Curriculum reform as contested: An analysis of curriculum policy enactment in Queensland, Australia

Hardy, Ian (2015) Curriculum reform as contested: An analysis of curriculum policy enactment in Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Educational Research, 74 70-81. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2015.09.010


Author Hardy, Ian
Title Curriculum reform as contested: An analysis of curriculum policy enactment in Queensland, Australia
Journal name International Journal of Educational Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0883-0355
1873-538X
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijer.2015.09.010
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 74
Start page 70
End page 81
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This paper explores how teachers and school-based administrators at a large, low socio-economic primary school responded to policy support for a highly detailed version of the new national curriculum in Queensland, Australia. Drawing upon Pierre Bourdieu’s ‘thinking tools’ of field, habitus and capital, and recent theorising of policy enactment, the paper indicates how competing relations between different policy actors influenced how they responded to the policy enactment process. The research outlines what is described as the ‘field of policy enactment’ as a contested site with those educators with more capital more actively responding to policy prerogatives, at the same time as those with less capital were often simply managing to cope.
Keyword Policy implementation
Policy enactment
Bourdieu
Field
Habitus
Capital
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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