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Thomas, Hywel – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Implications for the school curriculum in Great Britain of policies designed to maximize the economic welfare obtainable from education spending are analyzed. The maximization of economic welfare will not be achieved by designing a curriculum more appropriate to industry's needs, but by increasing the degree of choice available to learners. (RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Tyler, Ken – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1992
Examines the impact at the primary level of efforts to introduce a national curriculum in Great Britain. Contends that the biggest obstacle is confusion about the definition and implementation of an integrated curriculum approach. Warns that effective cross-curricular programs already in operation may be replaced with highly differentiated and…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research
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Schostak, John – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1988
Discusses whether special education is capable of responding to government policies designed to address social or cultural issues. Reviews two books which treat this issue from very different perspectives. (GEA)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Cultural Context, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Rowland, Stephen – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1987
Offers a critical review of "Education 8 to 12 in Combined and Middle Schools," one of a series of government documents designed to extend greater centralized control over education in Great Britain. States that the recommendations offered are unrealistic, contradictory, and defeatist. (JDH)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools
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Gayford, C. G. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1986
Environmental education in secondary schools in Great Britain has had a disappointing existence to date. The relationship between environmental education and other parts of the curriculum are explored, reasons for the lack of enthusiasm for environmental education in Britain are suggested, and some possible remedies to this situation are…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Ball, Stephen J. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1982
Examines the social factors influencing changes in English instruction, alternating the emphasis from grammar to literature and pupil expression, in British schools since the 1900s. The author suggests that teachers' acceptance of an educational paradigm depends upon their early school experiences, loyalties generated during training, and support…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Taylor, Philip H. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1982
Presents an overview of changing concerns in British curriculum research since 1950. The discussion covers the role of government agencies in curriculum research, the demand for both practical curriculum evaluation and theoretical models, new directions of study and recent paradigm shifts. (AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Educational History
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Holt, Maurice – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1982
Examines the scope and methodologies of future curriculum research in Great Britain. One topic that should be studied is the need for schools to plan their curricula as a whole, not as a collection of separate subjects. (AM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Trends