Unraveling Leadership: ‘Relational Humility’ and the Search for Ignorance

  • Vrinda Dalmiya
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 20)

This chapter is concerned with a paradox, a promise and their contentious inter-relationship. The paradox is generated by the functioning of global capitalism. Even as fast flows of information, capital, goods, and people across national boundaries usher in an ‘epoch of borderlessness,’ various systems of exclusion that regulate differential access to wellbeing get solidified. Thus, the compression of geographical space is accompanied by a concurrent widening of economic distances between the rich and poor. The promise is that education can be a corrective to such imbalance. This anthology’s project is based in part on the belief that educational institutions can contribute to sustainable and equitable change and interdependence. The general hope is that self-critical education makes self-critical citizens capable of thinking creatively about democratic practices and social justice.


Character Trait Educational Policy Educational Reform Shared Control Virtue Epistemology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vrinda Dalmiya
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of HawaiiHawaii

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