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Philippou, Stavroula; Kontovourki, Stavroula; Theodorou, Eleni – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
For the past few years, the Republic of Cyprus has been pursuing a major educational reform across all levels of mandatory education, focusing especially on curriculum change, for the implementation of which in-service teachers have undergone a series of professional development seminars. Individual and focus group interviews with in-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Philippou, Stavroula – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
Increasing European integration and European education policies are fuelling political and academic debates over the meaning of a "European identity" and a "European citizenship" and their potential relationship(s) to national and/or state identities. These debates are especially fraught in a case such as Cyprus, a case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Citizenship, Textbooks
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Philippou, Stavroula; Keating, Avril; Ortloff, Debora Hinderliter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
This special issue of "JCS" has examined the changes and challenges facing citizenship education policy and curricula by way of case studies from Europe and beyond. It is indicated that European and/or global integration have had an impact on all of the citizenship curricula examined. However, it is also noted that each case…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum, Citizenship, Foreign Countries
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Keating, Avril; Ortloff, Debora Hinderliter; Philippou, Stavroula – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
Citizenship education has been the subject of growing attention in policy and academic circles over the past 20 years. Citizenship education curricula have typically focused on national institutions, issues, and ties. Citizenship education has been closely bound up with the legitimacy of the nation-state, and alternative institutions and…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education