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 Amit Basole
May 3, 2022
What was the status of extreme poverty in India prior to the arrival of the pandemic? Did demonetization increase poverty? Due to lack of official data, these questions remain unanswered.
By S Giridhar
The Hindu Business Line
April 22, 2022
Every sport has players loved across generations and countries – not just for their skill and artistry but for the spirit in which they played the game.
By R Ramanujam
The Hindu
April 9, 2022
We think of molecules as occurring in nature. Large macromolecules lead us to the basis of life. The twentieth century gave us new materials synthesised in the lab. We can now have “designer molecules,” where .....
By Narayana A
The Hindu
January 2, 2022
The year 2022 will be a trailer for the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections. From now, therefore, every action and inaction, every decision and indecision, both political and governmental, will have an imprint of the impending elections.
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
During 2001-02 the Azim Premji Foundation launched a programme, the Accelerated Learning Programme, to support the academic achievements of children who were enrolled in government schools after a bridge programme conducted by the state...
By John Kurien
Though India cannot call itself a nation of fish-eaters, it does have some of the world’s richest fishery resources and an Exclusive Economic Zone in the ocean the size of 60% of its land area. It ranks third in world fish production with...

Articles & Opinions

By Karen Scotta, Frances Roweb, Venda Pollock
Journal of Rural Studies
In the last two decades academic and policy interest in the economic growth potential of the cultural sector has risen sharply in UK, as well as in other OECD countries. Alongside this there has been a shift in cultural policies away from...
By Shukla Bose
Deccan Herald
There seems to be some traction in the realm of education in India of late. More reality checks are being made in government schools and some attention is being given to assessing learning outcomes of students rather than just celebrating...
By Mathew Kurian
Deccan Herald
In the early 1990s, neo-liberalism made a powerful case for deregulation. Back then, one did not have to look far to find a justification for reform — the effects of a bloated public sector were all too evident.
By Arghya Banerjee
Hindustan Times
Why is it that even our best schools are considered to be of poor quality compared to the international standards? In my opinion, the root cause is government regulations of the wrong kind, of which CBSE is the main flag-bearer.
By Pramath Raj Sinha & Shreyasi Singh
The Quint
The Quint debates whether privatisation of higher education institutes can improve the quality of education and increase employability quotient.
By Asitava Sen
The Economic Times
The critical policy imperatives of the day are how to feed a rising global population with shrinking resources such as land, water and labour, and how to increase farmers’ income, a goal that sometimes may conflict with producing more.


Distinguishing between ‘macro’ and ‘micro’ possibility thinking: Seen and unseen creativity

By Jim Clack
Thinking Skills and Creativity
This paper proposes a model that describes potential ways in which creativity may be manifest in the classroom. Building on the work by Craft and her colleagues (e.g. Chappell, Craft, Burnard, & Cremin, 2008; Craft, Cremin, Burnard,...
Category: Child Learning

A study of pre-service classroom teachers' beliefs about teachers' and students' roles

By Davut Köğce
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology
The aim of this study is to determine pre-service classroom teachers' beliefs and thoughts about the roles of teachers and students in the classroom before taking the Mathematics Teaching I course.
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education

Building teachers’ research literacy: integrating practice and research

By Carol Evans, Michael Waring & Andri Christodoulou
Research Papers in Education
Supporting early career teacher (ECT) research literacy is essential in promoting research-integrated professional practice, however it remains an area in much need of development.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Children’s beliefs concerning school transition

By Sirpa Eskelä-Haapanen, Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen, Helena Rasku-Puttonen & Anna-Maija Poikkeus
Early Child Development & Care
This study examines preschoolers’ beliefs concerning their transfer into primary education. Data from 1386 Finnish preschoolers were obtained using interviews with parents at the end of the children’s preschool year.
Category: Early Childhood Education

Early career teachers’ research literacy: what does it look like and what elements support its development in practice?

By Carol Evans
Research Papers in Education
This article reviews the effectiveness of two projects:NQT and Beyond; Developing Resilience in Learning and Teaching, and the underpinning conceptual framework (PLSP) in supporting early career teachers’ (ECTs’) development of their...
Category: In-service Teacher Education

Engaging teacher educators with the sustainability agenda

By Addise Amado, Aklilu Dalelo, Maik Adomßent & Daniel Fischer
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
There is broad consensus that the implementation of education for sustainable development (ESD) requires the consideration of geographical and cultural contexts.
Category: Teacher Professional Development