Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education
Ph.D. in Education, TISS Mumbai M.A. in Sociology, Madurai Kamraj University M.Sc. Life Sciences, Madras University
Meera Chandran is Assistant Professor at Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her research interests lie broadly in sociology and political economy of education and teacher professional formation. She has worked extensively in the education sector and teaches several courses in the Masters programmes at TISS. She is Co-PI of the government of India SPARC-CLIx project and CETE’s Longitudinal Study in Teacher Education (LiSTEn). She is currently working on a multi university collaborative project on Global Policy in Teacher Education.
Sociology and Political economy of education
Teacher's work, knowledge, identities
Urban schooling and livelihoods
ICT in education
2022 - Education and livelihoods in the Global South, co authored chapter in, Nunan, F., Barnes, C., & Krishnamurthy, S. (2022). Livelihoods in the Global South. In The Routledge Handbook on Livelihoods in the Global South. Routledge.
2021 - Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and teaching in Asia-Pacific: Future of work in education. Education International-Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur.
2021 - Teacher accountability and education restructuring: an exploration of teachers’ work identities in an urban school for poor in India. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/09620214.2020.1855462
2020 - Making Edtech Work for Secondray Students and their Teachers: Research findings from Connected Learning Initiative- Phase 1: Co authored techncal Report, TISS.
2020 - 'Whither the Teaching Profession? Inspecting some silences in the NEP 2020', https://thebastion.co.in/politics-and/whither-the-teaching-profession-inspecting-some-silences-in-the-nep-2020/ (Sep 26, 2020); Co-author: Padma M Sarangapani.
2020 - ‘Teachers’ Work and Identity, A Case for Strengthening Knowledge Relations’, Proceedings of the International onferences on Philosophy of Education, Azim Premji University [ISBN:9789387676732]
2019 - A Critical Reflection on the Landscape of Technology in Education: What Have We Learnt and Where Do We Go from Here? In Connected Learning @ Scale: Positions, Policies and Partnerships; CEIAR, TISS
2018 - 'In-service Teacher Education and ICT Review of CLIx Baseline Data from the Four States' CLIx working paper; Co-author: Roy, Arundhati
2016 - Digital Resources for Teachers’ Professional Learning: Some Lessons in, ed. Nawani, Disha, Sage Publications, New Delhi. [Book Chapter] ISBN: 9789351509264
2020 - Present
Co-PI LiSTEn, CETE
Co-PI SPARC - CLIx
Principal Investigator - Study on understanding social mobility & aspirations among urban poor students
2018 - Present
Lead, Research. Connected Learning Initiative.
Course Lead. Teacher Professional Development in ICT Integration, Connected Learning Initiative
2012 – 2015
Principal Investigator. Teacher Professional Development through Whole Class Technology Integration: A Study in 12 Government Schools in Karnataka
Lead Researcher. Professional Learning Communities of Teachers – A Study on the Voluntary Teacher Forums in Rajasthan
Principal Investigator, Activity Based Learning - A Study among Government School Teachers in Puducherry
2005 – 2010
Research Lead. Baseline study on Whole School Improvement in Low Cost Private Schools in Bangalore
Research Lead. Evaluation of School Safety and Sensitivity
Research Lead. Teachers as Reflective Practitioners
Research Lead. Evaluation of In-service Teacher Professional Development in Government Schools
2016 - Present
Social Marginality, MA Education & B.Ed. M.Ed, TISS
Education Development and Policy, M.A. Education, TISS
Teacher Education, M.A. Education, TISS
Research Methodology, M.A. Elementary Education, TISS
Teacher Professional Development, M.A. Elementary Education, TISS
2012 - 2015
Sociology of Education, M.A. Education, Azim Premji University
Advanced Social Research, M.A. Education and M.A. Development, Azim Premji University
Introduction to Research, M.A. Education, Azim Premji University
Workshops & Seminars:
Have conducted over 75 Workshops and Seminars with professionals in the field of education.