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Our Understanding of Mutuality When Reflecting on our Values and Experience of Caring. Dyke, A. and Hutchison, S.
Dear Sonia and Amy - I have enjoyed very much reading your paper on
Our Understanding of Mutuality When Reflecting on our Values and Experience of Caring.
I also think that Brian makes a very good point about the importance of mutuality in the title, but the present lack of focus in the Abstract on mutuality, is an issue you could address. I know that your focus on mutuality emerged as you produced the paper together but I'm wondering if you might continue your conversation together on your paper, without the pressure of meeting a June publication deadline? It seems to me that you could focus some attention in your paper, as Brian is suggesting on the importance of mutuality in your understanding of your values and experience of caring and that your paper could then be ready for publication in the December Issue - it could be published on the EJOLTS site as soon as it is ready. The reason that I am suggesting working on the paper to communicate the meaning and importance of mutuality as an explanatory principles and living standard of judgment is that it could help with your writing Sonia on your Ph.D. thesis on a living-theory of caring and help Amy to appreciate that in your experience of mutuality, Amy is assisting Sonia in developing and clarifying meanings of mutuality in a living-theory of caring.
I have attached some quotes from Martin Buber on mutuality in the relation in education which you might find helpful in clarifying your own meanings.
Sorry for the long silence, Amy and I have had lots going on. I am pleased to say Amy has graduated and has her first job and moved to her first post university home and I have handed in a first draft of my PhD.
We have responded to the reviewers commets and have added some comments which are highlighted in yellow in our response. We worked hard at this, as we found it hard to see that there needed to be changes, but we hope we have met the reviewers critique and hope we will now be ready for publication in the December issue of Ejolts.