Celebration of Scholarship, Creativity & Achievement

  • Matt Schmitz

Matthew Schmitz

Intellectual Access and Spirituality: The Twin Urgencies of Responsible American Education

Project Description

In this work (drawing on influences like Jacques Rancière, William James, Richard Hofstadter, Hanan Alexander, and Hannah Arendt), I sketch out what it might look like to begin to consider intellectual and spiritual access as complementary components of education. Where many have explored each of these access issues in isolation, I argue that true education in a democratic republic requires us to develop both together. Ultimately, I connect with a philosophy of education that looks to open up the entire spiritual and intellectual world to all people, instead of just the elite few.

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Educational Studies

Faculty Advisor

Stephanie Mackler


Lewis Center, Ohio