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Carroll, James Edward – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In England, two concurrent but largely disconnected discourses have emerged whose representatives have promulgated initiatives relevant to students' extended historical writing: genre theorists and the history teachers' 'extended writing movement'. Despite certain goals held in common, the two discourses have tended to talk past one another…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), History, History Instruction
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
All over the world, educators and policy-makers are concerned about how best to prepare students to engage actively in an increasingly interconnected world. In this paper, I begin by arguing that twenty-first century education policies have largely been articulated in response to the exigencies of economic globalization. Further, a survey of the…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Willemse, T. Martijn; de Bruïne, Erica J.; Griswold, Peter; D'Haem, Jeanne; Vloeberghs, Lijne; Van Eynde, Sofie – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The aim of this international study was to generate recommendations for curriculum improvement in family-school partnerships (FSP) by examining teacher candidates' understandings, attitudes and experiences. A survey of 1144 candidates in their first or final year of preparation at three universities, one each in Belgium, the Netherlands and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development
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Englund, Tomas – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2016
John Dewey's masterpiece "Democracy and Education", from 1916, is clearly far removed from the dominant tendencies of current education policy in the western world, with their emphasis on the narrow accountability of the New Public Management. Nevertheless, his book still challenges those tendencies and sets forth criteria for…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Educational Theories, Educational Policy, Citizenship Education
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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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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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Davies, Peter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2015
This paper contrasts the prevailing individualistic approach of financial literacy measurement and financial education with an educational framework that seeks to equip young people to play an active democratic role and to develop a broader understanding of the financial world. In particular, the framework suggests how important dimensions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Money Management, Knowledge Level, Consumer Education
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Hong, Won-Pyo; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
By examining teacher interviews and student survey data through the lens of multiculturalism and post-colonialism, this study investigates how the USA is taught in secondary school social studies in South Korea. Specifically, the study examines the teachers' goals, the representation of the USA in Korean textbooks and its influence on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Schneider, Jack; Hutt, Ethan – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
This article provides a historical interpretation of one of the defining features of modern schooling: grades. As a central element of schools, grades--their origins, uses and evolution--provide a window into the tensions at the heart of building a national public school system in the United States. We argue that grades began as an intimate…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Grading, Educational History, Educational Change
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Yates, Lyn – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
This essay reflects on Daniel Tanner's "Race to the top and leave the children behind" by attention to the way our particular national histories impact on our thinking about what is valuable, the kinds of curriculum pressures and common senses that are now at work internationally at government and policy level, the specific forms these…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Access to Education
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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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Jenkins, Edgar W. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
This paper explores the ways in which the "nature of science" (NoS) has been interpreted, accommodated and justified within school curricula since science was first schooled in the mid-nineteenth century. It explores how different interpretations of "the NoS" have been invoked by those seeking to reform school science education…
Descriptors: Intellectual History, Scientific Principles, Science Education History, Scientific Concepts
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Drent, Marjolein; Meelissen, Martina R. M.; van der Kleij, Fabienne M. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2013
Worldwide, the interest of policy-makers in participating in studies from the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), such as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has been growing rapidly over the past two decades. These studies offer the opportunity to relate the teaching and…
Descriptors: International Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Data Analysis
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Labaree, David F. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012
The US is suffering from a school syndrome, which arises from Americans' insistence on having things both ways through the magical medium of education. Society wants schools to express the highest ideals as a society and the greatest aspirations as individuals, but only as long as they remain ineffective in actually realizing them, since one does…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Beliefs, Misconceptions, Educational History
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Zappen, James P. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2012
Traditional rhetoric attempts to find the available means of persuasion in public assemblies, law courts and ceremonials and is grounded in cultural values and beliefs. Traditional rhetoric supports the development of social communities and posits education as a primary means of maintaining these communities. In contrast, contemporary alternatives…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Values, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory
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