Any brief attention to global, national, and local news underlines the urgency for education that leads to knowledge about and action for the common good. Catholic institutions of higher learning have a dual history of encouraging students to speak and act on behalf of the common good while also pursuing the good life. As those who can readily access a Catholic education have increasingly come from the upper middle class, how are we introducing our students into the culture of encounter that Pope Francis called the U.S. Bishops to promote in September 2015? This essay explores ideas and examples related to teaching and research praxis that give priority to compassionate dialogue and to discerning the strategic use of disruptive discourse.
Copyright © 2016, Laura Leming
Leming, Laura, "Negotiating a Culture of Encounter and Disruptive Discourse in Catholic Higher Education" (2016). Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Faculty Publications. 67.