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Forging the heteroglossic citizen : articulating local, national, regional and global horizons in the Australian Curriculum

Doherty, Catherine A. (2014) Forging the heteroglossic citizen : articulating local, national, regional and global horizons in the Australian Curriculum. Discourse : Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 35(2), pp. 177-189.

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Abstract

This article offers a discourse analysis comparing selected articles in the national press over the consultative period for Phase 1 subjects in the new Australian Curriculum, with rationales prefacing official Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority documents. It traces how various versions of Australia, its ‘nation-ness’ and its future citizens have been taken up in the final product. The analysis uses Lemke's analytic elaboration of Bakhtin's concept of heteroglossia and its derivative, intertextuality. It identifies a range of intertextual thematic formations around ‘nation’, ‘history’, ‘citizen’ and ‘curriculum’ circulating in the public debates, then traces their presence in official curriculum documents. Rather than concluding that these themes are contradictory and incoherent, the conclusion asks how these multiple dialogic facets of Australian nation-ness potentially offer a better response to complex times than any coherent monologic orthodoxy might.

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ID Code: 55007
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: curriculum, citizenship, nation, heteroglossia, intertextuality
DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2012.745729
ISSN: 1469-3739
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Discourse : Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education [Volume 35, Issue 2, (2014)] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01596306.2012.745729
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2012 08:11
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 08:50

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