Ajita Raghavendra

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Philosophy of Education, Early Childhood Education, School Leadership and Management

Biography

Ajita is a faculty with the School of Education.

He worked as a school director in Nagapattinam before joining the university. During this time, he worked on creating and promoting an organisational culture based on respect, responsibility, collective ownership and deliberative democracy. In this role, he had the opportunity to understand that teacher morale and productivity is not only affected by problems in classrooms but also by organisational leadership and oppressive societal structures. He now assists the school in an advisory capacity.

At present he is interested in early childhood education, philosophy of education and Indian philosophical traditions.

He completed his MA in Education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and an Electrical Engineering degree from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.

Publications and Writings

  • Ajita, R. Violence and Education, Regional Seminar on Philosophy of Education, Puducherry, 2012.
  • Ajita, R. and Ravi Kiran, C. Liquid Sphere approach to pedagogy, International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, SEAMEO, RECSAM, Malaysia, 2009.