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 Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
March 18, 2014
In a career spanning over four decades, my brother, a senior post-doctoral research guide, ha..
By ​Chandan Gowda
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...
By Anurag Behar
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...
By ​Chandan Gowda
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...
By Anurag Behar
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.
By ​Vikas Kumar
Deccan Herald
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

By Rick DuFour, Mike Mattos
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...
By Archana Gelda, Vinay Narayan, Meghana Mudiyam, Karan Raturi, Nikhil Seshan
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
January 02, 2013
A strong education system is the cornerstone of any country’s growth and prosperity.
By Christine Sleeter
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?
By Madhumita Bandyopadhyay
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...
By K Ventakramanan
The Hindu
December 12, 2011
Some children are showing a disturbing insensitivity to social issues, says a WIPRO-EI study.
By Amit kaushil, Vimala Ramachandran
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

By Andrew Peterson, Ian Durrant, Brendan Bentley
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

By Yelena B. Yarovaya
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

By Wong, Jessie M. S.; Rao, Nirmala
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

What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher Judgement, and Educational Professionalism

By Gert Biesta
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

Race, Inequality of Opportunity, and School Choice

By Derrick Darby, Argun Saatcioglu
Theory and Research in Education
Both neoliberals and liberals call for mitigating inequality of educational opportunity stemming from circumstances beyond an individual’s control. In this article, the authors challenge the wisdom of making equality of opportunity hinge...
Category: Education Policy

Rich Schools, Poor Schools: Hidden Resource Inequalities between Primary Schools

By Mayke Poesen-Vandeputte, Ides Nicaise
Educational Research
In order to provide a better underpinning for a contextualised policy, a multidimensional concept of school context is used to identify the position of Flemish primary schools in the field of education and to outline their profile.
Category: Education Policy