Letting Go: A Departure from Liberal Moral Education, Embracing Teacher Transformation, & Evolving Pedagogies of Resistance

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dc.contributor.author Harvey, Lyndze Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-09T18:35:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-09T18:35:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-09-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6679
dc.description.abstract Contemporary, mainstream moral education in North America teaches students to be compliant rather than skilled in moral consciousness. The Myths of Moral Education, illustrated as ‘Necessity,’ ‘Neutrality,’ ‘Liberal Subjectivity,’ ‘The Good,’ and ‘Dissent,’ maintain a system of control. Through a Foucaudian lens, I address, within common teaching practices, the presence of productive power and oppression, possibilities for subversive action, and propose an abandonment of liberal moral education. Counter-arguments are explored in a discussion on the control/chaos dichotomy and a dismantling of dissent as a tool of a liberal paradigm. Using a pedagogical framework influenced by bell hooks and Paulo Freire, I argue that what must occur, before taking on pedagogical change, is a teacher transformation through a Praxis of ‘Letting Go’. Finally, I present an alternative to education’s preoccupation with compliance through Pedagogies of Resistance; a three-part approach that assesses power, promotes compassion, and creates space for empowerment. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Resistance en_US
dc.subject Moral Education en_US
dc.subject Teacher Transformation en_US
dc.subject Power en_US
dc.title Letting Go: A Departure from Liberal Moral Education, Embracing Teacher Transformation, & Evolving Pedagogies of Resistance en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McDonough, Graham
dc.degree.department Department of Curriculum and Instruction en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0727 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0998 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0530 en_US

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