The emergence of Asia: Development of studies in Asia in one Australian school

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Show simple item record Buchanan, JD 2009-12-21T02:35:44Z 2002-01
dc.identifier.citation Issues in Educational Research, 2002, 12 (1), pp. 1 - 18
dc.identifier.issn 0313-7155
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The need for an understanding of Asia has attracted increasing attention in Australia in recent years. One strategy in response to the need for greater Asia literacy has been the development of networks of Access Asia schools. The Asia Education Foundation (AEF) supports Access Asia schools in their efforts to increase and improve the Asia content in their curricula. This paper reports on the development of studies of Asia in one western Sydney primary school, which is a member of an Access Asia network. The project adopts a case study approach and attempts to provide comprehensive observations on the forces which drive and constrain the introduction of curricular change in this school. The study also features dialectic hermeneutic circles, seeking diverse opinions of various staff members, such as the Access Asia coordinator and the librarian, ascertaining factors such as the amount and availability of resources, and the attitudes of the school staff. In particular, the research pointed to the centrality of teacher practice in implementing change in schools, and the interplay between teachers and curriculum. It found that while some staff members have expended great energy in producing resources and encouraging others to undertake studies of Asia, the teaching of Asia related material in the school is somewhat sporadic.
dc.publisher Curtin University of Technology
dc.title The emergence of Asia: Development of studies in Asia in one Australian school
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Issues in Educational Research
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 12
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation WA, Australia en_US
dc.publocation USA
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US FASS.Education Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing
dc.for 160512 Social Policy
dc.for 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 010726
dc.percentage 50 en_US Social Policy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US 2002-04-01
dc.location.activity Las Vegas, USA
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)

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