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By P. Raggatt, G. Weiner

An Open college set ebook, it explores fresh alterations in curriculum and overview coverage, and examines the rage in the direction of centralized keep an eye on. It additionally deals an evaluation of continuous neighborhood authority impacts. the choice of articles, notwithstanding now not complete, should be valuable to a person with curiosity in curriculum and evaluate coverage.

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To begin with, the lumping together of such different subject areas as 'history, geography and economies', as if they were in some way interchangeable, does no service to education nor to the credibility of the authors. We note, too, the phrasing of the statement: these subjects 'serve' (not 'can serve'), classical languages 'introduce' (not 'can introduce'). As evidence to the Committee indicated, there is no necessary connection between the teaching of these 28 House of Commons Education, Science and Arts Committee subjects and these effects, at all.

13. We have already referred to several other official documents, two of which deserve brief mention. The Schools Council's Practical Curriculum purports to offer a more detailed set of guidance and suggestions for those The Secondary School Curriculum and Examinations 29 who are actually involved in curriculum planning. The technique is to scatter a wealth of differing, but nevertheless viable, solutions as examples which can be set aside or taken up by practitioners. As an aid to this process, teachers are offered a bewildering number of checklists of one kind or another.

But the continuity was provided by the policy worked out by the officers of the Authority. This was a major determinant of the organization finally agreed, although teachers, members, pressure groups and the DES exerted influence on the way. These three examples have been used to emphasize that LEAs are organised to allow for many influences, both legal and professional, that impinge upon them. But in all three the response was aligned to ongoing policies. It is easy to overlook both this complexity and consistency.

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