“ The Writer”
Hegemony? What Is It? Where Can I Find It?
Our text discusses hegemony and defines it as “the process by which the dominant culture takes over and shifts the perspective from that of the minority group to the biased perspective of the majority group” (p.44). With this in mind, consider where hegemony occurs in schools. What evidence tells you it is present? What are some observable and/or implied signs? How does it impact the curriculum?
*If you need additional resources or context for this discussion please consider visiting one or more of these links:
- Cultural Hegemony in the Public School System
- Foundation of EDAD Reflections
- Hidden Curriculum and the Role of Schools in Cultural Hegemony
Guided Response: Review at least two of your classmates’ posts and elaborate on how the hegemony they presented might have an impact on students and/or society. Begin a discussion about how to reduce the presence of hegemony in schools and/or society.
*It is important to keep in mind the sensitive nature of our discussion topic and respond thoughtfully to each other without judgment.
Wardle, F. (2013).Human Relationships and Learning in the Multicultural Environment. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.*
*This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.
Horton, M., & Freire, P. (1990). We make the road by walking: Conversations on education and social change. Temple University Press.