Can we live together? Towards a global curriculum

Bates, Richard 2005, Can we live together? Towards a global curriculum, Arts and humanities in higher education, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 95-109.

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Title Can we live together? Towards a global curriculum
Author(s) Bates, Richard
Journal name Arts and humanities in higher education
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 95
End page 109
Publisher Sage
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1474-0222
1741-265X
Keyword(s) culture
curriculum
education
globalization
markets
Summary Arguing that globalization has been conceived of largely in economic terms this article examines the possibility of a global curriculum in the light of Touraine’s assertion that the major global problem is not economic but social: can we live together? I argue that a global curriculum conceived in social terms is possible and that it will involve: (a) the inclusion of currently ‘subjugated knowledges’; (b) the ability to cross cultural boundaries within and between societies; and (c) a commitment to development as freedom. Such a curriculum would be a recognition of the need to rescue society and personality from the ravages of global markets through education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002931

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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