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Teaching Toward the 24th Century

Star Trek as Social Curriculum, 1st Edition

By Karen Anijar

Routledge

284 pages

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Trekkie popular culture sees Star Trek as a unifying myth. Dr Anijar explores this phenomenon in light of the influences of television in children's lives, and the effects of utopian interpretations of Star Trek on teaching practice.

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"It would be wrong to read this book as an analysis ofStar Trekfor teachers. it would be equally inappropriate to read it as journalistic reporting on Trekdom. It is instead a deeply serious contribution to curriculum theory. It situates this theory in a new place - a realm of the popular - in such a way that any reader will be ready to do important curriculum work in response." -- Education Review, July 13, 2001

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EDUCATION / General