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Niyozov, Sarfaroz; Pluim, Gary – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
This article builds on an extensive review of the comparative and international literature on teachers' perspectives on the education of Muslim students in public, Catholic, and Islamic schools. Bringing the teachers' voices and practices to the attention of researchers, policy makers, and general readers, the authors emphasize the centrality of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Teacher Role
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Beyer, Landon E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
Although "A Nation at Risk" identifies many legitimate problems, the report misconstrues their causes and proposes inappropriate solutions. By blaming schools for America's economic, military, and moral shortcomings, it deflects criticism from education's social, economic, and political context, which we must analyze if we seek a more…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Giroux, Henry A. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
A recent national conference demonstrated that the Reagan administration's educational reform proposals conceive a narrow economic role for education, deliberately ignoring questions of social inequality. Yet critics have failed to question this hidden agenda. Future debate must acknowledge the link between education and democracy. (MCG)
Descriptors: Conferences, Conservatism, Democracy, Educational Change
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Hamilton, Stephen F.; Zeldin, R. Shepherd – Curriculum Inquiry, 1987
To test an experiential learning program's effects on adolescents' knowledge and attitudes about local government, high school students serving as interns to local government officials were compared to students not yet participating in this program. Results showed that interns gained significantly in knowledge and political competence, but not in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Experiential Learning, Government School Relationship, Internship Programs
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Young, Jean Helen – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
Describes a study of teachers as curriculum developers in a broad organizational setting. Identifies three themes that shaped the teachers' participation: their low status, isolation from other teachers, and lack of rewards. Includes tables and appendix. (MD)
Descriptors: Committees, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides