Catching Up With the Self Through Education
The purpose of this paper is to think about the purpose of school and what it means to be an educated person. It is based on a narrative inquiry conducted with three participants in their 70s in order to understand what role educational experiences have played throughout their lives. The findings point to how curriculum can be used as a medium through which people meet as they design their dispositions to self, Other, and world, which is one aspect of the purpose of school. Further, the findings show that an educated person is one who thinks of him/herself as a creator of the world rather than a participant.
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