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Janks, Hilary – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
This article pays tribute to Allan Luke's work as a pedagogical gift. His ability to bring sociological theories of power, identity and the body to bear on conceptualizing critical literacy is a gift. His research with indigenous populations, and his writing on inclusive curriculum, genres of power and double consciousness resonate in South Africa…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, Educational Theories, Higher Education
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Snaza, Nathan – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
At stake in contemporary US racial tensions is a struggle over the meaning of being "human." By drawing on black feminist theories of being human as verb, and minority discourse critiques of humanism, the paper links "racialization" to apparatuses of humanization that emerge in early modernity including slavery, colonization,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Criticism, Minority Groups, Humanism
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Baszile, Denise Taliaferro – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
Within our current order of knowledge, propagated by the Humanities and Social Sciences, the mattering of Black lives is all but inconceivable. The only possibility for challenging this inconceivability, asserts Sylvia Wynter, is to rewrite our current order of knowledge such that it refuses the overrepresentation of European man and opens to…
Descriptors: Academic Language, African Americans, African American History, Blacks
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Callier, Durell M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Still, Nobody Mean More explores how Black youth constructed as queer subjects by state apparatuses and sociocultural institutions encounter, survive, and resist premature death. Engaging with women and queer of color theories this paper interrogates how the queerness of Blackness works to erase certain subjects from contemporary political…
Descriptors: Feminism, African Americans, Females, Social Justice
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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
In early 2014, a group of senior high school teachers initiated a series of campaigns to fight against the government's imposition of a revised history and citizenship education curriculum, an unprecedented display of opposition in the history of public schools in Taiwan. They rose above the traditional stereotype of the schoolteacher common…
Descriptors: Social Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Maton, Rhiannon M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Philadelphia's teacher-led activist group, the Caucus of Working Educators, has displayed shifts in how it frames the central problems facing public education since its emergence in 2014. Initially, the organization tended to advance the notion that neoliberalist discourses and values were primarily responsible for "education reform"…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Racial Bias, Activism, Teacher Associations
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Asher, Lila; Curnow, Joe; Davis, Amil – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Territorial acknowledgments of Indigenous peoples, places, and settler-colonial histories have become a common practice among settlers in Canadian universities and activist spaces. While these territorial acknowledgments are assumed to be a move toward reconciliation, no research examines what the practice accomplishes pedagogically amongst…
Descriptors: Activism, Land Settlement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Rubin, Beth C.; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Motivated by the addition of a curriculum standard for active citizenship into New Jersey's social studies standards a group of educators and researchers set out to integrate an action research curriculum, based on a youth participatory action research (YPAR) model, into social studies classrooms. Adapting YPAR, with its promising blend of…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Educational Research, Social Studies
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Swalwell, Katy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Calls to close the civic empowerment gap have traditionally focused on improving and expanding civic education for students in high-poverty urban schools. While important, this recommendation implies that closing the gap is in and of itself a sufficient end and that the civic education of affluent youth is unproblematic. This paper calls for (1)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Empowerment, Advantaged, Private Schools
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Ito, Mizuko; Soep, Elisabeth; Kligler-Vilenchik, Neta; Shresthova, Sangita; Gamber-Thompson, Liana; Zimmerman, Arely – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Bringing together popular culture studies and sociocultural learning theory, in this paper we formulate the concept of "connected civics," grounded in the idea that young people today are engaging in new forms of politics that are profoundly participatory. Often working in collaboration with adult allies, they leverage digital media and…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Learning Theories, Civics, Politics
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Jaramillo, Nathalia E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this essay, the author examines the art of rebellion in the context of the 2014 Venezuelan student uprising. Utilizing the lens of Latin American decolonial thought and examining the processes of developing popular power among youth, the author looks into the various ways that youth produce art to communicate and enforce the ideas and values…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Activism, Civil Disobedience
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Jocson, Korina M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, the author illustrates the blurring lines of youth cultural production and participatory politics from the perspective of new media literacies. Drawing on design-based action research, the author discusses pedagogical considerations in the conceptualization of new media literacies in a semester-long course that culminated in…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Action, Action Research, Inquiry
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Recollet, Karyn – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This article contributes to understanding multi-plexed Indigenous resistance through examining spatial tags. As symbolic, moving critiques, spatial tagging intervenes normative structures of settler colonialism and provides the space through which radical decolonial love can emerge. This discussion of the production of spatial glyphs has…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Resistance (Psychology), Space Utilization, Activism
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Rosario, Melissa – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, I examine key symbols and strategies mobilized by students during the first system-wide strike in the University of Puerto Rico's history. I argue that these acts of creative cultural production not only supported the growth of participatory politics within the mobilization but that they also were tools for enacting public…
Descriptors: Police, Ethics, Activism, Student Behavior
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Desai, Chandni – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article I argue that Palestinians, in particular Palestinian youth engage in forms of cultural resistance such as filming, video production and dissemination in their everyday lives as a way to re-configure place, space, law, knowledge and violence, through a critical race, feminist, anti-colonial theoretical analysis. Recently, interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Political Issues, Citizen Participation
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