ERIC Number: EJ1095341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Geography Teachers and Curriculum Making in "Changing Times"
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v25 n2 p121-133 2016
This paper explores the controls and influences over geography teachers' curriculum making. A tension is identified between the teacher's agency to "make" a geography curriculum and a controlling social-economic climate of accountability, performance pressure and technological change which limits the teacher's agency. The paper argues that teachers are responding to this tension by the coping strategy of "banding together" both at the school level and in wider communities. The extent of teachers' reliance on other people in curriculum making is such that curriculum making can be described as becoming "hyper-socialised".
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Curriculum Development, Accountability, Case Studies, Coding, Content Analysis, Teacher Collaboration, Socialization, Participative Decision Making, Social Networks, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)