An Existentialist Curriculum of Action: Creating a Language of Freedom and Possibility
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An Existentialist Curriculum of Action: Creating a Language of Freedom and Possibility

  • Publish Date: 2006-12-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Shaireen Rasheed

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This book contextualizes Maxine Greene's educational pedagogy within an existentialist tradition. By drawing on the works of Jean-Paul Sartre, Paulo Freire, and Merleau-Ponty, Professor Rasheed analyzes how Greene's work represents an advance in existentialist discourse via her interpretation of concepts, such as choice, freedom, and possibility within an educational setting.

The aim of this work is to create an existentialist curriculum of action that is grounded in a vision of leadership. Educators, teachers, students, policy makers, and curriculum theorists can implement this critique as part of an emancipatory and transformative pedagogy. By developing an ethical language of existential possibility, Professor Rasheed creates a space where discourse explores the various intersections of gender, race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation, which coexist within a participatory definition of democracy.


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