Professor Padma M. Sarangapani
Professor Padma M. Sarangapani is professor of Education and Chairperson of the Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has led several field action projects collaborating with state governments and internationally to address issues of quality, teacher professional development and school systems improvement with a focus on the district and sub-district levels. She has contributed to national policy including the National Curriculum Framework 2005 and has been involved in several policy initiatives of the Government of India, the National Council of Teacher Education and as expert with the UNESCO Teacher Task Force. She was founding managing editor of Contemporary Education Dialogue. She was involved in developing and establishing the BElEd (University of Delhi), and the MA Education (Elementary) and BEdMEd (innovative) at TISS Mumbai. Her current research interests include teachers’ professional development, culture and pedagogy, work and professional education, and comparative education. She was recipient of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowship 1999-2021, the Commonwealth Academic Fellowship 2015, and the Fulbright predoctoral fellowship 1994.The Connected learning Initiative which involved using technology in secondary school settings was awarded the UNESCO-King Hamad Award for the Use of ICTs in Education, 2018. Her most recent publication is the Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia, Co-Editor in Chief Springer Major Reference Work, 2021, and Co-Editor “Education, Teaching and Learning: discourses, cultures and conversations” Orient Blackswan, 2022.