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ERIC Number: EJ1026064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Forging the Heteroglossic Citizen: Articulating Local, National, Regional and Global Horizons in the Australian Curriculum
Doherty, Catherine
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v35 n2 p177-189 2014
This article offers a discourse analysis comparing selected articles in the national press over the consultative period for Phase 1 subjects in the new Australian Curriculum, with rationales prefacing official Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority documents. It traces how various versions of Australia, its "nation-ness" and its future citizens have been taken up in the final product. The analysis uses Lemke's analytic elaboration of Bakhtin's concept of heteroglossia and its derivative, intertextuality. It identifies a range of intertextual thematic formations around "nation", "history", "citizen" and "curriculum" circulating in the public debates, then traces their presence in official curriculum documents. Rather than concluding that these themes are contradictory and incoherent, the conclusion asks how these multiple dialogic facets of Australian nation-ness potentially offer a better response to complex times than any coherent monologic orthodoxy might.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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