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
November 13, 2013
As I waited to meet the principal, the teacher’s voice drifted out from the open classroom window. It was a dark room with the children on the floor. I couldn’t make out more from the outside. The voice was repeating “Kanha is a national...
By Dileep Ranjekar
Human Capital
November 10, 2013
Angela, the Chief CSR Officer of a large multinational with presence in India, was narrating to me her experiences during her first visit to India.
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
India Together
November 04, 2013
On 16 September, the Performance Audit report on implementation of MGNREGS in Uttar Pradesh during the period 2007 to 2012 was tabled in the State Assembly. During this period, a sum of Rs. 22,174 crores was spent in the state on MGNREGS....
By ​Sneha Titus
Teacher Plus
November 01, 2013
As a novice setting up my new home, my most precious possession was a little notebook with a handwritten set of recipes. Usually jotted down in the kitchen, the ink was blurry and the pages were often smeared with turmeric, but all alone...
By Anurag Behar
October 30, 2013
Last year in winter, a widely respected Nobel Prize winner regaled us over three days with stories of what he called policy-based evidence-making and its parent ideology-based evidence-making. All the stories were from serious academic...
By Anurag Behar
October 16, 2013
In the past few years I haven’t heard a single government school teacher complaining about her salary. They have many problems, but compensation is not one of them. The salary range within which a government primary school teacher starts...

Articles & Opinions


Small schools in rural India: ‘Exclusion’ and ‘inequity’ in hierarchical school system

By Diwan, Rashmi
Policy Futures in Education
The paper recommends the recognition of the fact that small schools exist in massive numbers and cannot be allowed to struggle further and eventually perish.
Category: Education Policy

Undernutrition Among Indian Men: A Study Based on NFHS-3

By Patil, Yashwant Pandharinath; Shinde, Ramkrishna Lahu
American Journal of Men's Health
The objective of this study was to evaluate zonal and state-wise prevalence and risk factors of undernutrition among Indian men in the age-group of 15 to 54 years based on sampled data of 74,369 respondents from the National Family Health...
Category: Health & Nutrition

Strengthening Practicum Conversations: Enhancing Professional Learning and Development through Returning Lecturer Supervisions

By Bill Ussher, Wendy Carss
Australian Journal of Education
This paper explores the perceptions of student teachers and associate teachers as they consider the value of an alternative practicum supervision approach. The lecturers supervised and mentored the student teachers in all of their...
Category: Teacher Education

Primary Teacher Education in England: 40 years on

By Jean Murray, Rowena Passy
Journal of Education for Teaching
This article examines the relationship between pre-service teacher education (ITE) for primary schooling and primary teaching in England between 1974 and 2014, and explores the ‘fitness of purpose’ of the current system of preparing...
Category: Education Policy

Privatisation of Higher Education in India: Hopes and Despairs

By Kumar, Satendra
Social Change
Over the last two decades, the expansion of higher education in India has not only increased access to education but also created new employment opportunities.
Category: Higher Education

Implementation of the RTE Act: RTE Forum’s Stocktaking Report

By Rai, Ambarish
Social Change
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) Act 2009 came into force in 2010 (Article 21A of the Indian Constitution), making the ‘right to education’ a fundamental right for children between 6 and 14 years of age a reality.
Category: Education Policy