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
Socializing boys in and out of school? An Exploration of Jamaican boys' motivation for learning, engagement and disengagement from school in the context of personal and social identities (Associate Supervisor) PhD Tamica MARTIN

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

  • 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.
  • Sriprakash, A., Possamai, A. (2011). Hindu normalization, nationalism, and consumer mobilization in India. In Jack Barbalet, Adam Possamai & Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), Religion and the State A Comparative Sociology, (pp. 207-224). London: Anthem 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), Online first. [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, In press.
  • 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), Online first. [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. (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, In press.
  • 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., Possamai, A. (2011). Hindu normalization, nationalism, and consumer mobilization in India. In Jack Barbalet, Adam Possamai & Bryan S. Turner (Eds.), Religion and the State A Comparative Sociology, (pp. 207-224). London: Anthem Press.
  • 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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