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Locating curriculum studies in the global village

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Abstract:

This paper examines the prospect of 'internationalizing' curricula and curriculum studies in the context of increasingly complex patterns of global interconnectedness in social production and organization. I explore some ways in which diverse knowledge traditions can be sustained locally, and amplified transnationally, without being absorbed into an imperialist archive. The homogenizing effects of economic and cultural globalization and internationalization can be resisted by emphasizing the performative rather than the representational aspects of curriculum work. The internationalization of curriculum studies can then be understood as creating transnational 'spaces' in which local knowledge traditions in curriculum inquiry can be performed together, not as local representations of curriculum translated into a universal discourse.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/002202700182790

Publication date: 2000-03-01

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