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.
March 18, 2014
In a career spanning over four decades, my brother, a senior post-doctoral research guide, ha..
March 17, 2014
The recent sting-ops that exposed the readiness of 11 polling agencies to customise their findings have done us a great favour. Interest in pre-election survey data was never more feverish than now. The the media frenzy for electoral...
March 05, 2014
My childhood friend Kabir would have been thrilled to be there. The talk was about how to use the school building for pedagogical purposes, i.e., for teaching and learning. Kabir is an architect who specializes in developing and using the...
February 20, 2014
In the modern imagination, the handloom tends to appear as an object of melancholy or as a soon-to-pass relic. The figure of the weaver disappears in discussions of economic reforms that rage between the binaries of agriculture and...
February 19, 2014
On 3 February, Mint’s main editorial suggested that “school vouchers” will help solve India’s problems in school education. To use a distinction that Mint often makes, this is Mint’s politics trumping its economics.
February 17, 2014
he forthcoming Lok Sabha election is special in many ways. A new generation will participate in elections for the first time. It was born after the Babri riots, anti-reservation agitation, and the unprecedented electoral success of a Hindu...
Articles & Opinions
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
January 04, 2013
This article, by former school prinicipals, discusses the mechanism by which principals improve schools. Instead of micromanaging teachers, principals should lead efforts to collectively monitor student achievement through professional...
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
January 02, 2013
A strong education system is the cornerstone of any country’s growth and prosperity.
October 01, 2012
Education is a powerful instrument for overcoming inequalities, promoting human development, accelerating social transformation and achieving economic progress. Ensuring equitable distribution of educational facilities and opportunities is...
October 01, 2012
We find that the character of the classroom is becoming more and more multicultural everywhere. In such situation what should the curriculum aim at?
December 12, 2011
Some children are showing a disturbing insensitivity to social issues, says a WIPRO-EI study.
November 01, 2011
More than sixty years after independence, the question of how we educate our children still remains highly contentious.
Student Teachers' Perceptions of their Role as Civic Educators: Evidence from a Large Higher Education Institution in England
British Educational Research Journal
This paper presents the findings of a study concerned with student teachers' perceptions of their role as civic educators.
Category: Teacher Education
Standardization of Primary Education in Great Britain
European Journal of Contemporary Education
The article examines the standardization of primary education as one of the development trends of the British school at the present moment in the context of improving its efficiency and quality.
Category: Education Policy
The evolution of early childhood education policy in Hong Kong
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
Almost all 3- to 6-year-olds attend preschool programmes in Hong Kong; however, early childhood education (ECE) had been relatively neglected by the Hong Kong government until 2000 when the reform of school education system was initiated.
Category: Early Childhood Education Policy
Social Exclusion: The European Concept for Indian Social Reality
Social exclusion, a European concept that has been inducted into the Indian social research domain, is the core area of inquiry in this article.
Category: Social Inclusion
The Relationship between Philosophy and Evidence in Education
Theory and Research in Education
This article explores the ways that philosophy and evidence interact in the exploration of normative questions in philosophy of education.
Category: Educational Theory
What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher Judgement, and Educational Professionalism
European Journal of Education
Teaching and teachers have recently become the centre of attention of policy makers and researchers. The general idea here is that teaching matters. Yet the question that is either not asked or is only answered implicitly is why teaching...
Category: Education Policy