Presentation on theme: "ECS 210 SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 Who Decides What Knowledge Is Worth?: Curriculum, Power and the Social Order."— Presentation transcript:
ECS 210 SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 Who Decides What Knowledge Is Worth?: Curriculum, Power and the Social Order
Objectives: Exploring through the proposed K-12 financial literacy school curricula “the politics of curriculum” Practicing approaching school curricula as texts filled with contrasting ideological stances, different visions of a good education and a good society”
Benjamin Levin Deputy Minister of Education, Manitoba, 1999 – 2002 Deputy Minister of Education, Ontario, 2004 – 2007 and from 2008 – 2009 Professor and Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy at OISE, University of Toronto
Teaching Educational Politics Curriculum The Politics of Curriculum Policies Politics Educational Policies Curriculum
Who Decides What Knowledge Is Worth?: Curriculum, Power and the Social Order
Your turn: Practicing approaching school curricula as texts
World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland, 2011) “ The increase in inequality is the most serious challenge for the world… [and] I don’t think the world is paying enough attention ” Min Zhu, Special Adviser at the International Monetary Fund
Canada Income Growth Distribution in 2010 (Conference Board of Canada, 2010)
Should financial literacy teach about socio-economic inequality, of the complex causes and consequences of what it means to be poor?
Financial Literacy: Our Critique What role does financial literacy seems to play in the provincial government economic growth plan? How do the Junior Achievement and the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce understand financial literacy? What perspectives/understandings seem to be missing? What view of a financial literacy person does the Ministry seem to endorse and to educate for? Why? What curriculum orientation (i.e., product, process, and/or praxis) does this proposed curriculum seem to endorse? Why? How does the introduction of the proposed K-12 financial literacy education becomes an instrument to reproduce a particular social order? How is that social order imagined?