An Ethics of Higher Education Responsibilities
Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Janae Dimick, Ndindi Kitonga, Maryann Krikorian, Kevin Stockbridge and Barry Kanpol
Chapter Four: Toward a Discourse Curriculum: Crafting a Hospitable Space in Higher Education for the K–12 Intellectual
Toward a Discourse Curriculum: Crafting a Hospitable Space IN Higher Education FOR THE K–12 Intellectual
Having a good discussion is like having riches. (Kenyan proverb)
I am, chiefly, a Luo woman. I write ‘chiefly,’ because I have had the privilege of living in multiple cultures and of being temporally immersed in their varied traditions. As such, these lived experiences have shaded and influenced my ‘Luoness.’ The very foundations of my birth and my worldview, however, are steeped in Luo tribal heritage. At the core of this heritage is the understanding and belief of myself as a spiritual being. The context of this spirituality is not bifurcated and catalogued into different realms of my personhood. My spirituality is interwoven within my intellectual, emotional, physical, and, therefore, social being. As I move from circumstance to circumstance, I carry with me this holistic understanding of self and I find that I am not wholly capable of abdicating this knowledge of myself based on external demands.
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