Originally published in 1980. School-based curriculum development was the dominant form of curriculum development in Britain. Though there were national projects, it was thought that the initiative for change must come from within the schools. Curriculum development arose directly from the needs and enthusiasms of the schools, their pupils and their teachers. Some large schools had undertaken their own programmes while others joined forces, sharing common needs and enjoying common achievements or based effective in-school initiatives on national projects. Given how much things have changed since, this book is enlightening.
Case studies: Codsall, Staffordshire; Manor Park, Newcastle; Abraham Moss Centre, Manchester; and Hele’s School, Exeter. There are also studies of the Independent Learning in Science Project and in the Nuffield Integrated Science Project.
Editor‘s Preface. Introduction John Eggleston 1. The Independent Learning in Science Model of School-based Curriculum Development Eric L. Green 2. Children Investigating and Teachers Writing Ken Wild 3. Continuing Curriculum Change at Codsall School Paul Abbs 4. Curriculum Development and Staff Development at the Abraham Moss Centre Ron Mitson 5. The Development of a Humanities Curriculum at Manor Park School Patrick Eavis 6. Language Through the Curriculum at Hele’s School Peter Cloke
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.