Knowledge for Peace!

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Budd speaks: Dec 4 was the birthday celebration of a Canadian by the name of Murray Thomson. He was 90 years old. He is Canada’s leading peace educator and one of the greatest peace activists that Canada has ever produced. Born in China to Canadian missionary parents, he was one of seven children all of […]

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Report of the Subcommittee on Community Engagement

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Strengthening Community Engagement of Higher Education Institutions 1 Significant ideas were contributed by all Members of the Sub-Committee. But special thanks for drafting contributions to Tejaswini Niranjana, Amlanjyoti Goswami, Rajesh Tandon and Pawan Agarwal   Main Recommendations 1. Community engagement should not be seen as an ‘addition’ to learning and teaching, but intrinsic to it. This […]

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Fostering Social Responsibility in Higher Education in India

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  Foreword India is going through tremendous transformations at this juncture. Growth in access to education has been remarkable during the 11th Five Year Plan period. Ambitious growth targets have been set for the 12th Plan by the government. In particular, growth in access to post-secondary educational provision is specially targeted in 12th Plan. As […]

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Higher Education, Community Engagement, and the Public Good

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Abstract This article is about the potential for university-community engagement to serve the public good by trans- forming the health and well-being of our communities. It documents contemporary expressions of and renewed calls for community- university engagement. It includes a detailed treatment of community- based research, discussed in the overall context of community-uni- versity engagement. […]

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Civil Engagement in Higher Education and its role in Human

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Abstract Over the past century the world has seen many social, economic and political transformations. It has transformed from a largely colonial era to a largely democratic one. Yet, while democratization of political culture guaranteed citizens’ rights and freedom, it did not result in democratization of learning and knowledge production. The change in education systems […]

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Community Based Research

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This Community of Practice has been set-up in the background of the recent announcement about the new UNESCO Chair on Community-based Research(CBR), instituted with the mandate to support the enhancement of such capacity, especially in the global south. We would like to engage all of us to share more clearly our experiences in strengthening such […]

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