ERIC Number: EJ1110341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Lasting Impressions: Hannah Arendt's Educational Legacy
Gardiner, Rita A.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v48 n4 p309-323 2016
Hannah Arendt's work is gaining increasing recognition in educational administration. But less has been written about her as an educator, colleague, and provocateur. Here, I explore the lasting impressions that Arendt had on former students, colleagues, and friends. This exploration is conducted through the lens of Arendtian narrative inquiry. For Arendt, narrative is fundamental to understanding lived experience, not least because stories provide us with a deeper understanding of an individual. She maintains, however, that it is the spectator, not the actor, who is better able to assess the "who" of a person. Because each spectator has a particular viewpoint, I include diverse recollections that gathered together, create a silhouette of the "who" of Hannah Arendt. I use the term "silhouette", purposefully, since this is not an in-depth portrait. Rather, it is an impressionistic account of the lasting effects she made on others. These lasting impressions serve to reaffirm Arendt's belief in the value of storytelling as a powerful means of understanding.
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Profiles, Change Agents, Narration, Biographies, Educational Philosophy, Reflection, Student Attitudes, College Faculty, Educational Administration
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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