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Towards a Just Curriculum Theory
The Epistemicide

Edited By

João Paraskeva

ISBN 9780367876814
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
270 Pages

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Book Description

Towards a Just Curriculum Theory: The Epistemicide responds to a need for ‘alternative ways of thinking about alternatively’ about education and curriculum. It challenges the functionalism of both dominant and specific counter-dominant education and curriculum perspectives and in so doing suggests an Itinerant Curriculum Theory (ICT) as a new path for the field. The volume brings challenges critical educators to decolonize and to deterritorialize, providing scholars and educators a more nuanced analysis. By offering strategies to achieve a just curriculum theory, and by positioning curriculum theory to establish social and cognitive justice, this book aims to educate a more just and democratic society. With contributions from leading scholars across the field education, this volume argues that to deny the existence of any epistemological form beyond the Western mode can be a form of social fascism, which leads to an uncritical reading of history. Together, the essays offer and encourage a more deliberative, democratic engagement that seeks to contextualize and bring to life diverse epistemologies, value-sets, disciplines, theories, concepts, and experiences in education and beyond.

Table of Contents



Can Civilization Survive Capitalism?

Noam Chomsky

Chapter 1

The struggle towards a non-functionalist critical river

João M. Paraskeva

Chapter 2

Imperialist Desires in English Only Language Policy

Donaldo Macedo

Chapter 3

Africana Philosophy

Paget Henry

Chapter 4

Decolonizing Western Universalisms

Decolonial Pluri-versalism From Aime Cesaire to the Zapatistas

Ramon Grosfoguel

Chapter 5

Against Coloniality: On the Meaning and Significance of the Decolonial Turn

Nelson Maldonado-Torres

Chapter 6

Educational Reforms Hostile to the Arts and Humanities

Neoliberalism and Citizenship

Jurjo Torres Santome

Chapter 7

Education, Knowledge and the Righting of Wrongs

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti

Chapter 8

Toni Morrison and the Discourse of the Other: Against the Hypocrisy of Completeness

Cameron McCarthy, Rushika Patel, Brenda Nyandiko Sanya


Curriculum as a Scandal

João M. Paraskeva

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João M. Paraskeva is Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA, USA.