Education & Skills Sector Reading List, March 2018

The Quest Alliance round-up of what we’ve been reading in the education and skills sector this month.



An analysis of corporate data suggests that while corporations have been creating new jobs, the pace of job creation has been lacklustre in recent years. Read more in Live Mint here.

The ministry of labour and employment has issued a notification extending full-benefit, fixed-term jobs to all sectors of the economy, reports the Financial Express here.

The quality of available data, with little available from the informal and agricultural sectors, stands in the way of a robust analysis of the job market in India, writes the Hindu Business Line here.

The workforce of tomorrow requires knowledge and functional skills, so the development of the nation’s children must be addressed in a holistic way. Read more on the IDR blog here.


The recently released Delhi Economic Survey of 2017-18 has given deep insights into the capital’s education sector, revealing increased investment but continued gender disparity. Read more in India Today here.


Virtual reality, open online courses, AI tutors and big data, if used intelligently, all have the potential to be technologies that can change education outcomes. Read more in Live Mint here.

Many educators agree online learning can transform education, but they don’t know how. Machine learning could be the missing ingredient. Read more in Live Mint here.


The narrative about Indian teachers needs to move away from the stereotypes of ‘good teacher’ and ‘bad teacher’, so that we can focus on taking practical steps to support teachers and improve learning. Read more in Forbes India here.


The CEO of the Azim Premji Foundation recounts a stark reminder of the limits placed upon young girls pursuing their education during a recent field visit. Read more in Live Mint here.

Education should be prioritized above all else, because of its potential to transform society more broadly, argues Moin Qazi in here.


Our modern workplace still assumes that talent looks like one thing and comes from one place. Melinda gates blogs about what she thinks has to change here.

Read something you think we should include next month? Reach out to us on social media using the #sectorreadinglist hashtag.

Author: thelearnerbyquest

Quest Alliance's space for reflection on the education sector

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