Towards A Compulsory Curriculum

By John P. White

© 2012 – Routledge

124 pages

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About the Book

Written prior to the introduction of the national curriculum, this volume argued for precisely that: a broad framework of a compulsory education at national level for all schools. The author considers the question of the content of his proposed compulsory curriculum in terms of principles derived from a fundamental ethical position and from an analysis of kinds of human activity that seeks to establish important educational priorities. The discussion covers arguments concerning intrinsically worthwhile activities, the need for a practical component of the curriculum and the priority that humanistic studies should have. It puts forward a case for a new concept of voluntary education, partly on the model of the Pioneer organizations of Eastern Europe, to supplement the compulsory curriculum.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Intrinsic Values 3 Activities and Ways of Life 4 Integration and Practical Understanding 5 Curriculum Priorities and the Voluntary Principle 6 Forms of Knowledge 7 Some Objections. Notes, Bibliography. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU007000
EDUCATION / Curricula
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REFERENCE / General