Provinicializing curriculum? On the preparation of subjectivity for globality

Baker, Bernadette (2010) Provinicializing curriculum? On the preparation of subjectivity for globality. Curriculum Inquiry, 40(2), pp. 221-240.

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Abstract

The recent availability of international forums devoted expressly to discussing subfields of education such as curriculum studies has brought to visibility preexisting flashpoints that are not easily defused by strict adherence to definition of key terms. The difficulty of translating the term curriculum into “non”-Indo-European root languages, as well as among them, is a case in point and not just an issue of vocabulary. The difficulty of translation indexes a cleavage that is beyond-conceptual and exo-technical. Efforts to locate analogs or equivalents might suggest on the one hand, an ethnocentric preoccupation to extend the reach of a provincial concept (i.e., curriculum), while the effort to avoid or move to the side of such a preoccupation for translation might suggest structures of subjectivity that refuse co-option into foreign frames of reference. Both of these possibilities are, however, constitutive of and pointing to productive interstices from which to reengage and rephrase the weight given to subjectivity and language, to global/local divisions, and to the politics of traveling discourses in educational research.

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ID Code: 89909
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-873X.2010.00479.x
ISSN: 1467-873X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2015 01:18
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 04:18

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