Dr Arathi Sriprakash

PhD(Camb), MPhil(Camb), BTeach(Hons)(Melbourne), BA(Melbourne)
Lecturer, Sociology of Education & International and Comparative Education

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513793
Fax +61 2 93515027

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Biographical details

Arathi completed her PhD at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Her research examined the negotiation of child-centred pedagogies in Indian rural primary schools. She is interested in the use of ethnographic methodologies to trace the translations of policy in development contexts. As a sociologist she has also worked on projects relating to socio-cultural diversity and disadvantage in the Australian, UK, and Indian contexts.

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • Sociology of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Social change

Keywords: socio-cultural diversity, pro-poor development, policy translations, ethnographic methodologies

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Intercultural understandings: pathways for higher education. MPhil Suzanne ALLEN
On unstable ground: the impact of policy reform on teachers' work in post-disaster contexts. MEd (Research) Christopher HENDERSON

Awards and honours

  • 2011 Vice Chancellor Professional Development Scholarship (UWS)

  • 2009 British Association for International and Comparative Education Prize for Research Paper

  • 2006-2009 Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, and Overseas Student Research Award, University of Cambridge

  • 2002 University of Melbourne Teacher Excellence Award

Selected grants

2013

  • Teachers' Work and Quality Teaching: A Study of Teachers' Perspectives; Rooney K, Sriprakash A; Department of Education and Training (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).

2011

  • Cooperative Research Centre for Young People, Technology and Wellbeing; Sriprakash A; Centre for Cultural Research, UWS/Program 2: Connected and Creative.
  • Exchanging Educational Knowledge; Sriprakash A, Allender T; Australia India Council/Research Support.

2010

  • Financial Literacy Pedagogies; Sriprakash A; Youth off the Streets/Research Grant.
  • Building Teachers Capacities and the Quality Education Programme in Rajasthan; Sriprakash A; Centre for Elementary Education/Project.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Connell, R., Welch, A., Vickers, M., Foley, D., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A., Campbell, C. (2013). Education, Change and Society: Third Edition. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2012). Pedagogies for development: the politics and practice of child-centred education in India. Dordrecht: Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A. (2013). Hindu normalization, nationalism, and consumer mobilization. In Jack Barbalet, Adam Possamai and Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology, (pp. 207-224). London: Anthem Press.
  • Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A. (2013). School Systems and School Choice. In Raewyn Connell, et al (Eds.), Education, Change and Society: Third Edition, (pp. 213-233). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Sriprakash, A., Proctor, H. (2013). Social Class and Inequality. In Raewyn Connell, et al (Eds.), Education, Change and Society: Third Edition, (pp. 79-98). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Loughland, A., Sriprakash, A. (2014). Bernstein revisited: The recontextualisation of equity in contemporary Australian school education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, Online first. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A., Brackenreg, E. (2014). Cosmopolitan tensions: Religious diversity in an Australian university. A E R (Australian Educational Researcher), 41(3), 227-242. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2013). New learner subjects? Reforming the rural child for a modern India. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34(3), 325-337. [More Information]
  • Mukhopadhyay, R., Sriprakash, A. (2013). Target-driven reforms: Education for All and the translations of equity and inclusion in India. Journal of Education Policy, 28(3), 306-321. [More Information]
  • Turner, B., Halse, C., Sriprakash, A. (2012). Cosmopolitanism: religion and kinship among young people in south-western Sydney. Journal of Sociology, 50(2), 83-98. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2012). Desirable schooling: Re-framing Chinese educational success. Australian Review of Public Affairs, April 2012.
  • Reid, C., Sriprakash, A. (2012). The possibility of cosmopolitan learning: reflecting on future directions for diversity teacher education in Australia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 40(1), 15-29. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2011). Being a teacher in contexts of change: Education Reform and the repositioning of teachers' work. Contemporary Education Dialogue, 8(1), 5-31. [More Information]
  • Mukhopadhyay, R., Sriprakash, A. (2011). Global frameworks, local contingencies: policy translations and education development in India. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 41(3), 311-326. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2011). The contributions of Bernstein's sociology to education development research. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32(4), 521-539. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2010). Child-centred education and the promise of democratic learning: Pedagogic messages in rural Indian primary schools. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(3), 297-304. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2009). 'Joyful Learning' in rural Indian primary schools: an analysis of social control in the context of child-centred discourses. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 39(5), 629-641. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Sriprakash, A. (2011). 'Translations of Indian Education Policy: Transformative possibilities for the poor in the context of target-driven reforms. 11th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, Oxford.
  • Sriprakash, A., Mukhopadhyay, R. (2010). Global frameworks, local contingencies: policy borrowing and education development in India. Globalisation, the State, and Education Conference, University of Hyderabad, India: University of Hyderabad.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2010). Pedagogy and development: What could Bernstein’s concepts bring to understanding ‘quality’ education in developing country contexts? 6th International Basil Bernstein Symposium, Griffith University, Brisbane: Griffith University.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2008). Boundaries of Ethics: ethnographic research in south Indian village schools. British Association for International and Comparative Education Research Methodology Conference, Sussex: University of Sussex.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2008). Quality Education for All? Teachers and pedagogy in rural south Indian primary schools. British Association far International and Comparative Education, Scotland: University of Glasgow.

Other

  • Sriprakash, A. (2013), 'Dallas Fort Worth', poem published in Antipodes, vol. 27(1), p. 79.

2014

  • Loughland, A., Sriprakash, A. (2014). Bernstein revisited: The recontextualisation of equity in contemporary Australian school education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, Online first. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A., Brackenreg, E. (2014). Cosmopolitan tensions: Religious diversity in an Australian university. A E R (Australian Educational Researcher), 41(3), 227-242. [More Information]

2013

  • Sriprakash, A. (2013), 'Dallas Fort Worth', poem published in Antipodes, vol. 27(1), p. 79.
  • Connell, R., Welch, A., Vickers, M., Foley, D., Bagnall, N., Hayes, D., Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A., Campbell, C. (2013). Education, Change and Society: Third Edition. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A. (2013). Hindu normalization, nationalism, and consumer mobilization. In Jack Barbalet, Adam Possamai and Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), Religion and the State: A Comparative Sociology, (pp. 207-224). London: Anthem Press.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2013). New learner subjects? Reforming the rural child for a modern India. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 34(3), 325-337. [More Information]
  • Proctor, H., Sriprakash, A. (2013). School Systems and School Choice. In Raewyn Connell, et al (Eds.), Education, Change and Society: Third Edition, (pp. 213-233). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Sriprakash, A., Proctor, H. (2013). Social Class and Inequality. In Raewyn Connell, et al (Eds.), Education, Change and Society: Third Edition, (pp. 79-98). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
  • Mukhopadhyay, R., Sriprakash, A. (2013). Target-driven reforms: Education for All and the translations of equity and inclusion in India. Journal of Education Policy, 28(3), 306-321. [More Information]

2012

  • Turner, B., Halse, C., Sriprakash, A. (2012). Cosmopolitanism: religion and kinship among young people in south-western Sydney. Journal of Sociology, 50(2), 83-98. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2012). Desirable schooling: Re-framing Chinese educational success. Australian Review of Public Affairs, April 2012.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2012). Pedagogies for development: the politics and practice of child-centred education in India. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Reid, C., Sriprakash, A. (2012). The possibility of cosmopolitan learning: reflecting on future directions for diversity teacher education in Australia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 40(1), 15-29. [More Information]

2011

  • Sriprakash, A. (2011). 'Translations of Indian Education Policy: Transformative possibilities for the poor in the context of target-driven reforms. 11th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, Oxford.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2011). Being a teacher in contexts of change: Education Reform and the repositioning of teachers' work. Contemporary Education Dialogue, 8(1), 5-31. [More Information]
  • Mukhopadhyay, R., Sriprakash, A. (2011). Global frameworks, local contingencies: policy translations and education development in India. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 41(3), 311-326. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A. (2011). The contributions of Bernstein's sociology to education development research. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 32(4), 521-539. [More Information]

2010

  • Sriprakash, A. (2010). Child-centred education and the promise of democratic learning: Pedagogic messages in rural Indian primary schools. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(3), 297-304. [More Information]
  • Sriprakash, A., Mukhopadhyay, R. (2010). Global frameworks, local contingencies: policy borrowing and education development in India. Globalisation, the State, and Education Conference, University of Hyderabad, India: University of Hyderabad.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2010). Pedagogy and development: What could Bernstein’s concepts bring to understanding ‘quality’ education in developing country contexts? 6th International Basil Bernstein Symposium, Griffith University, Brisbane: Griffith University.

2009

  • Sriprakash, A. (2009). 'Joyful Learning' in rural Indian primary schools: an analysis of social control in the context of child-centred discourses. Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 39(5), 629-641. [More Information]

2008

  • Sriprakash, A. (2008). Boundaries of Ethics: ethnographic research in south Indian village schools. British Association for International and Comparative Education Research Methodology Conference, Sussex: University of Sussex.
  • Sriprakash, A. (2008). Quality Education for All? Teachers and pedagogy in rural south Indian primary schools. British Association far International and Comparative Education, Scotland: University of Glasgow.

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