Constructing Knowledge: Curriculum Studies in Action

The New Politics of the Textbook

Critical Analysis in the Core Content Areas

Editors: Hickman, Heather, Porfilio, Brad J. (Eds.)

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In an era when corporate and political leaders are using their power to control every aspect of the schooling process in North America, there has been surprisingly little research on the impact of textbook content on students. The contributors of this volume and its partner (The New Politics of the Textbook: Problematizing the Portrayal of Marginalized Groups in Textbooks) guide educators, school administrators, academics, and other concerned citizens to unpack the political, social, and cultural influences inherent in the textbooks of core content areas such as math, science, English, and social science. They urge readers to reconsider the role textbooks play in the creation of students’ political, social, and moral development and in perpetuating asymmetrical social and economic relationships, where social actors are bestowed unearned privileges and entitlements based upon their race, gender, sexuality, class, religion and linguistic background. Finally, they suggest ways to resist the hegemony of those texts through critical analyses, critical questioning, and critical pedagogies.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Politics of the Textbook
Book Subtitle
Critical Analysis in the Core Content Areas
Editors
  • Heather Hickman
  • Brad J. Porfilio
Series Title
Constructing Knowledge: Curriculum Studies in Action
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-930-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-930-5
Series ISSN
2213-722X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 337
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