Thinking About and Enacting Curriculum in "Frames of War"

Thinking About and Enacting Curriculum in "Frames of War"

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Rahat Naqvi and Hans Smits' edited collection, Thinking about and Enacting Curriculum in "Frames of War" is centered on the theme of how the current global order creates precarious conditions for human life. The contributors respond to the challenges Judith Butler posed about the fragility of life and questions about how we apprehend, and take up ethically, our responsibilities for those who are considered "Other." The overarching objective of the book is the meaning of a call to ethics, and how discussion of framing and frames is a provocation to think about our responsibilities as curriculum scholars and more

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  • Hardback | 174 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 073916645X
  • 9780739166451

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Reframing the curricular challenge educators face after a decade of war, the contributors to this remarkable collection testify to the ethical demands of our time, our place, and our profession. What does it mean for us to teach now, in a time laced by hate, suffering, and trauma but professionally determined to find a very different future? Each of these essays provides provocative paths, theoretical and practical, to that future. In this resounding collection we hear once again the sound of silence breaking, supporting us to rearticulate our pedagogical convictions in this time of terrorism, reframing curriculum as committed to intercultural understanding and global justice. -- William F. Pinar, University of British Columbia Famously, Greek dramatist Aeschylus remarked that "in war, the first casualty is truth." In this fine, original and timely collection, Rahat Naqvi and Hans Smits have provided a valuable forum in which curriculum scholars can 'speak truth to power' in the post-911 era and explore ways to understand and challenge how curriculum is enframed and enacted in contemporary classrooms. -- George Richardson, University of Albertashow more

About Raht Naqvi

Rahat Naqvi is an associate professor in the area of Language and Diversity Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. She holds a PhD in Didactics of Languages and Cultures from the Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris. She has taught in various international settings that include the National Institute for Oriental Languages, Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris and most recently at the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Naqvi is the Associate Director of the Language Research Center at the University of Calgary. Her focused fields of expertise are primarily in language and literacy pedagogy, identity issues and emergent literacy. Hans Smits recently retired from the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary where he served as Associate Dean with responsibilities for teacher education. His areas of teaching and writing were in social studies education, curriculum theory, and teacher more

Table of contents

Table of Contents About the Cover Acknowledgments Introduction: The World on the Verge of a "Nervous Breakdown," by Rahat Naqvi & Hans Smits Chapter One: Challenging the Frames of Curriculum Hans Smits & Rahat Naqvi Chapter Two: Facing the War in Afghanistan: A Curriculum Journey of a "Good Canadian", by David Blades Chapter Three: Re-Framing: Un-Neighbourly Love, Haunting Inquiry, Perfectibility, by Robert Nellis Chapter Four: Sound Curriculum: Recognizing the Field, by Walter Gershon Chapter Five: Running head: After the war Narrative Reconstructions, Broken Frames: Sendai Before and After the War, by Craig McDonald Chapter Six: Depicting and Framing the Trauma of Another, by Patricia Kostouros Chapter Seven: Teaching Social Justice in English Language Arts: Working Toward Transformative Learning, Karen Magro Chapter Eight: Global Justice Education as a Pedagogy of Loss: Interrupting Frames of War, by Lisa Taylor About the Authors Bibliography Indexshow more