Contrasting traditions: the English experience of curriculum change 1960-2000

Moon, Bob (2003). Contrasting traditions: the English experience of curriculum change 1960-2000. In: van den Akker, J. J. H.; Kuiper, Wilmad and Hameyer, Uwe eds. Curriculum Landscapes and Trends. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 11–28.



Curriculum problems are everywhere: alert observers with a practiced eye and educated mind will find it almost impossible to read a newspaper without discovering curricular issues. The media often report about educational reforms or even about curriculum wars with opposing parties fiercely debating the aims, content and organization of learning. Few people analyze these trends and discussions from a curricular conceptual framework. In addition, people sometimes think that their curriculum approaches and problems are unique and context-specific. However, international experience shows us that we can learn a lot from curriculum issues elsewhere. This book aims to sharpen the eyes and minds of a broader audience in identifying, understanding, addressing and reflecting upon curriculum problems. It also aims to contribute to the increased exchange, discussion and reflection on all the current curriculum problems that form such a crucial part of learning worldwide.

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