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ERIC Number: EJ885685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Moving beyond Fidelity Expectations: Rethinking Curriculum Reform for Controversial Topics in Post-Communist Settings
Misco, Thomas
Theory and Research in Social Education, v38 n2 p182-216 Spr 2010
This study explores the implementation of a Holocaust curriculum, designed for Latvian schools through the method of curriculum deliberation, five years after its enactment. By exploring the complexity of implementation, the study provides a generative knowledge base for curriculum proposals, symposia, and other initiatives that seek to disrupt reticence on silenced controversial histories in post-communist and post-authoritarian states. The findings reveal the promises and challenges of implementation through a mutual adaptation lens, including the forces of student interest, academic freedom, institutional support, teacher training, and the structure and organization of curriculum. Similar to other post-communist and post-authoritarian states, Latvia faces a number of challenges, including the legacy of communism, the Ministry of Education's prescribed curriculum, few opportunities to address controversies, and limited instructional time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Latvia