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Jaeger, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In the early 1960s, researchers began to conduct content analyses of core reading programmes/basal readers. Although these researchers often adopted a critical perspective, and examined the ideological underpinnings of the texts, they failed to make an explicit connection between ideologies and reader access to the text. The study described here…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Reading Programs, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Sporre, Karin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe, critically analyse and discuss the Swedish system of assessing ethics education in compulsory school through national tests. The publicly available tests from 2013 for grades six and nine have been studied as have the assessment instructions for teachers. Staff responsible for the test construction have…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, National Competency Tests
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Troyer, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This study examines teacher implementation of an adolescent literacy curriculum designed as an intervention for students reading two years below grade level. Specifically, this work focuses on the adaptations made by four experienced teachers in a single school that sustained implementation of this curriculum after the intervention trial had…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Mølstad, Christina Elde; Prøitz, Tine S. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article investigates how learning outcomes, a concept inspired by an Anglo-Saxon curriculum approach, are expressed in policy documents, with an emphasis on expectations articulated to teachers. Developments in education policy for the last two decades reflect a widespread expansion of learning outcome orientation in curricula and assessment…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development
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Karen, Goodnough – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In this study, the author reports on the professional learning of three primary teachers who engaged in three cycles of collaborative action research over a three-year period from 2013 to 2016. Case study was chosen as a methodology to gain insight into the context of the teachers' work as they interacted with others and adopted multiple tools.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Education, Social Theories
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Hemmi, Kirsti; Krzywacki, Heidi; Liljekvist, Yvonne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In the current paper, we present an analysis of a case study in which we have followed Swedish primary teachers who voluntarily began using translated Finnish curriculum materials, i.e. a textbook and teacher guide, in order to reform their mathematics teaching. The multifaceted data, consisting of questionnaires, interviews, protocols from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Saye, John W.; Stoddard, Jeremy; Gerwin, David M.; Libresco, Andrea S.; Maddox, Lamont E. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This paper reports results from a six-state study of 62 USA social studies classrooms. We examined the extent to which intellectually challenging authentic pedagogy was present in study classrooms, the characteristics of classroom practice at different levels of authentic pedagogy, and how those characteristics may promote or inhibit high levels…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Intellectual Development, Epistemology
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Pollak, Itay; Segal, Aliza; Lefstein, Adam; Meshulam, Assaf – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Teaching through controversial, politically charged issues is promoted in Anglo-American democracies as a key means for cultivating active citizenry and democratic values. However, the challenges of discussing controversial issues in the classroom may differ in younger, deeply divided democracies that lack common ground and institutional…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Teaching Methods
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Wahlström, Ninni – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore how education policy that is both enabled and constrained by transnational policy flows and national policy built up by social, cultural and historical traditions are enacted through curriculum at the classroom level. The focus is on how policy rationality embedded in the structure and content of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication, Teacher Role
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Horlacher, Rebekka – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Discussions about the what, the when and the how of teaching and learning in schools deal in German-speaking countries with the term "Lehrplan", while English-speaking countries discuss similar topics with the term "curriculum". Yet, these two terms are not just exchangeable terms in two different languages, but imply also two…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary School Curriculum
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Hardy, Ian – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This paper analyses the nature of collaborative teacher learning as a form of 'public sphere', under current policy conditions. The research draws upon Habermas' notions of communicative action and public spheres, and literature on the nature of teachers' learning in the context of standardized curriculum and assessment reform, to analyse how…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Learning, Standards
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Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Robinson, Sarah – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The interest in teachers' discourses and vocabularies has for a long time been studied under the rubric of knowledge, most notably teachers' professional knowledge. This interest can be traced back to Shulman's distinction between different kinds of teacher knowledge and Schwab's interest in the role of practical reasoning and judgement in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Methods, Professional Autonomy
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Lauritzen, Solvor Mjøberg; Nodeland, Tuva Skjelbred – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This paper is an exploration of challenges arising in the interplay between a standardised peace education curriculum and a localised post-conflict setting. Drawing on interview data from two Kenyan schools, the paper explores the reception of peace education initiatives implemented in Kenya following the post-election violence of 2007/2008…
Descriptors: Ethics, Memory, Peace, Teaching Methods
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Zembylas, Michalinos; Charalambous, Panayiota; Charalambous, Constadina; Lesta, Stalo – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The present paper takes the approach of critical hermeneutics in human rights education (HRE) that has been developed theoretically and tries to operationalize it in pedagogical practice. In particular, a group of Greek-Cypriot teachers were trained in a series of workshops on how critical hermeneutical approach (CHA) could be taught in the…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Teaching Methods, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Xiangming; Wei, Ge; Jiang, Shuling – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Previous research concerning teacher practical knowledge has revealed its epistemological foundations, content structure and research methodology, but little research examines its ethical dimension. Based on a four-year project in China, this study probes the ethical dimension of an experienced teacher's practical knowledge, explicated in a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Epistemology
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