Chapter 6: Developmental friendship
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Chapter Six examines different levels of inquiry for developmental transformation–single, double, and triple loop inquiry. Single loop inquiry relies on simply fixing an external problem, double loop means questioning identity (including one's own) and the strategies that keep status quo and identity intact. Triple loop ART brings in cultural narrative and historical context as well as deeper elements of subjectivity. Triple loop is described as being the most transformative; it makes focusing on interdependence possible, taking the larger eco-social context into account while engaged in ART. Within this context, comes another component of the Port of Los Angeles story. In it the importance of developmental reflexivity is highlighted: going within to change oneself and meet conflict in a newly constructive way. We also see an example of two professional colleagues exploring how important developmental friendship is in political contexts. Reflexivity and developmental friendship add subjecgtive dimension that help ART thrive.

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