Healing Ourselves From the Diploma Disease

1 Apr

What does education and being educated mean? Does it come in the form of a diploma?

Shikshantar, the Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development based in India, believe that the Western model of factory- schooling often imposed on the global south by the global north is suppressing many different forms of human learning and expression. This Western model of schooling is also unsustainable in many local communities as specific traditions and cultures as well as indigenous knowledge are not taken into consideration or de-valued.

Take a look at the national campaign Shikshantar is involved with and reconsider the culture of schooling.

http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/healingdiplomadisease.pdf

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