Hansen, David T., "Curriculum and the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Inheritance," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 40(June, 2008), 289-312.


David T. Hansen


Traces the history of the idea of the cosmopolitan and various conceptions of cosmopolitanism; contrasts these ideas with other "isms," suggests that a cosmopolitan-oriented curriculum need not conflict with organizing curriculum content or structures but can affect the understanding or world inheritance of that content; discusses the contours of cosmopolitan sensibility and how to educate for it.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process


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