The Path Less Taken

Immanent Critique in Curriculum and Pedagogy

James G. Henderson

Date Published :
June 2014
Publisher :
Educator's International Press
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ISBN : 9781891928383



G.W.F. Hegel's concept of immanent critique, as filtered through John Dewey's notion of experience, serves as the touchstone for this argument. Maxine Greene's educational philosophy serves as a key inspirational referent. Since immanent critique is underdeveloped in education, it is the path less taken. A particular approach to the practice of immanent critique in education is illustrated through a set of essays that address the Curriculum and Pedagogy Group's mission statement and through concluding professional development and teacher leadership narratives. A simulated town hall meeting provides further insights into this critical approach and hints at other ways immanent critique might be practiced in education. This collection offers a fresh examination of the epistemological foundations of curriculum studies through the lens of the ten-year history of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference and Publications.

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