ERIC Number: EJ855613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Working Backwards Towards Curriculum: On the Curricular Implications of "Quality Teaching"
Ladwig, James G.
Curriculum Journal, v20 n3 p271-286 Sep 2009
This essay builds from ongoing development and research work on a model of pedagogy, from New South Wales, Australia, known as the Quality Teaching model. Where international calls for the professional development and certification of teachers rely on mechanisms of credentialing, often with scant direct attention to the acts of teaching, the NSW Quality Teaching model was developed specifically to examine classroom practice and assessment with a shared, generic, analytical framework across subject areas in K-12 settings. The article presents a summary and some elaboration of the Quality Teaching model and then raises the question of just what implications for curriculum lie underneath the push for improving teaching. Using this model, for example, it is clear that many of our long standing curricular debates must be soundly re-cast if the ideals of Quality Teaching are to be taken seriously. Coming from a context where curriculum is designed and governed centrally, in very conventional terms, the curriculum implications of Quality Teaching raise a big challenge for international understandings of just what is included in school curricula. (Contains 2 tables and 6 notes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Models, Outcomes of Education, Educational Experience, Educational Assessment, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia