International Handbook of Curriculum Research / Edition 2

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Continuing its calling to define the field and where it is going, the Second Edition of this landmark handbook brings up to date its comprehensive reportage of scholarly developments and school curriculum initiatives worldwide, providing a panoramic view of the state of curriculum studies globally. Its international scope and currency and range of research and theory reflect and contribute significantly to the ongoing internationalization of curriculum studies and its growth as a field worldwide.

Changes in the Second Edition:
• Five new or updated introductory chapters pose transnational challenges to key questions curriculum research addresses locally.
• Countries absent in the First Edition are represented: Chile, Colombia, Cypress, Ethiopia, Germany, Iran, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, and Switzerland.
• 39 new or updated chapters on curriculum research in 34 countries highlight curriculum research that is not widely known in North America.

This Handbook is an indispensable resource for prospective and practicing teachers, for curriculum studies scholars, and for education students around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415804295
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/9/2013
  • Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 572
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William F. Pinar is Professor and Canada Research Chair, and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Internationalization of Curriculum Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Curriculum and Teaching Face Globalization 35
Ch. 2 Thinking Globally in Environmental Education: Implications for Internationalizing Curriculum Inquiry 53
Ch. 3 The Triumph of Multiplicity and the Carnival of Difference: Curriculum Dilemmas in the Age of Postcolonialism and Globalization 73
Ch. 4 A History of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI) 83
Ch. 5 Curriculum Studies in Argentina: Documenting the Constitution of a Field 101
Ch. 6 The Development of Curriculum Thought in Argentina 109
Ch. 7 Curriculum Inquiry in Australia: Toward a Local Genealogy of the Curriculum Field 123
Ch. 8 The Decolonization of Curriculum in Botswana 143
Ch. 9 The Curriculum Field in Brazil: Emergence and Consolidation 171
Ch. 10 The Curriculum Field in Brazil in the 1990s 185
Ch. 11 In Search of a Vision: How Brazil Is Struggling to Envision Citizenship for Its Public Schools 205
Ch. 12 "As Canadian as Possible Under the Circumstances": A View of Contemporary Curriculum Discourses in Canada 221
Ch. 13 Curriculum Studies in China: Retrospect and Prospect 253
Ch. 14 In Search of a Quality Curriculum in Hong Kong 271
Ch. 15 Learning for the Future in Estonia: Content Revisited and Reconceptualized 285
Ch. 16 Postmodern Paradoxes in Finland: The Confinements of Rationality in Curriculum Studies 301
Ch. 17 Understanding Curriculum in France: A Multifaceted Approach to Thinking Education 329
Ch. 18 The Landscape of Curriculum Inquiry in the Republic of Ireland 367
Ch. 19 Curriculum Planning at the Threshold of the Third Millennium: The Israeli Case 381
Ch. 20 Curriculum Reform in Italy in a European Perspective 401
Ch. 21 Japan's Struggle for the Formation of Modern Elementary School Curriculum: Westernization and Hiding Cultural Dualism in the Late 19th Century 417
Ch. 22 Present State of Curriculum Studies in Japan 425
Ch. 23 Japanese Educational Reform for the 21st Century: The Impact of the New Course of Study Toward the Postmodern Era in Japan 435
Ch. 24 Curriculum Research: Evolution and Outlook in Mexico 443
Ch. 25 Main Trends of Curriculum Research In Mexico 457
Ch. 26 What Education Scholars Write About Curriculum in Namibia and Zimbabwe 471
Ch. 27 Curriculum Theory in the Netherlands 479
Ch. 28 Contemporary Curriculum Research in New Zealand 495
Ch. 29 Curriculum Theory and Research in Norway: Traditions, Trends, and Challenges 517
Ch. 30 Back to Itacka: Curriculum Studies in Romania 535
Ch. 31 Politics and Theories in the History of Curricular Reform in South Korea 541
Ch. 32 In Southeast Asia: Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand: Conjunctions and Collisions in the Global Cultural Economy 553
Ch. 33 Frame Factors, Structures, and Meaning Making: Shifting Foci of Curriculum Research in Sweden 575
Ch. 34 Curriculum Study in Taiwan: Retrospect and Prospect 595
Ch. 35 Curriculum Development in Turkey 607
Ch. 36 Subject, not Subjects: Curriculum Pathways, Pedagogies and Practices in the United Kingdom 623
Ch. 37 A Random Harvest: A Multiplicity of Studies in American Curriculum History Research 637
Ch. 38 Hermeneutics, Subjectivity, and Aesthetics: Internationalizing the Interpretive Process in U.S. Curriculum Research 651
Author Index 667
Subject Index 685
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  • Posted February 2, 2015

    La obra ofrece un balance del estado internacional de los estudi

    La obra ofrece un balance del estado internacional de los estudios curriculares, y plantea tanto los desafíos globales como las situaciones locales en el campo. El marco del libro se ubica en la internacionalización de los estudios curriculares, la era del capitalismo digital, la postcolonización de los discursos curriculares, las tendencias y autores locales en los diversos países.

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