Curriculum integration in Aotearoa New Zealand: rediscovering the potential of student-centred curriculum design in the middle years

Dowden, Tony (2010) Curriculum integration in Aotearoa New Zealand: rediscovering the potential of student-centred curriculum design in the middle years. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 10 (2). pp. 4-10. ISSN 1445-2928

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Abstract

This paper tells the story of the evolution of curriculum integration for the middle years in Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ). It traces developments early in the twentieth century during the interwar period. It goes on to describe how curriculum integration was reconsidered in the 1980s and 1990s in response to concerns about unsympathetic schooling during restructuring in NZ when the need for better educational outcomes emerged as a new imperative. The paper concludes that James Beane's student-centred model of curriculum integration holds special promise as a responsive curriculum design for the middle years as currently mandated by the national curriculum.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 01:02
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 04:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum integration; student-centred curriculum design; middle years of schooling; middle schooling
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23869

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