Chinese Currere, Subjective Reconstruction, and Attunement

When Calls My Heart

  • Wanying Wang

Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Wanying Wang
    Pages 1-20
  3. Wanying Wang
    Pages 63-80
  4. Wanying Wang
    Pages 101-117
  5. Wanying Wang
    Pages 119-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 135-136

About this book


This book proposes a new way of understanding the concept of currere, first described by William Pinar, as an approach to curriculum studies. Derived from her subject position as a Chinese woman who has studied in Beijing and Hong Kong and now researches in Vancouver, the author sets out to contribute to the distinctiveness of a Chinese cosmopolitan theory of curriculum as experienced: the initial formulation of a Chinese currere. Juxtaposing currere with elements of ancient Chinese philosophical thought to inform a cosmopolitan concept of spirituality, chapters articulate the author's own journey through subjective reconstruction, shedding light on how her subjectivity has been reconstructed through autobiography and academic study toward a coherent self capable of sustained, critical, and creative engagement with the world.


currere chinese philosophy curriculum teacher education narrative inquiry

Authors and affiliations

  • Wanying Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-41060-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-41061-2
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