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A path forward for professional learning in India

By Learning Forward
October 2018
Vol. 39 No. 5
Sandeep Dutt is chairman of Learning Forward India, which he founded as an international affiliate of Learning Forward in 2015. He is a social entrepreneur, coach, consultant, and speaker focusing on school culture and school transformation. Since 2012, he has been chairman of the Bhadrajun Artisans Trust, which runs the Fabindia Schools Programme with the goal of involving the community and helping rural youth live their dreams. He shares his passion for professional learning with educators in multiple regions of India and continues to expand the reach of professional learning knowledge in the country. Q: Why did you decide to focus on professional learning as a tool for improving education in your region? A: For long-lasting success in professional learning, educators need to be part

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Position: Social entrepreneur and chairman of Bhadrajun Artisans Trust

Location: Rajasthan, India

Connection to Learning Forward: Chairman of Learning Forward India

When he established the India affiliate: 2015

Why he promotes professional learning: India’s teachers are undervalued and under-supported. They need opportunities to network and learn. With little financial support in India, teachers must take responsibility for their own learning.

Three keys to Learning Forward India’s success: A relatively new but growing affiliate, Learning Forward India started working in one school and is now expanding across the country. He sees these as the biggest elements of success so far: building a nationwide community of educators and resources, prioritizing teachers’ happiness and empowerment, and embracing social media and technology.


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