This book brings together voices and perspectives from across the world and draws in a new generation of curriculum scholars to provide fresh insight into the contemporary field. By opening up Curriculum Studies with contributions from twelve countries--including every continent--the book outlines and exemplifies the challenges and opportunities for transnational curriculum inquiry. While curriculum remains largely shaped and enabled nationally, global policy borrowing and scholarly exchange continue to influence local practice. Contributors explore major shared debates and future implications through four key sections: Decolonising the Curriculum; Knowledge Questions and Curriculum Dilemmas; Nation, History, Curriculum; and Curriculum Challenges for the Future.
Bill Green is Emeritus Professor of Education at Charles Sturt University, Australia. His recent publications include Engaging Curriculum: Bridging the Curriculum Theory and English Education Divide (2018) and Rethinking L1 Education in a Global Era: Understanding the (Post-)National L1 Subjects in New and Uncertain Times (co-edited with Per-Olof Erixon, 2020). Philip Roberts is Associate Professor in Curriculum Inquiry and Rural Education at the University of Canberra, Australia, and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2020-2022). His work is situated within rural sociology, the sociology of knowledge, educational sociology, and social justice, and is informed by the spatial turn in social theory and sustainability. Marie Brennan is Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia and Extraordinary Professor in Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is active in teacher education, curriculum studies, and education policy studies. Her curriculum work focuses on the intertwined global challenges of inequalities/injustice, decoloniality, and environment enacted in the local.