Introduction

The Druk Journal contributes to Bhutan’s growth as a democracy and as a modern nation. It is a vibrant public space in which we encourage our contributors to expand our national discourse by introducing new ideas and concepts into the Bhutanese conversation.

Through regular publications, an interactive website, and open discussions after each edition, we engage Bhutanese society in conversation so that all citizens can exchange open and frank views on national policies and issues relevant to Bhutan.

The Druk Journal hopes, not only to inform citizens, but to build a community of people who will take an active role, as individuals and    as a community, in the development of analytical attitudes toward national policies. It is our hope that participation in such a community will encourage individuals to engage in policy research that can be made available to the government and larger Bhutanese society.

The Druk Journal thus serves as a vehicle for the development of a society which is concerned about national issues and want to participate in the development of policy by thinking publicly and through conversation. Such a community of thinkers will also draw  on the experience of other countries in those areas of political, social, economic and cultural experimentation that are relevant to our own concerns.

The Druk Journal is a nonpartisan publication. Our purpose is to serve the national interest through the development of serious conversation on issues from every possible constructive point of view. We have no editorial position of our own. We believe that our stated objectives and the means we will use to achieve them are the best way in which we can serve our country and His Majesty The King.

We invite all interested citizens and friends of Bhutan to join us. We wish you Good Reading, Good Thinking, and Good Conversation.

  • Editorial
    • Educating Bhutan – Nurturing a Society That Learns to Learn
  • CONCEPT OF LEARNING
    • Buddhist Education in the 21st Century
    • Real Learning Endangered
    • Educating for Life
  • UNDERSTANDING EDUCATION
    • Educating for Happiness
    • Looking at Education in Bhutan: a View from Afar
    • The Importance of Questioning
    • Finland’s Success in Education
  • BHUTAN’S EDUCATION SYSTEM
    • Mainstream School Education: a Critical Assessment
    • The Value of Research Culture
    • Vocational Education in Bhutan
    • Non-Formal Education – Learning Never Ceases
    • Politics and Education Policy
  • THE FOREIGN EXPERIENCE
    • Implication of Bhutanese Studying Outside
    • When Bhutanese Study Outside
  • FROM THE POLITICAL PARTIES
    • Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party
    • Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa
    • Druk Phuensum Tshogpa
    • People’s Democratic Party