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Halpin, David – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1990
Describes the Education Reform Act of 1988 as the most important and far-reaching legislative initiative in England and Wales since 1944. Presents the Education Reform Act Research Network, a voluntary body set up to establish ways of helping academics investigating the act to learn more about one another's work as well as disseminate their…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Cheung, K. C.; Taylor, Robert – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1991
Reviews theoretical developments in science education and integrates them into a humanistic constructivist model of science learning. Applies this model to the new English national science curriculum. Explains the changing focus in science curriculum and pedagogy. Discusses theories of science learning in relation to the Education Reform Act…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Design
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McKiernan, Derek – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1993
Traces educational reform related to history education in Great Britain since the first Margaret Thatcher administration. Outlines the work of the History Working Group and two competing approaches to the study of history. Describes how conservative forces rejected pluralistic history in favor of traditional nationalist-based history. (CFR)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Change