Decanonizing the Field
Edited By João M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg
Chapter 19. The Voices of Women in Curriculum Tensions
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THE VOICES OF WOMEN IN CURRICULUM TENSIONS
Current channels of cultural transmission have contributed to one of the most innovative features of our societies globally: a potential interconnectivity that has never before been experienced. The limits and consequences of this interconnection are yet to be realized, but what can be noted at this time is the tension between various cultural codes (Castells, 2000). Through this conflict, we can appreciate the rise of an ideological position based on confrontation, the clash of cultures, and there is no need for dialogue (Naïr, 2006), and conclude that cultural differences are the cause of conflicts among people. At the same time, this ideology obviate labor, economic, social, political, or educational problems and therefore hide the new indentured classes that have emerged in countries with the greatest economic development (Sassen, 2003).
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