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Peacock, David; Lingard, Robert; Sellar, Sam – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The Australian curriculum, as a policy imagining what learning should take place in schools, and what that learning should achieve, involves the imagining and rescaling of social relations amongst students, their schools, the nation-state and the globe. Following David Harvey's theorisations of space-time and Norman Fairclough's operationalisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education
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Salter, Peta – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
The refocussing of Australia-Asia relations is manifest in a combination of national policy moves in Australia. Parallel shifts have been made in Europe, the United States, Canada and New Zealand. In Australia, the curricular response to this shift has become known as "Asia literacy." This study is drawn from a wider project that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Asian Culture, Cultural Awareness
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Fenwick, Lisl – Curriculum Inquiry, 2012
This study presents an analysis of the consequences for students when performance assessment and differentiation practices are combined, as part of attempts to increase minimum standards within upper-secondary schooling. Recent standards-based curriculum reform in Australia demonstrates how a focus on minimum levels of achievement can limit the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Parkes, Robert J. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
This article is concerned with theorizing a curricular response to what has become known in Australia as the "history wars" (Macintyre & Clark, 2003). The central debate in the history wars is over the representation of the colonization of Australia. Because History curriculum serves as an apparatus for the social (re)production of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Foreign Policy, Politics of Education
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Hilferty, Fiona – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
In this article, I present an analysis of professionalism as defined and enacted by the History Teachers' Association of New South Wales (HTANSW). This analysis was part of a larger doctoral project (2000-2005) in which I employed critical qualitative inquiry to compare and contrast the contribution that two subject teaching associations (science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Qualitative Research, Secondary School Teachers
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Kennedy, Kerry J.; McDonald, Gilbert – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
Describes the decision-making processes in an Australian multicultural curriculum development project that portrayed the life styles of ethnic groups from the Indian Ocean region. Describes four issues that emerged during the project and the complex process through which these issues were resolved. Includes references. (MD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Decision Making
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Gibbons, J. A. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1979
This essay addresses the problem of the nature of curriculum integration, and an attempt is made to lay the basis for a theory of integration. An aspect of the relationship between mathematics and physics is discussed. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries