Adult Education Quarterly Social Media Coordinator Geleana Drew Alston talks with authors Elizabeth Kasl, an Independent Adult Education Scholar and Lyle Yorks, Professor at Teacher's College, Columbia University, about their article "Do I Really Know You? Do You Really Know Me? Empathy Amid Diversity in Differing Learning Contexts." Together, they discuss Lyle and Kasl's exploration of the need for empathy in diverse groups, conceptualization of the epistemology of empathy in relationship to whole-person dialogue, and they examine strategies for creating empathic space that take into consideration the paradox of diversity.
The abstract for the article can be found here: