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ERIC Number: EJ795206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3534
The Control of Policy and Practice: The Case of the Core Curriculum
Cullingford, Cedric
International Journal of Educational Policy, Research, and Practice: Reconceptualizing Childhood Studies, v5 n1 p63-78 Spr 2004
The idea of a carefully managed curriculum, tightly controlled, has been with us for some time and for all the changes has remained focussed on the "core curriculum" of English, Maths and Science. Questions remain whether this policy has been successful in terms of pupil performance. At the least, the central tenets of a core curriculum should expect to be understood by the pupils. In order to test this, 195 semistructured interviews were undertaken with pupils representing the socio-economic differences of the population as a whole. The interviews explored in depth what they understood of the core curriculum, how relevant it was, whether it helped them to develop skills and whether it would support their future aspirations. The results were disturbing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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