Issue 53.4 | Education for transformation

Volume 53 Issue 4 | Education for transformation

Education, like development, means many things to many people. It motivates a broad range of attitudes, perceptions and practice. As the last issue in the volume on 'Revisiting Human Development' the central question is: how does education, formal, non-formal and informal, prepare individuals for full participation as citizens and workers in today's global world? The practice of education is a multilayered conversation determined by different social, economic and political contexts. But, as the authors from around the world show, in whatever context, education is not just a 'service' it is one of the core path ways to realizing human rights and achieving sustainable human development.

Table of Contents | Editorial


Launch event: The  launch of this issue took place in Nairobi, at the SID East Africa Regional Office,  with Ambassador Juma Mwapachu SID President and contributors to the Development 53.4 taking the lead. The issue was also presented at two meetings of AED, in Japan and South Korea as well as in Montreal at the 55th Comparative and International Education Society in May 25th 2011.

Online launch: On the occasion of the online launch, additional interviews and conversations have been featured on the SID Forum:

1) Journal's authors Regina Cortina, Shivali Lawale, Stephen Heynemanhave and Conrad Wesley Snyder , discuss education and gender equality, education and sustainable development, the access to education and possible ways to go beyond the standard approaches.  Download interview

2) The editorial team of Development 53.4, Ana Agostino, Stephen Moseley, Mark Ginsburg and Mary Joy Pigozzi engage in a conversation on the transformative power of education.  Can education bring real changes to society and how? Can a proper investment in education lead to the eradication of poverty and to the attainment of the MDGs? Can education help realize people's human rights? Read more

3) An integral approach to education. Interview with Sofia Valdivielso

4) The legacy of Paulo Freire. Interview with Kevin Kester

5) Education and conflict. Interview with Lynn Davis