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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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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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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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Perreau, Maria – Curriculum Matters, 2019
In this discussion of global citizenship education (GCED) in Aotearoa, I will be drawing upon my experiences teaching in international education, teaching the "New Zealand Curriculum," and my research in the field of citizenship-and social-justice education in Aotearoa New Zealand. I advocate approaching GCED as part of a broader…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Social Justice, International Education
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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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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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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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Cowan, Jackie; Culpan, Ian – Curriculum Matters, 2016
This article reports on aspects of an interpretative qualitative single case study that investigated teachers' and students' understanding of how self-worth is influenced in the teaching and learning environment. Findings indicate that important determinants in the development of self-worth include personal teacher qualities such as humour,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Teacher Characteristics
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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