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Smith, Joseph – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This paper focuses on a specific example of an all-too-rare phenomenon in education studies: the successful resistance by ordinary classroom teachers of policy change at the macro-level. Focusing on the withdrawal of the 2013 Draft National Curriculum for History in England, it considers the views of six teachers who were personally involved in…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Activism, Teacher Attitudes
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Weintraub, Roy; Naveh, Eyal – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
Modern historical research challenges religious education by undermining the arguments in favour of the existence of a supreme power who is responsible for patterns of reality. This article explores how the new generation of history textbooks of Religious Zionism, one of Israel's ideologically most influential populations, cope with this dilemma.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religious Factors, History Instruction, Judaism
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Imants, Jeroen; Van der Wal, Merel M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
In research on teacher professional development and school reform attention for the role of teacher agency has been growing significantly during the last decade. The objective of this study is to create a model with the potential to view professional development and school reform from a teacher agency perspective at multiple levels. The model of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Toledo, William – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This study examines teacher knowledge used to teach civic-perspective-taking in elementary settings. To do so, the researcher analyzes teacher knowledge-in-use through the ways three teachers adapted a curriculum focused on civic perspective-taking through observation of teachers' enactments of each lesson. Findings indicate that teachers used…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Civics, Perspective Taking, Local Issues
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Sutton, Paul S.; Knuth, Randy – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
High school academic departments remain under-examined yet powerful entities in American high schools. High status department leaders create and sustain narratives around teaching and learning, disciplinary-specific best practices, and the overall efficacy and effectiveness of any number of school improvement policies and initiatives promoted by…
Descriptors: High Schools, Departments, Educational Change, Problem Based Learning
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Law, Wing-Wah; Xu, Shuqin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This article compares and re-examines citizenship education (CE) teaching and learning in Hong Kong (HK) and Guangzhou (GZ), China. It questions two stereotypical perceptions--that China schools indoctrinate students, and that CE lessons in HK are more open than those in mainland China. Data are drawn from some 30 lesson observations, 1,200…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Citizenship Education, Ideology
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Harrison, Neil; Skrebneva, Iliana – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) has become a driving force for change in North America and New Zealand and is gaining some recognition in Indigenous education in Australia. But as a model of learning and teaching, it cannot be imported unproblematically into Australian schools, wherein the past Indigenous students have had limited success.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Knowledge, National Curriculum
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Zhao, Weili – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
China's 2017 'classroom revolution' call intends to "transform" current teacher-centered pedagogies with brand-new philosophies and technologies. As a new entry point for classroom research, I problematize a naturalized (mis)belief--" teacher-centered (Confucian) didactic pedagogies are not conducive to critical thinking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Epistemology, Confucianism
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Bleazby, Jennifer – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This paper provides a Deweyian analysis of "Australia's Ethical Understanding General Capability" curriculum documents, which outline a promising moral education curriculum for students aged 4-17 years. The moral development of students has long been identified as a key aim of schooling. However, schools seldom have time for dedicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Values Education, Ethics
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Hestholm, Grethe Nina; Jobst, Solvejg – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
When working to connect homogeneous curricula with heterogeneous groups of pupils, teachers have to sort pupils according to the categories allowed for in the national school system. In this article, we compare German organizational differentiation, where pupils are divided into stable groups, to Norwegian pedagogical differentiation, where…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Homogeneous Grouping
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Craig, Cheryl J.; Flores, Maria Assunção – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
The intent of this article is to explore the scholarly influence of Philip W. Jackson through examining the spread of his scholarship and the ideas he generated. The research design of this paper is borrowed from a previous study (Ben-Peretz & Craig, 2018) about another distinguished curriculum scholar, Joseph J. Schwab. The work begins with a…
Descriptors: Biographies, Scholarship, Educational Research, Inquiry
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Fitz, Julie A.; Nikolaidis, A. C. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
Despite the rising popularity of scripted curricula in the United States public and charter schools, there has been little to no research that explicitly addresses how this phenomenon influences the democratic aims of our educational system. Using the six democratic values that Meira Levinson employed to evaluate the movement towards standards,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Democratic Values, Professional Autonomy, Accountability
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Wangdu, Kalsang – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
History is often deemed essential to the construction of national identity. However, the issue of how refugee communities construct their national identity and the image of their historical legacy via the teaching of history is an understudied one. As such, this study examines the role of history teaching in the construction of national identity…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Textbooks, Self Concept, Refugees
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Ryen, Erik – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
What can educators working to develop critical thinking (CT) in their classrooms gain from engaging with the German/Scandinavian tradition of Bildung-centred Didaktik? This article takes up the challenge of how to develop an epistemology of CT that is relational and contextual and gives students the possibility of engaging in ethical debates about…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Critical Thinking, Critical Theory, Social Justice
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Byrne, Chris; Prendergast, Mark – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2020
This study examines the concerns of Irish secondary school teachers to the introduction of three reformed curricula, namely: English, mathematics, and Design and Communication Graphics. Major changes have been introduced in each of these subjects at different time periods over the past 12 years. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire was selected by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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