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
A foundational flaw in the design of Indian teacher education is the belief that private investment will provide solutions
By ​Sujatha Rao
Economic and Political Weekly
The safety guidelines for schools in Karnataka that mandate cultures of surveillance and control are inadequate to prevent the systematic abuse of children in schools. Systems that place child welfare at the heart of schooling and school...
By ​Bharati Pandit
Sahitya Kunj
बिट्टू को समझ में ही नहीं आ रहा था कि आज दादी से लेकर चाची, बुआ सबको हो क्या गया है। रोज़ तो उसे खूब भाव मिलता था, उसकी मान-मनुहार की जाती थी, उसके पहले हुई तीन बहनों को तो कोई गिनती में गिनता भी नहीं था। दादी तो सुब
By Dileep Ranjekar
The Times of India
It was in 2009, while being a part of an Education Think Tank conference organized by a premier educational in stitution in the US where I realized that barring a hand ful of nations such as Fin land and Sweden, the world at large is...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Civil Society
Sometime in 2007 I was invited to facilitate a session with a group of about 35 high-quality faculty members in one of the Institutes of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE). The topic was “Evolving a Framework for Faculty Development”....
By Anurag Behar
In the past few months, statements about Indian history have been made, which have generated much controversy. Here is the gist of some of these statements, all of which invoke specific episodes from some of our ancient texts, to...

Articles & Opinions

By Marta Quintussi, Ellen Van De Poel, Pradeep Panda, Frans Rutten
BMC Health Services Research
As compared to other countries in South East Asia, India’s health care system is characterized by very high out of pocket payments, and consequently low financial protection and access to care.
By Valson Thampu
The Hindu
The art of learning demands that we make education conducive to the creative rather than the acquisitive impulse.
By Karina J Wilkie, Doug Clarke
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
This article analyses mechanisms for change that might support teachers in teaching a challenging aspect of mathematics--algebra. Teachers have shared differing perspectives on interacting with colleagues.
By Usha Raman
The Hindu
As long as we look for reasons not to learn, education will elude us.
By Nikita Setia
International Affairs Review
Recent attempts at reforming the public education system in India are full of good intentions, but fall short.
By Ali Zahedi, Ralf Otterpohl
Procedia CIRP
Entrepreneurship is a part of economy which is demanded in modern open economies. Structural changes in the society are needed for creation of entrepreneurship.


Universal Elementary Education in India: A Reality Check

By Saheli Khastagir
Social Change
This article begins with an overview of the current elementary education scenario in India. It notes that while the Right to Education (RTE) Act has made progress in access to education, the delivery of education has worsened.
Category: Education Policy

Homework in Primary Education from the Perspective of Teachers and Pupils

By Marina Costa et al
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
This study aims to understand the perceptions of teachers and students of the 4th year of schooling regarding homework and its relationship with the act of studying.
Category: Teacher Professional Development

Gender Inequality Issues in India

By Meera Alagaraja et al
Advances in Developing Human Resources
The ProblemIndia struggles with gender inequality issues beyond just equal economic growth and access to educational resource opportunities.
Category: Gender Inclusion

Promoting Diversity in India: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Meera Alagaraja et al
Advances in Developing Human Resources
The diversity challenges facing India are illuminated in the collection of articles in this issue as a reminder that India still has a long way to go to provide all members of society with their fair share. A reality check may help enhance...
Category: Social Development

Women's Political Empowerment and Investments in Primary Schooling in India

By Nafisa Halim et al
Social Indicators Research
Using a national district-level dataset of India composed of information on investments in primary schooling [data from the District Information Survey for Education (DISE, 2007/8)] and information on demographic characteristics of elected...
Category: Education Policy

Quality of Rural Education at Elementary Level: Evidence from Punjab

By Satvinderpal Kaur
Economic and Political Weekly
A study of rural schools in Mansa district of Punjab reveals the dismal quality of education and academic performances at both government and private unrecognised schools
Category: Education Policy