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School Without Walls by Madan Mohan Jha

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THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SCHOOL

If the challenge of the twentieth century was creating a system of schools that could provide minimal education and basic socialisation for masses of previously uneducated citizens, the challenge of the twenty-first century is creating schools that ensure—for all students and in all communities—a genuine right to learn. Meeting the new challenge is not an incremental undertaking. It requires a fundamentally different enterprise.

 

—LINDA D. HAMMOND (CITED IN LEWIS, 2000)

 

Education has been with mankind from time immemorial, while the institution of school is a creation of the industrial age. Education is a lifelong process, though schooling is available only for a prescribed number of years. Years spent in ...

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