Signo y Pensamiento
Print version ISSN 0120-4823
AGRAY VARGAS, NANCY. Curriculum Development from a number of Critical Perspectives: a Cultural Construction. Signo pensam. [online]. 2010, vol.29, n.56, pp. 420-427. ISSN 0120-4823.
The concept of curriculum has been viewed from two points of view. The first one is an abstract rational perspective, and the second one is based on cultural construction. On the one hand, this work analyzes the theoretical set-up of the latter, bearing in mind Habermas's cognitive interests theory, the critical theory of education by Carr and Kemmis, and the pedagogy of the oppressed by Freire, all of them summarized by Shirley Grundy. On the other hand, it analyzes the contributions by action research and negotiation as facilitators of critical and participatory curriculum construction.
Keywords : Curriculum; Critical perspectives; Cultural construction; Emancipating curriculum; Action research; Negotiation; Curriculum; Intercultural Education..