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ERIC Number: EJ775790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, and the Quest for Answerability: A Dialogic Possibility for Reconceptualizing the Interpretive Process in Curriculum Studies
Slattery, Patrick; Krasny, Karen A.; O'Malley, Michael Patrick
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v39 n5 p537-558 Oct 2007
This study reviews six traditional approaches to hermeneutics and presents a dialogic understanding of hermeneutics. It concludes with specific applications of hermeneutics to curriculum development practices in schools with a focus on inter-subjectivity. While 20th-century access to post-structural notions of subjectivity through aesthetic experience began to engender a language of possibility rather than a language of certitude for hermeneutic inquiry in curriculum studies, it nevertheless did not fully account for interpretation as a productive and collaborative act in the inter-subjective sense of being for the other. This study explores the dialogic emergence of this language of possibility through a review of historical and contemporary approaches to hermeneutics, and subsequently proposes an alternative understanding of hermeneutics and aesthetics to offer a reconceptualized vision of the interpretive process for curriculum studies.
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Language: English
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