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ERIC Number: EJ1163067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
"Donghak" (Eastern Learning), Self-Cultivation, and Social Transformation: Towards Diverse Curriculum Discourses on Equity and Justice
Moon, Seungho
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v49 n12 p1146-1160 2017
This inquiry aims to advance curricular discourses on equity and social transformation by reviewing Korea's indigenous philosophy and religion, Donghak [(foreign characters omitted) Eastern Learning]. I explicate the ways in which the democratic ideals of equity and justice were implemented in nineteenth- and twentieth-Korean society, founded upon the "my mind is your mind" [foreign characters omitted] ontology. Three major philosophical-theological concepts are investigated, including serving God in the subject [(foreign characters omitted) Shi-chun-ju], keeping a pure mind and correcting the energy [(foreign characters omitted) Sushim-jungqi], and creating a new cosmic world [(foreign characters omitted) Gae-byeok]. These concepts extend curricular discourses on equity, social transformation, and community in the crisis of market-oriented curriculum practices. Garnered from Donghak's teaching, suggestions for curriculum theorists encompass: challenging the self--other dichotomy, including self-cultivation as an important curricular goal, and supporting an eco-centered life and its curriculum in the twenty-first century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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