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Critical curriculum studies : education, consciousness, and the politics of knowing

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Au,Wayne

Source:

Critical social thought, Routledge, New York, p.123 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LB1570 .A93 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9363437

Keywords:

Critical pedagogy--United States, EDUCATION / Curricula, EDUCATION / General, Education--Curricula--Social aspects--United States, Transformative learning--Curricula--United States

Abstract:

Summary: "Critical Curriculum Studies" brings together curriculum theory, critical educational studies, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social justice to argue for a transformative curriculum that challenges existing inequity in social, educational, and economic relations. Making use of the work of important scholars such as Freire, Vygotsky, Hartsock, Harding, and others, "Critical Curriculum Studies", argues that we must understand the relationship between the curriculum and the types of consciousness we carry out into the world"-- Provided by publisher.; Summary: "Critical Curriculum Studies: Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing offers a novel framework for thinking about how curriculum relates to students' understanding of the world around them. Wayne Au brings together curriculum theory, critical educational studies, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social justice to argue for a transformative curriculum that challenges existing inequity in social, educational, and economic relations. Making use of the work of important scholars such as Freire, Vygotsky, Hartsock, Harding, and others, Critical Curriculum Studies, argues that we must understand the relationship between the curriculum and the types of consciousness we carry out into the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng