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Greg Vass; David Coombs; Annette Woods; Kevin Lowe – Curriculum Journal, 2024
The "Culturally Nourishing Schooling" (CNS) project is focused on whole-of-learning community efforts that aim to improve the educational experiences and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. The project supports school-based professional learning strategies, broad school or system-level initiatives and deep…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Teacher Workshops
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Jennifer Alford – Curriculum Journal, 2024
Teachers of English as an Additional Language learners in high schools have long navigated the seemingly intransigent deficit thinking about their learners' capacity to engage fully with the intended or required curriculum. These learners are frequently constructed as the problem, as if the curriculum exists in a vacuum. This gives rise to the…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Michelle Ronksley-Pavia – Curriculum Journal, 2024
Interpreting and enacting curriculum in any school is a complex undertaking, even more so in special school contexts where teachers must develop and enact appropriate curriculum modifications and accommodations for small groups of students and individual students. In special education contexts, educational modifications are changes teachers make…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Curriculum Implementation, Individualized Instruction, Students with Disabilities
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Emily Ross – Curriculum Journal, 2024
Ben-Peretz's (1975) concept of intended curriculum describes a version of curriculum that 'official' curriculum developers create to provide a detailed guide to what teachers are required to teach in schools. While some curricula are intended to guide learning, others give a more definitive regulation of what must be taught. Either way, they are a…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Steven Hodge – Curriculum Journal, 2024
The curriculum work of teachers is understood and conceptualised in different ways. A prevalent view is that teachers are an integral part of a system of transmission and their work with curriculum essentially a technical exercise. Some form of this view seems to be assumed by policymakers, parents and at least some teachers. However, when this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Hermeneutics, Educational Theories, Creative Teaching
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Bryan Smith – Curriculum Journal, 2024
Curriculum, as a policy and way of moving through educational experience, is entwined with an ongoing history of invasion in Australia and similar invader-colonial contexts. As a result of this, the conceptual foundations of curriculum in Australia reproduce colonial epistemologies as normative modes of knowing and consideration. One way of seeing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Decolonization
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Phillip Poulton; Nicole Mockler – Curriculum Journal, 2024
With global trends focussed on standardisation of curriculum and increased teacher accountability, it has become commonplace for curriculum to be viewed simplistically as a product. While all teachers engage in forms of classroom curriculum-making, questions remain as to what this looks like within an educational landscape that continues to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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Ozturk-Akar, Ebru – Curriculum Journal, 2023
Turkey's politically induced 'curricular modernization initiative' intended a philosophical change and a system-level transformation from behaviouristic to constructivist-inspired pedagogies in the early 2000s. Science curriculum has been one of the curricula that has taken precedence. It has changed four times since then. The latest science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Curriculum Development, Political Influences, Educational Philosophy
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Drenoyianni, Helen; Bekos, Nikos – Curriculum Journal, 2023
This paper presents the results of an exploratory sequential mixed methods research project investigating Greek IT teachers' curriculum ideologies. Following the theoretical framework proposed by Michael Schiro, two different measurement tools were designed and implemented for the identification of teachers' philosophical beliefs about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Lesson Plans
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Anttila, Henrika; Tikkanen, Lotta; Soini, Tiina; Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi – Curriculum Journal, 2023
Our aim with this study was to gain a better understanding of the emotional landscape of curriculum making by exploring the variety of emotions embedded in shared sense-making about the national curriculum reform implementation at the district level. Focus group interview data were collected from 12 curriculum reform steering groups around…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, Educational Change
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Orfan, Sayeed Naqibullah – Curriculum Journal, 2023
Textbooks are one of the areas in which gender inequality is institutionalized effortlessly. The study investigated the representation of gender in primary and secondary English textbooks. A total of 14 categories of underrepresentation and misrepresentation were used to examine gender portrayal. The results show that women are significantly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Females, Males
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Scanlon, Dylan; MacPhail, Ann; Calderón, Antonio – Curriculum Journal, 2023
The aim of this paper is to explore and provide an alternative theoretical viewpoint, informed by empirical studies, of the curriculum policy enactment process which spans across different curriculum policy spaces by drawing on figurational sociology. This paper constructs this alternative figurational viewpoint of the policy enactment process by…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Stakeholders
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Hunter-Lynch, Hannah; Kimblern, Denise; Sexton, Danny; Wang, Hongyu – Curriculum Journal, 2023
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this co-authored paper grew out of a graduate course on mindfulness and an extended inquiry into what it means to cultivate mindful relationships in curriculum as lived experience. Centring three graduate students' experiential projects, including two projects of interactions with nature and one project of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Metacognition, Experiential Learning
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Ogwang, Tom Henry – Curriculum Journal, 2023
Although teacher agency is increasingly recognised by educationists in the Global South, it is not always well understood or accommodated in policy, as experienced with Universal Primary Education (UPE) reforms in Uganda. This empirical study analyses its role on the UPE reforms, the factors that shape it and its implications for curriculum…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Billingsley, Berry; Heyes, Joshua M. – Curriculum Journal, 2023
Helping students to become more resilient to online misinformation is widely recognised as an essential task for education in a rapidly digitalising world. Students need both scientific knowledge and epistemic insight to navigate online spaces containing sensationalised reports of scientific and technological developments. Epistemic insight…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sciences, Technology, Misinformation
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