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Curriculum integration in New Zealand secondary schools: Lessons learned from four “early adopter” schools

Susan Arrowsmith and Bronwyn E. Wood

An integrated curriculum has not been a strong tradition within secondary schools. However, since the promotion of curriculum integration in the 2007 New Zealand curriculum, a growing number of secondary schools have begun to implement programmes to promote curriculum integration. This article outlines key findings from recent research into four “early adopter” secondary schools. This article reports on the multiple ways teachers interpreted and implemented curriculum integration and considers the factors which contributed to the nature and degree of curriculum integration success in programmes in these case-study secondary schools.

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