I was delighted when Professor Kelly Vaughn and Dr. Isabel Nunez invited me to participate in their book project, “Enacting Praxis: How Educators Embody Curriculum Studies.” In chapter 14 titled, “In Search of Generative Experience,” I utilize William Pinar’s method of currere to excavate memories related to childhood trauma, the beneficent affects of creativity and a journey of intellectual discovery.
I’ve taken revelations from those memories and applied them in my profession as curriculum worker and as a practitioner of Teaching for Artistic Behavior. The end result is an autobiography juxtaposed with lamentations for my late father whose school experiences unfolded in a different direction.
Chapter 14 is inside Kelly & Isabel’s book here:
Many thanks to Professor Vaughn who suggested we use one of my paintings on the cover design!