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Global Curriculum: Desirability and Feasiblity

  • Alicia ProwseEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_63-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Curriculum is a broad term that is commonly understood as a plan of what is learned in a course of education, including the written documentation that prescribes the detailed content and the ways of learning that a student of that course will experience (e.g., Wiles et al. 1989). However, curriculum scholars acknowledge that curriculum is difficult to define (Doll 2008; Marsh 2009; Dillon 2009; Hunkins and Ornstein 2016) and that:

Curriculum may be one of those key terms—like democracy, say—the meaning of which remains forever elusive, open, shifting, dynamic and undecidable. (Green 2017)

Considerations about how a “global” curriculum might be defined, and perhaps most importantly by whom or in relation to what criteria and purposes, are arguably even more critical and potentially complex.

Introduction

Fraser and Bosanquet (2006) acknowledge the wide variety of ways that educators use and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Teaching AcademyManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Theam Foo Ng
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Global Sustainability StudiesUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia