FILM: “Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden”

Tuesday, October 5, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Education 1230
Come join us for a showing of the brand new hour-long documentary, “Schooling the World: The White Man’s Last Burden,” which depicts recent efforts to provide modern schooling to the Buddhist inhabitants of the province of Ladakh (Kashmir, India). Dr. Madhu Suri Prakash and Gustavo Esteva will lead a discussion of the film, and situate it in relation to thearguments made in their book, Escaping Education: Living as Learning Within Grassroots Cultures. They propose a radical rethinking of the “development” paradigm, in which schools provide knowledge and orientations that alienate students from the deep, grounded educational processes occurring in their cultures and communities.

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Schooling the World Flyer


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