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Dunn, Sarah; Locke, Millie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
This article draws on a master's study into programme decisions and processes of a Pakeha primary music teacher who sought to include matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge), tikanga Maori (Maori practices) and te ao Maori (a Maori way of seeing the world) in their teaching practice. The study investigated how children are enabled to experience…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnic Groups
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Grove O'Grady, Alison – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
The challenge of learning to be a teacher in a pandemic stymied world calls for focus and access to pedagogies of critical empathy to ensure the wellbeing of students is paramount in classrooms K to 12. Additional to facilitating the development of skills and competencies in curriculum disciplines, teachers are required to meet the emotional and…
Descriptors: Empathy, Faculty Development, Drama, Teaching Methods
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Karaolis, Olivia – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Inclusive practice in education is supported by a compelling body of research (Cologon, 2019; Graham, 2020; Raphael et al., 2019) policy recommendations (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR], 2009; Te Tahuhu o Te Matauranga--Ministry of Education, 2017(Commonwealth of Australia. (2003)) and mandated by legislation…
Descriptors: Puppetry, Inclusion, Drama, Preschool Children
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Rathore, Devika; Eames, Chris; Kelly-Ware, Janette – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
The Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood education (ECE) landscape is becoming increasingly multicultural, in particular with a significant number of migrant Indian teachers working in the field. This paper explores the potential role of environmental identity as migrant Indian ECE teachers navigate between the Indian and New Zealand cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Immigrants, Indians
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Demir, Ozden; Kartal, Metin; Kaya, Halil Ibrahim – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
In Turkey, as in other countries, candidate teachers are expected to achieve the teaching qualifications and competencies outlined by the ministries of education. In Turkey's case, the Ministry of National Education of Turkey (MoNE) (Yüksek ögretim Kurulu (YÖK), 1998; MoNE, 2006) has developed the general competencies for the teaching profession…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Zhu, Yiyi; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teacher questioning is a very important aspect of teacher-student interaction in classrooms around the world. However, expectations of the purposes and types of these interactions can be variable, particularly across cultural contexts. This qualitative study considers the way teacher questioning is used in a mathematics class in a Chinese primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Mathematics
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Kelly-Ware, Janette – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teaching is a highly complex and political endeavour, and as teachers, we need to be courageous as we support children to make sense of the increasingly complex and diverse societies that we live in. My doctoral research highlighted a number of issues related to teachers and curriculum. Te Whariki, the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching
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Dix, Stephanie; Bam, Mickey – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
This is one teacher's story about teaching writing. It describes and explains how Mickey (the second author) encouraged her young writers (6-7-year-olds) to collaborate with their peers "to make their writing even better". The article describes how the teacher, Mickey, redesigned her writing lessons to further scaffold beginner writers.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Instruction, Teaching Experience, Early Childhood Education
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Rodríguez-Valls, Fernando – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In the past two years, migration has been on the front page of newspapers around the world. In the United States alone, the most current data shows that there are close to one million immigrant students. These students face challenges such as high mobility and anonymity. Moreover, immigrant students have specific needs that must be understood,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education Programs, College Faculty
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Blaauw, Janet – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Children in mainstream schools who struggle academically and disengage in regular schooling may be helped when teachers change their practice to include what the students themselves have reported makes a difference. Student voices need to be listened to, not as a token gesture, but as a way of making a positive difference in their lives at school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Peters, Sally – Teachers and Curriculum, 2005
When children start school it is not just a transition to a new physical context, but also an entry point to a new "culture" where aspects of teaching, learning and assessment are different, and hence what it means to be a learner is constructed differently. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in making links between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Minimum Competencies, Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education)