Curriculum innovation: a celebration of classroom practice
Curriculum Innovation is a celebration of teachers' achievements and creativity at the secondary level of schooling. It examines the historical and political contexts of curriculum development and control in the United Kingdom, and analyses the values and beliefs that have shaped the reforms in schools and colleges over the last two decades.
It considers the extent to which these changes have acted to challenge the professional autonomy and status of teachers and lecturers, and reflects the views of those affected. It provides an account of the current curriculum provision for the 14-19 age group - a contemporary map of the territory - and highlights the ASDAN Award Scheme, one successful example of teacher led innovation.
As the pendulum begins to swing back from the centrally controlled and narrowly prescribed programmes of study and attainment targets of the national curriculum, it is important to draw attention to such areas of good practice and identify the policy implications of these grass roots initiatives.
This book highlights not only the professional imagination but also what it can achieve. It makes for inspirational reading and will be of great interest to students, teachers and lecturers, and anyone involved with curriculum development for the 14-19 age group.
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