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Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era (Critical Education Practice)

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Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era provided the first introduction and analysis of contemporary concepts of curriculum development in relation to postmodernism. It challenged educators to transcend purely traditional approaches to curriculum development and instead incorporate various postmodern discourses into their reflection and action in schools. Since public ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 330 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Routledge (first published February 1st 1995)
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Eliezer Sneiderman
Sep 25, 2013 Eliezer Sneiderman rated it it was amazing
I think this is a must read for educators. Slattery has an encyclopedic knowledge of the field. His citations alone provide a foundation for further scholarship and exploration.

The importance of a proleptic eschatology resonated with me. There are futuristic and apocalyptic eschatologies that are worried about some far off end time or heavenly reward. These are disconnected with the present. Then there are present focused theories that call into question the reality of a different existence. Th
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Jul 26, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it
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Slattery does several things well in this text. First, he gives a nice grounding in postmodern theory. It comes across as accessible and doesn't get bogged down in citations as many postmodern texts do. He also makes clear the ways in which postmodern through has relevance for the study and implementation of curriculum. There is a fair bit of autobiography here, and the story of curriculum development over the end of the 20th Century is quite focused on Slattery's own experience--but that's ...more
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Jan 22, 2011 Sharon Bruwer rated it really liked it
I simply have great difficulty in connecting with academic reading contexts where the author's voice is reminiscent of the classroom environments of my youth-( with the teacher droning on and on and me being completely incapable of becoming engaged).Slattery's work though,hums with lived experience used judiciously,deliciously-enough to enable a real connection with the text but not so much as to become irritatingly irrelevant and merely anecdotal.
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