Internationalizing Curriculum Studies: Histories, Environments, and Critiques

  • Cristyne Hébert
  • Awad Ibrahim
  • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
  • Bryan Smith


How do we internationalize that which is deeply provincial and national? Situating our focus on and interest squarely within curriculum studies, how do we internationalize without imperializing or imposing old, colonial, and so-called “First World” conceptualizations of education on teaching, learning, and curriculum? Let us not anticipate simple answers to such complex questions. Being under no illusion that we hold Solomonic wisdom, we editors turned to the wisdom of others. A curricular response to such pedagogical questions is this edited volume.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristyne Hébert
    • 1
  • Awad Ibrahim
    • 2
  • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
    • 2
  • Bryan Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of ReginaReginaCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.College of Arts, Society and EducationJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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