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Sung, Youl-Kwan; Lee, Yoonmi – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
In this article, we examine the characteristics of a progressive school-change project in South Korea called the "Hyukshin" School (HS) movement. HSs are public schools that are intended to disseminate progressive and democratic practices. We obtained data from interviews with participating teachers, official documents, reports, and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Progressive Education
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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
In early 2014, a group of senior high school teachers initiated a series of campaigns to fight against the government's imposition of a revised history and citizenship education curriculum, an unprecedented display of opposition in the history of public schools in Taiwan. They rose above the traditional stereotype of the schoolteacher common…
Descriptors: Social Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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