The Guide to Curriculum in Education illuminates how four commonplaces of curriculum--subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu--are interdependent and interconnected in curriculum making and the ties between and controversies over public debate, policy making, university scholarship, and school practice in defining and developing curricula. Complex traditions of curriculum scholarship are traced to illuminate curriculum ideas, issues, perspectives, and possibilities. A major goal is to highlight and explicate how subject matter, teachers, learners, and context or environment are interdependent and interconnected in decision-making processes that involve local and state school boards and government agencies, educational institutions, and curriculum stakeholders at all levels. Key Features: • Organized around four parts as articulated by curriculum scholar Joseph J. Schwab: subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu • Brief, objective chapters of 5,000 words each provide student readers with more depth than found in an encyclopedia entry • Chapters focus on key contemporary concerns and provide Further Reading suggestions for students wishing to explore a topic in more detail • The Guide focuses on 55 topical chapters organized in four parts: Subject Matter as Curriculum, Teachers as Curriculum, Students as Curriculum, and Milieu as Curriculum This guide will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within education programs who seek to better understand the four commonplaces of curriculum and how it influences various aspects within the field of education.

The Womanist/Black Feminist Milieu

The womanist/black feminist milieu
Sabrina Ross

The sociohistorical and cultural contexts within which Black women and other women of color live their lives and the ways of understanding the world they develop in response to these contexts constitute the womanist/Black feminist milieu. The terms womanist and Black feminist refer to standpoint perspectives that highlight the unique epistemologies, or ways of understanding the world, that Black women and other women of color use to interpret their lived experiences. Womanist and Black feminist epistemologies presuppose the historical and present-day marginalization of women of color and the devaluation of their culturally derived forms of knowledge (Collins, 2000; Williams, 2001). Theoretical perspectives based on womanist and Black feminist epistemologies are social justice-oriented and privilege the ways ...

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