Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change: Foucault and the Quest for Possibilities in Science Education (Counterpoints #35) (Paperback)

Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change: Foucault and the Quest for Possibilities in Science Education (Counterpoints #35) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), David W. Blades Cover Image
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This is book number 35 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


Is curriculum change possible? Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change provides a provocative new response to this question. Through a case study of a recent major attempt to change high school science, this work reveals the continuing barrenness of modernistic explanations of curriculum change. Revisiting this case study in the light of Foucault's concept of power suggests that curriculum change is not an issue of correct technique but a journey of being. An imaginative weaving of narratives, metaphors and allegory invites readers to join this journey by entering into a postmodern conversation about the possibilities for curriculum change.

About the Author


The Author: David W. Blades is Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. He received his Ph.D. in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta. His paper on power and curriculum change was awarded a Tetuso Aoki Award in 1993 by JCT: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Curriculum Studies. A Killam Scholar and award-winning teacher, he has published and presented widely on the topics of curriculum change and science education.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820433257
ISBN-10: 082043325X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: December 1st, 1997
Pages: 294
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints