Unfolding Learning Societies: Challenges and Opportunities

Vimukt Shiksha Special Issue

March 2000





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Manish Jain††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Editorís Note


Unmasking the Schooling Society

Pawan Gupta: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Liberating Education from the Chains of Imperialism

Catherine Odora-Hoppers: ††††† Turning the Monster on Its Head: Lifelong Learning Societies for All

Sangeeta Kamat: †††††††††††††††††††† Education for What?: De-mystifying the World Bank Agenda

Dayal Chandra Soni: ††††††††††††††† The Process of Your Life Should Be the Process of Your Education

Stephanie Pace Marshall: †††††††† A New Story for Learning and Schooling: A "New Mind" for the New Millenium


Learning Communities: Experiences and Explorations

John McClellan: †††††††††††††††††††††† Envisioning Learning Societies Across Multiple Dimensions

Norman Longworth:†††††††††††††††† Lifelong Learning and Learning Communities: A Vision for the Future

Vidhi Jain & Manav: ††††††††††††††† A Search for Meaning: Udaipur as a Learning City

Ron Burnett: ††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Challenge of Change in Creating Learning Communities

M. Srinivasan: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Schools Beyond Walls: A Stepping-Stone to Learning Societies

Dee Dickinson: ††††††††††††††††††††††† Learning Society of the Future: Questions to Consider


Conceptual Priorities

Jan Visser: †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rethinking Learning: Implications for Policy, Research and Practice

Vivek Bhandari: †††††††††††††††††††††† The Artifice of Modernization: Post-coloniality and Beyond

Vachel Miller: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Meaning, Purpose, and Connection: Spirituality in a Learning Society

Terry Ryan & John Abbott: ††††† Re-connecting the Brain to Living and Learning

Anita Dighe: †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Diversity in Education in an Era of Globalization

Shilpa Jain:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Rethinking Decentralization for Nurturing Learning Societies

Kishore Saint: ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Education and Svaraj in a Time of Svarth



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Editors: Manish Jain, Shilpa Jain, Sumi-Chandresh


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