Curriculum Spaces: Discourse, Postmodern Theory and Educational Research

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Education - 152 pages
Historically, moves and counter-moves to define «curriculum» have occurred within highly contested terrain. This book studies curriculum as a discursively produced historically, socially, politically and economically inscribed epistemological space. This epistemological approach to studying the knowing subject and research positionality highlights the importance of understanding how we know what we know. This book presents a three-pronged approach - bringing together curriculum theory, educational research theory, and exemplars of research projects. Curriculum Spaces is an avant-garde research theory that analyzes the discursive production of knowing by drawing upon a number of theories (e.g., critical discourse theories and postmodern theories) to provide a unique lens on education in this historic moment.
 

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Contents

The Methodological Journey
21
Charter Schools
57
Discourses That Other
79
A Postcolonial Subject Position
105
Knowing through
121
From Currere to Curriculum Spaces
133
Bibliography
139
Index
151
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About the author (2006)

The Author: Lisa J. Cary is Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in education, specifically in the areas of social studies/global studies in education and cultural studies in education (formerly curriculum studies), from the Ohio State University. In addition to the publication of numerous articles in professional journals, in 2004 she received the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group, Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies.

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