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John, Peter D. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2006
Rationalistic, technical curriculum planning has been the dominant model underpinning student teachers' lesson-planning for a generation or more in England and Wales. In recent years, this process has become embedded in documents that direct initial training. The paper argues that this model leads to a limited view of teaching and learning as well…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Jenkins, E. W. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1992
Suggests that a major reappraisal of school science education in England and Wales is urgent and relevant to other nations' science education programs as well. Suggests that science instruction should be centered in technologies that will directly affect students' lives. Argues that science imparts values in spite of a reputation for neutrality.…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Relevance (Education)
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Ball, Stephen J.; Bowe, Richard – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1992
Suggests that the formation and implementation of the National Curriculum for England and Wales has been a dialectical process involving legislators, administrators, and teachers. Using case studies, discusses some problems with the curriculum and schools' responses that may work against a truly national curriculum. Criticizes reduced local…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Harland, Janet – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1988
Focuses on differentiation in the British upper-secondary curriculum as a means of determining "who gets what, where, and under whose control." Argues that selection by differentiation is becoming more entrenched in upper and lower-secondary education and that it has met little effective opposition. (GEA)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities
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Marsden, W. E. – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1989
Defines politicization as using the curriculum and informal channels of education to serve the ends of significant power groups. Notes that geography and history were subjects at the cutting edge of the process of politicizing curriculum content. Argues for a balance between content, pedagogy and social education. (KO)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hartnett, Anthony; Naish, Michael – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1990
Examines "The National Curriculum 5-16: A Consultation Document" that became law in 1988. Outlines the document's content and argues that the document offers solutions to various problems without demonstrating how the solutions address the problems. Raises some issues about the ownership and control of educational institutions. (GG)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Rhoades, Gary – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1989
Offers a conceptual framework for curriculum studies that establishes a linguistic and analytic basis for comparing the upper grades of secondary schools in the United States, England, Wales, and Australia. Reports fundamental contrasts between United States and other countries. Examines differences found in the areas of organizational structure…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Educational Theories
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Lawn, Martin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1987
Discusses the rise of the concept of teacher autonomy between 1925 and 1980 in England and Wales. Shows how such autonomy was associated with certain government actions aimed at moving from a system of direct control to a system of indirect control more akin to the benign rule of a colonial government. (JDH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Problems, Foreign Countries, Governance, Institutional Autonomy
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Hodkinson, Phil – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1994
Contends that there is an almost universal demand for the reform of the postsecondary curriculum in England and Wales. Explores the relationships among postmodernism, self-actualization, and empowerment. Presents a holistic empowerment model and relates it to current issues regarding curriculum reform. (CFR)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Lawn, Martin – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1990
Examines the radical shift in educational policies in England and Wales since 1980, and how the shift has affected the curriculum industry. Considers teachers' attempts to influence policy, and the relationship between the curriculum industry and teachers' work in the future. Delineates implications of a national curriculum, an education market,…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Development, Educational Policy