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ERIC Number: ED528792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 130
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-7810-5050-7
Review of the National Curriculum in England: Report on Subject Breadth in International Jurisdictions. Research Report. DFE-RR178a
Department for Education
To support the review of the National Curriculum, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was commissioned by the Department for Education in the spring of 2011 to produce a report detailing curricular arrangements in a number of high-performing educational jurisdictions. The principal source of information for this report has been the International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Archive (INCA), the content of which is managed by NFER. This report describes the organisation and content of school curricula in the following countries and jurisdictions: (1) Australia, specifically including Victoria; (2) Canada, specifically including Alberta and Ontario; (3) Finland; (4) France; (5) Hungary; (6) Japan; (7) Korea; (8) The Netherlands; (9) New Zealand; (10) Singapore; and (11) USA, specifically including Massachusetts. The report includes information about: curriculum structure and organisation; curriculum review processes; lower secondary qualifications; and compulsory and optional curriculum subjects at different educational phases. (Contains 1 box, 1 figure, 25 tables and 12 footnotes.) [For related report, "Review of the National Curriculum in England: What Can We Learn from the English, Mathematics and Science Curricula of High-Performing Jurisdictions? Research Report. DFE-RR178," see ED528793.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education (England)
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; Canada (Victoria); Finland; France; Hungary; Japan; Massachusetts; Netherlands; New Zealand; Singapore; South Korea; United Kingdom (England); United States