Democracy is both theory and practice. In the School for Democracy academics is necessary but not sufficient. Formal education is seen as a complement to action, particularly in addressing the challenges of democratic functioning and the engagement with democratic institutions. Democratic education to be meaningful must then involve both theorists and practitioners, rethinking and challenging concepts in the context of basic constitutional guarantees.
The School for Democracy/Loktantrashala will invite visiting faculty / facilitators from multiple disciplines, interests, backgrounds, different classes, gender and castes, and rural and urban India to volunteer time. They will share their understanding, and facilitate the process of learning with a group of willing learners. Facilitators also have an option to participate as learners in other courses. The Loktantrashala will invite faculty from “ semi-literate” or “illiterate” but well educated individuals, including workers, experienced musicians or traditional historians, women and social activists amongst others to share their knowledge The idea of visiting faculty was conceived to draw in the many committed, sensitive, and qualified Indians from academia, activism, media, art, culture, and other streams, who cannot make long term commitments, to participate in the democratic collective learning process,. The School for democracy aims to provide this structured space for engagement and discourse.
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