Curriculum to the classroom : investigating the spatial practices of curriculum implementation in Queensland schools and its implications for teacher education

Barton, Georgina M., Garvis, Susanne, & Ryan, Mary E. (2014) Curriculum to the classroom : investigating the spatial practices of curriculum implementation in Queensland schools and its implications for teacher education. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(3), pp. 166-177.

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Abstract

Change is something that both pre-service and practising teachers face regularly throughout their professional lives. Curriculum change and consequential implementation is a case in point. This paper investigates the perspectives of a number of school-based stakeholders in regard to the implementation of the C2C materials in Queensland schools and how this has potential consequences for teacher education programs. It shows that often contradictory spaces emerge in regard to curriculum enactment and argues that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is not the most effective way to implement new curriculum. A transformative third space is offered whereby teachers are accorded with a voice in the way in which implementation occurs; ultimately allowing pre-service teachers to learn important skills required to be effective teachers.

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ID Code: 69894
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: curriculum implementation, spatial practices, teacher education, curriculum
ISSN: 1835-517X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 please consult author/s.
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2014 22:16
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 04:49

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