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Identity Politics

Identity politics within curriculum studies finds at its root the link between one's individual history and cultural experiences and the course of study, or curriculum, at hand. In short, identity politics in curriculum studies brings together oneself with the curriculum. Scholars of identity politics ask questions about whose identity is being taught in the curriculum, whose is not, and why?

Emerging as a significant field of inquiry and in response to the political tensions and historical events of the 1960s, the field of identity politics within curriculum studies was birthed during an era when the majority population, and its traditional dominance over politics, started to be questioned, especially in terms of civil rights. In the 1960s, in short, curriculum studies scholars began to draw attention to ...

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