1st Edition

Critical Geographies of Education
Space, Place, and Curriculum Inquiry

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ISBN 9780367407797
June 18, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
144 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores how the application of the ideas and practices of critical geography to curriculum theory might point to new trajectories for both fields. To achieve this aim, the volume offers a grounding introduction to the field of critical geography, making connections to the significant implications it has for education, and provides illustrations of its application to specific educational situations (schools and classrooms). Beginning with a recognition of the importance of the “spatial turn” in social theory and what it offers educational discourse, the text then contextualizes this new scholarly trajectory, and presents international case study research across disparate urban centers.

Table of Contents

1. Critical Geography and Education—An Introduction;  2. Space, Place, and Power ;  3. Spaces of Possibility;  4. Geographies of School Reform;  5. The Global City—Taking Space Seriously;  6.The City as Curriculum: The Baltimore Uprising and Spaces of Exception;  7. Conclusions/Connections;  8. Notes on Method

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Robert J. Helfenbein is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Curriculum Studies in the Tift College of Education at Mercer University.