Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education
PhD Social Sciences (2010-2018), MA Education (2007-2009), B.El.Ed. (2001-2005)
Poonam Sharma is a teacher educator and ethnographer. Before joining her current position she has worked as a teacher educator in pre-service teacher education as well as NGO sector. She began her career as a primary school teacher.
Her Ph D research was a year-long ethnographic work focusing on the educational experiences of children in the context of the family-school relationship. The study was based in a town close to Delhi. The study brought together the new sociological perspectives on children/childhood and ethnographic expertise for understanding families and schools. Her research was supported by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi) Doctoral fellowship award 2011.
She received DAAD Student Exchange Program Fellowship for the year 2010 (Desutscher Akadmischer Austausch Dienst, 2010). She is currently working on a picture book representing teachers' work and lives in South Asia.
Pre-service teacher education programmes
Non state actors in education
Low fee Paying private schools
Private Supplementary Tutoring
Sharma, P (2018) Management of home-school relationship: Role of schools principals in low fee paying private schools in Manisha Jain. Archana Mehendale, Rahul Mukopadhayay, Padma Sarangapani and Christopher Winch (Eds) School Education in India: Market, State and Quality. Routledge, New Delhi
Sharma P (forthcoming) Research Ethics: Reflections from fieldwork with children in India in Barley, R., Russell, L & Tummons, J. (2022) Ethnography, Ethics and Education, Emerald Publications
Sharma, P., Singh, R. (2018). Pre-service Teacher Education at Muktangan: Documentation of Key Effective Practices. CEIAR TISS Mumbai. Report prepared for the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India.
Sharma, P. (2017). The family and the school: An exploration of Children’s educational experiences. Unpublished PhD thesis submitted to Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.
Survey on the Impact of COVID 19 Pandemic on Education and teaching in the Asia Pacific: Future of Work in Education Draft report submitted to Education International.