Table of Contents

ForewordCynthia Dillard

Preface/Acknowledgments

Introduction: Daisaku Ikeda, and Hope and Joy in Education
Jason Goulah

PART I: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING FOR HOPE AND JOY

1.Joy as Sustenance: Engaging Daisaku Ikeda and the Lotus Sutra to Nourish Vocation
Isabel Nuñez

2.Determining to be Hopeful in Hopeless Times
Nozomi Inukai and Michio Okamura

3.“Hope is a Decision”: Pedagogical Acts Towards the Collective Commitment to Remake the World
Christopher Hall, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Nina Kunimoto, and Zeena Zakharia

4.A Fundamental Force at the Edge of the Formation of Society
M. Francyne Huckaby

5.Building a Change-focused Community with Practitioners as a Source of Hope
Allison Mattheis

6.Imparting Hope and Inspiring Joy: Practicing Value-Creative Dialogue in Educational Leadership
Melissa Bradford

PART II: HOPE AND JOY IN AESTHETIC AND EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE

7.Restoring Hope for the Humanities: Daisaku Ikeda, Intercultural Study, and College Classroom Experience
Anita Patterson

8.Finding Hope and Joy in Curriculum Theory through Critical Race Feminism
Theodorea Regina Berry

9.Finding Hope and Joy through Daisaku Ikeda: The Rehabilitation of a Doctoral Candidate
Jayna McQueen Baker

10.Social Emotional Learning and Value-Creating Education: Synergistic Possibilities for Cultivating Hope and Joy in Higher Education
Deborah Donahue-Keegan

11.The Poetic Mind: The Key to Creating Hope and Joy in Education
Ritsuko Rita

12.Human Rights Education as a Resource for Self and Collective Transformation
Elora Chowdhury

PART III: SEEKING INNER JOY AND OUTER HOPE

13.Hope, Joy, and the Greater Self at the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue
Mitch Bogen

14.Value Creation and the Revitalization of Dependency as a Core Goal of Ecocritical Education
Johnny Lupinacci

15.Dancing with Hope
Walter Gershon

16.A Curriculum of Becoming
D. Joe Ohlinger

17.Hope in Remembrance of a Life Well Lived
Sandra Vanderbilt

18.Finding Hope and Joy in Life and Death: Daisaku Ikeda’s Philosophy of Ningen Kyōiku (Human Education)
Jason Goulah

Conclusion: Hope and Joy, Trust and Faith, and Poison as Medicine
Isabel Nuñez

About the Contributors

Index

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