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Fogo, Brad; Reisman, Abby; Breakstone, Joel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Although most teachers adapt curriculum, we know little about teachers' rationales for modifying materials, how these rationales align with actual modifications, nor whether any patterns exist in the modifications that teachers make. This is especially the case in history/social studies, where research on curriculum is scant and research on…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Curriculum Development, Media Adaptation, Instructional Materials
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Harris, Richard; Graham, Suzanne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This research explored the extent to which secondary school history teachers in England willingly engaged with a series of concurrent curriculum reforms, and the factors that shaped their level of agency in the process. The curriculum has been the target of sustained reform by many governments, and accountability measures are frequently used to…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Curriculum Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Conrad, Jenni – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This empirical study uses content and frequency analysis to investigate how the Big History Project (BHP) online curriculum represents different racial and cultural groups within its units fusing science and history. The prevalence of a Western Civilizations perspective in curricula offers a challenging irony: that world history could be…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, World History, Culture
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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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Rosenlund, David – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The study presented in this article examines the internal consistency of the formal Swedish history curriculum for the upper-secondary school. The research question addresses the extent to which disciplinary aspects--also referred to as vertical knowledge discourses--are transferred from fields of knowledge production to the Swedish formal history…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Knowledge Level
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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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Luimes, Maike; Karseth, Berit – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article investigates the composition of the Norwegian lower secondary school curriculum with a special emphasis on pre-vocational education from a contemporary perspective. The data consist of four official national curricula enacted from the 1970s until the present. Despite differences between the curricula, the main structure of school…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Social Change, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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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Tahirsylaj, Armend – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
The primary objective of the study was to empirically test theoretical claims made about differences between Didaktik and curriculum traditions concerning teacher autonomy (TA) and teacher responsibility (TR). It tests the hypothesis that TA and TR are higher among Didaktik than curriculum countries. The second objective was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Comparative Education
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Willbergh, Ilmi; Aasebø, Turid Skarre – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This paper contributes to the research field of classroom research by offering an empirical analysis of classroom instruction on the level of lesson structure. The research questions are: What are the typical combinations of instructional activities in the lessons of eight teachers in four Norwegian Secondary schools? And how can the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Class Activities, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Resnik, Julia – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The number of international schools such as the recently founded French-Israeli school in Israel is growing continuously around the world. International schooling, seen as a means to accumulate international cultural capital is increasingly viewed as a strategy of families' social mobility. It is through international education that schools…
Descriptors: International Schools, French, Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital
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Mathou, Cécile – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Drawing on Bernstein's concept of recontextualization, this paper explores how mid-level actors interpret and translate curriculum policies in the context of growing concerns about the performance and accountability of education systems. Little is known about the work of recontextualization agents responsible for the professional development,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Curriculum, Comparative Analysis
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Jóhannsdóttir, Thurídur – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This study of the creation of a new upper secondary school in Iceland focuses on the way in which networking and collaboration across school boundaries contributed to a new form for school practice. The aim is to understand the value of school-community interaction and how the collaboration has expanded both the activities of the school and the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Secondary Schools, Social Networks, Educational Practices
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