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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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Lim, Leonel; Tan, Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Drawing upon insights gained from the extant work on culture and pedagogy, this paper explores the ways in which, in an ostensibly meritocratic education system, ideas about students' cultural backgrounds and its relevance for teaching are interpreted, negotiated, and ultimately drawn upon to engage students in the low-progress academic tracks.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Cultural Background
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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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Takayama, Keita – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
To remove cultural bias is critical for the legitimacy of Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) as an internationally reliable academic assessment. Since its inception, PISA has made extensive effort to address this issue by putting in place a range of methodological and procedural measures to ensure its test fairness. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Liu, Shuning – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Since 2010, the number of urban Chinese high-school students applying to US universities has rapidly grown. Many of these students have chosen emerging international curriculum programs established by elite public high schools in China. These programs prepare wealthy Chinese students for the US college application process by exposing them to an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, High School Students, Marketing, Access to Education
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Koh, Aaron – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
The implementation of moral and national education (MNE) in Hong Kong came to a stand-still when in 2012 anti-MNE student protests triumphantly saw it being shelved. Many perceived MNE as indoctrination and politically motivated by the leadership. Five years have gone by since the demise of the MNE. Ostensibly, the struggle for hegemonic control…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Power Structure, Citizenship Education, News Reporting
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Huaman, Elizabeth Sumida – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article highlights core values linked with Indigenous ways of conceptualizing community and education. In doing so, this work explores Indigenous tensions with restrictive historical policies that have resulted in reconciliation with mainstream education, local perceptions of the need for adaptation, and the convergence of multiple…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, Indigenous Knowledge, Values
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Schaefli, Laura M.; Godlewska, Anne M. C.; Rose, John – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article investigates the portrayal of colonialism and Indigenous peoples in curricula and textbooks in the province of Ontario, Canada. The analysis is focused on the curricular documents and texts that constituted Ontario's social studies and Canadian and World Studies stream between 2003 and 2015, which have informed the understanding of a…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Indigenous Populations, Textbooks, Content Analysis
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Petrie, Gina Mikel; Darragh, Janine J. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This exploratory qualitative study intended to deepen understandings of learners' desires for English, the images they associate with the English language, and what these might suggest for an English curriculum. To do so, the study investigated the perspectives of southwestern Nicaraguan residents about the growing presence of English and English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Learning Motivation
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Nxumalo, Fikile; Vintimilla, Cristina D.; Nelson, Narda – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
In this article, the authors critically and generatively encounter emergent curriculum, drawing from their experiences working as pedagogistas in three different early childhood education centres in Western Canada. The intent is to engage with the concept of emergence as that which can bring ethical and political engagements with curriculum and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Curriculum
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Maton, Rhiannon M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Philadelphia's teacher-led activist group, the Caucus of Working Educators, has displayed shifts in how it frames the central problems facing public education since its emergence in 2014. Initially, the organization tended to advance the notion that neoliberalist discourses and values were primarily responsible for "education reform"…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Racial Bias, Activism, Teacher Associations
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Díaz Beltrán, Ana Carolina – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
In this article, I describe how a curriculum of dislocation produces subjectivities offered in discourses that centre "First World"/Eurocentric/developed subject positions through nation state frameworks. I knit stories of colonialism and imperialism with my lived experiences as a former student in the postcolonial context of Colombia…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Vignettes, Foreign Policy, Feminism
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Asher, Lila; Curnow, Joe; Davis, Amil – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Territorial acknowledgments of Indigenous peoples, places, and settler-colonial histories have become a common practice among settlers in Canadian universities and activist spaces. While these territorial acknowledgments are assumed to be a move toward reconciliation, no research examines what the practice accomplishes pedagogically amongst…
Descriptors: Activism, Land Settlement, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Navarro, Oscar – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Since the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), neoliberal policies, such as standardized curriculum, high-stakes tests, accountability measures, school choice, charter schools, value-added models and school privatization have pushed social justice teaching to the margins. As a result, many educators endure demoralization, teach…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Social Justice, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Hill, Dominique C. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This essay highlights and extends the distinct and critical work of Black Girlhood Studies. With a particular focus on how it differentially engages Black girls and Black girlhood, it takes readers on a journey of rumination through my exploration of coming to understand reliability as taught to me by Black girls and Black girl celebratory spaces.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Poetry, Reflection
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