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Karen, Goodnough – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In this study, the author reports on the professional learning of three primary teachers who engaged in three cycles of collaborative action research over a three-year period from 2013 to 2016. Case study was chosen as a methodology to gain insight into the context of the teachers' work as they interacted with others and adopted multiple tools.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Education, Social Theories
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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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Jedemark, Marie – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This article aims to highlight how a scientific and critical approach is used in assessment dialogues during the last period of a practical, school-based teacher education programme. The result is based on 13 assessment dialogues conducted in a course at a Swedish university, where one of the course objectives is to, 'in a scientific way, analyse…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Teacher Educators
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O'Neill, D. Kevin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This paper provides teachers and teacher educators with food for thought by developing a broad, contemporary re-evaluation of the often-used analogy between teaching and the theatre. It does so by synthesizing insights from scholarly works in education with insights from writing about theatre, including both historical work and published…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Teaching Conditions, Online Courses, Teacher Educators
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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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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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Hemmi, Kirsti; Krzywacki, Heidi; Liljekvist, Yvonne – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
In the current paper, we present an analysis of a case study in which we have followed Swedish primary teachers who voluntarily began using translated Finnish curriculum materials, i.e. a textbook and teacher guide, in order to reform their mathematics teaching. The multifaceted data, consisting of questionnaires, interviews, protocols from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction
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Wermke, Wieland; Olason Rick, Sigrid; Salokangas, Maija – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
Teacher autonomy has become an increasingly popular research topic over the past decade, reflecting wider national and global education trends. In this light, this article investigates and compares the perceptions of German and Swedish teachers concerning their professional autonomy. We analyse teachers' perceptions using a grid, and view teacher…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Professional Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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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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Wahlström, Ninni – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
As an overview in connection with the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Curriculum Studies" (JCS), this article begins with John Dewey's notion that all educational actions carry philosophical implications. The tension between different education-research philosophies, between non-social and social education philosophies in Dewey's…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Research, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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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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Deng, Zongyi – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Using the 'medical' framework (symptoms, diagnosis and prescription) in Schwab's the Practical 1 article, I analyze the current state of contemporary curriculum theorizing as a result of the reconceptualist movement. I argue that curriculum theorizing is in serious crisis due to the loss of the original subject of curriculum studies--practice and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Curriculum Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Didacticism
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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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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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Mirfakhraie, Amir – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
Despite a rich tradition of investigating how 'Oriental' and Middle Eastern colonized others are represented in Western and Eurocentric media, policy papers, curriculum and popular culture, an important issue that has not been adequately explored by scholars of Iranian studies is how Iranian curricula writers have constructed images of Western and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Textbooks, Indigenous Populations
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