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Article in Response to Controversy

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We speak only for having been called, called by what there is to say, and yet we learn and hear what there is to say only in speech itself. Jean-Louis Chrétien (2004, p. 1)

For the past four years I have hosted Lincoln Center Teaching Artists in a graduate mathematics education course I teach for elementary school teachers and elementary school pre-service teachers. I find the hosting experience enjoyable and informative and my impression, gained from comments and short written reflections, is that many of my students find it likewise. Simultaneously, I believe in the pragmatic worth of this experience. For instance, I hold that education in the aesthetic has the potential to deepen teachers’ awareness of how they intend—or grasp—the world they inhabit (Greene, 1973, p. 10).

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