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?