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 Harini Nagendra
The Hindu
Since Independence, between 25 and 60 million people have been displaced from their homes and uprooted for India’s development projects. Most end up living in abysmal poverty and deprivation.
By Chandan Gowda
Bangalore Mirror
Made as a student film at UCLA forty years ago, in 1977, Charles Burnett's (in pic)Killer of Sheep is now routinely held up as being among the finest films ever made on African Americans. A single viewing can suffice to share the...
By Himanshu Upadhyaya
The Wire
Legislative action that primarily looks at cattle mobility as ‘acts of smuggling cattle out of state for slaughter’ is deeply misguided and betrays a misunderstanding of how India’s cattle have been bought and sold since the British Raj.
By V Santhakumar
Economics in Action Blog
Amarendra Das and I have visited a set of schools in the tribal villages of the Gajapati district of Odisha state (in India) early this year. Since these tribal communities speak a different language (namely Soura) (and they don’t speak...
By Madhav Chavan
अनुभव बताता है की बच्चों को एक ही दर्जे में बिठाए रखने से सिखने में मदद नहीं होती।
By Rejendran Narayanan
Business Standard
Agantuk (The Stranger) was Satyajit Ray’s last film. The film revolves around the return of an old man, Manomohan Mitra, to India after 35 years. Manmohan had spent all his life with Adivasis from across the world and has a take on...

Articles & Opinions

The Time of India
Academic activities at government primary schools across the state are in a disarray due to shortage of more than 2000 teachers. In fact, about 2543 posts of school teachers are lying vacant in primary schools of Bhopal district alone.
By Suresh Naidu
The Hindu
There are various mechanisms by which government policy can be influenced. Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is the most-widely discussed work of economics in recent history.
By Rama Kant Agnihotri
Deccan Herald
It has now become imperative to focus on secondary and senior secondary schools - on children who are in the age group of 15-18 years.
By Aman Sethi & A Mariyam Alavi
Hindustan Times
When the pahadi-walla school in Sangam Vihar closed for summer, Reena Jha realised that she needed a maths tutor to complete her holiday homework, and that her family couldn't afford one. "YouTube," Reena thought to herself...
By Raghu Murtugudde
Down To Earth
Considerable attention is being paid to the food-energy-water nexus under global warming, climate adaptation and mitigation. But when it comes to food security, as well as nutrition security, we forget that the two are independent and yet...
By Anju Kawr Chazot
The Indian Express
We need to nurture skills, encourage children to engage with environment


Examining preservice teacher content and pedagogical content knowledge needed to teach reading in elementary school

By Sarah K. Clark, Sara R. Helfrich & Lance Hatch
Journal of Research in Reading
Recently, increased attention has been placed on the importance of having knowledgeable and skilled teachers in order to influence reading achievement. Yet many international reports suggest that large numbers of children are not learning...
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education

Generous reading expands teachers’ perceptions on student writing

By Lucy K. Spence et al
Teaching & Teacher Education
Five fifth-grade teachers used generous reading to expand their perspectives on student writing beyond the rubric-based writing assessment.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

How engaged are pre-service teachers in the United States?

By Elizabeth Kim & Roisin P. Corcoran
Teaching & Teacher Education
Using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), findings are reported from the largest ever longitudinal study of engagement among pre-service teachers.
Category: Pre-service Teacher Education

See and tell: Differences between expert and novice teachers’ interpretations of problematic classroom management events

By Charlotte E. Wolff et al
Teaching & Teacher Education
Experience in the classroom influences how teachers interpret classroom events. This article investigated differences between expert and novice teachers' interpretations of authentic, problematic classroom events.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Supporting primary school teachers in differentiating in the regular classroom

By Tessa H.S. Eysink et al
Teaching & Teacher Education
Many primary school teachers experience difficulties in effectively differentiating in the regular classroom.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Teachers' CPD and sectoral interests: Opportunities for convergence and divergence

By Timothy R.N. Murphy & Cathal de Paor
Teaching & Teacher Education
Much research has been done on how best teachers' professional development can be supported. However, for it to be effective, CPD provision needs to target the right content areas or topics.
Category: Teacher Professional Development