A dream for equal education: Reflections on creating a living educational theory
|Title||A dream for equal education: Reflections on creating a living educational theory|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Ukani, R, Rawal, S|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||living theory|
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.