European Dimensions and the Secondary School Curriculum
Originally published in 1985. ‘Europe‘ and the EEC seemed to be virtually synonymous for the majority of our population and the ambivalent feelings many people have about the Community, together with the consistently bad press it received in the UK, seemed to engender a hostility in educational circles towards teaching about Europe as a whole. However, if one of the aims of education is to increase children’s awareness, tolerance and understanding of the world about them; to widen their experience and horizons; then teaching about the wider world must have a place in the curriculum.
This book argues for education about Europe, not necessarily in favour of Europe, breaking down the national insularity of the UK curriculum and using Europe as one convenient ‘window on the wider world’.
Introduction 1. The National Survey 2. European Studies 3. History 4. Geography 5. Modern Languages 6. Economics 7. Modern Studies 8. A School Curriculum Study 9. Europe Across the Curriculum 10. Conclusions. Appendix 1: New AEB O-Level in European Studies. Appendix 2: Teacher Training Indexes