1st Edition

The Primary Curriculum Learning from International Perspectives

Edited By Linda Hargreaves, Janet Moyles Copyright 1998
    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    240 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book is concerned with the relationships and tensions in education between children's needs and societies' demands, questions which primary teachers everywhere face on a daily basis, such as:
    * how does society's view of children and childhood affect teaching and learning?
    * how do the dictates of the education system, including a national curriculum, shape teaching practice?
    * how do the conventions of classroom practice fit with teachers' own beliefs and values?
    The first part of the book offers a basic framework for thinking about primary curricula from the perspectives raised by these questions, whilst the second part presents a range of international views on the primary curriculum from Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, Europe and the USA.

    Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors List of Figures and Tables List of Photographs Introduction Janet Moyles and Linda Hargreaves Part I - Primary Curricula: Origins and Influences 1. Historical and Philosophical Influences on the Primary Curriculum Mel Vlaeminke 2. The Concept of a Development Curriculum Geva Blenkin and Vic Kelly 3. The Primary National Curriculum in England: A Sociological Perspective Paul Ryan 4. Changing Primary/Elementary School Curricula: An Analysis of the English Experience Colin Richards 5. Making a Curriculum: Some Principles of Curriculum Building Maurice Galton Part II - Primary Curricula: International Contexts and Perspectives Introduction Janet Moyles and Linda Hargreaves 6. Primary Education for the Rural Black South African Child Anthony Pell 7. Primary Curriculum: The Japanese Perspective Hidenori Sugimine and Kazumi Yamamoto 8. Relationships and Tensions in the Primary Curriculum of the United States Glenn De Voogd 9. Primary Education: An Australian Perspective Les Regan 10. Primary Schooling in Hong Kong Paul Morris and Bob Adamson 11. Curriculum across Cultures: Contexts and Connections Martin Cortazzi Endpiece Linda Hargreaves and Janet Moyles


    Hargreaves, Linda; Moyles, Janet