Decanonizing the Field
Edited By João M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg
Chapter 31. The Curriculum and the Classroom
| 611 →
THE CURRICULUM AND THE CLASSROOM1
Joe L. Kincheloe
I have a vision of teachers who are self-directed scholar-professionals who produce their own knowledges and diagnose the needs of their students. In this empowered vision of the profession, teachers are also curriculum developers. Here a central theme reemerges: the struggle in the twenty-first century for teachers to control their profession and engage in meaningful pedagogies in light of efforts to control and standardize every dimension of their work. A key dimension of the effort to become self-directed professionals involves teachers operating as curriculum developers. This chapter focuses on what it might mean to be a teacher who is a curriculum developer.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.
Do you have any questions? Contact us.Or login to access all content.