu Upadhyaya draws attention to the glaring inadequacies in disaster management preparedness and risk reduction in the state, as well as the nation, as exposed by recent...
By ​Dhanya Bhaskar
Teachers of India
June 11, 2013
The author shows you how simple stick figure diagrams can be used in the classroom to enable contextualized learning. ‘Learning through fun’, ‘providing multi-sensory environment for effective learning’, ‘let the teacher be creative to...
By Chandan Gowda
June 03, 2013
It is impossible to miss the large, floor-to-ceiling close-up shots of coy Indian brides and grooms on the restroom corridor walls at the Delhi international airport. Couples in Bengali, Kashmiri, Maharashtrian, Malayali, Punjabi and Tamil...
By Azim Premji Foundation
Azim Premji Foundation
June 02, 2013
A child’s schooling, as we have noted, is influenced by several factors such as house hold factors, socioeconomic factors and in-school factors. However, a quantitative study of school dropouts highlights the influence of certain...

Articles & Opinions


School Readiness in the Context of the Problem of Preschool and Primary School Education Continuity

By N. I. Gootkina
Psychological Science & Education
The article is devoted to the problem of preschool and primary school education continuity.
Category: Education Policy

Public Participation, Teacher Accountability and School Outcomes in Three States

By Priyanka Pandey, Sangeeta Goyal, Venkatesh Sundararaman
Economic and Political Weekly
This paper presents findings from baseline surveys on student learning achievement, teacher effort and community participation in three states - Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
Category: Learning in School

Higher Education and the Largest Impoverished and Marginalized Group of the Indian Population: Reviewing Enrolment and Access to ...

By Kishor Joshi
Asian Social Work and Policy Review
Higher education has been found to have a significant relationship with the Human Development Index and also the Gender Development Index. Its significance is especially apparent in the largest impoverished and marginalized group of the...
Category: Social Inclusion

The Integration of Early Childhood Systems within Education

By Bennett, John; Kaga, Yoshie
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
The rationale for this study sprang from the dissatisfaction expressed in many countries during the OECD reviews about the split in services.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy

Governance of Education Related ECCE Policies in Malaysia

By Boon, Ng Soo
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Malaysia is catching much more limelight now than in the past. In a country where governance is very centralized, such attention has given rise to more quality preschool classes and initiatives.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy

Culture, State and Girls: An Educational Perspective

By Krishna Kumar
Economic and Political Weekly
This paper attempts to examine the childhood and education of girls in India in the context of their socialisation in the family and the historical evolution of the State's capacity to deal with gender issues.
Category: Education Policy