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ERIC Number: EJ1063780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Gove's Curriculum and the GERM
Wrigley, Terry
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n2 p197-204 2015
This article examines the complex relationship between England's new National Curriculum and the neoliberal reform of education known as GERM. It explores contradictions between economic functionality and Gove's nostalgic traditionalism. It critiques the new curriculum as narrow, age-inappropriate, obsessed with abstract rules, and poorly focused on enquiry and problem-solving: though battery-farming young children, it is therefore unlikely to lead to the cognitive development tested by PISA. Written just before the UK general election, its messages remain important as guidance for action and resistance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment