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Sumari, Neema S.; Shao, Zhengfeng; Van Genderen, John L.; Musakwa, Walter; Ujoh, Fanan; Washaya, Prosper; Gumbo, Trynos – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2019
This paper presents an update on some of the activities that have taken place since a World Bank report; "Guidelines for Education and Training in Environmental Information Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Key Issues" was published and provides details on the current situation. It shows how organizations such as the African…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Private Sector
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Halbert, Kelsey; Salter, Peta – Curriculum Journal, 2019
There is debate internationally about the production of curriculum texts and the epistemologies underpinning the knowledge legitimated in national curricula. National History curricula in particular are a source of contention bounded by calls for coherent and unifying national narratives that are inclusive and reflect the complexity of the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Place Based Education
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Maguth, Brad M.; Yang, Huiyong – Journal of International Social Studies, 2019
Existing research in global and social studies education has focused on methods, tools, and instruments to impart dispositions and skills for global learning, with little research pertaining to key global content knowledge. In this manuscript, the authors consider the use of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a prospective global…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Sustainable Development, Objectives, Social Studies
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Bacia, Ewa – Journal of Social Science Education, 2019
Purpose: The article intends to analyse the manner in which banished soldiers are presented in the new history curriculum at schools in Poland as an example of the politics of memory. Design/methodology/approach: The analysis is a case study of the phenomenon of banished soldiers in the Polish public discourse. It includes the following issues:…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Case Studies, Politics, Memory
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Estrela, Elsa – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In the study of the construction of curricular knowledge in Portugal between 1970 and 2009, we argue that the practice of the established curriculum guidelines has a close relationship with the personal dimension of its actors. Therefore, it is not possible to separate the life history of each actor from the curricular policy measures they…
Descriptors: Educational History, Guidelines, Educational Policy, Knowledge Level
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Kim, MooSong; Jung, Jaehun – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
An important role of physical education (PE) is to provide students with opportunities to be physically active. Toward this end, instructional alignment is introduced in this article as a means of promoting moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE. Following its introduction, the importance and effectiveness of instructional…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Physical Activities
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Tekir, Serpil; Akar, Hanife – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
Effective use of instructional materials is stated as an important professional competence that foreign language teachers should have in the policy documents of Turkish Higher Education Council, and in the standards documents of Turkish Ministry of National Education. In spite of this emphasis on the policy and standards, beginning teachers…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Alignment (Education), Teacher Education Curriculum, Educational Policy
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Ma, Haili – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This paper explores Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) teaching and curriculum development across disciplines, based on a case study of a newly established Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI) programme at the School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University, UK. It illustrates how different academic values and goals influence styles of teaching…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Creativity, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Ada, Serhan – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
If today the departments of "cultural management" (in its broadest term) have been in existence for almost four decades, it is in part because of the existence of the "cultural industries". If this concept's founder and critical theorist, Theodore Adorno, indeed stigmatised cultural industries as "predominance of profit ……
Descriptors: Departments, Art Education, Foreign Countries, Administrator Education
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Harte, Dave; Long, Paul; Naudin, Annette – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2019
This article examines the nature and role of courses designed to train creative workers, policy-makers and related actors, in the skills necessary for cultural management, enterprise or intermediation and their relationship in apprehending the sector. The article takes a case study approach, engaging with university policy, student research,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Creative Activities, Economics
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Darics, Erika; Koller, Veronika – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2019
We argue that language awareness and discourse analytical skills should be part of business communication curricula. To this end, we propose a three-step analytical model drawing on organizational and critical discourse studies, and approaches from systemic-functional linguistics, to explore agency and action in business communication. Focusing on…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Metalinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Development
Cunningham, Christine M. – Teachers College Press, 2018
Bolstered by new standards and new initiatives to promote STEM education, engineering is making its way into the school curriculum. This comprehensive introduction will help elementary educators integrate engineering into their classroom, school, or district in age-appropriate, inclusive, and engaging ways. Building on the work of a Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Engineering, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development
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Munongi, Lucia; Pillay, Jace – Improving Schools, 2018
This study aimed to explore Grade 9 learners' perceptions on the extent to which rights and responsibilities are taught in the school curriculum. The sample consisted of 577 learners from 13 public, independent and independent-subsidised schools, randomly sampled from four Johannesburg education districts. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Curriculum Development, Statistical Analysis
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Thomas, Jacquie – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
This article outlines reasons for creating the Excellent Futures Curriculum at Stanley Park High School, Carshalton, the strengths of the curriculum, and its subsequent development.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Relevance (Education), Educational Change, High Schools
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Alden, Katie – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
Stanley Park High School, Carshalton, was designated a Building Schools for the Future "One School Pathfinder" in 2006 and charged with being innovative in all aspects of schooling. At a time of increasing compliance in schools, with an unwillingness to deviate from centrally controlled orthodoxy for fear of falling foul of…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Educational Practices, Accountability, Student Evaluation
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