Class 8 begins an exciting new unit this week, delving into structural violence in institutional education.
Over the course of three days, we kicked off our exploration with an extended airing of the poignant documentary “Schooling the World,” which critically examines the resounding cultural implications of the introduction of Western classroom-centric education in the traditionally isolated, agrarian society of Ladakh.
After ample pauses for discussion and reflection, the group collaborated on a structural violence analysis of the material they witnessed in the film:
Next week we continue the investigation, considering alternative educational initiatives in other pockets of the country, before getting our fingernails dirty with interviews and field research tackling the topic in our own neck of the woods. Stay tuned for more soon!