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Shin, Kyunghee – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Little effort has been made to understand the changes and issues faced by Korean teachers at the Innovation School, a type of public school with a progressive agenda. This qualitative research focuses on Korean teachers' lived experiences at their Innovation School sites. Narrative interviews were conducted with eight elementary school level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Progressive Education, Models, Professional Autonomy
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Cooper, Maria; McDonald, Lyn; Rubie-Davies, Christine – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Teacher expectations influence how children fare in education. However, we know little about how 4- and 5-year-old children in Aotearoa New Zealand perceive their curriculum experiences. This qualitative study utilised interviews to explore the perceptions of 12 children (attending kindergarten and school) regarding their teachers' expectations of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Student Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Foreign Countries
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Oliveira, Genaro; Kennedy, Matt – Curriculum Matters, 2021
This article shares insights from a survey of primary school teachers across the Manawatu-Whanganui region about history teaching at Years 1 to 6. By focusing on the voices of primary teachers, the article aims to fill a gap in public debates about the new Aotearoa New Zealand's histories curriculum so far outweighed by the viewpoints of policy…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development
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Erdem, Cahit – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Teachers' educational philosophies regulate their curriculum-design orientations, shaping their teaching decisions and practices. However, theoretical assumptions in this relationship were not tested empirically in different contexts. To this end, this cross-sectional survey design study aimed to examine the relationships between teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Design, Educational Attitudes
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Anthony, Judith – Curriculum Matters, 2020
This article provides an overview and critical analysis of "The English Language Learning Progressions (ELLP)" (Ministry of Education, 2008). Identifying main themes through critical policy analysis, this review seeks to place "ELLP" in context through a comparison with "The English Language Learning Framework: Draft"…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Policy Analysis
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Anderson, Dayle; Buntting, Cathy; Coton, Melissa – Curriculum Matters, 2020
In 2018, a research project funded by New Zealand's Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) explored the impact of online citizen science (OCS) projects on the science education of primary school children in New Zealand. This article provides an in-depth case study from this project in order to share ways in which one teacher used OCS…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Foreign Countries
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Kitchen, Margaret – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Grounded in a research project relating to the use of academic reading to support learning for TESSOL (Teaching English to Speakers in Schools of Other Languages) teachers, this article focuses on the experiences of Mei in a specialised professional learning and development (PLD) programme. Mei's case illustrates how TESSOL teachers' own…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Bilingualism
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Renner, Suzanne; Bell, David – Curriculum Matters, 2016
Primary teachers in New Zealand schools are required to teach dance education as part of a balanced classroom programme. This responsibility requires that teachers have positive beliefs about their own competence and capabilities to teach dance to achieve desired outcomes for their students. This article presents qualitative findings from a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, Self Efficacy