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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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Patrick, Margaretta L. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The inclusion of religion in public education remains contentious in many countries, including Canada. As multiple religions fill the public sphere, some religious education is necessary if Canadians are to understand each other. Social studies is seen as an appropriate subject to include such education given its foci on diversity and citizenship.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religious Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
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Jacobs, Benjamin M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This document-based historical study looks back at the early years of the social foundations of education program that originated at Teachers College, Columbia University, in the 1930s-1940s, and focuses on the sociopolitical, intellectual, and educational currents that helped bring it about. Drawing on archival materials and published monographs…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Teacher Education, Educational History, Social Studies
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Fenwick, Lisl – Curriculum Inquiry, 2012
This study presents an analysis of the consequences for students when performance assessment and differentiation practices are combined, as part of attempts to increase minimum standards within upper-secondary schooling. Recent standards-based curriculum reform in Australia demonstrates how a focus on minimum levels of achievement can limit the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Monte-Sano, Chauncey – Curriculum Inquiry, 2011
Basic reading comprehension and summary tend to be the focus in social studies and history classrooms, if reading and writing are included at all. But such a focus inhibits a conception of history as an interpretive discipline grounded in evidence that is analyzed, not simply accepted. Understanding the past is impossible without such historical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, History
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North, Connie E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
How do democratic practices relate to social justice in our classrooms? What risks to social justice might democratic classroom discussions pose? In this article, I respond to these questions by drawing upon educational scholarship and data from a qualitative study in four U.S. secondary classrooms on the meanings and implications of teaching for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Literacy, Scholarship
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Holmes, Mark – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
Discusses from a systems-theory perspective the goals and functions of secondary education--and conditions affecting its performance--in western societies. Suggests definitions of the fundamental choices facing schools and principles to guide educational reform. (MCG)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Objectives, Futures (of Society), Performance Factors
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Toomey, Ron – Curriculum Inquiry, 1977
Reports an attempt to observe, describe, and account for the ways in which four teachers planned their curricula and explores the relationship between the teachers' perceptions of some of the elements in the planning process and the ways in which they go about their planning. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Secondary Education
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Peshkin, Alan – Curriculum Inquiry, 1977
Information collected through firsthand observations, interviews, and questionnaires from such sources as administrators, teachers, students, board members, and other community members is the base of a study of the relationship between school and community in a rural setting. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Influence, Community Role, Educational Objectives
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Bean, James; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1981
A study to assess the long-term effects of participation in a high school community service project during the years 1945 to 1949 is described in terms of reconstruction of the original program, methodology, results, and finally, suggested hypotheses and methodological recommendations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Citizen Participation, Community Services, Research Methodology
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Dunne, Faith; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1980
Describes the development, implementation, and initial evaluation of a program that aims to foster an expanded understanding of career options for women. This program, developed specifically for use in rural areas, was designed for adolescents of both sexes and is currently used in several regions of the United States. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Cichon, Donald J.; Olson, George E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1978
An example of how quantitative research methods and qualitative methods can complement each other in the service of inquiring into classroom learning environments. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research
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Brantlinger, Ellen – Curriculum Inquiry, 1990
Forty low-income teenagers were interviewed regarding their own, their peers', and their parents' attitudes toward school, school purpose, and the importance of intelligence. Adolescents echoed the general public's views concerning poor school performance, internalized the negative messages received at school, and blamed themselves, not the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Intelligence, Low Income Groups, Parent Attitudes
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Kirst, Michael W.; Meister, Gail R. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
This article explores the origin of demands for school curriculum reform, discusses why some secondary school reforms last while others don't, lists prospects for current reforms, and suggests approaches and methods to improve the formulation of curriculum policy in the United States. Thirty-eight references are listed. (DCS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Hidi, Suzanne; Klaiman, Roslyn – Curriculum Inquiry, 1983
This study investigated high school students' notetaking practices and compared them with expert notetakers. Reseaarchers found crucial differences between experts and adolescents. Induced prereading brings adolescent notetakers closer to the experts. (MD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Interviews
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