ERIC Number: EJ457364
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Can Britain's National Curriculum Show America the Way.
Lofty, John S.
Educational Leadership, v50 n5 p52-55 Feb 1993
A widespread perception about falling standards prompted Margaret Thatcher's government to pass 1988 legislation mandating a national curriculum and accompanying testing system. The worst-case scenario feared by many British teachers is coming to pass: a test-driven curriculum without significant attention to teachers' assessments of student progress. Also, teachers are overwhelmed by the level of curricular detail. (eight references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A