Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Educators’ Insights on Culture Shock, Identity and Pedagogy
Chapter 7: Envisioning a Kaleidoscopic Curriculum
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ENVISIONING A KALEIDOSCOPIC CURRICULUM
Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope—a slight change and all patterns alter. (Sharon Salzberg, n.d.)
The artful curriculum theorist Dwayne Huebner (1999) wrote the following passage in 1966—the year of my birth:
The curriculum becomes a symbol of his life; to make this curriculum stand out with beauty and truths requires artistic power. Somehow the educator must not solve educational problems. He makes his mark on the world through his artistry, by projecting himself out into the world so he can say: “This is what I am, what I believe. Here is my contribution to the truth and the beauty in the world.” (p. 127)
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