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Truman, Sarah E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
This paper considers how literacy and education more broadly reflect and reproduce world views and communicative practices rooted in the western epistemological conceptualization of what Sylvia Wynter calls "Man". I frictionally think-with Wynter's hybridity of bios and logos (mythoi), and more-than-human theories in relation to an…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Secondary School Students, Literacy, World Views
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Krueger-Henney, Patricia – Curriculum Inquiry, 2019
This article responds to the deadly consequences of the ongoing anti-Black racist and ableist educational settings in the United States, including the continuous historical trauma they create in the lives of targeted youth (dis/abled, Black, non-white, gender-variant, poor, immigrant). By way of sampling individual body maps of a New York…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Disabilities, Social Bias, Trauma
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Ríos-Rojas, Anne – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
As European democracies undergo dramatic demographic shifts, they look to civics education to create social cohesion and produce a "democratic" citizenry. Such a project, however, is not without its tensions and contradictions. Drawing on findings from a yearlong ethnography in a secondary school in Spain, this article traces a number of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Immigrants, Ethnography, Secondary School Students
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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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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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Rubin, Beth C.; Ayala, Jennifer; Zaal, Mayida – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Motivated by the addition of a curriculum standard for active citizenship into New Jersey's social studies standards a group of educators and researchers set out to integrate an action research curriculum, based on a youth participatory action research (YPAR) model, into social studies classrooms. Adapting YPAR, with its promising blend of…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Educational Research, Social Studies
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Bajaj, Monisha; Bartlett, Lesley – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
This article explores the curricular approaches of three public high schools in the US that serve newly arrived immigrant and refugee youth, in order to define and illustrate a "critical transnational curriculum." Drawing from qualitative research over the past 10 years at the different school sites, the authors posit four tenets of a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, High School Students, Citizen Participation
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Ayling, Pere – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Risk permeates all aspects of modern life, and the International Secondary Education Market (ISEM) is no exception. Drawing on empirical data, this paper considers a specific type of risk: namely, the potential loss of cultural identity, which Nigerian parents associate with educating their children in the West. This paper argues that Nigerian…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Parents, Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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de Araujo, Zandra – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
The tasks teachers select impact students' opportunities to learn mathematics and teachers' beliefs influence their choice of tasks. Through the qualitative analysis of surveys, interviews and classroom artefacts from three secondary mathematics teachers, this study examined teachers' selection of mathematics tasks for English language learners…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes
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Lamb, Sharon; Randazzo, Renee – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
This research explores the question of how a sex education curriculum can be a form of civics education, moving students from a discourse of personal responsibility to a discourse that represents a "we" voice and takes into consideration not only the other person but society. In two 8-week classes delivered in a charter school to a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Civics, Citizenship Education, Neoliberalism
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Mason, Lance – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
This paper examines the high school media education textbook that Marshall McLuhan and coauthors published in 1977. "The City as Classroom" textbook provides an articulation of the practical implications of McLuhan's media theories. I offer an explication of this approach and its significance for contemporary media education, while…
Descriptors: High Schools, Textbooks, Textbook Content, Media Literacy
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Parker, Walter C.; Lo, Jane C. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
Advanced high-school courses, such as Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the United States, present a content selection conundrum of major proportions. Judicious content selection is necessary if students are to learn subject matter meaningfully, but the sheer breadth of tested material in these courses promotes nearly the opposite:…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Course Content, Government (Administrative Body), Political Science
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Sherry, Michael B. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
Education researchers have established the value of dialogic, whole-class discussions across content areas. However, such discussions have been defined primarily in terms of questions that enable or constrain interactions among multiple students. Research remains to be done on whether and how the subject matter with which teacher and students…
Descriptors: Grade 9, History Instruction, Teaching Methods, Sociolinguistics
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Sonu, Debbie – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
This paper is about memory, the elusive process of remembering and of an encounter between a researcher and a participant who after five years reunited to remember. The object under study is a high school social justice curriculum with a central focus on the development of social action projects. Grounded in Pitt and Britzman's work on difficult…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Accountability, High School Students, Grade 10
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Yoon, Ee-Seul – Curriculum Inquiry, 2016
There has been a growing concentration of high-achieving students attending selective public schools of choice as part of the neoliberal reforms of education. While this growth has had an eroding effect on the aim of inclusivity in public education, few have explored this development as a new segment of elite schooling. This paper fills this gap…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, School Choice, Public Schools, Secondary Schools
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