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Mølstad, Christina Elde; Prøitz, Tine S. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article investigates how learning outcomes, a concept inspired by an Anglo-Saxon curriculum approach, are expressed in policy documents, with an emphasis on expectations articulated to teachers. Developments in education policy for the last two decades reflect a widespread expansion of learning outcome orientation in curricula and assessment…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development
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Hilt, Line T.; Riese, Hanne; Søreide, Gunn Elisabeth – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
21st century skills is a global network of corporate and governmental influences that promotes competences suited to fit the future knowledge economy. Through a discourse analysis of an influential Official Norwegian Report, 'The School of the Future. Renewal of Subjects and Competences' (NOU 2015:8), this paper explores how ideas of 21st century…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, 21st Century Skills, Discourse Analysis
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Bergh, Andreas; Löfdahl Hultman, Annica; Englund, Tomas – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article focuses on a new form of governing that targets a selected group of teachers. Specifically, it analyses how the Swedish so-called advanced teacher reform is enacted at the local level and discusses its implications for teachers' professionalism. The methodological approach enables a local analysis in a broader international policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Professionalism, Educational Policy
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Apple, Michael W. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
In this article, I share a number of thoughts and concerns about the current and future status of a field in which I have been a participant for five decades. I know that many others share these worries as well. Speaking honestly, I am deeply concerned that too much of the field of curriculum has lost its way. Too much of it is characterized by a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Curriculum, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Nordin, Andreas; Sundberg, Daniel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The article aims to explore to what extent and in what ways discourse institutionalism can contribute to the understanding and analysis of curriculum change in a globalized context. By focusing specifically on curriculum change, this article proposes how discourse institutionalism can contribute to the so-called 'crisis of curriculum theory' by…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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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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Mulimbi, Bethany; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This article examines nation state policies that have prioritized toleration of diversity over recognition through comparative case studies of three junior secondary schools in Botswana. Through data collected in observations, focus groups, interviews and participatory action research, we demonstrate how the schools, which varied in the ethnic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Winter, Christine – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The main purpose of this article is to expose and disrupt discourses dominating global development in an English school geography textbook chapter. The study was prompted by a teacher's encounter with cultural difference in a geography lesson in South Korea. I investigate the issues raised through the lens of a new curriculum policy in English…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Policy, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Wahlström, Ninni; Alvunger, Daniel; Wermke, Wieland – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The articles in this special issue include different perspectives on comparative policy studies with an aim to understand transnational education policies in relation to the logic of national educational systems and to grasp the ongoing reframing of teacher identity and teaching as a result of the policy activities of 'new' and coordinated…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Comparative Education
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita; Dugonjic-Rodwin, Leonora – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This article examines a particular type of public-private partnership (PPP) that is rarely studied in comparative educational policy studies: one in which a government funds privately run international schools. The aim of this PPP is to enrich and thereby improve the regular curriculum or to the quality of education in "public schools."…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Schulte, Barbara – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
It is widely known that there is a discrepancy between educational policy on the one side, and teaching and learning practices on the other. Most studies have been focusing on the sociocultural and micropolitical frames that shape teachers' understandings and enactments of teaching, and that cause the vast diversity of classroom practices around…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Politics of Education
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Wahlström, Ninni – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
The purpose of this article is to explore how education policy that is both enabled and constrained by transnational policy flows and national policy built up by social, cultural and historical traditions are enacted through curriculum at the classroom level. The focus is on how policy rationality embedded in the structure and content of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication, Teacher Role
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Horlacher, Rebekka – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Discussions about the what, the when and the how of teaching and learning in schools deal in German-speaking countries with the term "Lehrplan", while English-speaking countries discuss similar topics with the term "curriculum". Yet, these two terms are not just exchangeable terms in two different languages, but imply also two…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Comparative Education, Educational History, Elementary School Curriculum
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Davis, Brent – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Current landscapes of curriculum discourse and educational practice are examined by focusing on co-evolutions of metaphors for knowledge, learning and teaching across four prominent 'frames'--namely, Standardized Education, Authentic Education, Democratic Citizenship Education and Systemic Sustainability Education. It is argued that these frames…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Citizenship Education, Sustainability, Figurative Language
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Hardy, Ian – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This paper analyses the nature of collaborative teacher learning as a form of 'public sphere', under current policy conditions. The research draws upon Habermas' notions of communicative action and public spheres, and literature on the nature of teachers' learning in the context of standardized curriculum and assessment reform, to analyse how…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teacher Collaboration, Cooperative Learning, Standards
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