Fellows by Category
Kavita is is fundamentally tranforming the way school audits can take place to become a powerful tool in the hands of every school. By placing the process of audits in the hands of ‘insiders’ in schools, she is shifting it from a process of scrutiny to that of self-evaluation and reflection.
Abhijit Bardhan is using his established networks to launch a grassroots movement to train teachers to change the way science is taught in government-run schools. He began by creating a competitive program to reward innovative scientific experiments in secondary schools. It culminated in the National Children's Science Congress. In getting the program established nationally, Abhijit realized...
Professor Susheela Bhan is working through government schools in war-ravaged Kashmir to forge a new nonviolent identity for citizens based on common secular and pluralistic traditions. Her method uses the very institutions and persons most seriously damaged by the conflict to address the confusion and hostility that continue to erode Kashmiri society.
In India, secondary schooling is only available in large urban centers. Rural teens who pursue a college education must move to the cities, where many, away from home for the first time, fall victim to depression. Ramchandra Gunari helps connect these students with mentors and tutors who smooth the transition to city life.
Pankaj Jain is providing high-quality, low-cost education to children in slums and poor urban areas by re-engineering the role of the teacher. By dividing this role into three parts that require different skill levels, Pankaj has created new job opportunities and increased educational outcomes.
Sharath has launched an international movement of teacher changemakers who are innovating, implementing and influencing others to spread best practices of teaching. Growing to 30,000 teacher changemakers over the next three years, Sharath is catalyzing a teacher-led movement to improve learning outcomes for children.
Mandira Kumar is building synergies among innovative Indian educators and networking them for effective sharing of the techniques and resources they have created.
Shaheen Mistry is providing engaging supplemental education for poor children living in slums. By exposing them to schools, teachers, and educational resources generally available only to middle class Indian children, Shaheen is improving the children's job prospects and involving middle-class schools in combating high levels of illiteracy among the urban poor.
Janaki Rajan, working within the government school system to improve the quality of education and to increase the low pass rates of secondary school students, has a cadre of volunteer teachers working together with regular teachers to supplement the curriculum, give one-on-one attention, and help students learn to study.
Geeta Ramanujam is injecting new life into Indian classrooms by reviving the art of storytelling–a cultural tradition forgotten by modern education–and making it part of the primary school curriculum.
Rama (left) and Padmanabha (right) Rao are providing a viable and attractive solution to multigrade and multilevel learning common in rural areas of India. By bringing together parents, teachers, and children, they have developed a system for creating an effective learning environment supplemented with versatile educational materials.