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The Critical Graduate Experience

An Ethics of Higher Education Responsibilities


Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Janae Dimick, Ndindi Kitonga, Maryann Krikorian, Kevin Stockbridge and Barry Kanpol

The Critical Graduate Experience is a collection of scholarly reflections on the possibilities of a new vision for critical studies. It is a remarkable book that provides daring analyses from the vantage of the graduate student experience. Drawing from individual knowledge and research, the authors invite you to re-imagine education for justice. Barry Kanpol opens the work with a brilliant meditation on joy and cynicism in university classrooms and educational theory. The book continues to unfold as an open and honest conversation with doctoral students and recent graduates concerning the ethics of higher education. In a true critical approach, each chapter problematizes a new facet of academic assumptions and practices as they touch the lives of students. The authors explore the ethical implications of acknowledging student spirituality and expanding the role of critical education studies. The book concludes with a transparent self-critique on the process and ethics of graduate students writing for publication. This is a wonderful text, guiding students and professors as they enter into dialogue on the ethics of an authentic critical education studies. Classes on practical ethics, educational spirituality, student voice, collaborative publishing, and critical pedagogy could benefit from the insights offered here. Daring to believe that student experience and knowledge have a place in the world of academic publishing, this book is both a prophetic proclamation of and humble invitation to a new future in the field.
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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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