A dream for equal education: Reflections on creating a living educational theory

TitleA dream for equal education: Reflections on creating a living educational theory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsUkani, R, Rawal, S
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume9
Start Page1
Issue1
Pagination1-28
Date Published06/2016
Type of Articleliving theory
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

Equal education, transformation and social change are challenging subject matters. This paper, written in collaboration between a student-­teacher and a teacher-­ educator, narrates the journey taken by the student-­teacher in a quest to find herself and an opening for educational change in a school for marginalised girls. The marginalised have a deep distrust of their voices. In this paper we provide an alternative that allowed one such teacher to communicate her lived experience. The connective reflection of the teacher-­educator develops a theoretical perspective regarding the student-­teacher’s inquiry and grounds the creation of her living educational theory. Dealing with gender inequality, life skills and imagination through this collaboration we hope to connect our inquiry with the struggles of teachers in rural India, and hope to stimulate a dialogue in a search for a social vision of equal education.

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