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Svanes, Ingvill Krogstad; Skagen, Kaare – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Feedback is frequently highlighted as a key contributor to students' learning. This literature study argues that the focus of some of the feedback literature appears too narrow to understand what is going on in a classroom. Parts of the feedback literature show the relationship between feedback and learning approximate to a process-product model…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Research, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Aasebø, Turid Skarre; Midtsundstad, Jorunn H.; Willbergh, Ilmi – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
In this paper, we explore how "teaching communication" in the classroom is connected to school culture. In the age of accountability, the outcome focus force to the forefront, a "blame game" which either blames students' achievements on the teachers and teacher education, or the students and their socio-economic background. We…
Descriptors: Student Participation, School Culture, Story Telling, Teacher Education
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Canrinus, Esther T.; Bergem, Ole Kristian; Klette, Kirsti; Hammerness, Karen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This study draws upon survey data of 486 student teachers from five different programmes based in five different countries (one programme in each country), and programmes that have varied in their efforts to become more coherent. We explore students' perceptions of the coherence within their teacher education programmes and across the five…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Statistical Analysis
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Krupa, Erin E.; Confrey, Jere – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This study compared the effects of an integrated reform-based curriculum to a subject-specific curriculum on student learning of 19,526 high school algebra students. Using hierarchical linear modelling to account for variation in student achievement, the impact of the reform-based "Core-Plus Mathematics" curricular materials on student…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Mathematics Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Integrated Curriculum
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Hjelmér, Carina; Rosvall, Per-Åke – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This article analyses what students attending four Swedish upper secondary school programmes with different social class profiles tried and wanted to influence in relation to mathematics teachers' pedagogic practice and responses during the year 2008/2009. The theoretical framework is based on Bernstein's theories regarding power and control. The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Democracy, Social Class
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Norton, Stephen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The importance of actively engaging in mathematics discourse in order to learn mathematics is well recognized. In this paper, I use Basil Bernstein's concepts of pedagogic discourse to document and analyse academic learning time of students in Years 8 and 9 at a suburban lower secondary school: in particular, for what proportion of class time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students
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Goodyear, Victoria A.; Casey, Ashley; Kirk, David – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
While there are numerous pedagogical innovations and varying forms of professional learning to support change, teachers rarely move beyond the initial implementation of new ideas and policies and few innovations reach the institutionalized stage. Building on both site ontologies and situated learning in communities of practice perspectives, this…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Sustainability, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods
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Bergqvist, Ewa; Bergqvist, Tomas – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
More than 15 years after the introduction of a standards-based curriculum reform, the mathematics teachers are positive towards the reform message but have not changed their classroom practice accordingly. To improve the impact of future reforms, it is important to learn from this situation and to better understand the role of the national policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Academic Standards
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Schmidt, William H.; Burroughs, Nathan A.; Cogan, Leland S.; Houang, Richard T. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
International comparative studies in education provide a fresh perspective on K-12 education policy by enabling countries to learn from each other's approaches. The recently conducted Teacher Education and Development Study--Mathematics provides a worldwide lens by which to examine the role of subject-matter in the preparation of US teachers of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, International Education, Educational Policy, Comparative Analysis
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Polly, Drew – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
With the adoption of new content standards, teachers are often left without adequate curriculum resources. This study examined how educators used their curricular resources to teach new mathematics standards in the USA. Analyses of open-ended survey responses from 257 teachers and teacher-leaders in Grades 3 through Grade 5 indicated that every…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Curriculum, Educational Resources, Academic Standards
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Taylor, Liz – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Teaching demands engagement with a diverse world. When teaching about distant places, school textbooks commonly employ mediation devices of comparison, contrast and narratives of change. To what extent are such pedagogical strategies inherently othering? This question is addressed in the context of representations of Japan in English geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Educational Strategies
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Ormond, Barbara Mary – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This paper explores the challenges for teachers in positioning them as independent curriculum makers. History teachers in New Zealand have recently entered uncharted territory with the abandonment of prescribed topics for history and a new-found authority to determine the selection of historical knowledge taught to their senior secondary students.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Curriculum Development, Professional Autonomy, History Instruction
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Thorburn, Malcolm – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland outlines a policy vision of a more progressive, integrated and holistic form of education; a commitment which contains an obligation for health and well-being (HWB) to be a responsibility of all teachers. A critical policy analysis approach was utilized in order to review school-level progress in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, National Curriculum, Excellence in Education
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Zach, Sima; Shoval, Ella; Lidor, Ronnie – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
The purpose of this review was to organize the results of studies conducted during the last 18 years into a body of knowledge concerning the link between physical education (PE) and academic achievement (AA). Such knowledge may help in clarifying the role of PE in the schools, whose main focus is on improving the AA of the children. The term PE is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Role of Education, Politics of Education
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Wansink, Bjorn; Akkerman, Sanne; Wubbels, Theo – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2017
This paper studies the teacher perceived applicability of historical topics for interpretational history teaching and the criteria teachers use to evaluate this applicability. For this study, 15 expert history teachers in the Netherlands striving for interpretational history teaching were purposefully selected. Teachers were asked to mention…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Historical Interpretation, Evaluation Criteria, Expertise
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