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ERIC Number: EJ1049492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
Alive … and Kicking? Some Personal Reflections on the Revised National Curriculum (2014) and What We Might Do with It
Byrom, Jamie
Teaching History, n153 suppl p6-14 Sep 2013
The overwhelming response of history teachers to the final version of the National Curriculum (2014) was one of relief that their insistent, penetrating critique of the first draft had been heeded. Jamie Byrom shares that profound sense of relief and celebrates the achievement of the history education community in making its voice heard. However, he also draws attention to two important strengths of that first draft that should be celebrated and built upon. One is the value that it places upon substantive historical knowledge, and the other is the potential inherent in its new emphasis on developing a sense of 'historical perspective', which promises much more than visions of an unproblematic chronological narrative or an inert framework. In setting out the distinctive demands of the new curriculum and the scope that it offers, Byrom gives teachers a set of key principles to guide their planning and urges them to "kick on", now directing their passion and ingenuity towards achieving its full potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A