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ERIC Number: EJ933034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0958-5176
English in the National Curriculum: A Simple Redraft or a Major Rewrite?
Marshall, Bethan
Curriculum Journal, v22 n2 p187-199 2011
The national curriculum for English is about to be rewritten again, having only been looked at four years ago. According to the chair of the expert group on the new national curriculum this is because the curricula of the past had become too baggy. Although he was not specifically looking at the English curriculum this too is being examined. This article considers the main areas that they will be attending to in the revisions--phonics, the canon and Standard English. It argues that these are the areas that the Tory governments looked at before when they first tried to rewrite the national curriculum and that the reasons are ideological rather than pragmatic. It compares the writing of this curriculum with other countries and looks at how they have framed the debates about what should be in their curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)