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ERIC Number: EJ1162836
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
History in the New Zealand Curriculum: Discourse Shaping and Key Competencies Possibilities
Hunter, Philippa
Teachers and Curriculum, v12 n1 p5-12 2011
This paper focuses on history in the New Zealand curriculum in light of its seemingly confused curriculum identity despite revision processes of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2007). Some thinking about curriculum as a socially constructed political process that teachers can actively engage with sets the scene for unpacking ways the NZC policy conceptualises history. The notion of discourse is introduced, and competing discourses in the national curriculum are identified in relation to ways they play out in history pedagogy. The NZC key competencies are reflected as a policy space for rethinking history's curriculum purpose and pedagogy.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research. Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A