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Huber, Julia; Kitson, Alison – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Much of the research into history teaching and ethnicity concludes that the historical narratives that children from minority ethnic groups construct differ significantly from 'mainstream' or official national narratives and are often accompanied by a sense of disengagement or even alienation from the dominant history narratives taught in schools.…
Descriptors: Racial Identification, Role, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries
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Edwards, Frances – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Teachers draw on an amalgam of knowledge bases in their summative assessment decision making. However, research indicates that teachers' actions do not necessarily reflect their knowledge of good summative assessment practice, as other factors are at play. This article draws on findings from a qualitative study to explore what drives the decision…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Decision Making, Assessment Literacy, Beginning Teachers
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Ziebell, N.; Suda, L. – Curriculum Journal, 2020
The purpose of this project was to create a unique educational experience in order to understand the extent to which excursions can be used to complement and extend classroom-based curricula. The project facilitated a genuine school-museum-university partnership to plan and implement curriculum that supports learning before, during and after…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Museums, School Community Relationship, College School Cooperation
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Robinson, Carol; Quennerstedt, Ann; I'Anson, John – Curriculum Journal, 2020
This paper is concerned with the inclusion, exclusion and reshaping of articles within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as they are translated into English education legislation. The CRC comprises 54 articles aimed at outlining rights and freedoms for children and was ratified by the United Kingdom (UK) government in…
Descriptors: International Law, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Treaties
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Childs, Ann; Baird, Jo-Anne – Curriculum Journal, 2020
This article responds to two key concerns in science education: firstly, that policies designed to assess practical work have distorted its use as an effective pedagogical tool. Secondly, it addresses concerns about the lack of research on the assessment of practical work. The article analyses the policy trajectory for the assessment of science…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Tests, Exit Examinations, High Stakes Tests
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Leeman, Y.; Nieveen, N.; de Beer, F.; van der Steen, J. – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Due to socio-political issues in Dutch society, citizenship education (CE) became obligatory by law in the Netherlands in 2006. Schools were to decide on their local CE curriculum. This contribution intends to open up the black box of school-based curriculum-making efforts for CE. It reports on a four-year study in four schools for secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Secondary School Teachers
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Vernon, Esther – Curriculum Journal, 2020
This article builds up a sketch of the vertical movements within knowledge to argue for the importance of abstract systematised knowledge within horizontal knowledge domains such as geography. Unfolding as a narrative, the first section draws on realist theories of knowledge to discuss the basis for two contrasting directions of epistemic movement…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Geography, Curriculum, Realism
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Karim, Azharul; Campbell, Matthew; Hasan, Mahbub – Curriculum Journal, 2020
This paper reflects on the introduction of project-based learning (PBL) into a postgraduate engineering management unit, as a form of work-integrated learning (WIL) extending the practice of students and their engagement with industry. The real life and authentic PBL was designed and implemented in extensive consultation with industry…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Graduate Students, Engineering Education
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Antony-Newman, Max – Curriculum Journal, 2020
The current study is based on interviews with 19 immigrant parents from Eastern European countries, whose children attend elementary schools in the province of Ontario, Canada. It uses the concept of curriculum orientations (academic rationalism, social efficiency, humanism and social reconstruction) to explore the connections between parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Elementary Schools
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Lennert da Silva, Ana Lucia; Mølstad, Christina Elde – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Teacher autonomy and teacher agency are positively related to teachers' motivation and engagement in teaching. This paper combines the concepts of teacher autonomy and teacher agency to study how Brazilian and Norwegian lower secondary teachers respond to an accountability system marked by a centralised outcomes-based curriculum and testing.…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Zhang, Zheng; Heydon, Rachel; Li, Wanjing; Malins, Pam – Curriculum Journal, 2020
This ethnographic case study focused on a transnational education programme in an inner city in Mainland China that used both Chinese high school curriculum and Canadian provincial curriculum from New Brunswick. The goal of the study was to capture the desires and power relations that shaped literacy and identity options in the school's hybrid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum
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Martínez Rodríguez, Marta; Fontal Merillas, Olaia – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Within the educational system, heritage-related curriculum design and contents constitute a key factor in the sustainable preservation of heritage since only what is known and valued can be protected and preserved. Whether heritage education involves the inclusion of new materials in the curriculum, or the use of innovative approaches in handling…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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McMahon, Kelly A.; Whyte, Kristin – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Increasingly school districts are attempting to align curricula, assessments and standards, in an effort to eliminate inequities. Some approaches like Prek-3 initiatives call for coordination of instruction between preschool and later elementary grades that would resemble a coherent instructional system with clear learning goals for students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Preschool Curriculum, Alignment (Education), Instructional Materials
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McDonald, Paul Argyle; Smith, Julie M. – Curriculum Journal, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of problem posing in learning mathematics at the compulsory education level. Despite acknowledging that children have a natural disposition to pose questions, no curricular provision currently exists for the conceptualisation and operationalisation of mathematical problem posing within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Educational Improvement, National Curriculum
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O'Connor, Una; Anderson Worden, Elizabeth; Bates, Jessica; Gstrein, Vanessa – Curriculum Journal, 2020
Curriculum change is an intricate, lengthy process, requiring commitment, cooperation and compromise amongst the agencies and stakeholders involved; its development is more complex in divided societies, particularly when the subject content is open to contention. The addition of Local and Global Citizenship (LGC) to the Northern Ireland (NI)…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Criticism, Educational Change
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