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Shirazi, Roozbeh – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
This article utilizes the idea of hospitality to explore how educative practices contribute to the making of citizens at Light Falls High School (LHS), a suburban American secondary school that professes a strong commitment to racial equity and global awareness. The data are derived from an ethnographic case study which took place in 2013-2014. I…
Descriptors: High School Students, Foreign Students, Suburban Schools, Multicultural Education
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Maber, Elizabeth J. T. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Education sites, particularly in situations of conflict and transition, can play multiple and changing roles, including validating reproductions of state-sanctioned citizenship along exclusive strata, or conversely presenting alternative models of more inclusive citizenship. This article seeks to explore the dynamics and contributions of differing…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Environment, Nonformal Education, Gender Issues
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Maheux, Jean-Francois; Roth, Wolff-Michael – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
There is considerable agreement about the fact that the presence of researchers in the classroom mediates teaching and learning. Why "should" two very different forms of human activity, one designed to study the other, interact and mediate each other? In this article, we propose cultural-historical activity theory as a framework for understanding…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Opportunities, Educational Researchers, Educational Environment
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Britzman, Deborah P. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
With the question of what is between psychoanalysis and pedagogy, this essay presents a psychoanalytic frame for thinking about the study of uncertainty in teaching and learning from the vantage of the education of the author and her notion of "difficult knowledge." I review my body of research through these dilemmas to picture a theory of…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Educational Research, Essays, Teaching Experience
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Airton, Lee – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
In this article I make a conceptual intervention in the idea that queer children and youth have needs that differ from those of other children and youth on the basis of their gender or sexuality alone, and that doing well by them requires adults to act on the basis of this difference. Namely, I examine the conflation of "fighting school…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Bias, Student Needs, Gender Issues
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McCarthy, Cameron; Rezai-Rashti, Goli M.; Teasley, Cathryn – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
This article presents a review of five chapters in "Part II, Section C: Diversifying Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). The reviewers suggest that in these chapters ["Curriculum and Cultural Diversity" (Gloria Ladson-Billings, Keffrelyn D.…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Student Attitudes, Popular Culture, Multilingualism
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Hansen, David T.; Burdick-Shepherd, Stephanie; Cammarano, Cristina; Obelleiro, Gonzalo – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
In this article we describe a cosmopolitan orientation toward the place of values in human life. We argue that a cosmopolitan outlook can assist people in engaging the challenges of being thrown together with others whose roots, traditions, and inheritances differ. We show that cosmopolitanism implies neither an elite nor an aloof posture toward…
Descriptors: Integrity, Values, Memory, Interpersonal Relationship
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Niyozov, Sarfaroz; Pluim, Gary – Curriculum Inquiry, 2009
This article builds on an extensive review of the comparative and international literature on teachers' perspectives on the education of Muslim students in public, Catholic, and Islamic schools. Bringing the teachers' voices and practices to the attention of researchers, policy makers, and general readers, the authors emphasize the centrality of…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islamic Culture, Islam, Teacher Role
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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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Helsing, Deborah – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
This article addresses a key contrast in how teachers may regard the uncertainties of their work, considering how an orientation to uncertainty can be regarded as a decision-making style. Through the use of case studies, the author contrasts two teachers. One is oriented "toward" uncertainties in her work and describes her herself as being always…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Cognitive Style, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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Pinson, Halleli – Curriculum Inquiry, 2007
Against the backdrop of growing conflicts in Israeli society and concerns about its democratic character, the current curriculum guidelines and official textbook for civic education in Israel were set to offer a more inclusive civic education that would stress ideas such as pluralistic and democratic citizenship. However, this curriculum does not…
Descriptors: Jews, Citizenship, Textbooks, Democracy
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Antrop-Gonzalez, Rene – Curriculum Inquiry, 2006
This article describes the "school as sanctuary" concept through the voices of students enrolled in a small urban high school that curricularly privileges the linguistic, cultural, and sociopolitical realities of its communities. Moreover, this particular school was founded by students and teachers over 30 years ago as a direct response to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Urban Education, Small Schools, High Schools
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Craig, Cheryl J. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2004
Researched in the narrative-inquiry tradition, this article continues to map the terrain of teachers professional knowledge landscapes by distinguishing knowledge communities from other teacher groups. It brings to light a bridging space in which the boundaries of teachers landscapes may shift, and their transactions may become less safe,…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Neighborhoods, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Sapon-Shevin, Mara – Curriculum Inquiry, 1984
Argues that politics of research must be considered in study design and interpretation of results. Efficacy studies leave larger ethical and philosophical questions unaddressed, such as who decides what constitutes appropriate objectives for whom, and why. Concerns are raised about social consequences of labeling. (TE)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Friedenberg, Edgar Z. – Curriculum Inquiry, 1976
The school's major social function is that of servicing and maintaining, with its inequities, the existing social system. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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