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Harris, Richard; Graham, Suzanne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This research explored the extent to which secondary school history teachers in England willingly engaged with a series of concurrent curriculum reforms, and the factors that shaped their level of agency in the process. The curriculum has been the target of sustained reform by many governments, and accountability measures are frequently used to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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van Straaten, Dick; Wilschut, Arie; Oostdam, Ron – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
History education frequently aims at developing active citizenship by using the past to orientate to the present and the future. A pedagogy for pursuing this aim is making connections between the past and the present by means of comparing cases of an enduring human issue. To examine the feasibility and desirability of this case-comparison teaching…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Bialystok, Lauren; Norris, Trevor; Pinto, Laura Elizabeth – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Primary objective: This study represents the first large-scale research on high school philosophy in a public education curriculum in North America. Our objective was to identify the impacts of high school philosophy, as well as the challenges of teaching it in its current format in Ontario high schools. Research design: The qualitative research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hizli Alkan, Sinem; Priestley, Mark – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This research explores curriculum making by teachers and offers a nuanced way of understanding these practices through the concept of reflexivity. The study draws from a collective case study of teachers in an online focus group, in order to identify and analyse diverse thinking on the curriculum making by teachers from Scotland and Wales. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Reflective Teaching, Communities of Practice
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Troyer, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This study examines teacher implementation of an adolescent literacy curriculum designed as an intervention for students reading two years below grade level. Specifically, this work focuses on the adaptations made by four experienced teachers in a single school that sustained implementation of this curriculum after the intervention trial had…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Fejes, Andreas; Nylund, Mattias; Wallin, Jessica – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
During the last decade, entrepreneurship education has become a central curricular topic in many locations in the world. In Sweden, entrepreneurship education was implemented in the curriculum for the first time in 2011, as something that should be included in all upper secondary school programmes. In this article, we focus on one of these…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, Vocational Education, Handicrafts
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Chappel, Jacquelyn – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Despite the historical purposes of World Literature and the inclusion of 'global citizenship' in many school mission statements, World Literature, in many high schools, remain reviews of British and American literature. The dominance of English language texts in World Literature reflects and perpetuates British and American political hegemony and…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, World Literature
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Prendergast, Mark; Treacy, Paraic – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Algebra has long been identified as an area of difficulty in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Evidence of this difficulty can be found in Irish secondary-level classrooms. Chief Examiner Reports have consistently identified algebra as an area of student weakness in State examinations. In light of poor student performance, and as part of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Algebra, Educational Change, Secondary School Curriculum
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Winter, Christine – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Drawing on a Levinasian ethical perspective, the argument driving this paper is that the technical accountability movement currently dominating the educational system in England is less than adequate because it overlooks educators' responsibility for ethical relations in responding to difference in respect of the other. Curriculum policy makes a…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Accountability
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Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Robinson, Sarah – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The interest in teachers' discourses and vocabularies has for a long time been studied under the rubric of knowledge, most notably teachers' professional knowledge. This interest can be traced back to Shulman's distinction between different kinds of teacher knowledge and Schwab's interest in the role of practical reasoning and judgement in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods, Professional Autonomy
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Cavieres-Fernández, Eduardo – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The present article focuses on the counter stories of two Chilean social studies high school teachers. Counter stories describe how teachers use their professional experience to confront those mega narratives composed of dominant educational policies that impinge upon their pedagogical practices. The mega narrative described in this study as a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Studies, High Schools, Educational Policy
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Chen, Xiangming; Wei, Ge; Jiang, Shuling – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Previous research concerning teacher practical knowledge has revealed its epistemological foundations, content structure and research methodology, but little research examines its ethical dimension. Based on a four-year project in China, this study probes the ethical dimension of an experienced teacher's practical knowledge, explicated in a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Epistemology
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Cohen, Aviv – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Building on sociocultural theories of teaching and learning, rooted in constructivist traditions, this study examined the teaching of civics in relation to contextual sociocultural factors in the Israeli educational system. The study focused on ways in which three civics teachers conceptualized and framed notions of "good citizenship" in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Civics, Teaching Methods
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland outlines a policy vision of a more progressive, integrated and holistic form of education; a commitment which contains an obligation for health and well-being (HWB) to be a responsibility of all teachers. A critical policy analysis approach was utilized in order to review school-level progress in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, National Curriculum, Excellence in Education
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Harris, Richard; Burn, Katharine – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
Public and policy discourse about the content of history curricula is frequently contested, but the voice of history teachers is often absent from such debate. Drawing on a large-scale online survey of history teachers in England, this paper explores their responses to major curriculum reforms proposed by the Coalition government in February 2013.…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Course Content, Online Surveys
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