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Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum


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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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Developing Environmental Education in the Curriculum

Developing Environmental Education in the Curriculum

1st Edition

Steve Goodall
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1994. This work is intended for teachers in primary and secondary schools faced with the challenge of maximizing National Curriculum opportunities for environmental or "green" issues. The contributors suggest ways of augmenting pupils' understanding of the issues. This book...

European Dimensions and the Secondary School Curriculum

European Dimensions and the Secondary School Curriculum

1st Edition

Ivor Goodson, Veronica McGivney
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1985. ‘Europe‘ and the EEC seemed to be virtually synonymous for the majority of our population and the ambivalent feelings many people have about the Community, together with the consistently bad press it received in the UK, seemed to engender a hostility in educational...

Curriculum Evaluation in Schools

Curriculum Evaluation in Schools

1st Edition

Robert McCormick, Mary James
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1983 and as a second edition in 1988. An attempt is made in this book to disentangle some of the professional, ethical, political, theoretical and practical issues involved in curriculum evaluation. This book present evidence concerning a number of evaluation strategies...

Curriculum Provision in the Small Primary School

Curriculum Provision in the Small Primary School

1st Edition

Maurice Galton, Helen Patrick
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1990. Small primary schools were a source of considerable debate in the 1980s. This balanced and authoritative account is based on the findings of a survey of curriculum provision. It shows that small primary schools differ surprisingly little from their larger counterparts...

Curriculum Exposed

Curriculum Exposed

1st Edition

John Mathews
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1989. This book defines and explains in simple language the essential characteristics of the school curriculum and the forces which act on it. The National Curriculum provides an integrating theme throughout the book, and the author gives a list of suggested further reading....

Teacher Thinking: A Study of Practical Knowledge

Teacher Thinking: A Study of Practical Knowledge

1st Edition

Freema Elbaz
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1983. A broad examination of the ways in which teachers gain and use knowledge about their work is presented in this book. At the time, within curriculum studies, there was a developing greater understanding of the major role that teachers play in the implementation of...

School-based Curriculum Development in Britain: A Collection of Case Studies

School-based Curriculum Development in Britain: A Collection of Case Studies

1st Edition

John Eggleston
January 28, 2020

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...

Developing Citizenship in the Curriculum

Developing Citizenship in the Curriculum

1st Edition

Janet Edwards, Ken Fogelman
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1993. Integrating cross-curricular themes into the curriculum has emerged as a major challenge for all schools. This book gives advice on how to deal with Citizenship in schools in terms of whole-school development planning, monitoring and evaluation. Placing it in the...

Learning Environments for the Whole Curriculum

Learning Environments for the Whole Curriculum

1st Edition

David Hustler, Ethel Milroy, Mike Cockett
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1991. Consisting of 18 teachers' reports on attempts to change traditional learning environments, the contributors argue for a commitment to whole curriculum planning, which embraces a variety of learning environments both inside and outside the school walls. There is a...

The Common Curriculum: Its Structure and Style in the Comprehensive School

The Common Curriculum: Its Structure and Style in the Comprehensive School

1st Edition

Maurice Holt
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1978. This book presents how the potential of the comprehensive school could be realized by bringing unity and coherence to its curriculum and organization. Among the subjects considered are value judgments and curriculum design; faculties and the organization of learning;...

Curriculum Workshop: An Introduction to Whole Curriculum Planning

Curriculum Workshop: An Introduction to Whole Curriculum Planning

1st Edition

Maurice Holt
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1983. Written by an experienced headteacher and curriculum consultant, this book was written to help schools with the task of planning their whole curriculum - teachers, governors, administrators and students. It provides information on national educational policies of the...

The Preparation for Life Curriculum

The Preparation for Life Curriculum

1st Edition

Brian Wilcox, Jacqueline Dunn, Sue Lavercombe, Lesley Burn
January 28, 2020

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...

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