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
December 22, 2016
One thing that we take for granted about years is that all of them come to an end. Each one of them is a tragedy for some and glowing triumph for others. But for most, each year is a continuation of their lives’ arc with mild or minimal...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
December 16, 2016
The retrospective of the Hindi film maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films that Pickle Jar, a group of film enthusiasts, recently organized in the city had a gem tucked away in its midst. His 1969 film, Satyakam. Like many, I, too, had...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
December 11, 2016
Two surveys have been done until now. One every thirty years. This is the third survey,” recalled the elders of Bailahalli, a village in Hassan district.
By Anurag Behar
December 08, 2016
My grandfather’s formal school education ended after grade seven. That did not stop him from gaining a reputation as a formidable lawyer in the “princely state” of Sarangarh. This self-taught lawyer was also an equally formidable self-...
By S. V. Manjunath
December 07, 2016
Who doesn’t like stories? They are close to everyone’s heart. Stories have the ability to attract children and elders alike and make them stand on their feet. It is but natural for everyone to read stories that generate inquisitiveness,...
By Anurag Behar
November 24, 2016
The Alaknanda river is blue in November. It seems still from a distance, but is raging. From a place where the river was out of sight, we started climbing after getting out of the car. Despite the clear skies and direct sunlight at 1,800m...

Articles & Opinions

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?
By David Udry
Daily News & Analysis
April 12, 2017
Student-centred, guided inquiry means that instead of the teacher being the provider of knowledge or facts to the students, the teacher and students work together to find the knowledge or facts needed to solve a problem or question.
By Ashwini Deshpande and Manjistha Banerji
First Post
April 11, 2017
Around 3.5% of children between the ages of 11 and 14 years, and 13.5% between the ages of 15 and 16 years were dropouts, while over 25% of children in grades I to VIII were absent from school on the day a team visited the school.
By Pushpa Sundar
The Wire
April 05, 2017
Corporate social responsibility activities are guided less by what is deemed good for the society in the long run and more by the short-term compulsions and interests of a company.
By Hari Pulakkat
The Economic Times
April 02, 2017
Just how precarious is India's water situation? The truth is nobody knows, but a careful look at scientific studies can throw insights into the growing problem
By Sukumar Vellakkala, Hanimi Reddy, Adyya Guptad, Anil Chandrane, Jasmine Fledderjohannf, David Stuckler
Social Science & Medicine
April 01, 2017
This study explores the views of women and ASHAs (community health workers) on the use of the JSY and institutional delivery care facilities.


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

Time in Early Childhood: Creative Possibilities with Different Conceptions of Time

By Sandy Farquhar
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Time is an important driver of pedagogy which is often overlooked in the busy atmosphere of an early childhood centre.
Category: Early Childhood Education

Impact of a School-Based Intervention on Nutritional Education and Physical Activity in Primary Public Schools in Chile (Kind) P ...

By Nelly Bustos, Sonia Olivares, Bárbara Leyton, Marcelo Cano, Cecilia Albala
BMC Public Health
Chile has suffered a fast increase in childhood obesity in the last 10 years. As a result, several school programmes have been implemented, however the effectiveness of these needs to be evaluated to identify and prioritize strategies to...
Category: Health & Nutrition

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

Institutions of higher education and research in India: do they need to take interest in school science education?

By K. Subramaniam
Current Science (00113891)
The article focuses on the quality of education served by educational institutions in India which depend on the teachers.
Category: School Policy

Teaching versus research in higher education institutes: revisiting the issue

By Ajeet Kumar Rai & Naveen Kumar Sharma
Current Science
The article focuses on the need to differentiate between teaching and research in higher education institutes in India. It talks about the ranks of higher education institutes proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development,...
Category: Higher Education