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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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Ward, Felicia – Curriculum Matters, 2021
Since its emergence as a distinct subject area in the nineteenth century, English has been an important, but contested, subject. Competing discourses, resulting in different models of English, have vied for prominence, each with ideologies about the purposes of education and the needs of students and the state. However, while international…
Descriptors: English Instruction, National Curriculum, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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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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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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McPhail, Graham – Curriculum Matters, 2016
Many ideas from the discourse of 21st-century learning are already present in much secondary school music teaching in New Zealand and have been for some time. The adoption of these ideas has resulted in many positive changes in students' experiences of music at secondary school. On the other hand, there have been some unintended consequences which…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Music Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries