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Exploring the position of curriculum studies across the continuum of teacher education in Ireland

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Show simple item record Lynch, Raymond McCormack, Orla Hennessy, Jennifer 2017-08-08T08:39:02Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Curriculum, while often narrowly defined, is a contested space that stimulates continuing international debate, yet the importance of curriculum studies is frequently overlooked across the continuum of teacher education. Within the Irish context a technicist interpretation of curriculum studies, focusing primarily of subject knowledge and development, has historically been adopted. More recent Teaching Council of Ireland policy documents have espoused a broader macro understanding of curriculum studies as a foundation discipline within initial teacher education. However, concerns have been raised regarding student teachers’ ability to fully engage with such material so early in their professional development. With the recently embraced continuum of teacher education in Ireland, this paper examines how curriculum studies is currently defined by Irish policy and problematises how it is addressed in practice. The paper proceeds to explore emerging opportunities to expand this area of study across the continuum. A case for the place of curriculum studies as central to the advancement of the profession through the promotion of teachers as change agents is presented. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Irish Eductional Studies;36 (4), pp. 439–456
dc.rights This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Irish Eductional Studies 2017 copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: en_US
dc.subject continuum of teacher education en_US
dc.subject change agent en_US
dc.subject professionalism en_US
dc.subject curriculum studies en_US
dc.title Exploring the position of curriculum studies across the continuum of teacher education in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2017-08-08T08:17:13Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/03323315.2017.1350595 2019-01-13
dc.embargo.terms 2019-01-13 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2717393
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Irish Educational Studies
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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