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1st Edition

Toward New Identities

ISBN 9780815325222
Published January 1, 1998 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

This collection of essays by established writers in postmodern pedagogy stakes out new conceptual territories, redefines the field, and presents a complete review of contemporary curriculum practice and theory in a single volume
Drawing upon contemporary research in political, feminist, theological, literary, and racial theory, this anthology reformulates the research methodologies of the discipline and creates a new paradigm for the study of curriculum into the next century. The contributors consider gender, identity, narrative and autobiography as vehicles for reviewing the current and future state of curriculum studies.

Special Features
Presents new essays by established writers in postmodern pedagogy,

Reviews curriculum studies through the filters of race, gender, identity, nattative, and autobiography,

Offers in a single, affordable volume a complete review of contemporary curriculum practice and theory.

Table of Contents

Chapter One Storying the Self: Life Politics and the Study of the Teacher's Life and Work, Ivor F. Goodson; Chapter Two Curriculum, Transcendence, and Zen/Taoism: Critical Ontology of the Self, Wen-Song Hwu; Chapter Three On Using the Literacy Portfolio to Prepare Teachers for “Willful World Traveling”, Paula M. Salvio; Chapter Four Unskinning Curriculum, Dennis J. Sumara, Brent Davis; Chapter Five Reflections and Diffractions: Functions of Fiction in Curriculum Inquiry, Noel Gough; Chapter Six Pinar's Currere and Identity in Hyperreality: Grounding the Post-formal Notion of Intrapersonal Intelligence, Joe L. Kincheloe; Chapter Seven Psychoanalytic Feminism and the Powerful Teacher, Wendy Atwell-Vasey; Chapter Eight Early Childhood Education: A Call for the Construction of Revolutionary Images, Gaile S. Cannella; Chapter Nine Beyond Eurocentrism in Science Education: Promises and Problematics from a Feminist Poststructuralist Perspective, Annette Gough; Chapter Ten, Deborah P. Britzman; Chapter Eleven Don't Ask; Don't Tell: “Sniffing Out Queers” in Education, Suzanne de Castell, Mary Bryson; Chapter Twelve The Uses of Culture: Canon Formation, Postcolonial Literature, and the Multicultural Project, Cameron McCarthy; Chapter Thirteen Engendering Curriculum History, Petra Munro; Chapter Fourteen Curriculum and Concepts of Control, William E. DollJr., Al Alcazar; Chapter Fifteen Curriculum as Affichiste: Popular Culture and Identity, Alan A. Block; Chapter Sixteen Models of Excellence: Independent African-Centered Schools, Shariba Rivers, Kofi Lomotey; Chapter Seventeen Revolution and Reality: An Interview with Peter McLaren, Carmel Borg, Peter Mayo, Ronald Sultana;

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William F. Pinar


"Curriculum: Toward New Identities represents an effort to 'prgoress beyond a certain primitive point' (p.xiii) through new theorizing that serves to frame our deepest constructions, autobiographical reflections, sociological imaginations, and lived experiences of the ever-changing polyglot culture we face in today's world...For all educators open to and interested in the ways in which postructuralism, postmodernism, and cultural studies are literally shape-shifting our lives and our work, this collection offers wonderfully unsettling examples of our 'curriculum club' for the new millenium." -- Linguistics and Education