Welcome to the June edition of the .ed Magazine, a carefully curated quarterly magazine for the transformative global educators!
The disruption caused by the pandemic and the resultant changes brought in the education landscape is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine and realize the power and potential of implementing transformative education.
We, at the Global Citizenship Foundation, are delighted to bring to you the first edition of the .ed Magazine. Reflecting on UNESCO’s outlook on the futures of education and recognizing the fact that there is not one but many futures of education, the articles in this edition reflect on the many futures of education.
The futures of education require us to bring all our capacities to realize all the possibilities. More than ever, transformative education advocates and practitioners need to come together to shape the future we want. Our need to work together is more than ever now. We have a greater need to drive the international exchange of ideas and to bring the best of these international voices to every educator across the globe. Quoting Heather, on the importance of collective action, “The year 2021 is the time to stop imagining what education can be and start the work of redesigning education systems for all students.”
It is in this context, that the launch of .ed Magazine becomes all the more relevant. Although meticulous and detailed, this edition reflects many futures of education, but you may discover many many more. It is here, that as our engaged reader, you may write to us, and together let’s work to transform education for human flourishing. Join the dialogue, lead the action!
It has been a great pleasure to bring together wonderful insights and thoughts from some really inspiring and visionary authors, who are well known and recognized in their fields — Dr. Alida Anderson, Dr. Ashok K Pandey, Dr. Amrita Vohra, Cody Freeman, Dr. Chandrika Devarakonda, David Adams, Dr. Emiliano Bosio, Dr. Iva Katzarska-Miller, Dr. Stephen Reysen, Heather Singmaster, and Prof. Michael J. Reiss amongst others. I am grateful to each one of them for adding depth to the magazine.
My deepest gratitude to Kuany from UNESCO for seeding the thought in me to shape the magazine you see today; Dr. Ashok K Pandey for his committed mentorship; Kuvam Mehta for his constant support; Dr. Amrita Vohra, Chitvi Khorana Gogia, Faiza Hazarika, Khushi Maheshwari, Satvika Gandotra, and the entire team of the Global Citizenship Foundation for their dedicated support and contribution.
I hope you enjoy reading the magazine as much as we did in bringing it to you. Now, it is your responsibility, as leaders in your domains, to spread this insightful body of work with your colleagues and friends and help shape the movement to transform education for human flourishing. My team and I look forward to your critical suggestions and feedback. Also, if you love the work we are doing, take action — spread the word or make a small donation!