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Dr Poonam Sharma

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research

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. 




Childhood Studies 


School management 

Pre-service teacher education programmes 

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

Will be updated soon...

Child Development & Cognition Learning 

Curriculum Development 

Email: poonam.sharma[at]tiss[dot]edu