Education: The key to transformation. Interviews with authors and launch event of Development 53.4 in Nairobi

As the last issue in the journal volume on Revisiting Human Development, the central question asked is: how does education, both formal and informal, prepare individuals from early years onwards for full citizenship and participation in democracy in today's global world? As the interviews with four authors - Regina Cortina, Shivali Lawale, Stephen Heyneman, Conrad Wesley Snyder, Jr. - show, the practice of education is a multilayered conversation determined by different social, economic and political contexts. They underscore that wherever you live education is not just a 'service': it is one of the core pathways to human sustainable development.

Click here to read the interviews with authors for DevelopmentPlus:

  • Regina Cortina: Education and gender equality
  • Shivali Lawale: Education and sustainable development
  • Stephen Heyneman: Edudation for all?
  • Conrad Wesley Snyder: Beyond a standards approach to education.

As we go live on the SID Forum with the interviews, the SID East Africa Regional Office is launching the issue in Nairobi with Ambassador Juma Mwapachu SID President and contributor to the Development 53.4 taking the lead. 

Issue 53.4 was also presented at two meetings of AED, in Japan and South Korea. Watch out for a report on the event in future posts of DevelopmentPLUS as well as a further launch with several of the authors in Montreal at the 55th Comparative and International Education Society in May 25th 2011.