Unfolding Learning Societies: Challenges
Vimukt Shiksha was created to liberate the vision and understanding
of learning-sharing from the walls of factory-schooling; and,
to develop learning spaces and systems that liberate the full
potential of human beings. It seeks to stimulate and inspire teachers,
activists, practitioners, educationists and policymakers by creating
a transdisciplinary platform for mutual sharing of innovative
visions, ideas, research, resources, and experiences around lifelong
societal learning and human potential.
Editors Manish Jain and Shilpa Jain
Layout Editor Sumi-Chandresh
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The Peoples Institute for Rethinking Education
Shikshantar, a not-for-profit movement, was founded to challenge
the monopoly of factory-schooling as the primary means of nurturing
human learning and just, community-led development in society.
We are committed to creating spaces where concerned individuals
and organizations can come together to: (1) generate meaningful
critiques to expose and transform existing models of education
and development, and (2) elaborate (and continually re-elaborate)
complex shared visions and practices of lifelong societal learning
for Swaraj in South Asia.
Shikshantar is based in Udaipur (Rajasthan, India). Our core
team works in collaboration with local, state, national, and international
partners through a dynamic process of research for action.
We are closely linked to the Institute for Development Studies
and Practice in Quetta/Karachi (Pakistan) and The Swaraj Foundation
in Chicago (USA). To learn more, or to find out how to join our
efforts, please contact us at: