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European Dimensions and the Secondary School Curriculum

1st Edition

By Ivor Goodson, Veronica McGivney


204 pages

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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’.

Table of Contents

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

About the Authors

Ivor Goodson has worked in universities in Europe, Canada and the USA, and held visiting positions in many countries, notably at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum

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.

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