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Title: Provincializing and globalizing critical studies of school knowledge: Insights from the Japanese history textbook controversy over 'comfort women'
Contributor(s): Takayama, Keita  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Whose knowledge is of most worth is a question that critical scholars of school knowledge and education policy have posed for some time (Apple, 1979, 2000, 2006a; Apple & Christian-Smith, 1991; Buras, 2008; Buras & Apple, 2006; Cornbleth & Waugh, 1995; Lipman, 2004; McCarthy, 1998; Whitty, 1985). This line of analysis has shown how a particular kind of knowledge becomes legitimized ( officialized) in schools, the process both shaping and shaped by the larger unequal power relationships and history of social movements. Drawing on Antonio Gramsci's notion of hegemony and Raymond William's selective tradition, these scholars have demonstrated that while the dominant groups are more likely to shape the content and form of school knowledge to maintain their dominance, they do not achieve total domination. Hegemony is won through partial incorporation of subordinate groups' experience and interests through which the dominant group generates their consent to its rule (Apple & Christian-Smith, 1991).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Strong State and Curriculum Reform: Assessing the Politics and Possibilities of Educational Change in Asia, p. 161-179
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781138825062
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
939903 Equity and Access to Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160201 Equity and access to education
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics
Series Number : 14
Editor: Editor(s): Leonel Lim and Michael W Apple
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