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ERIC Number: EJ1033252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
Travel as a Ritual toward Transformative Consciousness: Juxtaposing Che Guevara's Biography and Teacher Candidates' Narratives
Lea, YiShan
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v11 n3 p306-325 Jul 2013
This article discusses the development of critical consciousness by examining the biographical-narratives in relationship to the experiential accounts on travel. Biographical narratives are important cultural texts filled with history and cultural nuances. The biography of Ernesto Che Guevara has resonated with readers and viewers from around the world. By dreaming seemingly impossible dreams and garnering triumph in the face of mounting obstacles, Che has inspired the generations that have followed him. The life of Che, which is a myth of idealism, has captivated the hearts of many around the globe. This paper engages in the process of reading student narratives along with Che Guevara's biography and diaries. The analysis reveals a common pattern of experiences. Similar to the rites of passage in human development, the themes that emerge across the two sets of texts involve intellectual growth, psychological maturity, and awakening of consciousness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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