Education and good life in twenty-first century global south

Maniar, Vikas and Kumar, Manoj (2022) Education and good life in twenty-first century global south. Journal of Human Values, 28 (1). pp. 7-10. ISSN 09730737

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Since the last few decades of the twentieth century, we have been witnessing a major push towards universalization of school education in the countries of the Global South, both from policy advocates and from the grassroots. This verve in societal aspirations and policy action is definitely encouraging. However, this dynamism should also inspire us to rethink and reimagine the aims and practices of education in a rapidly changing context. Education as an organized human enterprise is intimately linked to the broader aims of human wellbeing, good life and justice. The policies and practices of Education for all, therefore, aim to realize these ideals. This special issue of the Journal of Human Values explores the significance of the prevailing conceptualizations of wellbeing, a good life and justice on education theories, policies and practices in the Global South.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Maniar, Vikas and Kumar, Manoj
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Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
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