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Bertram, Carol – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper explores the question of what is powerful knowledge in school history, drawing on an analysis of secondary school history curriculum documents from South Africa and Rwanda. The paper engages with how these official curricula make selections regarding history topics, and how conceptual relationships are structured, and then interrogates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Cultural Differences
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Muller, Johan; Young, Michael – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This article extends the authors' earlier work (Young & Muller 2013) exploring the concept of 'powerful knowledge'. It first examines some of the origins of the concept and goes on to a brief consideration of how sociology, political theory and economics have traditionally represented 'power' and 'knowledge'. Two key senses of power are…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Knowledge Level, Politics, Humanities
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Shalem, Yael; Allais, Stephanie – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper examines two influential views within the sociology of knowledge, specifically in literature examining relationships between knowledge, curriculum, and social justice, located in the South African context of extreme inequality and poverty. The first emphasizes the role of disciplines in creating criteria of powerful knowledge, arguing…
Descriptors: Sociology, Knowledge Level, Intellectual Disciplines, Social Justice
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Rata, Elizabeth; McPhail, Graham; Barrett, Brian – Curriculum Journal, 2019
The article discusses the link between a curriculum based on academic subjects derived from disciplinary knowledge and a progressive pedagogy that endeavours to engage students from all backgrounds with it. Section 1 describes the realist theory of knowledge which justifies the argument for this accommodation between curriculum and pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Academic Education, Educational Theories
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Morgan, John; Hordern, Jim; Hoadley, Ursula – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper suggests that advocates of the 'knowledge turn' have been united in their opposition to Young and Muller's (2010) Future 2, but that this 'union' has masked very different views of the relations between Young and Muller's Future 1 and Future 3. Whereas some who subscribe to the 'turn' see a 'weak boundary' between Futures 1 and 3 (and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society)
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Cuthbert, Alka Sehgal – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This paper presents an argument for aesthetic knowledge in the arts and more specifically, for an aesthetic model of literature to be central in the curriculum. I argue that there are important distinctions to be made between the everyday experiences unique to us as individuals, and the universality of human experience. In the English Literature…
Descriptors: Literature, Aesthetics, English Curriculum, Realism
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Yates, Lyn; Davies, Larissa McLean; Buzacott, Lucy; Doecke, Brenton; Mead, Philip; Sawyer, Wayne – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This article takes up questions about knowledge and the school curriculum with respect to literary studies within subject English. Its intention is to focus on literary studies in English from the context of current waves of curriculum reform, rather than as part of the conversations primarily within the field of English, to raise questions about…
Descriptors: Literacy, English Instruction, English Curriculum, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Mansfield, Andrew – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This article discusses the challenges faced teaching the promotion of 'British values', especially for trainee teachers. The advancement of these 'British values' as set out by the Department for Education is confusing, contradictory, and appear to exclude a sizeable minority of pupils of minority backgrounds from the current historical narrative…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Social Values, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Halbert, Kelsey; Salter, Peta – Curriculum Journal, 2019
There is debate internationally about the production of curriculum texts and the epistemologies underpinning the knowledge legitimated in national curricula. National History curricula in particular are a source of contention bounded by calls for coherent and unifying national narratives that are inclusive and reflect the complexity of the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, History Instruction, Foreign Countries, Place Based Education
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Sorial, Sarah; Peterson, Andrew – Curriculum Journal, 2019
Educating for active and informed citizenship represents a core goal of Australian education and schooling. Owing to a range of factors -- including the contested conceptual nature of citizenship and democracy -- there is reason to question the extent to which this goal is being translated into practice. Similarly, while the Australian Curriculum…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Democratic Values
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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Curriculum Journal, 2019
Using the method of educational criticism and connoisseurship, I interviewed and observed 41 participants of adventure education (AE) programmes. Through these efforts, novelty was revealed as a central quality of the experience. In this work, this quality is characterised as it manifest in AE with an eye towards the educational value of novelty.…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Educational Experience, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension), Intellectual Development
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Eronen, Lasse; Kokko, Sirpa; Sormunen, Kari – Curriculum Journal, 2019
In 2014, the Finnish National Board of Education launched a new core curriculum with the aim of meeting the skills and competence requirements of the 21st century. The purpose of this case study was to find out what transversal competencies Finnish eighth graders developed and how they experienced studying in a problem-based transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, 21st Century Skills, Core Curriculum
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Barnes, Erica M.; Stephens, S. Joy – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This study examines four of the most commonly-used core mathematics curricula in the USA for evidence of support for research-based instructional strategies for mathematics vocabulary in first and second grade. Content analyses of the teachers' editions of two units for each grade level were analyzed per curriculum (n = 16). Statistically…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics
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Walter, Ofra; Gil-Glazer, Ya'ara; Eilam, Billie – Curriculum Journal, 2019
This study, using a mixed methods design, examined the use of a photograph-based model to improve students' language and writing skills. Classes were assigned to receive the photograph-based intervention (experimental) or to receive the regular language-based curriculum (control). Both second and fifth grade students in the experimental group…
Descriptors: Photography, Language Skills, Intervention, Writing Skills
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Sullanmaa, Jenni; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Pietarinen, Janne; Soini, Tiina – Curriculum Journal, 2019
It has been suggested that curriculum coherence is crucial in successful educational reform. However, empirical research on the topic is still scarce. This study explores how the stakeholders involved in curriculum development at the district level perceived curriculum coherence. Survey data (n = 550) were analysed using structural equation…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, School Districts
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