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Syeed, Esa – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
The article examines the most recent national-level textbook writing process in India during which activists, academics, and government bureaucrats came together to produce texts guided by a progressive vision of education. In the place of textbooks that traditionally relied on rote methods and adopted a conservative stance toward social issues,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Textbook Preparation
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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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Furman, Cara Elizabeth – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
Early childhood writing curriculums typically focus on skills and encouraging interest. What children are asked to write is rarely closely examined. Through a self-study of my first and second grade classroom, in this paper I look at the implications of genre when teaching young children. I first identify some of the problems of a popular personal…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Writing Skills, Elementary School Students
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Stoddard, Jeremy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
The notion that embedded meanings exist within media, and are informed by particular ideologies, is far from new. Analyses of curriculum, however, rarely examine empirically the role of these ideologies or the context of production. Instead, the ideologies are attributed to a "producer" representing particular power relationships or…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Case Studies, Ideology, Academic Standards
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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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Wong, Marina – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
This article reports the development of integrated arts curriculum in two Hong Kong secondary schools over a 9-year period. Initial findings display a range of individual responses to educational change that are both non-predictable and non-linear. Chaos theory is used to explain these varied responses in terms of bifurcations. The findings of…
Descriptors: Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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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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Kim, Young Chun – Curriculum Inquiry, 2010
Creating transnational spaces of curriculum inquiry calls for dialogic encounters between East and West. This article makes visible, both for Western and non-Western curriculum scholars, the historical development of curriculum studies in South Korea over the last 3 decades. Focusing on reconceptualist approaches to curriculum, the article argues…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Case Studies
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Beyer, Carrie J.; Davis, Elizabeth A. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
Educative curriculum materials--materials designed to promote both teacher and student learning--may help novice teachers learn how to engage in productive curricular planning. However, little is known about how educative supports within these materials should be written to best support teachers. This quasi-experimental study examines the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Science Curriculum
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Mfum-Mensah, Obed – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
Complementary education programs have emerged as a useful tool for addressing the educational needs of marginalized communities in the developing world. The literature attributes the success of these complementary education programs to innovative school organization, curriculum development, and community participation. This article is based on a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Community Involvement, Ethnography
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Tupper, Jennifer A.; Cappello, Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2008
This article examines the importance of treaty education for students living in a province entirely ceded through treaty. Specifically, we ask and attempt to answer the questions "Why teach treaties?" and "What is the effect of teaching treaties?" We build on research that explores teachers' use of a treaty resource kit,…
Descriptors: Treaties, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Racial Relations
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Hofman, Amos; Alpert, Bracha; Schnell, Izhak – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
The aim of this article is to explore, through the case of the official Israeli state curriculum, how the educational system is affected by social changes and how it responds to them, and to suggest curricular directions that go along with the new social reality that has emerged in Israel during the past decade. We offer a conceptual-theoretical…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Core Curriculum, Social Change, Foreign Countries
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Kirst, Michael W.; Meister, Gail R. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
This article explores the origin of demands for school curriculum reform, discusses why some secondary school reforms last while others don't, lists prospects for current reforms, and suggests approaches and methods to improve the formulation of curriculum policy in the United States. Thirty-eight references are listed. (DCS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation
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Kimpston, Richard D.; Rogers, Karen B. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1986
A framework for generating curriculum research is proposed from a synthesis of Dunkin and Biddle's model of teaching variables with Beauchamp's "curriculum system" planning functions. The framework systematically defines variables that delineate curriculum planning processes. (CJH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Young, Jean Helen – Curriculum Inquiry, 1985
Describes a study of teachers as curriculum developers in a broad organizational setting. Identifies three themes that shaped the teachers' participation: their low status, isolation from other teachers, and lack of rewards. Includes tables and appendix. (MD)
Descriptors: Committees, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides
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