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The Preparation for Life Curriculum

1st Edition

By Brian Wilcox, Jacqueline Dunn, Sue Lavercombe, Lesley Burn


268 pages

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Originally published in 1984. Many schools are faced with the problem of what to teach the large numbers of below average pupils who are never likely to pass any GCE or CSE examination. These pupils are often troublesome, bored and eager to get out of school into the real world of work. At this time, many schools were planning a new curriculum for these pupils - taking account of limited abilities and concentrating on teaching skills and knowledge which will be useful when they have left school.

This book, based on extensive original research, considers this problem and puts forward suggestions for how the curriculum might be reformed to cater for these pupils. It discusses both what the content of the reformed curriculum might be and how the process might be implemented to involve those teachers who teach the pupils concerned.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. A Project to Change the Curriculum Secondary Schools 2. Changes in the Curriculum Structure of the Schools 3. Content of Preparation for Life Courses 4. Careers Education: Some Current Issues 5. Dilemmas of Health Education 6. Social Education 7. Curriculum Integration 8. The Organisation of Science Courses for Less Able Pupils 9. Pupil Records and Pupil Self Assessment 10. Pupils' Views 11. Absenteeism 12. Teachers' Views on the Project After Three Years 13. Implications of The Project. Appendix: Approach Adopted In The Evaluation Of The Project

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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