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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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Myers, John P.; McBride, Chantee E.; Anderson, Michelle – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The research presented in this article investigates the role of classroom discussions for supporting students' ongoing identity work during the study of global issues. Civic identity is theorized as a socially constructed process in which individuals become associated as a particular type of citizen created through social interactions in a given…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Citizenship, Identification (Psychology)
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Pashby, Karen – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This paper presents a critical framework applied to findings from a critical discourse analysis of curriculum and lesson plans in Alberta to examine the assumption that Canada is an ideal place for global citizenship education. The analysis draws on a framework that presents a critique of modernity to recognize a conflation within calls for new…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Multicultural Education, Discourse Analysis
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Peacock, David; Lingard, Robert; Sellar, Sam – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The Australian curriculum, as a policy imagining what learning should take place in schools, and what that learning should achieve, involves the imagining and rescaling of social relations amongst students, their schools, the nation-state and the globe. Following David Harvey's theorisations of space-time and Norman Fairclough's operationalisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
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Lynch, Julianne; Herbert, Sandra – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
School-wide curriculum initiatives are complex fields of activity, held together by a cast of heterogeneous actors who put diverse discourses to work in their everyday efforts to shape their work. This paper draws upon qualitative data collected across an 18-month period in a regional Australian primary school that, since the beginning of 2012,…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Holistic Approach, Science Curriculum, Animals
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Kuttner, Paul J. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Arts education does more than transfer the skills and knowledge needed to create artistic works. It also helps to shape young people's orientations towards participation in the cultural life of their communities. In this article, Paul Kuttner argues for reframing arts education as a process of developing cultural citizenship. Cultural citizenship,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Objectives, Citizenship Education, Culture
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Jocson, Korina M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, the author illustrates the blurring lines of youth cultural production and participatory politics from the perspective of new media literacies. Drawing on design-based action research, the author discusses pedagogical considerations in the conceptualization of new media literacies in a semester-long course that culminated in…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Action, Action Research, Inquiry
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Recollet, Karyn – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This article contributes to understanding multi-plexed Indigenous resistance through examining spatial tags. As symbolic, moving critiques, spatial tagging intervenes normative structures of settler colonialism and provides the space through which radical decolonial love can emerge. This discussion of the production of spatial glyphs has…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Resistance (Psychology), Space Utilization, Activism
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Rosario, Melissa – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, I examine key symbols and strategies mobilized by students during the first system-wide strike in the University of Puerto Rico's history. I argue that these acts of creative cultural production not only supported the growth of participatory politics within the mobilization but that they also were tools for enacting public…
Descriptors: Police, Ethics, Activism, Student Behavior
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Desai, Chandni – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article I argue that Palestinians, in particular Palestinian youth engage in forms of cultural resistance such as filming, video production and dissemination in their everyday lives as a way to re-configure place, space, law, knowledge and violence, through a critical race, feminist, anti-colonial theoretical analysis. Recently, interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Political Issues, Citizen Participation
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Stanton, Christine Rogers – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
In the 1800s and early 1900s, the United States assigned Indian Agents--non-Native employees of the federal government--to coordinate intergovernmental efforts, to encourage the assimilation of Native peoples into European-American society, and to serve as advocates for individual tribes. Although Indian Agents no longer exist in an official…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Textbooks, Discourse Analysis
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Forest, Danielle E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
Several scholars have noted the prevalence of the discourse of upward class mobility in the United States, particularly within K-12 education settings. "Rags-to-riches" stories, an extreme form of upward mobility discourse, have been embedded in American culture for generations. However, the prevalence of upward mobility discourse in…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Mobility, Childrens Literature, Books
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Cho, Hyesun – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This narrative study of an Asian female prospective teacher describes a language minority student's ways of enacting critical literacy in a teacher preparation program in the United States. It discusses how she exerted her agency despite her perceived marginalization as a non-native English speaker. The findings demonstrate how she resisted…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Language Minorities, Asians
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Vaandering, Dorothy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
What would a professional development experience rooted in the philosophy, principles, and practices of restorative justice look and feel like? This article describes how such a professional development project was designed to implement restorative justice principles and practices into schools in a proactive, relational and sustainable manner by…
Descriptors: Justice, Faculty Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Cook, Sharon Anne – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This retrospective essay examines one long-standing peace and global education initiative for pre-service teacher candidates. The article probes the meanings of peace education and of global education embedded in the program, as well as the program's apparent consequences: What understandings of peace education did the pre-service candidates…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Focus Groups
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