Originally published in 1983. Written by an experienced headteacher and curriculum consultant, this book was written to help schools with the task of planning their whole curriculum - teachers, governors, administrators and students. It provides information on national educational policies of the time, approaches to curriculum planning, and the structures of actual schools. The Department of Education and Science had just issued Circular 6 of 1981, which called upon education authorities, governing bodies, heads and the staffs of schools ‘to secure a planned and coherent curriculum within the schools’. The book describes the background to this development; spells out the tasks involved; provides a series of exercises for planning and discussion; and offers ideas, questions and methods. It recognises the diversity of school circumstances, and talks about the vital transition from theory to practice.
Preface 1. Problems and Prescriptions: The Curriculum Context 2. Strategies and Structures: Approaches to Curriculum Change 3. Case Studies and School Decisions: The Curriculum in Practice (Secondary school case studies – 1 Berkeley Vale School, Berkeley, Gloucestershire; 2 Carisbrooke School, Isle of Wight; 3 Gillotts School, Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire; 4 Holsworthy School, Devon; 5 Kingshill School, Cirencester, Gloucestershire; 6 Priory School, Weston-Super-Mare, Avon; 7 Sheredes School, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Primary school responses - 1 Bassett’s Farm School, Exmouth, Devon; 2 Woodbury Primary School, Devon. Appendix A: Abbreviations and Subject Codes. Appendix B: Curriculum Notation
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.