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The Curriculum: A Comparative Perspective

The Curriculum: A Comparative Perspective (Hardback)

By Holmes, Brian
By McLean, Martin

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Originally published in 1989. What should be taught in schools? This book explores the differing curriculum traditions in Britain, Europe, the USA, Latin America, India and the Far East and the possibilities for change. For the practising teacher and the educationalist it opens u...p the debates about `quality' in education which have been intense in many countries throughout the 1980s and focuses on how different countries are trying to change the curriculum to achieve higher standards and greater relevance.a Considering the age-old questions Who shall be educated? and What knowledge is of most worth? , four major curriculum traditions are examined in an historical context. The authors show how some European and American practices were freely incorporated into emerging systems in other parts of the world while elsewhere curricula were transferred by imperialists to their colonies and then modified. In the first part of the book the difficulties of curriculum change are explored within the contexts of countries where the curricula are rooted in indigenous models. The second part examines countries where curricula have been transferred from other parts of the world and how this affects curriculum change. In each case the politics of educational change since 1945, when compulsory education was introduced in many countries, has been analysed. The book will help students of education to understand the issues of curriculum reform and the transfer of curriculum models and places the problems in an international perspective with case studies.
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ISBN 9781138318779
Released NZ 5 Oct 2018
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum (part: 16)
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ISBN-13 9781138318779
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 5 Oct 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Holmes, Brian
By McLean, Martin
Series Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum (part: 16)
Category Philosophy Of Education
Curriculum Planning & Development
Teaching Of A Specific Subject
Number of Pages 254
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 375
Weight 635g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Curriculum planning - Cross-cultural studies, Education - Cross-cultural studies - Curricula
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text College/higher education