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ERIC Number: EJ827160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0141-6200
The Significance of Theory in the Implementation of Curriculum Change in Religious Education
Buchanan, Michael T.; Engebretson, Kath
British Journal of Religious Education, v31 n2 p141-152 Mar 2009
A new study in Melbourne, Australia, has investigated curriculum change in religious education against the background of literature on curriculum change in education in general. Amongst its several findings, it was ascertained that clear information and theoretical understanding about a curriculum change in religious education is just as important as it is in any other field of study. In the absence of such information and understanding the leaders who were responsible for implementing the curriculum change in religious education made certain curriculum accommodations, and emphasised particular professional development activities for teachers that were not in keeping with the theoretical underpinning of the change. The implications for "top down" curriculum change, such as those mandated by Church authorities or state authorities, are significant. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia