Curriculum and curriculum issues are at the heart of current debates about schooling, pedagogy and learning. This book will enable practitioners, scholars and academics to understand how to re-design or to suggest changes to curriculum structure, shape and content. Grounded in theory and philosophy, the book also offers practical help in grasping this controversial area. Inside, the authors:  • provide practical planning templates  • support and provoke analysis, discussion and experimentation  • include definitions of key terms and reflective questions  • incorporate practical examples and case material based on their work worldwide on curriculum design and evaluation.

Curriculum Evolution

Curriculum Evolution

Chapter summary

The historical underpinning and antecedents of the Education Reform Act (1988) and the thinking behind the first National Curriculum in the United Kingdom.

The idea of a broad and balanced curriculum is not new, according to the Education Reform Act:

the curriculum ...

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