Dr. Janaki Rajan

Dr. Janaki Rajan is professor in education, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and E.Desmond Lee Scholar for Global Awareness, WebsterUniversity, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She was Director, SCERT, Delhi from 2000-2006 and Reader, Central University of Education, Delhi University from 1994-2000; Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, 1992-94. Prior to that, she has taught at primary and secondary schools and headed a teacher education institute for Muslim minorities in Hyderabad. Dr. Rajan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Masters in Education, English Literature and Psychology. Her doctoral thesis was on development of the concepts of space and time among primary school children using the Piagetian framework. Her research interests are curriculum and pedagogic studies, gender studies, human rights, community engagement for universal elementary education and teacher education. She is an Ashoka Fellow Innovators for the Public. She has a number of publications and is associated with several professional and non-government organizations.