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Emerson, Lisa; Kilpin, Ken; White, Senga; Greenhow, Anna; Macaskill, Anne; Feekery, Angela; Lamond, Heather; Doughty, Catherine; O'Connor, Rose – Curriculum Matters, 2018
Multiple international studies have confirmed the positive impact of library services and teacher--librarian partnerships on delivering curriculum outcomes and quality student learning in secondary schools. Despite this, there are indications internationally that school libraries are in decline. This article uses qualitative data from a national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, School Libraries, Librarians
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Zohar, Anat; Hipkins, Rosemary – Curriculum Matters, 2018
In national contexts where curriculum policies explicitly advocate for the development of students' higher order thinking capabilities, evidence suggests that achieving this goal can be quite elusive. In this article we explore this challenge by drawing on senior secondary school examples from two national contexts (New Zealand and Israel) that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Thinking Skills
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Robertson, Jenny; Dixon, Rachael – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Understanding the policy directed education environment in which health education as a subject sits in "The New Zealand Curriculum" (NZC) is akin to attempting a complex jigsaw puzzle without a picture to show how the pieces fit together. This article will provide an overview of the multiple education policies, presented as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Educational Policy, Curriculum
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Averill, Robin; Metson, Abby; Bailey, Susan – Curriculum Matters, 2016
There is much international evidence that parental involvement in children's learning can positively influence achievement. New Zealand policy expects schools to nurture such involvement, particularly in relation to Máori and Pasifika learners. Despite policy imperatives and valuable professional development projects, such involvement has proved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship