|Counseling to Empower: A Philosophical Shift in the Way We Serve Our Children and Students
||The purpose of this study is to examine the issues surrounding why and how children and students are experiencing levels of disservice through school counseling programs within formal educational settings. The goal of this examination is to transform...
|An Anarchist Psychotherapy: Ecopsychology and a Pedagogy of Life
||Drawing from my background in education and psychotherapy, I reflect on how both of these fields are heavily influenced by developmental and behavioral psychology. Today's psychological model is influenced by a western scientific theory that is reduc...
|A snowball in hell? : ecological education in a postmodern age
||"Awareness of the ecological crisis has undeniably increased during the past three or four decades. Nevertheless, despite some local and regional improvements, the global crisis has worsened over this period. This paradoxical situation of pervasive a...
|Exploring critical, embodied, emancipatory education through deconstructions and reconstructions of womanist and black religious discourses : a social justice framework
||"This study is a conceptual project which explores ways in which U. S. black epistemologies can provide new understandings of oppression and new strategies for transcending hierarchical relationships of power and domination. Specific epistemologies d...
|Dancing with the dead generations after the Holocaust: a fictional blogged phenomenology and pedagogy of embodied post-Holocaust inherited memories via a/r/tography
||This project is a self-reflexive philosophical thought experiment on Holocaust memory, imagery and pedagogy. I ask if the artist-researcher-teacher-I who is neither a survivor nor a daughter of a survivor, can present an image of the Holocaust that c...
|Embracing the uncertainty of community: a study of students' perceptions of connection and learning in higher education
||Many educators are intently implementing pedagogical techniques to connect students in the classroom. With great optimism, educators engage university students in activities and practices that build community and challenge individualistic beliefs, wi...
|Experiential education and social justice: philosophical and methodological considerations for integrating experiential learning in educational leadership
||Experiential education has been practiced in the United States for the last forty years. During that time, the philosophy and practice has taken a variety of shapes and has evolved in purpose and methodology. Experiential education can be used as a m...
|We know who you are! connecting education, identity, and national security.
||This dissertation is a critical analysis of the way in which individuality is socially constructed and of the pattern in which the majority of the population is socially integrated, mobilized, and immobilized during the process of systemic reproducti...
|Trusting homo economicus: a hermeneutical inquiry into the origin, application, and necessity of trust
||This hermeneutical inquiry is of trust and it addresses the question, "Can we live a day without trust?" The purpose of this inquiry is to deepen our understanding of the notion of trust by situating it within three historical contexts--modern day, t...
|Contemplation and mindfulness in education: between self and other in modernity
||The following work identifies what the author contends are the two primary problems of modern behavior that inhibit the full development of human potential, namely: an over-confidence in reason, and a desire to influence other people for personal gai...
|A study of empathy as lived by Edith Stein, Edward Flanagan, and Dorothy Day: a Catholic perspective
||In this study, empathy was critically examined through the lens of the Catholic inspired lived empathy of Dorothy Day, Edward Flanagan, and Saint Edith Stein through personal writings and scholarship of note. Common themes have emerged expressing the...
|Homeschool and school: an inquiry into the sphere sovereignty of educational entities
||The purpose of this study was to reflect on several theories of homeschool advocates regarding the nature of childhood education practices. The study focused on claims made by some who identify as Christian that schools are outside the design God has...
|Looking for the backdoor: a phenomenology of mis-education
||Phenomenology is a form of philosophical inquiry using the disclosure of an object or experience to a public audience. A phenomenology of mis-education, therefore, would relate the experience of mis-education in a public and open fashion. In order to...
|Order my steps of faith: a philosophical self-reflection of faith using an African-American womanist-feminist standpoint
||This dissertation is a philosophical self-reflection inquiry of the term faith within a social context of human experience. The primary research question for this study is "How does faith assist me with making meaning as an educator?" The secondary r...
|J. R. R. Tolkien, ecology, and education
||John Ronald Reul Tolkien (1892-1973) was an Oxford trained philologist, professor (don) at Oxford, noted scholar, and author of high fantasy literature. His The Lord of the Rings trilogy (TLOR) has sold over 150 million copies worldwide making it the...
|In pursuit of a pedagogy of personhood: existentialism and possibilities for educator liberation
||In this study, I explore the problem of 21st century educator existential oppression (my term) as the negation of personal and pedagogical personhood that I experienced as a result of my confrontations (across three separate schools) with oppressive ...