Hermeneutic experience and intersubjectivity in schools : on the way toward meaning

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Edward Glenn Dickinson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David E. Purpel

Abstract: This study reflects the ontological significance of research itself. As a linguistic expression of the researcher's participation in an ongoing search for a greater understanding of intersubjectivity in schools, the study affirms the conditioned nature of being-ness that affects all efforts to interpret human experience. Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics is the model of interpretive theory used in the study. This model represents a speculative ontology that is open to the preunderstandings or prejudices of the interpreter/researcher who is pursuing an understanding of a text, an "other," or any subject matter. The researcher's self-reflective search for the underlying prejudgments that influence the research is a significant characteristic of the study. The openness of the study informs the possibility of finding meaning that is conditioned by the interpreter's historical experience and linguistic relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
Intersubjectivity $x Education
Hermeneutics $x Education
Education $x Research

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