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ERIC Number: EJ1337132
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1177-1828
Audience and Purpose: Secondary English Teachers and the Social Vision in "The New Zealand Curriculum"
Gómez, Claudia Rozas
Curriculum Matters, v17 p66-82 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 with secondary English teachers to identify prevailing constructions of subject English and to consider the extent to which these constructions may foster the curriculum's vision for actively engaged people. I suggest that a close examination of teachers' constructions warrants attention against the stated aims in our curriculum. I also argue that enacting the curriculum's social vision is neither simple nor straightforward owing to the broader context in which secondary English takes place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A