1st Edition

Lingering with the Works of Ted T. Aoki Historical and Contemporary Significance for Curriculum Research and Practice

Edited By Nicole Y. S. Lee, Lesley E. Wong, Joanne M. Ursino Copyright 2022
    234 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This unique collection of essays from emerging and established curriculum theory scholars documents individuals’ personal encounters and lingering interactions with Ted T. Aoki and his scholarship. The work illuminates the impact of Aoki’s lifework both theoretically and experientially.

    Featuring many of the field’s top scholars, the text reveals Aoki’s historical legacy and the contemporary significance of his work for educational research and practice. The influence of Aoki’s ideas, pedagogy, and philosophy on lived curriculum is vibrantly examined. Themes include tensionality, multiplicity, and bridging of difference. Ultimately, the text celebrates an Aokian "way of being" whilst engaging a diversity of perspectives, knowledges, and philosophies in education to reflect on the contribution of his work and its continual enrichment of curriculum scholarship today.

    This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in curriculum studies, educational research, teacher education, and the philosophy of education more broadly. Those specifically interested in international and comparative education, as well as interdisciplinary approaches – which include perspectives in arts, language and literacy, sciences, technology, and higher education curriculum – will also benefit from this book.

    Introduction: Aokian Notes and Intergenerational Resonances
    Nicole Y. S. Lee, Lesley E. Wong, and Joanne M. Ursino

    Part 1: Autobiography and Writing: Introduction
    Nicole Y. S. Lee

    1: Asking Who We Are in Place with Aoki's Poetics of Belonging
    Amanda Fritzlan

    2: Whirling with Aoki at the Cross of Horizontal and Vertical Intentions: A Poet’s Pondering With/in Language and Light
    Anar Rajabali

    3: Finding the Human in the Middle of (In)visible Pandemics
    Nicole Y. S. Lee

    Interlude: Walking with Aoki by Rita Irwin

    Part 2: Arts-Based Education Research and Stories: Introduction
    Joanne M. Ursino

    4: An Aokian Sensibility at the Intersections of both Arts-Based Research and Relations
    Joanne M. Ursino

    5: When Does an Haleliwia Become More than an Haleliwia? Abeying to a Poethics of Plants with Aoki
    Joanne Price

    6: "That’s My Way": Indwelling Between the Two Worlds of Piano Teaching
    Jee Yeon Ryu

    Interlude: Letters from Ted by Karen Meyer

    Part 3: Curricular and Pedagogical Contexts: Introduction
    Lesley E. Wong

    7: Walking Across Contexts with Technology: An Aokian Methodology
    Lesley E. Wong

    8: Visualizing and Reconceptualizing Transformative Sustainability Learning through an Aokian Lens
    Kshamta Hunter

    9: Listen to What the Situation is Asking: Aoki and Music Education
    Margaret O’Sullivan

    Interlude: The Inspirited Curriculum by Peter Grimmett

    Part 4: Curriculum Theorizing: Introduction
    Nicole Y. S. Lee

    10: Thinking Creatively with Ted T. Aoki about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    Bruce Moghtader

    11: Lingering Notes: Sounds of Learning in Teacher Education
    Yu-Ling Lee

    12: Contemplating the Relation Between Theory and Practice Through Three Aoki Inspirited Themes Patricia Liu Baergen and Karen Meyer


    Nicole Y. S. Lee completed her PhD in Curriculum Studies with a specialization in Art Education in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at The University of British Columbia, Canada.

    Lesley E. Wong is a PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia, Canada.

    Joanne M. Ursino is completing her dissertation in Cross Faculty Inquiry in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia, Canada.