June 2019, Volume 12, Issue 1
“We have to make truth and non-violence not matters for mere individual practice but for practice by groups and communities and nations.” (Gandhiji) We recognize the enduring vision of Mahatma Gandhi’s values as we research and locate our practice to create knowledge derived from the embodiment of our values and finding ways of living lives that are life-affirming for all. In June 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations responded to Mahatma Gandhi’s call to action by establishing the International Day of Non-Violence. It is celebrated around the world on his birthday-2 October. To mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhiji’s birth and in a gesture of solidarity we invite you to learn about the educational influence he has had in the learning, life and work of Swaroop, a Living Theory researcher, whose work is recognised as nationally and internationally influential. We hope Swaroop’s poster will inspire you to respond to Gandhiji’s call to action by creating and making public your explanations of your educational influence in your own learning, the learning of others and the learning of groups, communities and nations, and help others do the same. “Nonviolence is a power which can be wielded equally by all - children, young men and women or grown up people, provided they have a living faith in ... equal love for all mankind. When non-violence is accepted as the law of life it must pervade the whole being and not be applied to isolated acts.” Gandhiji.
Editorial Foreword (pp. i-vii)Máirín GlennPapersDialogical relationships in living cultures of inquiry for the creation of living-theories (pp. 1-22)Jacqueline DelongJerome Gumede and Peter MellettLearning who I am: The exploration of my guiding values through a Living Theory methodology (pp. 62-80)Michelle VaughanAnne JesudasonBook reviewsBook review: Taylor, C., and Luitel, B. C. (Eds.) (2019). Research as Transformative Learning for Sustainable Futures. Glocal Voices and Visions. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Sense. (pp. 103-104)Jack WhiteheadBook review: Zuber-Skerritt, O. (2017). (Ed.) Conferences as Sites of Learning and Development: Using Participatory Action Learning and Action Research Approaches. Abingdon: Routledge. (pp. 105-107)Jack WhiteheadBook review: McDonagh, C., Roche, M., Sullivan, B., & Glenn, M. (2019). Enhancing Practice through Classroom Research: A teacher’s guide to professional development. UK: Routledge. (pp. 108-110)Jacqueline Delong