Term of Award
Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)
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Dissertation (open access)
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Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Marla B. Morris
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The purpose of this dissertation is to create a merging of illness, education, pragmatism and spirituality. The dissertation argues the pragmatist views of the lived experience propose a need for spiritual awareness when facing adversities such as illness. Currer and creation spirituality are woven together as a means of discovering a path to recovery. Perceptions of reality and education are approached, and an educational malignancy is suggested whereas unforeseen occurrences and entities are breaking down the current educational system. Finally, death is approached not as an end, but rather as a beginning. Education, spirituality, pragmatism and illness are united by fleshing through pathographies, literature, and pragmatic views to shed light onto the lived experience of life in the ill body.
Medders, Leigh Rogers, "Illness Dwelling in Curreré: Fleshing through Education, Pragmatism, and Spirituality" (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 581.