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Polly, Drew – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
With the adoption of new content standards, teachers are often left without adequate curriculum resources. This study examined how educators used their curricular resources to teach new mathematics standards in the USA. Analyses of open-ended survey responses from 257 teachers and teacher-leaders in Grades 3 through Grade 5 indicated that every…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Resources, Academic Standards
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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
Children's interests are a common foundation for early childhood curricula. Yet, little research is available about the fundamental nature of children's interests and analytical ways to recognize and engage with these. Early work on children's interests adopted a psychological perspective and associated interests with activity choices. Recent work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childhood Interests, Cultural Background, Cultural Capital
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Heydon, Rachel; Moffatt, Lyndsay; Iannacci, Luigi – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
Within an era of change to early childhood education and care, this case study of kindergarten classroom literacy curricula sought to understand the production and effects of the curriculum within one urban, Canadian full-day kindergarten that included culturally and linguistically diverse children. Central was a concern for the place of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Elementary School Curriculum, Urban Schools
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Kilderry, Anna – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
Operating within a neoliberal education reform context, performativity and teaching in schools has been a focus of study for a number of years. However, less is known about the effects of performativity on teaching and curriculum in the early childhood (preschool) context. Making a case for the intensification of performativity in Australian early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Hudson, Brian; Henderson, Sheila; Hudson, Alison – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
This paper reports on a research study conducted with a group of practising primary school teachers (n = 24) in North East Scotland during 2011-2012. The teachers were all participants in a newly developed Masters course that had been designed with the aim of promoting the development of mathematical thinking in the primary classroom as part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Teachers, Primary Education
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Sensevy, Gérard – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
This paper presents an exploratory study of two consecutive reading sessions conducted in primary school by two different teachers. Our purpose is twofold. From a theoretical viewpoint, we propose a tentative set of conditions of teaching effectiveness by relying on the Joint Action Theory in Didactics. From a methodological viewpoint, drawing on…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Primary Education, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Heydon, Rachel; Crocker, Wendy; Zhang, Zheng – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
In a bid to identify and gain analytic insight into the make-up and dynamics of kindergarten literacy curricula in an era of early childhood education and care reform, this study was designed to trace how classroom literacy curricula were produced in a kindergarten in a childcare centre in Ontario, Canada. Drawing on actor-network theory's (ANT)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Ethnography
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Hedges, Helen; Cullen, Joy; Jordan, Barbara – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2011
Children's interests are frequently cited as a source of early-years curricula. Yet, research has rarely considered the nature of these interests beyond the play-based environment of early-childhood education. This paper reports findings from a qualitative, interpretivist study in two early childhood settings in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Childhood Interests, Curriculum Development
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Resnik, Julia – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2009
This paper advances the analysis of multiculturalism by examining multiculturalism in a contextualized manner. To understand multiculturalism and assess its effects on the recognition of migrant children, researchers need to analyse multicultural practices in schools by taking into account the social mirrors resulting from different social and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Context Effect, Child Care
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Heydon, Rachel M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2007
This naturalistic study reports the language and literacy-learning opportunities, and the conditions necessary to bring them about, in the art component of an innovative intergenerational programme. The focus is on the children in the programme (median age 4), their interaction with adult participants (median age 85) and facilitators, and the ways…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Art Education, Preschool Children, Older Adults
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Dupriez, Vincent – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2006
In 1995 the political authorities of French-speaking Belgium introduced a major reform in the structure of the kindergarten and primary curriculum. It prescribed cycles of study and forbade grade repetition within the stages, which last for 5 years and 4 years, respectively. In addition, the reform aimed to increase equality of results at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Preschool Teachers, Young Children