Originally published in 1989. This book defines and explains in simple language the essential characteristics of the school curriculum and the forces which act on it. The National Curriculum provides an integrating theme throughout the book, and the author gives a list of suggested further reading. This is not just a standard first year text for students starting B.Ed and PGCE courses but also an introduction for school governors who under the 1986 and 1988 Education Acts have an increased responsibility for the curriculum in their schools.
Preface 1. Introduction: What is a Curriculum? 2. Aims and Objectives: What are its Intentions? 3. Curriculum Content: What is it Made of? 4. Curriculum Process: How is it Delivered? 5. Curriculum Organization: How is it Arranged? 6. Curriculum Distribution: Is it Equitable? 7. Curriculum Politics: Who Controls it? 8. Curriculum Evaluation: Does it Work? 9. Curriculum Context: What is its Setting? 10. Curriculum Development: What is its Future?
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.