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
February 16, 2017
The desert and the icy Arctic landscape have an identical effect on people. An effect that cuts out the social subterfuge in conversations. I experienced that for years in north Sweden, and now in the Thar. The immediate, matter-of-fact...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
February 12, 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. It is a two-room school managed by a head...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
February 06, 2017
Dziga Vertov’s film, Three Songs About Lenin, is worth recalling in 2017, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution. Made in 1934, to mark the tenth death anniversary of Lenin, the hagiographic film is a loving tribute to the leader and...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
January 23, 2017
A linguist narrated an anecdote that I haven’t been able to forget. A translator in medieval China complained of budget cuts for the work of translation: “In earlier days, a hundred translators worked together, in one large room, to...
By Anurag Behar
January 19, 2017
The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) is run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is a one-of-a-kind, global survey of student achievement in schools, conducted every three years.
By Anurag Behar
January 05, 2017
The most important matters in school education, about the nature of education itself and its place in a just and humane society, are not waiting to be discovered. We forget them at our peril. And if we do, we risk repeating the egregious...

Articles & Opinions

By Deepika Burli
The Time of India
April 27, 2017
Absenteeism Not A Grave Problem At Govt Schools, Finds Study
By Staff Reporter
The Hindu
April 26, 2017
It is not neglect but systemic issues that require them to take up other tasks, says study across 6 States
By Chirantan Chatterjee and B.S. Ajaikumar
April 26, 2017
It is heartening that healthcare issues are receiving political attention—but current policy measures are lacking
By Komal Ganotra
Financial Express
April 17, 2017
A country of a size 60 times smaller than ours and a population barely touching 5 million is not in the least comparable to the enormity and complexity of India.
By Deepika Burli
The Time of India
April 14, 2017
Keerthana would spend her after-school hours waiting for her parents to return from a toiling day at work. With no motivation to open her books at home, she would turn to them only the next day in class.
By Anurag Kundu
The Quaint
April 12, 2017
Can we name 5 democracies with a functional education system that have a significant share of private schools or schools modelled on public-private partnership?


Science Education for Teachers of Primary Schools

By Michaela Křížová, Martina Maněnová
AIP Conference Proceedings
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
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

Decomposition analysis of earnings inequality in rural India: 2004-2012

By Shantanu Khanna, Deepti Goel & René Morissette
IZA Journal of Labor & Development
The authors analyze the changes in earnings of paid workers (wage earners) in rural India from 2004/05 to 2011/12. Real earnings increased at all percentiles, and the percentage increase was larger at the lower end. Consequently, earnings...
Category: Social Inclusion

Creating visual explanations improves learning

By Bobek, Eliza; Tversky, Barbara
Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications
Many topics in science are notoriously difficult for students to learn. Mechanisms and processes outside student experience present particular challenges.
Category: Pedagogy

A Battle of Rights: The Right to Education of Children Versus Rights of Minority Schools

By Jayna Kothari, Aparna Ravi
Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal
The last decade and a half have witnessed radical changes in the right to education in India. In 2002, a constitutional amendment codified the right to education as a fundamental constitutional right.
Category: Education Policy

Effects of formative assessments to develop self-regulation among sixth grade students: Results from a randomized controlled intervention

By Kelly D. Meusen-Beekman et al
Studies in Educational Evaluation
This article presents the results of a formative assessment intervention in writing assignments in sixth grade.
Category: Assessment