1st Edition

Curriculum Toward New Identities

By William Pinar Copyright 1998
    426 Pages
    by Routledge

    426 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Storying the Self: Life Politics and the Study of the Teacher's Life and Work, Ivor F. Goodson * Curriculum, Transcendence, and Zen/Taoism: Critical Ontology of the Self, Wen-Song Hwu * Using the Literacy Portfolio to Prepare Teachers for Willful World Traveling, Paula M. Salvio * Unskinning Curriculum, Dennis J. Sumara and Brent Davis * Reflections and Diffractions: Functions of Fiction in Curriculum Inquiry, Noel Gough * Pinar's Currere and Identity in Hyperreality: Grounding the Post-Formal Notion of Intrapersonal Intelligence, Joe L. Kincheloe * Psychoanalytic Feminism and the Powerful Teacher, Wendy Atwell-Vasey * Early Childhood Education: Construction of Revolutionary Images, Gaile S. Cannella * Beyond Eurocentrism in Science Education: Promises and Problematics from a Feminist Poststructuralist Perspective, Annette Gough * Is There a Queer Pedagogy? Or, Stop Reading Straight, Deborah P. Britzman * Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Sniffing Out Queers in Education, Suzanne de Castell and Mary Bryson * Uses of Culture: Canon Formation, Postcolonial Literature and the Multicultural Project, Cameron McCarthjy * Engendering Curriculum History, Petra Munro * Curriculum and Concepts of Control, William E. Doll, Jr. * Curriculum as Affichiste: Popular Culture and Identity, Alan A. Block * Models of Excellence: Independent African-Centered Schools, Shariba Rivers and Kofi Lomotey * Revolution and Reality: An Interview with Peter McLaren, * Carmel Borg, Peter Mayo and Ronald Sultana * Index


    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