“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Brooks Adams

“teaching them to become aware of the potentials they have forbidden themselves, of the passivity they have paraded in just those situations in which what is needed is to hold oneself, like a sliver, to the heart of the world, to interrupt if necessary the rhythm of the world, to upset, if necessary, the chain of command, but in any case, and most assuredly, to stand up to the worldJean-Paul Sartre (cited in Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks, 1952, p. 78)

“Almost no one sees the blossoming chestnut under the eaves” Matsuo Basho, Narrow Road to the Interior

“to be educated is to be ever open to the call of what it is to be deeply human, and heeding the call to walk with others in life’s ventures” Ted Aoki (cited in Curriculum in a new key: The collected works of Ted T. Aoki, Pinar, W. F., & Irwin, R. L. (Eds.), 2005, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. p. 365)

“But on this bridge, we are in no hurry to cross over; in fact, such bridges lure us to linger.” Ted Aoki

“It is always possible to regain the honourable road that leads to the heart” (cited in Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks, 1952, p. 53)

“I, the man of color, want only this: That the tool never possess the man. That the enslavement of man by man cease forever. That is, of one by another. That it be possible for me to discover and to love man, wherever he may be.”   (cited in Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks, 1952)

“It is through the effort to recapture the self and to scrutinize the self, it is through the lasting tension of their freedom that men [human beings] will be able to create the ideal conditions of existence for a human world”  (cited in Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks, 1952, p. 231).

“…do not allow yourself to cross your arms like a sterile spectator, for life is not a spectacle, for a sea of sorrows is not a stage…” Césaire (cited in Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks, 1952, p. 187)

“If it is true that consciousness is a process of transcendence, we have to see too that this transcendence is haunted by the problems of love and understanding.” (cited in Fanon, Black Skins, White Masks, 1952, p. 8)

“Perhaps we can allow ourselves to go into temporary exile, to undergo estrangement from what is familiar and everyday and enter a third space, neither home nor abroad, but in-between, a liminal or third space…” William F. Pinar (The Character of Curriculum Studies, 2011, p. 76)

“I ask of those I am privileged to teach, ‘Can you see another way to do/read/interpret what we have just done?” William E. Doll (“Complexity and the Culture of Curriculum,” Complicity An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2012, Vol. 9.1, p. 27)


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