Why decolonising curriculum knowledge?

Marlon Moncrieffe

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Why Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge?
In its broadest sense, the objective of decolonisation work in education is to expose and to disrupt the ongoing processes of colonialism, identified by the uncritical cultural reproduction of Eurocentric curriculum knowledge and discourses (Bhambra et al., 2018; Moncrieffe, 2020a; Moncrieffe et al., 2020a). With a focus on the intellectual, emotional, economic and political reversal of colonial injustices, decolonisation work in education means critically assessing, contextualising and challenging the dominant viewpoint and assumptions of curriculum knowledge (Gandolfi and Rushton, 2022). Decolonisation work does this by amplifying and disseminating the knowledge and perspectives of peoples that curriculum knowledge has historically silenced and marginalised (Moncrieffe, 2020a; Moncrieffe, et al. 2020a).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDecolonising Curriculum Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives and Interdisciplinary Approaches
EditorsMarlon Lee Moncrieffe
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783031136238
ISBN (Print)9783031136221
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2022


  • Decolonising the Curriculum
  • Decolonising Curriculum Knowledge
  • International
  • Education
  • interdisciplinarity
  • Research


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