Ms. Vasanthi Thiagarajan

Grant Category: Distinguished Fulbright Awardee in Teaching
Field of Specialization: Education
Name: Ms. Vasanthi Thiagarajan       
Official Address and Designation: Correspondent and Principal
Sishya School
Thally Road
Hosur 635 109
Tamil Nadu
Telephone (O): 91-4344-266668
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Differentiated Instructional Strategies used in Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation: A Comparative Study
Abstract of Project :
My Fulbright research project is a comparative study of the "Differentiated Instructional Strategies" used in U.S. and Indian schools, and to review and facilitate the effective implementation of continuous and comprehensive evaluation in Indian schools. In addition, I propose to

  • Understand the American National Curriculum Policy of 'no child left behind' 
  • Examine the lesson plans, curriculum and find out how U.S. School teachers use identified and measurable standards of assessment 

  • Visit schools and observe U.S. teachers execute their instructional strategies in the classroom

Upon my return, I plan to train my colleagues in the instructional strategies and the assessment patterns that can be effectively adapted to our schools.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Education Alagappa University, Kariakudi Ongoing
M.Phil. Education Alagappa University, Kariakudi 2004
M.Ed. Education Annamalai University, Chennai 1994
Professional Background :
Correspondent Sishya School, Hosur 1994 – till date
Principal Sishya School, Hosur 1989 – till date
Principal Parimalam Matriculation School, Hosur 1981-1988
Ms. Vasanthi Thiagarajan