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
Livemint
March 16, 2017
It was a still, cool evening. The clear sky was awash with the orange of dusk deepening into hues of red. From the top of the ghat, the Narmada held perfectly still. A lone boatman stood erect on an unmoving canoe much like a statue in the...
By Manjunath S V
Bfirst
March 15, 2017
The incident pertains to the innocuous rendering of a Kannada devotional song by a young Muslim girl Suhana Syed from Sagara Taluk, Shivamogga district, in a popular Kannada TV musical reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” recently.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
March 06, 2017
At a recent discussion at my university, Ashis Nandy, the cultural psychologist, observed that agreement was more readily found in relation to dystopias, than to utopias.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
February 21, 2017
Marayya and his wife, Lakkamma, were very poor. They did not have enough food to eat; nor clothes to cover themselves. Still, they did not beg anyone for help.
By S. V. Manjunath
Bfirst
February 20, 2017
There are very many common beliefs about children and learning that we come across during the course of our interactions with teachers, educators and functionaries. Let us examine a few of them: There are three types of children – smart,...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
February 17, 2017
It takes around 90 minutes for us to reach the government school, about 65 km from Dehradun. The school is in a jungle and primarily caters to the children of the tribal community in the region.

Articles & Opinions

By Alston D'souza
The Huffington Post
May 08, 2017
Many teachers complain the RTE’s ‘no detention policy’ harms students’ performance. I disagree.
By S. Senthalir
The Hindu
May 07, 2017
Huddled in a room, primary schoolchildren from Udavum Karangal Children’s Home were watching a picture projected on a screen. A grey-haired man, took small steps between a screen and a white board, at times stooping to talk to children...
By Wamika Kapur
The Wire
May 04, 2017
The lack of policy implementation, diversion of funds and the failure of monitoring mechanisms are some of the causes.
By Tanu Kulkarni
The Hindu
May 02, 2017
DPI to set up database on teachers’ qualifications for proper utilisation of resources
By Anish Madhavan
Business Standard
April 27, 2017
Several studies have found a large difference between teacher absence and teacher absenteeism
By Deepika Burli
The Time of India
April 27, 2017
Absenteeism Not A Grave Problem At Govt Schools, Finds Study

Bibliography

Internationalization in schools—Perspectives of school leaders

By Ulla Egidiussen Egekvist et al
International Journal of Educational Research
January-2017
This paper explores how internationalization ideas in primary and lower secondary schools can be developed through the acquisition of international experience abroad by leaders.
Category: Quality in Education

Social work ethics in India: A call for the development of indigenized ethical standards

By Frederic G Reamer & Jayashree Nimmagadda
International Social Work
January-2017
In recent years, various professional associations in social work and regulatory bodies worldwide have engaged in ambitious efforts to draft and implement comprehensive ethics guidelines, standards, and education.
Category: Social Development

Science Education for Teachers of Primary Schools

By Michaela Křížová, Martina Maněnová
AIP Conference Proceedings
January-2017
It is necessary to catch the interest in subject of science and forming of concepts in physics already at primary schools. The authors present the summary of results of questionnaire survey
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Predictors of Writing Success: How Important are Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation?

By Tessa Daffern, Noella M Mackenzie, Brian Hemmings
Australian Journal of Education
January-2017
This article uses data from 819 Australian primary school students to explore the relationship between three language conventions, namely spelling, grammar and punctuation as measured by the National Assessment Program Literacy and...
Category: Teacher Professional Development

The Word Part Levels Test

By Yosuke Sasao, Stuart Webb
Language Teaching Research
January-2017
The Word Part Levels Test (WPLT) was developed to measure three aspects of affix knowledge: form (recognition of written affix forms), meaning (knowledge of affix meanings), and use (knowledge of the syntactic properties of affixes).
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Child-Staff Ratios in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings and Child Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By Michal Perlman, Brooke Fletcher, Olesya Falenchuk, Ashley Brunsek, Evelyn McMullen, Prakesh S. Shah
PLoS ONE
January-2017
The purpose of this systematic review, and where possible, meta-analysis, was to evaluate the association between child-staff ratios in preschool ECEC programs and children’s outcomes.
Category: Early Childhood Education