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Marcus Gustafsson; Jorryt van Bommel; Yvonne Liljekvist – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
This study investigates resource use by upper-secondary mathematics teachers in the context of collaborative planning. A thematic content analysis is conducted on audio-recorded teacher discussions in order to find out what resources are used by the teachers, how they are used, and for what reasons. The findings show that although teachers use a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum
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Fatih Karatas; Seval Fer – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
In the ever-evolving realm of educational research, the design and validation of curricula is gaining prominence. Ensuring both the internal and external validity of such designs is vital, with external validity, specifically applicability, highlighting the practical feasibility and relevance in real-world educational contexts. Drawing on Dewey's…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, Educational Research, Validity
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Madhu Narayanan; A. L. Shields; T. J. Delhagen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
The work of teachers has historically been highly controlled, but one area teachers have been granted considerable autonomy is in instruction and planning. Teacher autonomy is a complex concept with important implications for both the quality of instruction and teacher persistence in the field. The rise of charter management organizations (CMOs)…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Charter Schools
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Dung Tran; Bronwyn Reid O'Connor – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
This conceptual paper puts forward the construct termed "teacher curriculum competence," which is an amalgamation of theoretical or formal and personal practical teacher knowledge and orientations in relation to curriculum. We situate the competence in institutional, political, and philosophical contexts. Drawing on research related to…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Teacher Role
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Michael Omoge – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
Given a peculiar sociocultural pressure for knowledge to reap immediate socioeconomic benefits in Africa, philosophy courses have gained a very low valuation by African students. They misperceive the courses not to be relevant to their future careers, leading to a lack of engagement with the courses. Focusing on South Africa, this paper proffers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Cooperative Learning, Relevance (Education)
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Sara Weuffen; Kevin Lowe; Rose Amazan; Katherine Thompson – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
The purpose of this conceptual paper is to posit a possible reason why non-Indigenous educators are seen to be 'cautious' in their pedagogic engagement with First Nations perspectives in curriculum, why interventions and programmess around reconciliation and truth-telling have limited traction in affecting change in school culture, and why the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colonialism, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Tang Wee Teo – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
Many empirical studies about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curriculum present problems for students to solve. This paper draws upon the data collected from the enactment of an integrated STEM curriculum to discuss problems as constitutive of problem spaces where four Grade 5 Singapore students engage with the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Integrated Curriculum, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Tiril Smerud Finnanger; T. S. Prøitz – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
Against the backdrop of curriculum reform in Norway, this article presents a study of teacher involvement and influence in national curriculum making through participation in official commentary processes. Education policy documents presented teacher involvement in the reform as essential to the legitimacy and ownership of the curriculum in…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Teacher Participation
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Maria Luíza Tanure Alves; Maria João Carvalheiro Campos – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
School physical education (PE) has been presented as a privilege for socially dominant groups recognized by their non-disabled bodies. This study aims to investigate the introduction of a 5-week Paralympic sports unit into the PE curriculum as an educational right for disabled students through its recognition as official knowledge representative…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Students with Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Beliefs
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Andreas Bergh; Eva Forsberg – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
The objective of this article is to explore differentiation of education through juridification. We examine changes in school governing, including trends towards globalization and marketization, as well as increased regulatory intervention in addressing complex social problems. Drawing on Luhmann's theory of functional differentiation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Global Approach, Equal Education
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Dugyum Kim – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
This conceptual article is to problematize Western-centered comparative curriculum studies in South Korea, drawing on research related to postcolonial criticisms of comparative education and curriculum studies, and to suggest a decolonial research imagination for comparative curriculum research in South Korea and East Asia broadly, based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decolonization, Postcolonialism, Comparative Education
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Daniel Tröhler; Sophie Winkler – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
Our guiding thesis in this article is that the recent burgeoning discussion of differentiation in the context of education has to do with critiques of the globalization theories that have been popular since 1990. In doing so, however, these critically motivated discussions run the risk of overlooking the historical roots of differentiation, which…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Global Approach, Nationalism, Politics of Education
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Tatiana Mikhaylova; Daniel Pettersson – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
The concept of differentiation holds immense significance in education, touching upon aspects like access, inclusion, justice, and equality. However, it is also a complex and elusive notion, which acquires different meanings across historical and cultural contexts. This article explores the shifting reasoning about differentiation in the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Barbara Schulte – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
Educational theorizing makes use of various tools and perspectives to understand how differentiation processes in education have emerged as responses to socio-historical developments. Drawing on a systematic literature review, this article finds that educational research has framed these responses in five different ways: as structural-functional…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Meta Analysis, Educational Theories, Ethnic Groups
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Wouter Smets – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2024
National canons of history sparked intense debate among historians over the last years, history educators have regularly shown concerns regarding these canons. The main arguments are that history is instrumentalized for political purposes, and that canons are incompatible with multiculturality. In this study, the cases of the Netherlands and…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, History Instruction, Role of Education, Foreign Countries
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