Although curriculum is central to the schooling process, debates about it are rarely well informed. Over the past ten years there has been a dearth of books that have informed the debate by examining curriculum in a broader context, beyond the National Curriculum. Ross, in this refreshing re-examination of the area, opens up a more general debate on how the curriculum is shaped and the compromises made between different ideologies of the nature and purpose of education.
'Masters students exploring curriculum from a historical, political or philosophical viewpoint will certainly benefit from this text. It is readable, and encourages readers to engage in the various debates ... Reflective practitioners will certainly be enabled to engage more fully in current debates on curriculum reform. Students of education at any level will benefit from the rich picture offered here ...' - Ann R.J. Briggs, British Journal of Educational Studies
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