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
May 09, 2017
Published in 1982, the poet and folklorist, Siddalingaiah's Avataragalu (Incarnations), the slim classic on folk religion, is many things at once: a rich catalogue of folk religiosity, an activist attempt at exposing religion as false...
By SV Srinivas
May 08, 2017
With Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (also spelt as Bahubali 2), Telugu cinema has arrived on the national scene. Never before has a film emboldened fans and supporters of Telugu cinema to audaciously declare war, and proclaim victory over its...
By Alphonsa Jojan
The Wire
May 04, 2017
The construction of a multi-purpose estuarine port in the Aghanashini – one of Karnataka’s last free-flowing rivers – will result in damage to the ecosystem and the loss of traditional livelihoods.
By Manjunath S V
May 02, 2017
Karnataka is on the threshold of reforming the in-service teacher development process in line with the aspirations of the key policy documents – National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education (NCFTE), 2009, and the Justice Verma...
By Anurag Behar
April 27, 2017
People easily talk of absenteeism ranging from 25- 50%, but study finds the rate between 2.5-5%, Almost all my columns in this newspaper are based on experiences involved with the work that the Azim Premji Foundation does in school...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
April 25, 2017
On their way back to Ayodhya, after the victory in Lanka, Rama and his army stopped by the ashrama of the sage, Gautama. The sage served his guests several dishes made from various grains (navadhanya or nine grains). After finishing his...

Articles & Opinions

By Dr. Raman Kumar
ET Health World
June 12, 2017
Review of the 11th plan performances shows that despite progress, goals were not achieved. Huge gaps in the field of training health-care professional at each level have been rightly pointed in the 12th Five Year Plan.
By Devi Kar
The Hindu
June 12, 2017
For a system blamed for being exam and textbook-oriented, it is strange that public exams are being piled on
By Vidya Krishnan
The Hindu
June 11, 2017
WHO’s revised Essential Medicines List and antibiotics guidelines drive home the importance of wider access tolife-saving drugs without fuelling drug resistance
By Debdeep Chakraborty
Millennium Post
June 11, 2017
With a population of over 1.2 billion, of which 224 million people live below the poverty line, can India afford to be callous about wasting food?
The Economist
June 08, 2017
More Indians are attending school than ever before. But they are not learning much
By Pramit Bhattacharya
June 08, 2017
Apart from poverty, factors like dietary issues, poor sanitation and low social status of women are the likely reasons for high child malnutrition in India, says a study


A Systematic Review of Research on the Use of Problem-Based Learning in the Preparation and Development of School Leaders

By Philip Hallinger, Edwin M. Bridges
Educational Administration Quarterly
Problem-based learning (PBL) was introduced into the parlance of educational leadership and management almost 30 years ago. During the ensuing decades, a global community of professors, doctoral students, and curriculum designers has built...
Category: Educational Leadership

Mentoring Beginning Teachers in Primary Schools: Research Review

By Rebecca Spooner-Lane
Professional Development in Education
This integrative research review examines empirical studies conducted since 2000 on the nature and effectiveness of mentoring programmes for beginning teachers in primary school.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

School-Based Experiential Outdoor Education: A Neglected Necessity

By Joan K. James, Theresa Williams
Journal of Experiential Education
In this research study, the authors hear the voices of middle school students, preservice teachers, and practicing middle school teachers in support of school-based experiential outdoor education.
Category: Learning in School

Learning History in Early Childhood: Teaching Methods and Children’s Understanding

By Yngve Skjæveland
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
This article discusses the teaching of history in early childhood education and care centres and children’s understanding of history.
Category: Early Childhood Education

A Narrative Analysis of the Political Economy Shaping Policy on Child Undernutrition in India

By Nicholas Nisbett
Development and Change
This article examines two narratives on the subject of child undernutrition in India espoused by competing sides of the policy elite. It argues that undertaking narrative policy analysis in a structured fashion helps to elucidate a clearer...
Category: Health & Nutrition

Democratization of Knowledge: Vernacular Education Planning in the Indian Context

By Rajarshi Singh
Journal of Developing Societies
This article explores the challenges of elementary education in India in view of its linguistic-cultural heterogeneity.
Category: Education Policy