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 month ago I wrote about the problems that teachers are having in using continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE). A friend who read it wrote back to me with a simple question.
By ​Matthew Idiculla
Open Democracy
“Can India be an international human rights leader?” asks Meenakshi Ganguly in a lead article on openGlobalRights’ theme of “Emerging Powers and Human Rights”. Considering the fact that openGlobalRights seeks to be a platform that openly...
By V. Santhakumar
This book is a compendium on economics specially designed for development practitioners and civil-society activists who do not have formal training in the subject. It provides an understanding of microeconomics, knowledge of the...
By ​Himanshu Upadhyaya
India Together
Many years ago, as I was speaking to students at the University of Hyderabad on the Narmada Bachao Andolan, one of them asked me to explain the difference between flood and submergence. The techno-engineering explanation is that floods...
By Purushothaman, Seema; Abraham, Rosa
This volume is a compilation of essays that focus on livelihood issues faced by forest communities of the southern Western Ghats region of India. Communities living along the fringes of forests are, more often than not, overlooked in...
By Anurag Behar
Whichever university I go to speak at, I make it a point to say that we are recruiting philosophers, especially those interested in school education. Once, a professor came up to me and said that his philosophy department had 13 people...

Articles & Opinions


Participatory Learning and Popular Education Strategies for Water Education

By Bruce Missingham
Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education
This paper presents some experiences of bringing critical pedagogy and participatory learning approaches into postgraduate university classrooms in teaching about water and sustainable development.
Category: Sustainable Development

Is global citizenship possible, and can international schools provide it?

By Bates, Richard
Journal of Research in International Education
This article questions the notion of global citizenship, arguing that it is not possible in strictly legal terms as there is no global state that could guarantee citizenship.
Category: Social Development

The Future of Teacher Education

By Alis Oancea, Janet Orchard
Journal of Philosophy of Education
Conceptions of teaching quality and teacher accountability, and the values and assumptions that underpin them, are relatively under-examined by policy makers.
Category: Teacher Education

Quantitative and qualitative analysis of nutrition and food safety information in school science textbooks of India

By GM Subba Rao, T Vijayapushapm, K Venkaiah & V Pavarala
Health Education Journal
To assess quantity and quality of nutrition and food safety information in science textbooks prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), India for grades I through Design Content analysis.
Category: Health & Nutrition

Off the map: the health and social implications of being a non-notified slum in India

By Subbaraman, Ramnath; O’brien, Jennifer; Shitole, Tejal; Shitole, Shrutika; Sawant, Kiran; Bloom, David E; Patil-Deshmukh, Anita
Environment and Urbanization
Approximately half of all slums in India are not recognized by the government. Lack of government recognition, also referred to as “non-notified status” in the Indian context, may create entrenched barriers to legal rights and basic...
Category: Social Development

Creating Conditions for Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Education

By Venninen, Tuulikki; Leinonen, Jonna; Ojala, Mikko; Lipponen, Lasse
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy
In this study, we describe the development of working practices in Finnish day care centers within the Helsinki metropolitan area, which has 500 day care centers.
Category: Early Childhood Care and Education