Curriculum Studies in South Africa: Intellectual Histories and Present Circumstances

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As a worldwide phenomenon, the internationalization of curriculum studies is at its beginning. While much has been written about South African education, now, for the first time, gathered in one collection are glimpses of South African curriculum studies described by six distinctive points of view. Included are sections of a “micro-moment” of internationalization in which South African scholars reply to questions raised by scholars working elsewhere. Knowing what curriculum studies colleagues are thinking ...

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Overview

As a worldwide phenomenon, the internationalization of curriculum studies is at its beginning. While much has been written about South African education, now, for the first time, gathered in one collection are glimpses of South African curriculum studies described by six distinctive points of view. Included are sections of a “micro-moment” of internationalization in which South African scholars reply to questions raised by scholars working elsewhere. Knowing what curriculum studies colleagues are thinking worldwide is the first step in understanding curriculum internationally. Recognizing the national distinctiveness of curriculum studies enables scholars to underscore how national history and culture influence their own research.

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William F. Pinar holds a Canada Research Chair and directs the Centre for the Study of the Internationalization of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia. Prior to 2005, he taught curriculum theory at Louisiana State University, where he served as the St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor. He has also served as the Frank Talbott Professor at the University of Virginia and the A. Lindsay O'Connor Professor of American Institutions at Colgate University. He has lectured widely, including Harvard University, McGill University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the Universities of Chicago, Oslo, and Tokyo.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

Series Editors' Introduction ix

Abbreviations xi

Introduction William F. Pinar 1

1 "What to Teach the Natives": A Historiography of the Curriculum Dilemma in South Africa Crain Soudien 19

2 Drawing the Line in Post-Apartheid Curriculum Studies Wayne Hugo 51

3 From Response to Theorizing: Curriculum Genesis in South Africa from the Perspective of Critical Incidence Autoethnography Labby Ramrathan 107

4 Tribes and Territory: Contestation around Curriculum in South Africa Ursula Hoadley 125

5 South African Curriculum Studies: A Historical Perspective and Autobiographical Account Lesley Le Grange 177

6 Toward Authentic Teaching and Learning in Post- Apartheid South Africa: In Defense of Freedom, Friendship, and Democratic Citizenship Yusef Waghid 201

7 On the Internationalization of Curriculum Studies William F. Pinar 221

Epilogue: Final Word Lesley Le Grange 243

Contributors 247

Index 249

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