Term of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

Department

Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading

Committee Chair

Marla Morris

Committee Member 1

Mary Aswell-Doll

Committee Member 2

Dan Chapman

Committee Member 3

Marla Morris

Committee Member 4

John A. Weaver

Abstract

This work will show that through the process of currere, practiced through autophotography, teachers will have the opportunity to create classrooms that promote Carl Jung's archetypal journey of the soul which in turn institutes a form of social justice teaching and learning for their students. Within this work, I engage in a conversation regarding curriculum as an autophotographic journey of the soul. Autophotography is the artistic process by which a person photographs both the people and places that are actual or metaphoric examples of his or her life. With the unveiling of one's true reality, especially in the case of the photographic image, autophotography encourages one to change and morph towards a greater consciousness of the world around him/her. This greater consciousness is led by the work and journey of the archetypes of the collective unconscious. According to my interpretation, the goal of the soul's journey and transformation can be accomplished through an autophotographical social justice curriculum from which positive societal change can occur.

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