ERIC Number: EJ892730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Curriculum Reform in a Globalised World: The Discourses of Cosmopolitanism and Community
Camicia, Steven P.; Franklin, Barry M.
London Review of Education, v8 n2 p93-104 Jul 2010
Under conditions of globalisation, the discourse of cosmopolitanism adds a new dimension to analysis of curriculum reform. We examine the meanings and contentions of curriculum as a regulatory function in rapidly changing, global communities. We examine cosmopolitanism and curriculum through the lenses of two cosmopolitan discourses, neoliberal and democratic. This provides a theoretically complex snapshot of how the discourse of cosmopolitanism reflects different ideologies concerning community and curriculum reform. We support and conclude with a curriculum proposal promoting a democratic cosmopolitan discourse that is culturally responsive, democratic, and socially just in the face of neoliberal globalisation.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Global Approach, Social Justice, Social Control, Essays, Immigrants, Immigration, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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