The Situation of Parents in the Curricular Commonplaces: A Place of Equal Rank?

  • Debbie Pushor University of Saskatchewan

Abstract

Schwab (1973) argued that four commonplaces of equal rank must be taken into account in curriculum making: students, teachers, subject matter and milieus. While he insisted that none of the commonplaces can be omitted without a vital loss, attention to milieus, particularly in relation to parents and families (rather than schools or classrooms), is largely being omitted in teacher education curriculum. This article explores how a teacher education curriculum attending to the positioning of parents helped interrupt one teacher’s story of parents. The article challenges us to consider who is rendered in/visible, who is in/validated, who finds schooling an educative process—and who is/does not—in the dominant plotline of parents as outsiders to curriculum.

Published
2009-02-02
How to Cite
PUSHOR, Debbie. The Situation of Parents in the Curricular Commonplaces: A Place of Equal Rank?. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 139-154, feb. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/The-Situation-of-Parents-in-the-Curricular-Commonplaces-A-Place-of-Equal-Rank>. Date accessed: 24 apr. 2018.