Originally published in 1979 with a second edition in 1985. A basic text for students of education and teachers who are coming to terms for the first time with the nature of the curriculum. It introduces the reader to the professional field that is of concern to all engaged in the practical enterprise of education in a way which provides a ‘feel’ for the preoccupations of the area and a ‘sense’ of its complexities. With annotated further reading included, the book reflects developments in all the major areas in curriculum design and evaluation and in effecting curriculum change, plus research and theory.
Review of the original second edition:
'…clear, well-written, carefully organised and scrupulously researched… ’ Journal of Curriculum Studies
Preface to the Second Edition 1. The Scope and Purpose of Curriculum Studies 2. Conceptions, Ideologies and the Curriculum 3. Changing the Curriculum 4. Curriculum Design 5. Curriculum Development 6. The Curriculum in Operation and in Context 7. Curriculum Evaluation 8. Curriculum Research 9. Curriculum Theory. Appendix
Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1994, this collection includes books which offer a broad spectrum of views on curriculum, both within individual schools and the wider issues around curriculum development, reform and implementation. Some cover the debate surrounding the establishment of the national curriculum in the UK while others are a more international in scope. Many of these books go beyond theory to discuss practical issues of real curriculum changes at primary or secondary level. The Set includes books on cross-curricular topics such as citizenship and environment, and also guidance, careers, life skills and pastoral care in schools. A fantastic collection of education history with much still relevant today.