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ERIC Number: EJ915352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
A Self-Study of a National Curriculum Maker in Physical Education: Challenges to Curriculum Change
You, Jeongae
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v43 n1 p87-108 2011
This paper captures a national curriculum maker's experiences of revising the physical education curriculum in South Korea. A self-study was conducted in order to make known the chairperson's experiences concerning the various obstacles encountered in revising the national curriculum and to offer previously unseen insights afforded by the curriculum maker's personal reflections. This study specifically offers a detailed analysis of four challenges the national curriculum maker encountered: (1) personal obstacles encountered as a young female chairperson, (2) environmental obstacles encountered as a marginally positioned chairperson, (3) professional obstacles faced as an innovative chairperson, and (4) institutionalized obstacles related to being named the official chairperson. In this self-study conducted in the narrative inquiry tradition, several important findings emerge about the nature of curriculum making and how curriculum making transpires at a national level. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea