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ERIC Number: EJ825130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0362-6784
Performing Curriculum: Exploring the Role of Teachers and Teacher Educators
Harris-Hart, Catherine
Curriculum Inquiry, v39 n1 p111-123 Jan 2009
This article presents a review of three chapters in "Part II, Section D: Teaching Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). These chapters ["Teacher Education as a Bridge? Unpacking Curriculum Controversies" (Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Kelly E. Demers. Chapter 13, pp. 261-281); "Cultivating the Image of Teachers as Curriculum Makers" (Cheryl J. Craig, Vicki Ross. Chapter 14, pp. 282-305); and "Teachers' Experience of Curriculum: Policy, Pedagogy, and Situation" (William Ayers, Therese Quinn, David O. Stovall, Libby Scheiern. Chapter 15, pp. 306-326)] provide deeper insight into the work of teachers and teacher educators as curriculum makers. The chapters provide a detailed history of how teaching curriculum has been theorised through practice and the contemporary contexts and controversies framing curriculum work. In this review, Harris-Hart discusses each chapter highlighting key issues and themes, drawing links across chapters, and identifying both areas of particular interest and areas for further exploration. In addition, she proposes an alternate theoretical lens, Actor Network Theory (ANT), through which issues of control and agency as they relate to curriculum practice, can be further explicated. (Contains 1 note.)
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