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Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Soini, Tiina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to gain a better understanding of the Finnish national curriculum reform by examining how the educational practitioners, at the district level, orchestrate the shared sense-making concerning the reform work in their school districts. Qualitative focus group data was collected from 12 groups, throughout Finland, that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, School Districts
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Nylund, Mattias; Virolainen, Maarit – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This article analyses and compares the evolving role of general subjects in the curricula of initial upper secondary vocational education and training (VET) in Finland and Sweden during the 1990s and 2010s. The research illustrates how Bernstein's concept of 'pedagogic code' supports comparative studies on principles guiding changes to curricula…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, General Education
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Rich, Jennifer – Social Studies, 2019
A quarter of a century has passed since lawmakers enacted the New Jersey Holocaust education mandate, and it seems responsible and timely to ask if it, the original Holocaust education mandate, actually encouraged substantive learning about the Holocaust. Despite repeated fanfare about the mandate and its inclusion in educational curricula…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Death, Jews, European History
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Clarkson-Hendrix, Michael; Carroll-Barbuto, John – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
This study examined veterans health care social workers' perceptions of collaboration and practice with Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom veterans with the purpose of developing curriculum implications for social work education. Using a mixed-methods design, including surveys (n=21) and interviews (n=13), associations between serving…
Descriptors: Social Work, Health Services, Interprofessional Relationship, Counselor Attitudes
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Stein, Sharon; de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa; Suša, Rene – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Internationalization continues to be a priority within many Canadian universities. While it is imperative to attend to the ethical dilemmas that accompany the intensification of internationalization, different ethical frameworks operate according to different orientating assumptions. In this paper, we seek to pluralize and deepen conversations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Ethics, Higher Education
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Cheung, Monit; Zhou, Shu; Narendorf, Sarah C.; Mauldin, Rebecca L. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2019
In a curriculum mapping project, the mapping process of an MSW program is documented and linked with the Council on Social Works Education's 2015 "Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards" competencies. It starts with the background of creating a mapping process for sequencing and integrating a series of assessment tasks with…
Descriptors: Social Work, Educational Policy, Accreditation (Institutions), Masters Programs
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Moshavi, Dan – Journal of Management Education, 2019
In order to elevate the effectiveness of teaching and learning, business deans must manage the dynamic interplay among four elements--strategy, budget, curriculum, and delivery. When these elements reinforce and complement each another, a business school can generate powerful energy in the form of new curricular and cocurricular developments,…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Deans, Curriculum Development, Strategic Planning
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Alexander, Kara; DePalma, Michael-John; Shaver, Lisa; Williams, Danielle M. – Composition Studies, 2019
In this article, we discuss the three-year process of redesigning our writing major at Baylor University. In tracing our process, we discuss the decisions we made with regard to the redesign of our major and contextualize our decision-making process in relation to existing scholarship on the writing major. Additionally, we highlight the range of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Writing (Composition), Curriculum Design
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Shirani Bidabadi, Nahid; Nasr Esfahani, Ahmad Reza; Mirshah Jafari, Ebrahim; Abedi, Ahmad – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The authors investigated the effect of a mathematical curriculum (CU) developed based on verbal and practical activities on the mathematical competency (MC) and learning behaviors (LB) of preschool children. In a quasi-experimental design, 60 children (5- to 6-year-old girls) were selected using the accessible sampling method. The children were…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children
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Yazicilar, Ümran; Bümen, Nilay T. – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study focuses on curriculum adaptation in Turkey where the school system is highly centralised, high schools are quite hierarchical, regional differences are intense, and a single, renewed curriculum is put into practice in all types of high schools that enrol students via high-stakes tests, unlike the Western context. Specifically, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics
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McPhail, Graham – Music Education Research, 2019
This paper considers the problem of music student's preparedness for university study. Since 2002 New Zealand senior secondary school students have experienced a national outcomes-based curriculum and assessment system which provides the flexibility for schools and teachers to create curricula suited to varied student interests and learning…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Paveling, Barry; Vidovich, Lesley; Oakley, Grace – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
This paper discusses the findings of a study on the production and enactment of physical education (PE) curriculum policy reforms in an Australian context. Over a decade, significant senior school reforms in Western Australia (WA) interacted with the introduction of an Australian Curriculum that rendered curriculum development dynamic and complex.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Fathelrahman, Adil – Open Learning, 2019
Past research has considered the reflective practices of the teacher as an important activity in the learning cycle. Some of it has introduced the term 'reflective teacher', showing that such practice has become increasingly important. This paper discusses literature related to various means of collecting feedback from students, the…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Instructional Improvement, Management Information Systems, Distance Education
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Walden, Joseph L. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2019
One of the complaints about the development of military doctrine over the past several decades is that "we are always preparing to fight the last war." One of the complaints that surfaced during a four year long study into the development of a common framework for supply chain management curriculum development was that the text books…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Business Administration Education, Curriculum Development, Supply and Demand
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Kantorski, Brinley; Sanford-Dolly, Camellia W.; Commisso, Danielle R.; Pollock, John A. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019
Backward design is a well-established design strategy that has been used to produce educational curriculum for decades. While traditionally used to plan and create classroom-based curriculum, in this paper we explore the use of backward design as a design strategy for the development of an educational mobile application, "BiblioTech"™…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Instructional Design, Curriculum Development
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