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Kirsten, Nils; Wermke, Wieland – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The purpose of this article was to analyse how teachers' continuing professional development (CPD) contributes to the government of the teaching profession. This is done by examining the CPD initiatives organized by two Swedish national educational agencies since 1991 involving the school subjects of Swedish (standard language education) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Professionalism
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Takayama, Keita – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
In this paper, I develop a critique of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)-based lifelong learning policy discourse with a particular focus on "key competencies" (KCs) and its equity implications for school curricular policies. First, I review the discussion of KCs in the writings by the OECD-affiliated…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, International Organizations, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Bekerman, Zvi; Zembylas, Michalinos – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2010
This paper shows some mechanisms as well as the paralysing implications of the perpetrator-victim positioning in the context of inservice education with Jewish- and Palestinian-Israeli teachers who teach in Palestinian-Jewish integrated schools. It examines how these teachers remain rooted in the hegemonic historical narratives of their own…
Descriptors: Jews, Inservice Education, Conflict, Victims of Crime
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McCowan, Tristan – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
While it is clear that all educational undertakings consist of ends and means, the relationship between the two is far from straightforward. This article proposes a framework for understanding the relationship in the context of citizenship education. Qualitative research was undertaken of three educational initiatives in Brazil: the schools of the…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Mapping, Interviews
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Levin, Tamar; Nevo, Yael – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
This longitudinal case study of a single school examines changes in the educational beliefs of 10 elementary-school teachers who experienced a constructivist-based trans-disciplinary curriculum (CTC). After 3 years of experiencing a CTC, which emerges through theme-oriented and project-based learning, teachers' educational beliefs had changed to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Attitudes, Interdisciplinary Approach, Longitudinal Studies
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Law, Wing-Wah; Ho, Wai-Chung – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
This paper examines music education's legitimation of values as a means of preparing students for entry into the new "knowledge society" of the People's Republic of China in a global age. It explores the ways in which values education relates to the teaching of both musical and non-musical meanings in the dual context of nationalism and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Nationalism, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Simovska, Venka; Jensen, Bjarne Bruun – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2008
This study examines teachers' experiences with and opinions on a web-based, cross-cultural project. Students from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Macedonia, and Sweden used information and communication technology and international collaboration to explore the links among youth, culture, and the use of alcohol. The data was generated through…
Descriptors: Health Education, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Online Courses
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Verhoeven, Pim; Verloop, Nico – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2002
To what degree is a Dutch curriculum reform in classics incorporated into teaching practice? This study included two data sources: questionnaires that asked teachers about their beliefs concerning curricular innovations and an analysis of authentic assessment material, i.e. school examinations constructed by teachers. The findings suggest that the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Performance Based Assessment, Classical Languages