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ERIC Number: EJ825126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0362-6784
Internationalizing Curriculum: Globalization and the Worldliness of Curriculum Studies
Carson, Terrance R.
Curriculum Inquiry, v39 n1 p145-158 Jan 2009
This article presents a review of three chapters in "Part II, Section E: Internationalizing Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). These chapters ["Indigenous Resistance and Renewal: From Colonizing Practices to Self-Determination" (Donna Deyhle, Karen Swisher, Tracy Stevens, Ruth Trinidad Galvan. Chapter 16, pp. 329-348); "Globalization and Curriculum" (Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt. Chapter 17, pp. 349-368); and "Community Education in Developing Countries: The Quiet Revolution in Schooling" (Joseph P. Farrell. Chapter 18, pp. 369-389)] speak in various ways to the critical and creative possibilities within the worldly circumstances of the curriculum field. Chapter 16 discusses the significance of a transnational dialogue that is both for and by the widely scattered indigenous peoples of the world, pointing out that while indigenous peoples have faced common historical experiences of colonization and assimilation, they have experienced these common histories in isolation from one another as they were caught up and absorbed in the projects of modern nation building in the Americas and elsewhere. Chapter 17 provides a critical examination of the uses of international high-stakes testing, challenging claims that competitive excellence in education can be measured on the basis of testing regimes. Chapter 18 returns the reader to the theme of creative possibilities in the internationalization of curriculum inquiry. Carson concludes that these three chapters offer needed critique and chart promising new directions within the internationalization of curriculum studies. (Contains 1 note.)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment