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Bourke, Terri; Lidstone, John – SAGE Open, 2015
In Australia, for more than two decades, a "social science" integrated framework was the favored approach for delivering subjects such as history and geography. However, such interdisciplinary approaches have continued to attract criticism from various parts of the academic and public spheres, and since 2009, a return to teaching the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level
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Smeed, Judy; Bourke, Terri; Nickerson, Julie; Corsbie, Tracy – SAGE Open, 2015
School curriculum change processes have traditionally been managed internally. However, in Queensland, Australia, as a response to the current high-stakes accountability regime, more and more principals are outsourcing this work to external change agents (ECAs). In 2009, one of the authors (a university lecturer and ECA) developed a curriculum…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Implementation, Foreign Countries, Accountability