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Gómez, Claudia Rozas – Curriculum Matters, 2021
"The New Zealand Curriculum" expresses a vision for young people who are contributing and participating members of society. While this social vision is supported by the inclusion of key competencies, the curriculum document says little about content and its role in developing this participatory agency. This article uses interview data…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, National Curriculum, English Teachers, Social Values
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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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Emerson, Lisa; Macaskill, Anne; Rawlins, Peter; Greenhow, Anna; Kilpin, Ken; Lamond, Heather; White, Senga; Doughty, Catherine; Feekery, Angela; O'Connor, Rose – Curriculum Matters, 2019
This article reports on the quantitative data from a 2017 survey of secondary-school teachers and librarians in Aotearoa New Zealand. Findings suggest that librarians and library services are not seen by teachers or librarians to be centrally involved in the development of information literacy (IL) skills in students, and that teachers may lack…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Librarian Attitudes
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Fyall, Glenn – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article reports on physical education teacher education students' perceptions of the pedagogies they have recently experienced in senior secondary school biomechanics classes. Despite the plethora of educational research surrounding pedagogical best practice in the wider field of physical education, there is a paucity of research seeking to…
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Confucianism, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Samu, Tanya – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article describes and discusses a self-inquiry into curriculum practice on the part of a New Zealand-based social studies educator. The approach used was adapted from Barber's Gestalt approach to holistic inquiry. It is a qualitative approach in which the self-aware practitioner-researcher and his (or her) interactions with others is at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum