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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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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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Howard, Patrick; Becker, Charity; Wiebe, Sean; Carter, Mindy; Gouzouasis, Peter; McLarnon, Mitchell; Richardson, Pamela; Ricketts, Kathryn; Schuman, Layal – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to share the results of research into the experience of teacher risk-taking in the classroom. The development of children as risk-takers is featured prominently in curriculum documents and reports calling for the competencies of 21st century learning. Teachers are expected to become 21st century learners who…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Risk
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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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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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Al-Fartousi, May – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This research explored 10 young female Shi'i Muslim Arabic-Canadian students' experiences associated with wearing the Hijab (headscarf) within their home, community, and predominantly White Canadian public elementary school environments. The in-depth case study sought to address the dearth of information about Shi'is' experiences in schools…
Descriptors: Females, Muslims, Arabs, Student Experience
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Westbury, Ian; Aspfors, Jessica; Fries, Anna-Verena; Hansén, Sven-Erik; Ohlhaver, Frank; Rosenmund, Moritz; Sivesind, Kirsten – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This paper introduces the questions and approaches of a five-nation cross-cultural study of state-based curriculum-making discussed in this issue of "JCS." The paper reviews the two decade-long interest of many nations in state-based curriculum-making and presents a framework for thinking about state-based curriculum-making as a tool of…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Cross Cultural Studies
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Sivesind, Kirsten; Westbury, Ian – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This paper frames the problem underlying the cross-cultural Organizing Curriculum Change (OCC) study of state-based curriculum-making. The paper discusses the increased use by states over the past two decades of the century-old instrument of the state-based curriculum and the tool of the curriculum commission. The paper contrasts the slender…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Broom, Catherine A. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
This paper explores the interrelations between power, politics, academia and curriculum reform in British Columbia (BC) using social studies curriculum documents as a case study. It describes how curriculum reform occurred and argues that reform was undemocratic as it was largely the product of individuals with power who invited individuals with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Curriculum Development, Power Structure
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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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Rasmussen, Jens; Bayer, Martin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
This article presents the results of a comparative study of the content in selected teacher education programmes for primary and lower secondary teachers in Canada, Denmark, Finland and Singapore. First and foremost, the study is a comparison between teacher education programmes in, on the one hand, Canada, Finland and Singapore, all of which…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Chan, Elaine; Ross, Vicki – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
In this article, we examine one school's experience with policy, as a means of shedding light on the intersection of factors contributing to challenges of implementing policies to support the academic achievement and social adaptation of immigrant and minority students in their school context. We begin with the presentation of a "big…
Descriptors: School Policy, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Minority Group 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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Zhang, Zheng; Heydon, Rachel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
This paper focuses on the lived curriculum from the vantage of the students in a case study of a Sino-Canada transnational education programme in China. The programme consisted of subject area curricula transplanted from Ontario, Canada, and taught in English, as well as subject area curricula from Mainland China that was taught in Mandarin. The…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Case Studies
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Laitsch, Daniel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
Over the past three decades, educators have faced an increasing variety of reform proposals that can best be contextualized as efforts to commodify and privatize public education. While supporters of market-based reforms attempt to place these proposals within education theory, they are in reality firmly entrenched in neoliberal economic theory.…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Privatization, Economics
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