This highly anticipated collection of 30 original essays and 21 invocations provokes the idea of curriculum studies as an interdisciplinary field across transitional contexts, with particular emphasis on Canadian educators’ works. During the Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference (2015), co-editors Carl Leggo and Erika Hasebe-Ludt invited educators to provoke curriculum studies by attending to the multiple denotations of provoke, and to examine their convictions, commitments, and challenges with/in the field.
In the spirit of curriculum elders, contributors ask bold and urgent questions about the complexity, culture, and characters of curriculum studies. The resulting collection weaves threads of the writing into three métissage strands, highlighting arts-based inquiry approaches as part of the creative, performative, interactive, and imaginative nature of this field. This rich text is well-suited to senior undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum studies and qualitative educational research.
Carl Leggo is a poet and Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Erika Hasebe-Ludt is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.
“The breadth is wonderful and the depth is appropriate. I really like the textbook’s inclusiveness and its coherent collection of work.”
—Allan MacKinnon, Simon Fraser University