Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change: Foucault and the Quest for Possibilities in Science Education

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P. Lang, Jan 1, 1997 - Science - 290 pages
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"Is curriculum change possible? Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change provides a provocative new response to this question. Through a case study of a recent major attempt to change high school science, this work reveals the continuing barrenness of modernistic explanations of curriculum change. Revisiting this case study in the light of Foucault's concept of power suggests that curriculum change is not an issue of correct technique but a journey of being. An imaginative weaving of narratives, metaphors and allegory invites readers to join this journey by entering into a postmodern conversation about the possibilities for curriculum change."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Modernity Crisis and Curriculum
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A Question From
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Responses to the Second Crisis in Science Education 3 3
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David W. Blades is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Teacher Education at the University of Victora. He holds a Ph.D. in secondary education (science education) from the University of Alberta and a M.Ed. in curriculum studies from the University of Victoria. He has been a director of two centers for excellence in science education. Dr. Blades has published widely on citizenship education, multiculturalism, poststructuralism, and issues in curriculum reform, including Procedures of Power & Curriculum Change (Peter Lang, 1997).

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