A Hopeful Curriculum: Community, Praxis, And Courage. A Hopeful Curriculum: Community, Praxis, And Courage.

A Hopeful Curriculum: Community, Praxis, And Courage‪.‬

Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 2006, Summer, 22, 2

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Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Summer 2006 In his critical reflection on Pedagogy of the Oppressed (1970), Paulo Freire proclaims in Pedagogy of Hope (1992), "I cannot understand human existence, and the struggle needed to improve it, apart from hope and dream" (p. 8). We, as teachers and as global community members, identify with this struggle. We also seek the improvement of the human condition and the amelioration of human suffering through the work we do in and out of the classroom. Finally, we, too, cannot envision engaging and surviving this struggle apart from hope and dream and the fervent belief in possibility. In an even more contemporary treatise on and roadmap for hope, Rebecca Solnit (2004), in Hope in the Dark, claims, "The question, then, is not so much how to save the world as how to keep alive that moment of creation" (p.108): a world whose hopefulness lies in its unfinishedness, its unrealized possibilities, and its openness to improvisation and participation. Toward participation in these moments of creation, Solnit suggests progressive activists/teachers/workers take up a "politics of prefiguration." That is, "if you embody what you aspire to, you have already succeeded. If your activism is already democratic, peaceful, and creative, then, in one small corner of the world, these things have triumphed" (p. 87). As such, Gandhi-like "be the change you hope to see in the world" activism is not only a toolbox to change things, but a place and a process in which to take up residence--a place in which process becomes product.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2006
June 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
42
Pages
PUBLISHER
Caddo Gap Press
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
230
KB

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