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Rombalski, Abigail – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
This article draws from a two-year youth-informed, multi-site ethnographic study, in which interracial anti-racist youth activist groups (IAYAG) amplified their own pedagogical leadership in their schools. The demand for curricular relevance in urban schools is at an all-time high, and the work of youth organizers is in direct opposition to a…
Descriptors: Activism, Racial Bias, Urban Youth, Urban Schools
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Grinage, Justin – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
Singing and dancing for diversity examines a series of professional development workshops ostensibly centred on racial equity designed for secondary school teachers. Using the concept of neoliberal multiculturalism to critique the implementation of the workshops, this article illustrates how superficial multicultural curriculum distorts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Workshops, Racial Bias
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McPherson, Kisha – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
For decades, research summarizing educational outcomes has indicated significant disparities, which continue to impact the academic achievement and wellbeing of Black students in Ontario. These concerns are further amplified due to the lack of disaggregated educational data, making it difficult to outline and address disparities for specific…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap
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Zhao, Weili – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
Epistemicide happens when globalizing West-centric discourses and practices dominate non-Western societies, suppressing and killing the latter's cultural systems of knowledge production. Though scholars worldwide are starting to recognize this fact, China is still forcefully transplanting Western policies and practices in the name of "going…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Epistemology, Foreign Countries
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Cairns, Rebecca – Curriculum Inquiry, 2020
History curriculum in Australia has moved beyond its traditional British imperial roots and currently takes a world history approach. Postmodern and postcolonial approaches have challenged the dominant Western metanarrative projected on and by curriculum and the inclusion of Asia-related histories has contributed to the diversification of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Krueger-Henney, Patricia – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
This article responds to the deadly consequences of the ongoing anti-Black racist and ableist educational settings in the United States, including the continuous historical trauma they create in the lives of targeted youth (dis/abled, Black, non-white, gender-variant, poor, immigrant). By way of sampling individual body maps of a New York…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disabilities, Social Bias, Trauma
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Truman, Sarah E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
This paper considers how literacy and education more broadly reflect and reproduce world views and communicative practices rooted in the western epistemological conceptualization of what Sylvia Wynter calls "Man". I frictionally think-with Wynter's hybridity of bios and logos (mythoi), and more-than-human theories in relation to an…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Secondary School Students, Literacy, World Views
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Ríos-Rojas, Anne – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
As European democracies undergo dramatic demographic shifts, they look to civics education to create social cohesion and produce a "democratic" citizenry. Such a project, however, is not without its tensions and contradictions. Drawing on findings from a yearlong ethnography in a secondary school in Spain, this article traces a number of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Immigrants, Ethnography, Secondary School Students
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Takayama, Keita – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
To remove cultural bias is critical for the legitimacy of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as an internationally reliable academic assessment. Since its inception, PISA has made extensive effort to address this issue by putting in place a range of methodological and procedural measures to ensure its test fairness. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Navarro, Oscar – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), neoliberal policies, such as standardized curriculum, high-stakes tests, accountability measures, school choice, charter schools, value-added models and school privatization have pushed social justice teaching to the margins. As a result, many educators endure demoralization, teach…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Rubin, Beth C.; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Motivated by the addition of a curriculum standard for active citizenship into New Jersey's social studies standards a group of educators and researchers set out to integrate an action research curriculum, based on a youth participatory action research (YPAR) model, into social studies classrooms. Adapting YPAR, with its promising blend of…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Educational Research, Social Studies
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Bajaj, Monisha; Bartlett, Lesley – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
This article explores the curricular approaches of three public high schools in the US that serve newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth, in order to define and illustrate a "critical transnational curriculum." Drawing from qualitative research over the past 10 years at the different school sites, the authors posit four tenets of a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, High School Students, Citizen Participation
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Ayling, Pere – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Risk permeates all aspects of modern life, and the International Secondary Education Market (ISEM) is no exception. Drawing on empirical data, this paper considers a specific type of risk: namely, the potential loss of cultural identity, which Nigerian parents associate with educating their children in the West. This paper argues that Nigerian…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Parents, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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de Araujo, Zandra – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
The tasks teachers select impact students' opportunities to learn mathematics and teachers' beliefs influence their choice of tasks. Through the qualitative analysis of surveys, interviews and classroom artefacts from three secondary mathematics teachers, this study examined teachers' selection of mathematics tasks for English language learners…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes
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Lamb, Sharon; Randazzo, Renee – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
This research explores the question of how a sex education curriculum can be a form of civics education, moving students from a discourse of personal responsibility to a discourse that represents a "we" voice and takes into consideration not only the other person but society. In two 8-week classes delivered in a charter school to a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Civics, Citizenship Education, Neoliberalism
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