Friday, January 29, 2010

A song about "development": Gaon Chodab Nahi

This video was forwarded to us from Madhu Suri Prakash in Penn State's Educational Theory and Policy program (and my adviser). The YouTube host explains that "the song describes the present day exploitation of tribal land and forests in the name of development." Development, that chimera of "progress."

Madhu recently went to Bhutan to work with them on developing an integrated educational system for Gross National Happiness instead of Gross Domestic Product. Imagine that: a school system that seeks to help people's conviviality and economic, social, and ecological sustainability.

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