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Elliott, John – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
For his Humanities Curriculum Project (HCP), Stenhouse defined the humanities as the study of human issues of universal concern. Because he viewed curricula as praxiologies (hypothetical strategies for realizing ideas in practice), secondary English teachers using the HCP materials were given general principles which they had to translate into…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Humanities Instruction, Humanization, Relevance (Education)
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Terry, C. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Based on a model of local curriculum development, but incorporating the ideas first expressed by Goodlad in establishing a league of co-operating schools for the improvement of learning, this curriculum development project successfully infused the study of technology into the science courses of several British secondary schools. (RM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development
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Goodson, Ivor – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1983
Studying the history of the development of different subjects in the school curriculum can help us better understand the social processes involved, as well as the theoretical issues. The attempt to have environmental studies recognized as an A-level subject in British secondary schools is discussed as an example. (IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
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Woods, Peter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1984
Three studies which examine the academic achievement of secondary students in British comprehensive schools as compared to their achievement in selective schools are critiqued. Research problems found in each of the studies are examined. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, Comparative Education
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Smail, Barbara – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1985
Described are the results of a four-year action research project that investigated the reasons for girls' underachievement in science and technology and tested teacher-developed change strategies. Boys participating continued to be much more interested in science than the girls. Changes in option choice behavior were very small for both sexes. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies
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Reay, Diane – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1998
Argues that the issues of good teaching practice and professionalism are at risk of becoming marginalized in the developing market culture. Finds that a growing compliance of schools to middle-class parents may result in the overriding of teachers' professional judgments that do not mirror the perceived requirements of these "valued"…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Case Studies, Decision Making, Foreign Countries
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Haffenden, Ian G. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1987
Analyzes the summative profiling procedures of three vocational and technical schools in Great Britain. Reports on: (1) the linking of formative and summative profiles; (2) the choice of appropriate staff for the development process; (3) the support from superiors on this initiative; and (4) the value of outside help when time is limited. (BSR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Profiles
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Atkins, Madeleine J. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1987
Provides an analysis of the aims, structure, and content of the prevocational curriculum in Great Britain. Devotes particular attention to the issue of whether the spread of the prevocational curriculum is related to higher unemployment. (JDH)
Descriptors: Adults, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy
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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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Mitchell, Peter – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1972
Social Science was included in the Humanities curriculum to help students understand the nature of society and to understand the place of the individual in that society. Humanities studies had not been training students to make personal judgements about choices and consequences. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Cohen, Louis; Fisher, Derek – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1973
The assumption of social and academic benefits accrued to students in comprehensive high schools are tested under conditions of non-streaming. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, High Schools
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Jeffcoate, Robert – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1981
Reports results of a case study which evaluated middle-school students' responses to a cultural awareness unit on India. The class consisted of one Jamaican, ten Indians, and seven English students. Privately taped discussions indicate that the teacher's methods led white students to believe that their views were inadmissable in the classroom. (KC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Course Evaluation, Cultural Awareness