Originally published in 1987. This book examines the growth of pastoral care and the pastoral curriculum, and innovations in vocational education in schools. These two major developments are considered in relation to the guidance and counselling movement whose impact on education over the preceding twenty-five years was considerable. The concept of person-centred learning grew out of this movement and with it many of the liberalising changes in education. This is a fascinating look at this area from a time when the whole nature and direction of schooling in the UK was about to change.
Introduction 1. Schools, Guidance and Vocationalism 2. The Development of the Pastoral Curriculum and the New Role of the Tutor 3. Vocational Education and Life After School 4. Careers Education Under Pressure 5. Political Education Too Hot to Handle? 6. Managing Change: Two Case Studies 7. A New Curriculum? Appendices
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.