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Jeziorski, Agnieszka; Therriault, Geneviève – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Our study is framed according to a transformational-sociocritical approach to an education for sustainable development (ESD) that, in particular, considers landscapes as learning contexts of potential use for fostering engagement in the areas of environmental protection and sustainable development. In keeping with this perspective, we surveyed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Student Attitudes, Earth Science
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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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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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Chappel, Jacquelyn – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Despite the historical purposes of World Literature and the inclusion of 'global citizenship' in many school mission statements, World Literature, in many high schools, remain reviews of British and American literature. The dominance of English language texts in World Literature reflects and perpetuates British and American political hegemony and…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, World Literature
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Collin, Ross – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This article presents discourse analyses of two teachers' statements about the economic payoff of studying English in the United States' high schools. Specifically, the article examines how English teachers construe reading as an economic asset that can be developed in schools and used on the job. Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of field and capital…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, Economics, Discourse Analysis
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Cavieres-Fernández, Eduardo – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The present article focuses on the counter stories of two Chilean social studies high school teachers. Counter stories describe how teachers use their professional experience to confront those mega narratives composed of dominant educational policies that impinge upon their pedagogical practices. The mega narrative described in this study as a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Social Studies, High Schools, Educational Policy
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Cohen, Aviv – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Building on sociocultural theories of teaching and learning, rooted in constructivist traditions, this study examined the teaching of civics in relation to contextual sociocultural factors in the Israeli educational system. The study focused on ways in which three civics teachers conceptualized and framed notions of "good citizenship" in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Civics, Teaching Methods
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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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Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Harris, Lauren McArthur; Aponte Martinez, Gerardo; Frasier, Amanda Slaten – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This mixed methods study explores how high school students (N = 35) enrolled in a US charter school with a high Latino/a population perform on and perceive (in terms of interest and relevance) document-based type historical reasoning tasks: one about the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and the other about the experiences of Mexicans and Mexican Americans…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, High School Students, Charter Schools, United States History
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Rantala, Jukka; Manninen, Marika; van den Berg, Marko – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
In 2011, the Finnish National Board of Education assessed the learning outcomes of history with a study whose results raised doubts about the fulfilment of the goals of history education. This article seeks to expand awareness about Finnish adolescents' understanding of historical empathy. The study assessed twenty-two 16-17-year-old high school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Adolescents, Empathy
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Cross, Russell – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
"Language across the curriculum" has been pivotal in establishing a knowledge base on the role of language for accessing opportunities afforded by the curriculum. Yet, the ubiquity of language "within" all facets of human activity--not least of all the more abstract domains of thinking and relating with others--can easily…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Role
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Ramnarain, Umesh; Hobden, Paul – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
This report describes how teachers support ninth-grade students who are doing scientific investigations in Natural Sciences in South African schools. This is of interest as allowing students to participate in inquiry-based investigations is a significant shift from traditional practices. It presents a new challenge to teachers as it signals an…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Scientific Research, Investigations, Personal Autonomy
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Stoel, G. L.; van Drie, J. P.; van Boxtel, C. A. M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
The present study seeks to develop a pedagogy aimed at fostering a student's ability to reason causally about history. The Model of Domain Learning was used as a framework to align domain-specific content with pedagogical principles. Developing causal historical reasoning was conceptualized as a multidimensional process, in which knowledge of…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pretests Posttests, Epistemology
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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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Roth, Wolff-Michael; Friesen, Norm – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
In recent years, school science has been the target of increasing critique for two reasons. On the one hand, it is said to enforce "epic" images of science that celebrate the heroes and heroic deeds that established the scientific canon and its methods and thereby falsifies the history and nature of science. On the other hand, the…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Science Instruction, Educational History, Biology
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