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Curriculum Transformation, Higher Education

Curriculum transformation is the process of creating new courses and curricula in all disciplines based on critical examination of knowledge about race, class, gender, disability, religion, class, sexual orientation, gender expression, and nationality. Emerging as a systemic educational change strategy in the late 1960s, curriculum transformation addresses both content integration and classroom pedagogy and contributes to diversity initiatives aimed at institutional transformation. Curriculum transformation also calls for the development of inclusive perspectives within interdisciplinary fields such as women's studies, U.S. ethnic studies, queer studies, and disability studies. Teaching these studies across the curriculum ensures that all students graduate with comprehensive knowledge of diversity, complementing diversity requirements and the focused study of difference in various fields.

This entry describes the origins and evolution of curriculum transformation as ...

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