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ERIC Number: EJ1023179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
"You Have to Give of Yourself": Care and Love in Pedagogical Relations
Hoveid, Marit Honerød; Finne, Arnhild
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v48 n2 p246-259 May 2014
In this article we explore a notion of relationship which exists between humans. This notion of relationship takes as a point of departure that differences in human relations and interaction have to be safeguarded. Starting with the Irigarayan notion of "two" as a gendered difference, opposed to an understanding of humans as one and same (gender), we elaborate an understanding of otherness which opens a space where both self and other are welcomed. This relational space cannot be appropriated by either one for it to exist. We continue by drawing from Harry G. Frankfurt's discussion of care in order to understand human (inter)actions in this space. Through an elaboration of how "love" as a special form of care represents a motivational drive, a way in which a person's will is formed, we try to show how this attentiveness towards the other is possible. Our point of departure is two statements by female head teachers that prompted these theoretical inquiries into other possibilities for interpreting human (inter)action in leadership in education.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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