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Palgrave Macmillan

Curriculum Studies in China

Intellectual Histories, Present Circumstances

ISBN 9781137384034
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International and Development Education

Curriculum Studies in China reveals how curriculum studies scholars in China understand their field's intellectual history, its present circumstances, and the relations among these intersecting domains with globalization. This book's project is twofold: it increases knowledge worldwide of curriculum studies in China, and it documents the imbrications of local and global curriculum scholarship. Scholars from two continents collaborate to create a truly global understanding of curriculum in the world's most populous country. Together, they advance the development of a worldwide curriculum studies field that incorporates both national and international curriculum scholarship.

William F. Pinar is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hangzou Normal University, China.

1. Curriculum Studies and Curriculum Reform in China: 1922-2012; Zhang Hua
2. From Follower to Creator: The School as a Reform Subject; Chen Yuting
3. The Question of the Textbook in Curriculum Reform: An Autobiographical Account; Kang Changyun
4. Curriculum Research in China; Cong Lixin
5. Integrating Elementary Mathematics into Curriculum Studies: A Personal Course of Study in Curriculum Studies; Ma Yunpeng
6. Growing with Postmodernism: A Story of Curriculum Studies in China; Zhang Wenjun
7. The Development of Curriculum Ideologies and the Present Circumstances of Curriculum Studies in China; Zhou Huixia
8. From 1980 to 2010: The Thirty-year Course of My Study and Research; Liu Jian
9. The Exchanges with Alicia de Alba; William F. Pinar
10. The Exchanges with Tero Autio; William F. Pinar
11. The Exchanges with Janet L. Miller; William F. Pinar
12. Curriculum Studies in China: Reform, Culture, History; William F. Pinar
Epilogue: The Participants Comment

Hua Zhang, Hangzhou Normal University, China
Yuting Chen, Tiajin Academy of Educational Sciences, China
Lixing Cong, Beijing Normal University, China
Changyun Kang, Beijing Normal University, China
Yunpeng Ma, Northeast Normal University, China
Wenjun Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
Huixia Zhou, Baotou Teachers' College, China
Jian Liu, National Center for School Curriculum, China


"Curriculum studies in China presents a panoramic view of curriculum change in modern Chinese universities. Pinar's book elaborates fully on the issues concerning educators today. This book is unique and worth reading for researchers, graduate students, and policy makers to understand how China's social change is linked with curriculum reform, and its impact on Chinese education." - Wanhua Ma, Professor of Education, and Director, Center of International Higher Education, Peking University, China
"Curriculum Studies in China is an outstanding example deconstructing the recent curriculum reforms as well as the history of curriculum studies. The book presents how curriculum studies in China is dealing with both tradition—Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism—and a "secularized" insertion into a globalized economy. It vividly demonstrates how curriculum studies in China is welcoming difference in order to enhance their distinctiveness." - Elizabeth Macedo, Professor of Curriculum and Associate Provost at State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; President of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
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