Originally published in 1983. Curriculum studies and curriculum theory have tended to be pursued almost exclusively in the context of the school. Developments in curriculum theory have therefore not found reflections in much theoretical work in adult education.
This book points to the necessity of a curriculum theory for adult and continuing education through discussion of both curriculum studies and the principles of adult education. The various ways in which systems of adult education are now developing are reviewed, in social, political and cultural terms, and recent advances in education theory are related to developments in post-school education.
Editor’s Introduction 1. Developments in Curriculum Theory 2. Adult Education Theory and the Curriculum 3. An Ideology of Needs, Access and Provision 4. Adult Education and Social Policy 5. Agents of Provision and Agencies of Curriculum Development 6. The Lifelong Curriculum 7. Gelpi’s View of Lifelong Education 8. Conclusion: Elements of Adult and Lifelong Curriculum Theory
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.