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ERIC Number: ED436465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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The Long and Winding Road: The Development of the New Social Studies Curriculum in New Zealand.
Mutch, Carol
Over the last 10 years there have been major reforms in education in New Zealand. There were two paths of reform administrative and curricular. This paper deals with curricular reform and charts the attempts to produce a social studies curriculum which would meet the demands of a changing society and represent the interests of a diverse range of stakeholders. Using a model after Pierre Bourdieu of "educational policy as a social field," the paper examines the way that key players (individuals, groups, and institutions) tried to exert some control over the content of the document through various stages of the process. Valuable lessons have been learned along the way. Comments are offered as a way of informing future curriculum processes and products. Contains 4 figures and 58 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand