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Citation Information : Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice. Volume 32, Issue 1, Pages 39-47, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/jelpp-2017-004
License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Published Online: 09-June-2019
Setting up a brand new primary school is always a challenge but with limited resources this challenge is exacerbated. A model of curriculum, developed by James Beane (1997) and defined as “Integrated Curriculum”, which used a democratic approach, was trialled in the new school. It was co-constructed with students and had not been previously used in a full primary school before in New Zealand. This proved to be yet another challenge. In this reflective narrative, the Foundation Principal shares her experience of the development of the model based on the principles of social justice and democracy and the unexpected results it brings.
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