Title

Between hope and despair: Teacher education in the age of Trump

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-6-2020

Subject Area

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Abstract

We are teacher educators trying to recalibrate to the world of Trump. As we search to find our new bearings, we recognize that the markers of meaning that we relied on (such as civility and truth) have been washed away, and we must now redefine how to create meaning in our work, and hope in our worlds. In this article, we combine examples of student interactions from our classes with inner dialogue to chronicle our search for hope. Working in the context of the US South, we highlight how drawing from critical theory allowed us to reach for moments of hope in dark times.

Publication Title

Educational Philosophy and Theory

Volume

52

Issue

7

First Page

738

Last Page

746

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/00131857.2019.1654374

ISSN

00131857

E-ISSN

14695812

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