The Classroom as Metaphor and Window to Democracy
Qualitative analysts apply metaphor to understand and explain. In the current cultural malaise, one metaphor seems best. The concept of the classroom as a window to the world emerges as resilient and renewed. I propose the classroom as a window to our culture. Through the classroom things flow in and out, showing and merging views, insights, and opportunities for growth and change. The classroom is a safe place, a haven for honor and respect. It is the place where different points of view come together.
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