McCarthy, Cameron, Michael D. Giardina, Susan Juanita Harewood, and Jin-Kyung Park, "Contesting Culture: Identity and Curriculum Dilemmas in the Age of Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Multiplicity," Harvard Educational Review, 73(Fall, 2003), 449-465.


Analyzes trends in globalization, postcolonialism, and identity in relation to popular culture; distinguishes monological and postcolonialist theories and their implications for curriculum and pedagogy, siding with the latter; comments on several preceding related articles.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Liberal Education/General Education, Ideology and School Knowledge


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