Content, Identity Building and National Curricula

Urve Läänemets, Katrin Kalamees-Ruubel

Abstract


Theoretical research on curriculum development and implementation has been a rich and highly diverse field of study in the second half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st , including Estonia, but the selection of educational content for general comprehensive schools has not been a priority. Some reasons for difficulties with regard to making informed decisions about the selection of the content can be found in the constantly growing amount of new knowledge, global developments and in cultural differences within and between societies. The acknowledged political goal for organising general education for the majority of countries in Europe (and all over the world) has been the development of a cohesive and sustainable society, which can be built on acknowledged and accepted common values. Research on the potential of school subjects can contribute to that and open new vistas for development of national curricula.

Keywords


content of education; identity building; national curriculum; school subjects; values

Full Text:

PDF

References


European Commission. (2010). Europe 2020. A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Brussels: European Commission.

Handbook of Socialization. Theory and research. (2007). J. E. Grusec, P. D. Hastings (Eds.). New York, London: The Guilford Press.

Green, A., Janmaat, J. G., Han, C. (2009). Regimes of Social Cohesion. Discussion Paper. Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, Institute of Education, University of London, London.

Hall, S. (2003) Who needs identity? In Questions of cultural identity. S. Hall, P. Du Gay (Eds.), pp. 1–17. London: Sage.

Handbook of Socialization. Theory and research. J. E. Grusec , P. D. Hastings (Eds.), pp. 13–41. New York, London: The Guilford Press.

Hopmann, S., Riquerts, K. (2000). Starting a Dialogue: A Beginning Conversation Between Didaktik and the Curriculum Theory. In: Teaching as a reflective practice. The German Didaktik Tradition. I. Westbury, S. Hopmann, K. Riquerts (Eds.), pp. 3–11. Mawah, New Jersey, London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Hudson, R. (2006). Regions and place: music, identity and place. In Progress in Human Geography, Vol 30, No 5, pp. 626–634.

Joseph, J. E. (2004). Languge & Identity. National, Ethnic, Religious. London: Palgrave MacMillian.

Jüssi, F., Ott, U. (2009). Mister Fred. Esseed, artiklid, märkmed. Tallinn: SE&JS.

Kim, Y. Y. (1994). Beyond cultural identity. In Intercultural Communication Studies IV:1.

Loorits, O. (1932). Eesti rahvausund. (Estonian folk religion, in Estonian). Elav Teadus nr 12. Tartu: Eesti Kirjanduse Selts.

Karseth, B., Sivesind, K. (2011). Conceptualising curriculum Knowledge within and Beyond the National Context. In: World yearbook of Education 2011.

Läänemets, U. (2003). Report of the project “VIPs on education. Experts about the knowledge for the Estonian National Curriculum”. Manuscript. Tallinn: Jaan Tõnisson Institute.

Maccobi, E. (2007). Historical overview of socialisation. Research and theory. In Handbook of Socialization. Theory and research. J. E. Grusec , P. D. Hastings (Eds.) pp. 13–41. New York, London: The Guilford Press.

Pinar, W. F. (2012). The Character of Curriculum Studies. Bildung, Currere, and the Recurring Question of the Subject. New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Prislin, R., Crano, W. D. (2008). Attitudes and attitude change. The Fourth Peak. In Attitudes and attitude change. W. D. Crano & Radmila Prislin (Eds.), pp. 3–15.

Ross, A. (2010). Preliminary Report of the project “Border Crossings, Moving Borders: Young peoples’ constructions of identities in the Baltic countries in the early 21st Century”. Manuscript. Tallinn: Jaan Tõnisson Institute.

Sowell, E. J. (2005). Curriculum. An Integrative Introduction. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Merrill/ Prentice Hall.

Taba, H. (1962). Curriculum development; theory and practice. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World.

Vickers, E. (2005). In search of an Identity. Hong Kong: Comparative education Research Centre.

Winterson, J. (2001). The Powerbook. London: Vintage.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2015vol2.444

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.