ERIC Number: EJ899974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 17
Community College as Liminal Space
Lichtmann, Maria R.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n151 p17-28 Fall 2010
Contemplative teaching can offer both teachers and students a middle way between two reigning fundamentalisms: the secularist one of nonadvocacy, relativism, and equivocation and the forced univocity of fundamentalism. Its antidote is the depth, relatedness, and even transcendence of a contemplative teaching style. This chapter explores the potential of impasse to be a contemplative space for reflection and transformation and the potential of the community college to turn impasse into invitation.
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Reflective Teaching, Religious Factors, Metacognition, Educational Practices, Spiritual Development, Community Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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