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Niyozov, Sarfaroz; Pluim, Gary – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
This article builds on an extensive review of the comparative and international literature on teachers' perspectives on the education of Muslim students in public, Catholic, and Islamic schools. Bringing the teachers' voices and practices to the attention of researchers, policy makers, and general readers, the authors emphasize the centrality of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Teacher Role
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Deyhle, Donna – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
A comparison of Anglo and Navajo students' perceptions of school achievement tests revealed a cultural dichotomy concerning the significance and purpose of tests. Study results pose policy questions: Should students be enculturated into test-taking values or should testing forms be changed to reflect cultural considerations of valued knowledge?…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, American Indian Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context
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Beyer, Landon E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
Although "A Nation at Risk" identifies many legitimate problems, the report misconstrues their causes and proposes inappropriate solutions. By blaming schools for America's economic, military, and moral shortcomings, it deflects criticism from education's social, economic, and political context, which we must analyze if we seek a more…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Giroux, Henry A. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
A recent national conference demonstrated that the Reagan administration's educational reform proposals conceive a narrow economic role for education, deliberately ignoring questions of social inequality. Yet critics have failed to question this hidden agenda. Future debate must acknowledge the link between education and democracy. (MCG)
Descriptors: Conferences, Conservatism, Democracy, Educational Change
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Buchmann, Margret – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
The tentativeness of knowledge is a safety catch that a pretension to usefulness tends to remove. The problematic concept of knowledge utilization defeats the purposes of both knowing and action, for it overestimates the certainty of knowledge and underestimates the range of valid practical concerns. Thirty-seven references are provided.…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Concept Formation, Epistemology, Foundations of Education
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Kirst, Michael W.; Meister, Gail R. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
This article explores the origin of demands for school curriculum reform, discusses why some secondary school reforms last while others don't, lists prospects for current reforms, and suggests approaches and methods to improve the formulation of curriculum policy in the United States. Thirty-eight references are listed. (DCS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Wang, Margaret C.; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1984
Discusses the technique of measuring program implementation, describing an effort to evaluate and refine the implementation of an innovative instructional model and examining the implications of this project for future research. (MCG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Tager, Florence – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
Anarchist education at the Modern School of New York between 1911 and 1915 featured positive interactions between pedagogies influenced by Tolstoy and Ferrer. After the adult movement adversely affected children's activities, Tolstoy's rebel culture model dominated the concern for revolutionary politics, and the school at Stelton became similar to…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Experimental Curriculum
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Gaskell, Jane – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
This article explores ways high school business education teachers continue to reproduce social relations of the workplace in the classroom, even as they search for new curriculum ideas that will better meet changing requirements of the labor market and of the school. (CJH)
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Curriculum Evaluation, Education Work Relationship
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Kimpston, Richard D.; Rogers, Karen B. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
A framework for generating curriculum research is proposed from a synthesis of Dunkin and Biddle's model of teaching variables with Beauchamp's "curriculum system" planning functions. The framework systematically defines variables that delineate curriculum planning processes. (CJH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Christian-Smith, Linda K. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1987
Shows how adolescent femininity is constructed in 34 adolescent romance novels written from 1942-1982. Most feature the "good girl" characterized by filial obedience and adherence to male-dominated romantic conduct, although sixties and seventies novels showed strain in gender relations. Narrative versions of femininity are fictional…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Females, Femininity, Popular Culture
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Barone, Thomas E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1987
Critiques the arts program of a black suburban elementary school, praising its emphasis on black artistic heritages and its fostering of racial equality and individual visibility. The school's arts activities interweave personal lives with the aesthetic motive and discourage tendencies toward conformity and docility. Includes 15 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Blacks, Educational Research
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Rist, Ray C. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1987
Addresses perceived shortcomings in Barone's article critiquing arts education in a black elementary school. Questions the author's "blitzkrieg ethnography" approach, the generalizability of his observations, the relevancy of his interpretations to curricula, and the confusion of personal experience with scientism. Sees educational…
Descriptors: Art Education, Blacks, Elementary Education, Music Education
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Barone, Thomas E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1987
Replies to Rist's unfavorable evaluation of Barone's own article critiquing the arts program of a black elementary school. Argues that quantitative social science research has unsuccessfully modeled itself on scientific methodology, but camouflages its subjectivity and fictionalizes the entire research undertaking. Crafting an educational…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Education, Figurative Language, Literary Criticism
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Miles, Matthew B.; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1988
This article reports findings from a two-year study of 17 change agents working in three New York City school improvement programs. Interview, observation, and ranking data from the change agents, their managers, and their school clients were analyzed, and a synthesis of findings resulted in a list of 18 key skills for educational change agents.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Consultants, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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