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O'Neill, D. Kevin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This paper provides teachers and teacher educators with food for thought by developing a broad, contemporary re-evaluation of the often-used analogy between teaching and the theatre. It does so by synthesizing insights from scholarly works in education with insights from writing about theatre, including both historical work and published…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Teaching Conditions, Online Courses, Teacher Educators
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Au, Wayne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011
The application of the principles of scientific management within the structure, organization, and curriculum of public schools in the US became dominant during the early 1900s. Based upon research evidence from the modern day era of high-stakes testing in US public education, the fundamental logics guiding scientific management have resurfaced…
Descriptors: Public Education, Criticism, Public School Teachers, Professional Autonomy
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Lockhorst, Daan; Wubbels, Theo; van Oers, Bert – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2010
If the purpose of an educational system is to guide pupils towards achieving independence, then certain conditions about the design and conduct of that system must be met. In this paper, those conditions are formulated from a socio-cultural perspective on learning and development. This paper examines the extent to which those conditions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Teacher Role, Classroom Communication
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Haydn, Terry; Harris, Richard – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2010
Drawing on data from 1740 pupil questionnaires and 160 pupils in focus-group interviews, the study aimed to gain insight into British pupils' ideas about why they study history at school. The paper considers the implications of these ideas for history teachers and teacher educators. The data suggest that many pupils have very vague ideas about the…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Shkedi, Asher – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
The paper examines the implementation of an external written curriculum in the classroom. The study is based on observation of and interviews with 26 Israeli Bible teachers who followed a formal curriculum and used a teachers' guide. The study identified three types of curriculum narrative: the frame narrative, the task narrative, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biblical Literature, Grade 8, Public Schools
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Cunningham, Deborah L. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
This study reports the results of a case study of four teachers' beliefs about the nature of historical empathy and their means of cultivating such empathy in secondary school classrooms. The results of multiple interviews and lesson observations of history teachers in England suggest that teachers conceptualize empathy in bounded but not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Empathy, Case Studies
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Moroye, Christy M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
Myriad international efforts exist to infuse and reform schools with ecological perspectives, but in the US those efforts remain largely on the fringes of schooling. The purpose of this study is to offer a perspective on this issue from inside schools. If one looks to the future success of environmental education, one must consider the work of…
Descriptors: High Schools, Environmental Education, Research Methodology, Educational Change
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Hug, Barbara – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
Contemporary science standards stress the importance of highlighting inquiry in the science classroom as one way of learning key concepts. One critical question that needs to be addressed for a range of instructional practices is how opportunities to learn are conceptualized so that students can engage and learn the critical ideas and practices…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Driessen, Carla; Westhoff, Gerard; Haenen, Jacques; Brekelmans, Mieke – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
This study outlines the construction of a tool to enhance the competence of foreign language teachers in estimating the effectiveness of language-learning tasks. Five assumptions basic to second-language acquisition are crucial to the design of the tool. Subsequently, drawing on insights from cognitive psychology about information-processing, a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teacher Competencies, Language Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Ballet, Katrijn; Kelchtermans, Geert – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
Teachers are facing an increasing number of changes in their job context, many of which significantly affect their work lives. This study offers a theoretical understanding of the changes in teachers' working conditions, starting from the intensification thesis. The case study of a Flemish (Belgian) elementary school shows the existence of various…
Descriptors: School Organization, Teaching Conditions, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers
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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2005
This paper discusses inclusion of global literature in social studies curricula, especially in teaching about women of the world. It analyses the attraction of, and difficulties with, a popular work of young adult fiction, "Shabanu," often taught in US middle-school social studies and humanities classrooms. It uses the framework of post-colonial,…
Descriptors: Fiction, Females, Young Adults, World Literature
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Mayes, Clifford – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2005
This paper examines the image of the teacher as a shaman. The shaman must suffer a wound in order to learn how to guide and heal others. Similarly, the teacher must suffer three types of wounds in order to maximize his or her professional, intellectual, and existential growth. These are the vocative wound, the interpretive wound, and the…
Descriptors: Student Needs
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Arber, Ruth Eileen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2005
New demographic patterns as well as new communication and information technologies and administrative and marketing practices have irrevocably altered schools in Australia's large cities. This study examines the ways that teachers and parents in one urban school speak about race and ethnicity in the midst of these changes. Beneath the ironic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Schools, Information Technology, Multicultural Education
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Jay, Joelle K. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2004
Teacher educators have argued for the use of case study as a pedagogical focus of teacher education. Yet, to understand the advantages and limitations of case study as curriculum, we need a clearer understanding of the nature of cases. What can we learn from looking at the use of cases in the education of other professionals? How can the learning…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Teacher Educators, Social Work, Preservice Teachers
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Wallace, John; Louden, William – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2003
Like any other complex agenda of reform, the notion of teaching for understanding contains areas of uncertainty and ambiguity. This paper uses an hermeneutic research cycle to identify some uncertainties in understanding of teaching for understanding. These areas of uncertainty are discussed in relation to the literature and vignettes from three…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Change, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Strategies
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