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ERIC Number: EJ1018569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Using Michael Young's Analysis on Curriculum Studies to Examine the Effects of Neoliberalism on Curricula in Mozambique
Zavale, Nelson Casimiro
Policy Futures in Education, v11 n5 p621-636 2013
In this article, the author seeks to examine the effects of neoliberalism on curricula in Mozambique. Despite the fact that the introduction of neoliberal policies in Mozambique has affected the whole system of education, the focus in this article is only on curriculum reforms in secondary and technical/vocational education. The description and the comparison of the pro-liberal curricula with the 'non-liberal' or "transition-from-socialism-to-neoliberalism" period's curricula enables an insight into the sense of the curriculum policy shift: the ongoing neoliberal policies are tending to shift from the former disciplinary-based curriculums, to interdisciplinary, hybrid, flexible, professional-skills-based curricula, oriented to adjust to market demands. It is argued in this article is that a-social realist, socio-constructivist and social-realist epistemologies and their implications in terms of curriculum policies can be used to critically analyse and understand the curriculum policy shifts in Mozambique, in particular how neoliberalism is shaping curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mozambique