Areas of Interest & Expertise
Child Development, Childhood and Schooling, Pedagogy in Teacher Education, Work of Teacher Educators, Peace Education
Rajashree is a faculty with the School of Education.
She joined Azim Premji University in 2010 as the first faculty member and was part of the core group that worked together to start academic programs at the University. She is currently a member of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Committee. She has taught at various levels of education: school, undergraduate programs and postgraduate programs. Prior to joining Azim Premji University, she was a teacher educator in the four-year Bachelor’s in Elementary Education program at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi. She also worked closely on a large-scale NGO program evaluation project on inclusion in higher education from 2002 – 2010.
Her doctoral work, carried out at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, focused on families, education and children with disability. Subsequently, her work has been on child development, pedagogic practices in teacher education, and peace education. She teaches courses in child development and teacher education.
Understanding developing children in school contexts.
Publications and other writings
- Srinivasan, R (In press). Listening to the voices of teachers through Dewey’s ideas. In JuliAnna Ávila, AG Rud, Leonard Waks and Emer Ring (Eds). The Contemporary Relevance of John Dewey’s Theories on Teaching and Learning: Deweyan Perspectives on Standardization, Accountability, and Assessment in Education. Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education.
- Srinivasan, R (In press). Teacher Educator Professionalism in India. In Alexander Wiseman and Preeti Kumar (Eds). Building Teacher Quality in India: Examining Policy Frameworks and Implementation Outcomes. (International Perspective on Education and Society Series). Emerald Publishing
- Narayanan,V & Srinivasan, R (In Press). Teacher Education for Pre-basic Education. In Kinnari Pandya, Jigisha Shastri and Vrinda Datta (Eds). Redefining the Early Childhood Profession in India: Challenges and Potential. Orient Blackswan.
- Srinivasan, R (2021). The Courage to Teach: Going beyond the Constraints of Contexts. In Teachers for an Inclusive Society. University Practice Connect. Azim Premji University.
- Srinivasan, R (2020). Confidence in Collegiality. In Teachers for an Inclusive Society. University Practice Connect. Azim Premji University.
- Srinivasan, R (2020). Preparing educators for inclusive classrooms. In Every Child can Learn. Learning Curve. Issue 6. Azim Premji University.
- Srinivasan, R (2019). Pre-service teachers’ beliefs about moral aspects of teaching, Vol VII, Issue II, February 2019. Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators.
- Srinivasan, R (2019). Combating child marriage, Securing girls education. University Practice Connect, Azim Premji University.
- Srinivasan, R (2019). Every child can learn. University Practice Connect, Azim Premji University.
- Srinivasan, R (2019). Learning to achieve the promise of education for all. University Practice Connect, Azim Premji University.
- Towards an Understanding of the Work of Teacher Education Professoriate in India (2018), Higher Education for the Future, 1 – 14
- Madan, A, Srinivasan, R & Pandya, K (2017). Parent – Child Relations: Changing Contours and Emerging Trends in the book. In T. S Saraswathi, Shailaja Menon & Ankur Madan(Eds). Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations. Routledge.
- Srinivasan, R (2016). Teaching about Teaching: Examining the Pedagogy of Teacher Education in India. Higher Education for the Future, 3(2) 197 – 212
- Srinivasan, R (2015). Peace Education in Higher Education: Using Authentic Assessment Practices to Build Peace. In Celina Del Felice, Aaron Karako and Andria Wisler (Eds). Peace Education Evaluation: Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects. Information Age Press.
- Srinivasan, R (2014). Corporal Punishment: Towards Restoring Humane Childhoods through Teacher Education. Global Childhood Summit, Association of Childhood Education International. Canada.
- Srinivasan, R (2012). Curriculum and pedagogic practices in Indian Higher Education. In Confronting Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum: Comparative Perspectives of Transitional Countries. Edited by Patti McGill Peterson. Routledge.
- Srinivasan, R (2009). Psychology of Teaching: Examining Identity Construction and Prejudice Formation- In “Education for Peace and Multiculturalism”. Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP): New Delhi.
- Srinivasan, R (2002−2008). Implementing Inclusion in Higher Education. Programme Evaluation Report of a large-scale student inclusion program. Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access, New Delhi.
- History of Teacher Education in India: Narratives of teacher educators in the post-independence period (2018-present). Azim Premji University
- Moral beliefs of pre-service teachers (2014−2016). Azim Premji University
- Pedagogic Practices of Teacher Educators (2011−12). Azim Premji University
- Global book project — Liberal Arts Curriculum (2009−2011)− Institute of Higher Education Policy, Washington.