Critical Curriculum Studies: Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing

Critical Curriculum Studies: Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing

by Wayne Au
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415877121

ISBN-13: 9780415877121

Pub. Date: 08/17/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Critical Curriculum Studies offers a novel framework for thinking about how curriculum relates to students’ understanding of the world around them. Wayne Au brings together curriculum theory, critical educational studies, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social justice to argue for a transformative curriculum

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Overview

Critical Curriculum Studies offers a novel framework for thinking about how curriculum relates to students’ understanding of the world around them. Wayne Au brings together curriculum theory, critical educational studies, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social justice to argue for a transformative curriculum that challenges existing inequity in social, educational, and economic relations. Making use of the work of important scholars such as Freire, Vygotsky, Hartsock, Harding, and others, Critical Curriculum Studies, argues that we must understand the relationship between the curriculum and the types of consciousness we carry out into the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415877121
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
898,347
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

    Series Introduction by Michael W. Apple

    1. Introduction: Contradiction in Curriculum Studies
    2. With and Within the World: Developing a Dialectical Conception of Consciousness
    3. Epistemology and Educational Experience: Curriculum, the Accessibility of Knowledge, and Complex Environmental Design
    4. Developing Curricular Standpoint: Strong Objectivity and the Politics of School Knowledge
    5. Curriculum of the Oppressed: Curricular Standpoint in Practice
    6. Conclusion: Critical Consciousness, Relative Autonomy, and the Curriculum

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