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Critical Theory Curriculum Ideology

Critical theory is a philosophical, sociological, and cultural studies term that relates closely to matters of legitimation, power and conflict, and argument. These are matters of central and defining interest in curriculum studies. Critical theory can be defined as an orientation, a disposition, and a way of acting on the world in order to change it. Above all, critical theory is a form of social analysis that is not prepared to accept things at face value or as they are presented.

It is important to note that critical theory does not constitute a single approach, but rather can be found in a family of related approaches—feminism, Marxism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, post-coloniality, critical race theory, and queer theory, to mention a few. There are a number of ...

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