Common Sense and the Curriculum

By Robin Barrow

© 2012 – Routledge

172 pages

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About the Book

This book addresses the question ‘What should be taught in schools and why?’. The book begins by stressing the way in which such a question should be approached and goes on to offer a comprehensive and stringent critique of a variety of principles for the selection of curriculum content, with particularly important sections on deschooling and the hidden culture curriculum theory. The final chapter contains the positive curricular recommendations, with virtually every candidate for curriculum time examined and assessed in respect of its educational worth.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: Critical Comments on Curriculum Theory. 1 Towards a Worthwhile Curriculum. 2 Alternative Approaches to the Curriculum. Part 2: A Positive Theory of Curriculum. 3 A ‘Worthwhile’ Chapter. 4 The Curriculum. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Curricula