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The Death of the Good Canadian: Teachers, National Identities, and the Social Studies Curriculum George H. Richardson

The Death of the Good Canadian: Teachers, National Identities, and the Social Studies Curriculum

George H. Richardson

Published May 22nd 2002
ISBN : 9780820455358
Paperback
169 pages
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This book documents the failed attempt of successive social dstudies curriculum to create a sustainable mythic stucture of Canadian identity, and it situates teachers in the uneasy space between the modernist concepts of national identity perscribedMoreThis book documents the failed attempt of successive social dstudies curriculum to create a sustainable mythic stucture of Canadian identity, and it situates teachers in the uneasy space between the modernist concepts of national identity perscribed in the curriculum and the lived woerld of the classrooms they experience daily. In The Death of the Good Canadian, George H. Richardon endeavors to represent the ambivalence of curriculum delivery in an era when ther is frequently a striking dissonance between the rigid boundaries that the modernist curriculum creates between national self and and the more hybrid and problematic sense of national identity formation as an ongoing process of the articulation of cultural differnce, which is suggested by the plural classrooms of the twenty-first century.