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ERIC Number: EJ982148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Towards a New ABC of Curriculum-Making: A Reply to John Hopkin
White, John
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v54 n2 p305-312 2012
This is a reply to John Hopkin's article in this number of "FORUM" on "Re-energising subject knowledge" (Volume 54, Number 2, 2012). It argues that Hopkin does not provide sufficiently cogent reasons for continuing the tradition of a subject-based curriculum. It favours starting from defensible general aims of school education and seeing what these require in the shape of more specific aims. How far the result coincides with or diverges from a subject-based curriculum cannot be prejudged. This article also questions Hopkin's almost exclusive emphasis on knowledge aims and provides a historical perspective on this way of thinking about education and on its shortfalls. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom