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Lynch, Julianne; Herbert, Sandra – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
School-wide curriculum initiatives are complex fields of activity, held together by a cast of heterogeneous actors who put diverse discourses to work in their everyday efforts to shape their work. This paper draws upon qualitative data collected across an 18-month period in a regional Australian primary school that, since the beginning of 2012,…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Holistic Approach, Science Curriculum, Animals
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Kuttner, Paul J. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
Arts education does more than transfer the skills and knowledge needed to create artistic works. It also helps to shape young people's orientations towards participation in the cultural life of their communities. In this article, Paul Kuttner argues for reframing arts education as a process of developing cultural citizenship. Cultural citizenship,…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Objectives, Citizenship Education, Culture
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Jocson, Korina M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, the author illustrates the blurring lines of youth cultural production and participatory politics from the perspective of new media literacies. Drawing on design-based action research, the author discusses pedagogical considerations in the conceptualization of new media literacies in a semester-long course that culminated in…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Social Action, Action Research, Inquiry
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Recollet, Karyn – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
This article contributes to understanding multi-plexed Indigenous resistance through examining spatial tags. As symbolic, moving critiques, spatial tagging intervenes normative structures of settler colonialism and provides the space through which radical decolonial love can emerge. This discussion of the production of spatial glyphs has…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Resistance (Psychology), Space Utilization, Activism
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Rosario, Melissa – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article, I examine key symbols and strategies mobilized by students during the first system-wide strike in the University of Puerto Rico's history. I argue that these acts of creative cultural production not only supported the growth of participatory politics within the mobilization but that they also were tools for enacting public…
Descriptors: Police, Ethics, Activism, Student Behavior
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Desai, Chandni – Curriculum Inquiry, 2015
In this article I argue that Palestinians, in particular Palestinian youth engage in forms of cultural resistance such as filming, video production and dissemination in their everyday lives as a way to re-configure place, space, law, knowledge and violence, through a critical race, feminist, anti-colonial theoretical analysis. Recently, interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Political Issues, Citizen Participation
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Stanton, Christine Rogers – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
In the 1800s and early 1900s, the United States assigned Indian Agents--non-Native employees of the federal government--to coordinate intergovernmental efforts, to encourage the assimilation of Native peoples into European-American society, and to serve as advocates for individual tribes. Although Indian Agents no longer exist in an official…
Descriptors: United States History, History Instruction, Textbooks, Discourse Analysis
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Forest, Danielle E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
Several scholars have noted the prevalence of the discourse of upward class mobility in the United States, particularly within K-12 education settings. "Rags-to-riches" stories, an extreme form of upward mobility discourse, have been embedded in American culture for generations. However, the prevalence of upward mobility discourse in…
Descriptors: Social Class, Social Mobility, Childrens Literature, Books
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Cho, Hyesun – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This narrative study of an Asian female prospective teacher describes a language minority student's ways of enacting critical literacy in a teacher preparation program in the United States. It discusses how she exerted her agency despite her perceived marginalization as a non-native English speaker. The findings demonstrate how she resisted…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Language Minorities, Asians
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Vaandering, Dorothy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
What would a professional development experience rooted in the philosophy, principles, and practices of restorative justice look and feel like? This article describes how such a professional development project was designed to implement restorative justice principles and practices into schools in a proactive, relational and sustainable manner by…
Descriptors: Justice, Faculty Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Cook, Sharon Anne – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This retrospective essay examines one long-standing peace and global education initiative for pre-service teacher candidates. The article probes the meanings of peace education and of global education embedded in the program, as well as the program's apparent consequences: What understandings of peace education did the pre-service candidates…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Design, Focus Groups
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Hawkins, Margaret R. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
Discourses of globalization and cosmopolitanism, focusing on the rapid flows of people, resources, and knowledge around the globe and subsequent encounters between global citizens, present a binary between "global" and "local." At the same time educational theories, perhaps especially in the areas of language and literacy…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, World Views, Theories
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Wahlström, Ninni – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
In this article, a continuum of resistance and receptivity constitutes a framework for understanding a cosmopolitan orientation "on the ground." Such a continuum is based on an understanding of the effects of globalization, when it comes to individual people, as both containing a potential for an active interest in other ways of life,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Resistance (Psychology), Global Approach, Classroom Communication
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Vasudevan, Lalitha M. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
This article explores the idea that everyday moments hold cosmopolitan potential wherein such recognition can reorient educators and youth toward one another in meaningful and generative ways. Found in the quotidian practices of young people are indicators of their affiliations, their proclivities, their interests, and their curiosities.…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Youth, Ethnography, Theater Arts
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Garcia, Justin A.; Lewis, Tyson E. – Curriculum Inquiry, 2014
A major field of psychological research in education concerns the relationship between teachers' beliefs and their practices. A contested yet fairly consistent assumption underlying this literature is that the beliefs that teachers hold concerning the educational profession directly and/or indirectly affect their practices in actual…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Psychological Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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