The Hidden Curriculum in Higher Education

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The Hidden Curriculum in Higher Education is a daring look at the way colleges and universities produce race, class, and gender hierarchies and reproduce conservative ideology. These original and provocative essays shed light on all that remains hidden in higher education.

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""This book is an important contribution to debate to come. The questions it raises should be attended to be all who engage in curriculum construction - hidden and otherwise.." -Canadian Journal of Sociology (CJS), November 2001. " "In this era of increasing corporatization it is essential that we all confront the hidden agendas we often unwittingly serve.."" -Cary Nelson, co-author of Academic Keywords ..."[B]rings a new sense of energy, critique, and direction to analyzing the politics that shape and regulate higher education.."" -Henry Giroux, author of Impure Acts " "This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about the hidden connections between higher education and differential economic and cultural power.."" -Michael Apple, author of Official Knowledge


Institutions of higher education are not immune to the problems of the rest of the world: racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. This text includes original essays which focus on every aspect of the hidden curriculum, from management schools to biology departments to dissertation committees. It contains interviews with academics, case studies which examine how schools differentially socialize certain classes of students and studies of various educational settings.

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ISBN 10:  0415927595 ISBN 13:  9780415927598
Publisher: Routledge, 2001