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ERIC Number: EJ980825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 117
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Economic Wellbeing: Critical Reflections upon Policy and Practice in English Primary Schools
Gibson, Howard
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v44 n5 p631-658 2012
Economic wellbeing has become a collective term used by British governments to signal their concern for levels of materiality where there is childhood poverty; for the need to prepare pupils for employment by teaching them relevant competences and appropriate attitudes; and for the necessity to develop skills for "personal financial capability" in a context where the state's role diminishes. The paper examines the substance of interviews with 10 English primary school headteachers about their provision for economic wellbeing, reflects upon the tensions and ideological preferences with which they currently have to work, and contemplates the dearth of critical reflection with pupils upon "economic alternatives". (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)