Curriculum as Spaces

Curriculum as Spaces Aesthetics, Community, and the Politics of Place

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This book has won the (S0(BO.L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award(S1(B 2015 from the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC) Curriculum as Spaces: Aesthetics, Community, and the Politics of Place can be viewed as a holistic approach to education, conservation, and community development that uses place as an integrating context for learning. It argues that curriculum and place is a much deeper subject, with roots in aesthetics, community, and politics that go beyond the individual and profoundly address the formation of our current belief system. Despite the unique efforts described in this book to address the curriculum of space, major issues persist in our educational system. First, the rigor of curriculum studies is not usually applied to this complex field that encompasses philosophy, aesthetics, geography, social theory, and history. Second, the conflict caused by studying the place without contextualizing it within the larger social milieu ignores the nuances of our intimately global social network. Third, current responses ignore the uncritical assessment of underrepresented groups within the theoretical landscape. With these problems in mind, Curriculum as Spaces introduces foundational principles that ask us to imagine the full realization of curriculum spaces and show us how to examine the philosophical and cultural roots of these most essential principles.

Book information

ISBN: 9781433125102
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Imprint: Peter Lang
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 119
Weight: 224g
Height: 227mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 8mm