EPS 590 B - Advanced Graduate Seminar - Learning from Gandhi
Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Title - Learning from Gandhi: Towards a Common Humanity This eight-week course looks at the education of Gandhi in the 1880s and early 1890s, first in a rustic corner of India and then in London. It examines crucial phases in Gandhi's life and struggles and their impact on his approach to education, on the equation between an imperial power and its colonies, and on equations between a colony's diverse populations. Tensions in Gandhi's life between family and country, between India and the British Empire, between India's Hindus and Muslims, and between "high" and "low" castes are examined for their bearing on Gandhi's teaching and his educational philosophy. Begun in 1893, when he was 23, Gandhi's lifelong interactions with African-Americans, which were kept up without his ever visiting the United States and which culminated in the adoption of Gandhi's techniques by leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement, form part of the course.
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Course Level: Graduate