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ERIC Number: ED522229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-27
Pages: 128
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-7711-4
Critical Curriculum Studies: Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing. Critical Social Thought
Au, Wayne
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
"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. Following a Series Introduction (Michael W. Apple), the following chapters are contained in this book: (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; and (6) Conclusion: Critical Consciousness, Relative Autonomy, and the Curriculum.
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Language: English
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