Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education



Loukia K. Sarroub

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Published in Journal of Teacher Education 58:3 (May/June 2007), pp. 231-244. DOI: 10.1177/0022487107299977 Copyright © 2007 by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; published by Sage Publications. Used by permission. The online version of this article can be found at:


In this article we examine “meaning” and “action” within the “good” work of teaching and learning. One premise of our argument is that teachers and students deserve to experience this good. The second premise is that meaning is part and parcel of Being; the debate about meaning must include attention to meaning as a question/project of Being. We offer our experiences as an educational anthropologist, educational philosopher, and teacher educator who strive to retrieve and pursue meaning and Being as common resources and aspirations.