Review of Sean Warren's and Stephen Bigger's, 'Living Contradictions: A Teacher's Examination of Tension and Disruption in Schools, in Classrooms and in Self', by Sean Warren and Stephen Bigger. Carmarthen: Crown House Publishing Limited.

TitleReview of Sean Warren's and Stephen Bigger's, 'Living Contradictions: A Teacher's Examination of Tension and Disruption in Schools, in Classrooms and in Self', by Sean Warren and Stephen Bigger. Carmarthen: Crown House Publishing Limited.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsWhitehead, J
JournalEducational Journal of Living Theories
Volume10
Start Page105
Issue2
Pagination105-106
Date Published12/2017
Type of Articlebook review
ISSN2009-1788
Abstract

What I like most about this book is its collaborative nature and its honesty. Sean Warren and Stephen Bigger exemplify a collaborative educational relationship. Bigger, as a doctoral supervisor, has enabled Warren to make explicit and evolve his embodied knowledge as a professional educator whilst sharing, without imposition, his own insights. These include insights from Critical Theory. The honesty is in Warren's educational journey, from his steadfast adherence to institutional standards and expectations, to his recognition that he was losing some- thing of himself in the process of imposing these external standards and expectations. His journey continues with his creative and critical responses to these contradictions in living his values as fully as he can. I believe that Warren's journey will resonate with your own experiences of the imposition of institutional power-relations and captivate your imaginations in Warren's inspirational honesty and with his critical and creative responses.

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