Aoki is definitely in the avant garde of thinkers and writers in the curriculum field. He explores the relationship of other disciplines and areas of artistic endeavor to the curriculum field with poetic nuance and philosophical lenses....There is little sense of 'having been there before' when contemplating Aoki's work...Anyone interested in learning and living will find in it an expression of the interrelationship of all knowledge and knowing, the energy of a lived life, nudging experiences of all kinds in unexpected ways and in serendipitous situations.
-Norman V. Overly
Aoki's work is groundbreaking and unique, but has never before been collected in a single volume....During his long career he has been deeply engaged in the question of the relationship between curriculum theory and classroom practice....In Curriculum in a New Key the range and intensity of Aoki's interests is reflected, and his pedagogic voice shines through. The essays show how he uses a blend of narrative, philosophy, and aesthetic insight to subtly draw attention to matters of pedagogical relationship, subject matter and culture....This book is an invaluable resource for curriculum scholars internationally.
University of Alberta
Aoki is enormously erudite...not only in phenomenology, but in poststructuralism, critical theory, and cultural criticism as well. Even these four complex intellectual traditions fail to depict the range and depth of his study and his intellectual achievement....Of Aoki we must say that his brilliance as a pedagogue is inextricably interwoven with his brilliance as a scholar and theoretician. It is the unique and powerful combination of the three that makes his work absolutely distinctive...Aoki's life's work has and will continue to influence those who encounter it. If there were a Nobel Prize in education, he would be a recipient.
-William F. Pinar
From the Foreword