, Mumbai campus
Ph.D. in Education, TISS MumbaiM.A. in Sociology, Madurai Kamraj UniversityM.Sc. Life Sciences, Madras University
Meera Chandran is Assistant Professor at Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research (CEIAR) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). She has worked extensively in education & development sectors for nearly 20 years. She teaches masters courses in Teacher Education; Education, Development and Policy and Research Methodology. Her research interests lie in sociology and political economy of education. She is currently working on areas of social equity in urban schooling and student livelihood aspirations, ICT in education, political economy of teaching. She has led many research projects, designed and conducted numerous workshops and research seminars for professionals in the education sector.
Meera is the research lead of Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), a multi award winning ICT based initiative and is co-PI for the government of India SPARC-CLIx project for conducting research, design workshops and develop case studies.
Sociology and Political economy of education
Teacher's work, knowledge, identities
Urban schooling and livelihoods
ICT in education
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 HaveWe 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
2018 - Present
2012 – 2015
2005 – 2010
2016 - Present
2012 - 2015
Workshops & Seminars:
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