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DePalma, Renee – Curriculum Inquiry, 2010
As the instructor of a multicultural education course for preservice teachers, I have attempted to guide my students in critiquing and reconceptualizing the deficit view of students, particularly minority students, endemic to the American school system. Yet I am faced with a dilemma: Is the fact that I believe my own students have deficit views of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Minority Groups
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Choppin, Jeffrey Martin – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
This study characterizes the teacher learning that stems from successive enactments of innovative curriculum materials. This study conceptualizes and documents the formation of curriculum-context knowledge (CCK) in three experienced users of a Standards-based mathematics curriculum. I define CCK as the knowledge of how a particular set of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Interviews
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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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Uhrmacher, P. Bruce – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
The purpose of this article is to reveal ways to provide the opportunity for students to have aesthetically engaged learning experiences. Using John Dewey's ideas from "Art as Experience" as a framework, the author uses aesthetic theory to show how such ends can be reached. In addition, he suggests six themes that teachers can draw upon to help…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Sensory Experience, Aesthetics, Theories
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Beyer, Carrie J.; Davis, Elizabeth A. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
Educative curriculum materials--materials designed to promote both teacher and student learning--may help novice teachers learn how to engage in productive curricular planning. However, little is known about how educative supports within these materials should be written to best support teachers. This quasi-experimental study examines the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Science Curriculum
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Sharkey, Judy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2004
Over the last 25 years, autobiography has gained increasing epistemological and methodological popularity and legitimacy in teacher education. Although this trend has opened up valuable new lines of inquiry, it has not been unproblematic. We have moved beyond the romantic, uncritical celebration of stories to the recognition of autobiographies as…
Descriptors: Ideology, Sexual Identity, Jews, Homosexuality
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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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Kapferer, Judith L. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
Examines the ways in which schools facilitate and reproduce structured social inequalities in Australian society. Shows that curriculum variations in state and private secondary schools produce graduates with radically different cultural orientations to school, scholarship, and social and occupational life beyond academe. Lists 35 references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Curriculum Problems, Curriculum Research, Disadvantaged Youth
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Flinders, David J.; And Others – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
Explores the concept of "null curriculum"--what schools do not teach. Attempts to define the term, focusing on possible uses in theory, research, and practice. While hard to define and limited as a research concept, "null curriculum" can inform cosiderations of curriculum goals, content, and selection criteria. Lists eight…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems
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Courtney, Richard – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
American Indian education fails because schools force acceptance of a nonindigenous world view and ignore native people's perceptions of life, spirituality, art, time, mores, and learning practices. A University of Calgary experiment demonstrates that the creative arts, especially spontaneous drama, are more effective learning vehicles for native…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Creative Dramatics, Cultural Differences