Curriculum Epistemicide: Towards An Itinerant Curriculum Theory

1st Edition

João M. Paraskeva

Routledge
Published June 7, 2019
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9780367195984 - CAT# K417923
Series: Routledge Studies in Education, Neoliberalism, and Marxism

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

USD$42.95

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

Around the world, curriculum – hard sciences, social sciences and the humanities – has been dominated and legitimated by prevailing Western Eurocentric Anglophone discourses and practices. Drawing from and within a complex range of epistemological perspectives from the Middle East, Africa, Southern Europe, and Latin America, this volume presents a critical analysis of what the author, influenced by the work of Sousa Santos, coins curriculum epistemicides, a form of Western imperialism used to suppress and eliminate the creation of rival, alternative knowledges in developing countries. This exertion of power denies an education that allows for diverse epistemologies, disciplines, theories, concepts, and experiences. The author outlines the struggle for social justice within the field of curriculum, as well as a basis for introducing an Itinerant Curriculum Theory, highlighting the potential of this new approach for future pedagogical and political praxis.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title