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Lynch, Julianne; Herbert, Sandra – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
School-wide curriculum initiatives are complex fields of activity, held together by a cast of heterogeneous actors who put diverse discourses to work in their everyday efforts to shape their work. This paper draws upon qualitative data collected across an 18-month period in a regional Australian primary school that, since the beginning of 2012,…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Holistic Approach, Science Curriculum, Animals
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Bickmore, Kathy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
Constructively critical and inclusive dialogue about conflictual issues is one necessary ingredient of both democratic citizenship and peacebuilding learning. However, in North American classrooms populated by heterogeneous and non-affluent students, pedagogies involving discussion of conflicts are rarely fully implemented, sustained, or inclusive…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Public Schools
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Dutro, Elizabeth; Selland, Makenzie – Curriculum Inquiry, 2012
A significant body of research articulates concerns about the current emphasis on high-stakes testing as the primary lever of education reform in the United States. However, relatively little research has focused on how children make sense of the assessment policies in which they are centrally located. In this article, we share analyses of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Discourse Analysis, Literature Appreciation, Educational Change