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The education of a transcendent generation

Debashis Chowdhury (Independent author and publisher based in Chandler, Arizona, USA)

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 15 May 2009




The purpose of this paper is to introduce a conceptual framework for understanding and integrating future consciousness at a global level.


This paper makes a case for transcendence beyond routine ways of teaching and learning by developing a holistic framework to examine educational practices and means.


Based on the ancient Indian Ashrama system, and borrowing from Taoist philosophy, a four segment Tao cycle framework is proposed to engage people across a transcendent learning arc.


This integrative conceptual framework is a possible lens through which the individual may project their own development throughout the life cycle. It offers a potential alternative, non‐Western diaspora for enhancing future consciousness.



Chowdhury, D. (2009), "The education of a transcendent generation", On the Horizon, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 153-162.



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