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Zhang, Zheng; Heydon, Rachel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This paper concerns an exploratory and interpretive case study of the literacy curricula in a Canadian transnational education programme (Pseudonym: SCS) delivered in China where Ontario secondary school curricula were used at the same time as the Chinese national high school curricula. Using ethnographic tools and actor-network theory, the study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Schmidt, Sandra J. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
This manuscript contributes to a discussion of how to meaningfully engage issues of sexuality in the curriculum. Noting the struggle to create social change through the inclusion of LGBQ people and events, the manuscript is premised on what we might learn about equity and change by locating the study of inequity in how it is etched into and…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Homosexuality, Equal Education
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Llewellyn, Kristina R.; Cook, Sharon Anne; Molina, Alison – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2010
This study examines the knowledge and skills that characterize civic learning for young people. Building on a literature review, it reports an exploratory case study with students and teachers in four secondary schools in the Ottawa, Canada region. The perspectives of researchers co-operating with educators and students against a backdrop of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Citizenship Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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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