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ERIC Number: EJ1167528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Curriculum as Colour and Curves: A Synthesis of Black Theory, Design and Creativity Realised as Critical Curriculum Writing
McKnight, Lucinda
Gender and Education, v30 n2 p222-238 2018
This article looks to three inspirational Black women, bell hooks, Stacey McBride-Irby and Patricia Williams, in the pursuit of radical curriculum. While today curriculum is critiqued as racialised, gendered, sexualised and classed, the formats of curriculum documents such as text books, units of work and lesson plans have changed little. These documents are often conceived as linear sequences of steps leading to outcomes, and their voices are distanced and "neutral." Drawing on a doctoral study of curriculum design in Australia, this article embraces a different approach by opening up a unit of work on girls' popular culture to hooks' invocations to teach to transgress, so that curriculum might be experienced as colour and curves, rather than a monochrome route to a pre-determined end point. Through this, along with hooks, I invite teachers to live pedagogy, rather than to deliver it.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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