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Ryder, Jim – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2002
One consequence of the advancing globalization and technological dependence of society is that people outside professional science are finding that issues of concern to them have a science dimension. I consider how school science education can support engagement with scientific information. I contend that teaching about the epistemology of science…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Educational Objectives, Citizenship
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Torrance, Harry – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1984
Described are some results of the British teacher assessment in public examinations project that is studying the impact of teachers' involvement in assessment. The project is focusing on the ways in which assessments are conducted and moderated and the changes in teaching that teacher involvement in examining might make. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barratt, Gill – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1984
Issues concerning psychology and education that were raised at the 1983 British Psychology Society Education Section Conference are discussed. With respect to teacher training courses, a major issue is whether only practical experience and reflection on the experience can make theoretical learning relevant and usable. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developmental Stages, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories
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Elliott, John – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
For his Humanities Curriculum Project (HCP), Stenhouse defined the humanities as the study of human issues of universal concern. Because he viewed curricula as praxiologies (hypothetical strategies for realizing ideas in practice), secondary English teachers using the HCP materials were given general principles which they had to translate into…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Humanities Instruction, Humanization, Relevance (Education)
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Terry, C. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Based on a model of local curriculum development, but incorporating the ideas first expressed by Goodlad in establishing a league of co-operating schools for the improvement of learning, this curriculum development project successfully infused the study of technology into the science courses of several British secondary schools. (RM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Simkins, Tim – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Increasing numbers of schools in Great Britain are using curriculum notation and curriculum analysis to assist them in decision-making and curriculum review. The purpose of and criteria for assessing a management information system are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Practices
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Thomas, Hywel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Implications for the school curriculum in Great Britain of policies designed to maximize the economic welfare obtainable from education spending are analyzed. The maximization of economic welfare will not be achieved by designing a curriculum more appropriate to industry's needs, but by increasing the degree of choice available to learners. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Goodson, Ivor – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Studying the history of the development of different subjects in the school curriculum can help us better understand the social processes involved, as well as the theoretical issues. The attempt to have environmental studies recognized as an A-level subject in British secondary schools is discussed as an example. (IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Long, Bryan; Winter, Richard – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Examples of children's discussions about Escher Kaleidocycles are utilized to show the importance of connecting mathematics to its sources in sense experience, rather than just teaching the conventions which are meaningless to many students. (IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Woods, Peter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1984
Three studies which examine the academic achievement of secondary students in British comprehensive schools as compared to their achievement in selective schools are critiqued. Research problems found in each of the studies are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Comparative Education
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Partington, Geoffrey – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1985
Why radical feminism, which until so recently appeared to be firmly identified with movements toward a common curriculum, will now exert pressure toward greater curricular differentiation is discussed. Multiculturalism and its implications for curricula in Canada, Australia, Africa, and Great Britain are also examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum, Educational Discrimination
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Smail, Barbara – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1985
Described are the results of a four-year action research project that investigated the reasons for girls' underachievement in science and technology and tested teacher-developed change strategies. Boys participating continued to be much more interested in science than the girls. Changes in option choice behavior were very small for both sexes. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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Stray, Chris – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Maintains that educational history and the history of textbooks have merged recently within the history and sociology of culture. Examines school textbooks as a focal element in the processes of cultural transmission. Focuses specifically on Benjamin Kennedy's Latin grammars that are still in use in Great Britain today. (CFR)
Descriptors: Cultural Images, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational History
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Reay, Diane – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1998
Argues that the issues of good teaching practice and professionalism are at risk of becoming marginalized in the developing market culture. Finds that a growing compliance of schools to middle-class parents may result in the overriding of teachers' professional judgments that do not mirror the perceived requirements of these "valued"…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Case Studies, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Solomon, Joan – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1999
Addresses the reasons for students' lack of interest in the physical sciences. Proceeds with a discussion of the criticisms of scientific knowledge in an attempt to explain the decline of interest in science education and highlights the implications for the science curriculum. Identifies four models of science education that may encourage…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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