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Routledge Cultural Studies in Knowledge, Curriculum, and Education


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China’s Education, Curriculum Knowledge and Cultural Inscriptions: Dancing with The Wind

China’s Education, Curriculum Knowledge and Cultural Inscriptions: Dancing with The Wind

1st Edition

Weili Zhao
June 20, 2018

With a focus on the role of discourse and language in education, this book examines China’s educational reform from an original perspective that avoids mapping on Westernized educational sensibilities to a Chinese environment. Zhao untangles the tradition-modernity division expressed in China’s...

A Cultural History of Reforming Math for All: The Paradox of Making In/equality

A Cultural History of Reforming Math for All: The Paradox of Making In/equality

1st Edition

Jennifer D. Diaz
October 03, 2017

While many accept that math is a universal, culturally indifferent subject in school, this book demonstrates that this is anything but true. Building off of a historically conscious understanding of school reform, Diaz makes the case that the language of mathematics, and the symbols through which...

Teacher Education and Teaching as Struggling for the Soul: A Critical Ethnography

Teacher Education and Teaching as Struggling for the Soul: A Critical Ethnography

1st Edition

Thomas S. Popkewitz
June 30, 2017

Challenging conventional ways of thinking about school reforms and teacher education, this book analyses how the "knowledge systems" which organize how teachers’ observe, supervise, and evaluate children produces norms that have the effect of excluding children who are poor and of color. Building...

The Educated Subject and the German Concept of Bildung: A Comparative Cultural History

The Educated Subject and the German Concept of Bildung: A Comparative Cultural History

1st Edition

Rebekka Horlacher
May 18, 2017

German education plays a huge role in the development of education sciences and modern universities internationally. It is influenced by the educational concept of Bildung, which defines Germany ‘s theoretical and curricular ventures. This concept is famously untranslatable into other languages and...

Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem: Historical Consciousness and the Moralizing Limits of the Present

Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem: Historical Consciousness and the Moralizing Limits of the Present

1st Edition

Daniel Friedrich
November 18, 2016

By repositioning democratic education not as something that can be achieved by following a certain, proven process, but as an inherently paradoxical enterprise in its dealings with the tension between schooling as the intentional production of citizens and the uncertainties of democracy, an...

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