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Coulter, Sarah-Kay – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In 2021 Professor Papaarangi Reidi, at The University of Melbourne, shared the ancient proverb "I nga ra o mua", translated to mean "before we know where we are going, we must know where we have come from". This proverb sets the tone for discussing the Arts in the New Zealand curriculum, as during radical upheaval and social…
Descriptors: Art Education, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum
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Browne, Jade – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
Art disciplines such as music have continued to be marginalised in the curriculum, due to educational policies such as National Standards that have focused solely on numeracy and literacy. With growing concerns of a narrowing curriculum, there have been several developments in education, including the removal of National Standards in 2017, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, National Standards, Educational Change
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Poultney, Rachel; Forbes, Dianne – Teachers and Curriculum, 2020
In learning and life, there will always be challenges, requiring resilience to overcome, adapt, and persist in the face of adversity. Resilience is a key aspect of mental health and lifelong learning, reflected in the vision, key competencies, and health-related elements of the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007). Working on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Bowes, Margot; Ovens, Alan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
In this paper we suggest that official curriculum statements provide a relatively modest influence on the emergence of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in school settings and that not enough attention is paid to the other factors that influence curriculum practice in schools. We argue that while the perspectives of teachers may reflect the…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum
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Gillespie, Lorna; Penney, Dawn; Pope, Clive – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
This paper reports on a collaborative action research project that directed attention to the opportunities Physical Education presents to develop learning associated with three of the key competencies detailed in the New Zealand Curriculum; thinking; managing self; and relating to others. Three teachers in one secondary school explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Health Education, Competence
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Bailey, Judy – Teachers and Curriculum, 2013
Teacher education can provide opportunities for contributing towards a re-envisaging of the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary classroom. This study documents the experiences of one student teacher who, during her mathematics education courses, embraced a perception of mathematics as a social, creative and experiential discipline.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
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Hunter, Philippa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper focuses on history in the New Zealand curriculum in light of its seemingly confused curriculum identity despite revision processes of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2007). Some thinking about curriculum as a socially constructed political process that teachers can actively engage with sets the scene…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
The principles set out in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) "embody beliefs about what is important and desirable in school curriculum--nationally and locally. They should underpin all school decision-making" (Ministry of Education, 2007). An understanding of these principles is essential for all teachers who are involved in education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Principles, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Tulloch, Lynley – Teachers and Curriculum, 2009
There is little doubt that the use of EFS curricula, resources, and programmes in publicly provided education has been controversial. This paper will examine the dilemmas, for educators involved in EFS, relating to the politics and conservative forces underpinning national curriculum development in a free market capitalist economy such as…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), National Curriculum
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Gibbs, Colin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
"The New Zealand Curriculum: Draft for Consultation" (Ministry of Education, 2006) aims to first "set the direction for learning for all students while at school and will ensure that when they leave, they are equipped for lifelong learning and for living in a world where continual change is the norm" (p. 7), and second, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, School Based Management
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Fitzpatrick, Katie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
In order to analyse physical education (PE) curriculum policy in England, Penney and Harris (2004) compared it with that in New Zealand. Their aim was to distinguish between policy as a source of either "stability and inequity in schools" or "resistance and change." While acknowledging that all curriculum policy documents are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Physical Education
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Hunter, Philippa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The New Zealand Curriculum Stocktake, undertaken between 2000 and 2003, signalled a more coherent and fluid approach to curriculum processes, and support for school-based decision-making around curriculum design and implementation. The subsequent "Curriculum Marautanga Project" (Ministry of Education, 2004) promised a "reframing,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Social Sciences, Elementary School Curriculum
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Cooper, Irene; Aikin, Sandra – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The recently released New Zealand Curriculum Draft for Consultation (Ministry of Education 2006a) sets out the Government's expectations of what school students should be able to achieve by the time they leave school. The writers explore the vision and intentions of the New Zealand Curriculum Draft, to prepare students for the future, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum