The Lived Curriculum Experiences of Jamaican Teachers: Currere and Decolonising Intentions (Hardcover)
This book offers first-person narratives of teachers' curriculum encounters. The reflections of teachers are presented using Pinar's Method of Currere as a tool for undertaking deep analysis of teachers' curriculum encounters. The Method of Currere allows teachers to embody curriculum in all its forms, allowing for reflection on encounters in the formal, informal, hidden curriculum and beyond. The book aims to provide readers with a broad understanding of curriculum as the lived experience encapsulating the educational, personal, and professional life of the teacher. In this way teachers are able to trace and make sense of the development of their knowledge and make changes that lead to the continuous offering of quality education. The book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners involved in curriculum studies, teacher education/training, teaching, and general education.
Carmel Roofe is Senior Lecturer in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.