ERIC Number: ED242685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Common Core-Teaching and Learning. Guidance to Teachers and Tutors Involved in 17+ and Other Core Curricula. A Staff Development Publication.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Increasingly in the United Kingdom, the concept of a common core of studies to which all secondary school students have right of access is appearing in a variety of education and training initiatives. This document is intended to help teachers appreciate and prepare for a core curriculum. The document takes an actual core curriculum that has been tested and generally adopted, examines its characteristics, and the problems it poses for teachers, and then suggests strategies that teachers may use in adapting it. The core chosen is that suggested in "A basis for choice" (ABC), which is associated with various high school curricula. Parts I and II of this publication describe the background of the ABC core and its implications. Part III, the central part of the document, describes ways in which an institution and its teachers may adopt an increasing commitment to an integrated core, via the processes of matching, modification, extension, and/or assimiliation of existing single-subject syllabi. Part IV describes strategies available for implementing a core, and appendix 1 contains 10 examples of these strategies in action. Appendix 2 contains a "Common Core Checklist"; appendix 3 provides a list of useful references; and appendix 4 lists members of the working group. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).