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The Politics of the School Curriculum (RLE Edu B).

Author: Denis Lawton
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge library editions., Education.
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If the curriculum can be defined as a 'selection from the culture of society', the central question then becomes 'who selects'. This volume answers this question, reviewing various aspects of the curriculum and its planning. For many years the control of the curriculum was uncontroversial. In the 1970s this situation changed: teachers were increasingly criticised for having too much power; the Department of  Read more...
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Lawton, Denis.
Politics of the School Curriculum (RLE Edu B).
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Lawton
ISBN: 9780203814857 0203814851 1280676442 9781280676444 9781136710094 1136710094 9780415669917 041566991X 9780415615174 0415615178
OCLC Number: 798532174
Description: 1 online resource (169 pages).
Contents: THE POLITICS OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM; Copyright; The Politics of the school curriculum; Original Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1The meaning of politics; Chapter 2Teachers and the control of the curriculum; Chapter 3The growing power of the mandarins and the secret service; Chapter 4The Assessment of Performance Unit; Chapter 5The Schools Council; Chapter 6The control of the examination system; Chapter 7The politics of curriculum evaluation; Chapter 8'The end of the secret garden?'; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Education.

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If the curriculum can be defined as a 'selection from the culture of society', the central question then becomes 'who selects'. This volume answers this question, reviewing various aspects of the curriculum and its planning. For many years the control of the curriculum was uncontroversial. In the 1970s this situation changed: teachers were increasingly criticised for having too much power; the Department of Education was suspected of wanting more control and local education authorities felt they should be more involved in curriculum planning. In reviewing some of the reasons for these confl.

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