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 Karthick Ram Manoharan
November 11, 2016
Academics are plagued with an irreconcilable contradiction throughout their lives: between what they need to write and what they want to write.
By Anurag Behar
November 10, 2016
Should Tipu Jayanti be celebrated or not is a debate that is raging in parts of Karnataka. This is a social and political issue, the fundamental underlying point being whether Tipu Sultan is justifiably a symbol of something worth...
By S. V. Manjunath
November 07, 2016
It seemed like a 5th standard classroom of any typical higher primary school in Northeast Karnataka. The teacher was engaged in teaching Kannada, the first language. About 40 students were attentively listening to the teacher, who was...
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
November 04, 2016
During the construction work on the ambitious Krishnarajasagara (KRS) Dam across the river Cauvery, in the second decade of the twentieth century, the workers found a tablet with a Persian inscription. Tipu Sultan, the legendary ruler of...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
November 02, 2016
During the past three months, I have seen some short educational films prepared around existent examples of certain schools, teachers, head teachers and teaching practices. Almost all the films were made to showcase practices that a larger...
By Anurag Behar
October 27, 2016
Eighteen of the 20 teachers agreed that corporal punishment was necessary to make children learn. One of them described it as empathetic hitting, which received enthusiastic endorsement as the best term to describe what they believed in....

Articles & Opinions

By Aswin VN
The Hindu
March 31, 2017
Learning mathematics and language, using music, art and games at Prasanth Gangadharan’s Waldorf-inspired initiative Learning Alternatives(LA)
By Bijoya Roy
The Wire
March 20, 2017
Public-private partnerships offer little assurance in providing integrated and universal healthcare, and act as means for the expansion of the private sector.
By Vyjayanthi Sankar
March 20, 2017
The world we inhabit today is rapidly changing in different ways, and shedding old ways of doing things. It has become necessary to equip our future generation with learning and skills that will not just help them survive but also face the...
By Mahesh Krishnamurthy
March 16, 2017
If the right development strategy is implemented, it is possible to have both economic development and an environment worth living in
By T. Kalai Selvi
The Hindu
March 11, 2017
Continuous development and assessment is crucial for boosting leadership skills
By Nattawut Thongkong, Ellen Van De Poel, Swati Sarbani Roy, Shibanand Rath and Tanja A. J. Houweling
Biomed Central-International Journal for Equity in Health
March 10, 2017
In 2005, the Indian Government introduced the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) scheme - a conditional cash transfer program that incentivizes women to deliver in a health facility – in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.


Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Challenging Behavior

By Anne Butler, Lisa Monda-Amaya
Teacher Education and Special Education
Challenging behavior can have adverse effects on both students and teachers, and preservice teachers often report feeling ill prepared to manage this behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine (a) preservice teacher perceptions of...
Category: Teacher Education

How do Learning Environments vary by School Sector and Socioeconomic Composition? Evidence from Australian Students

By Laura B Perry, Christopher Lubienski, James Ladwig
Australian Journal of Education
The authors examine how students’ perspectives of their learning environments vary between private and public schools in Australia.
Category: Learning in School

To What Extent Do Learners Benefit from Indirect Written Corrective Feedback? A Study Targeting Learners of Different Proficienc ...

By Eun Sung Park, Sunhee Song, Yu Kyoung Shin
Language Teaching Research
Should teachers spend hours correcting students’ errors, or should they simply underline the errors, leaving it up to the students to self-correct them? The current study examines the utility of indirect feedback on learners’ written...
Category: Learning in School

Higher Education Policy Change in Europe: Academic Research Funding and the Impact Agenda

By Andrew Gunn, Michael Mintrom
European Education
The authors analyze how policy is being used to influence the academic research process through the evaluations and funding allocation that accompany public funding.
Category: Higher Education

Measuring the Importance of Library User Education: A Comparative Study between Fudan University and the National Taiwan Normal University

By Qianxiu Liu, Patrick Lo, Hiroshi Itsumura
Journal of Academic Librarianship
This study aims at examining students' attitudes and perceptions towards the values and importance of the user education program provided by the libraries of two leading universities in Asia — namely, Fudan University (FU), located in...
Category: Higher Education

Inferential Statistics in Language Teaching Research: A Review and Ways Forward

By Seth Lindstromberg
Language Teaching Research
This article reviews all (quasi)experimental studies appearing in the first 19 volumes (1997–2015) of Language Teaching Research (LTR). Specifically, it provides an overview of how statistical analyses were conducted in these studies and...
Category: Teacher Professional Development