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Time for an alternative curriculum

Reiss, Michael and White, John (2013) Time for an alternative curriculum. School Leadership Today, 4 (6). pp. 50-55. ISSN 2040-1310. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

School curricula nearly always start with subjects. We argue that it would be better if they started with the aims of education. We begin from two overarching ones: to enable each student to lead a life that is personally flourishing; to help others to do so, too. These two aims generate lesser aims of increasing specificity. Once a nation-wide framework is in place, the remaining task of curriculum construction passes to the schools. It is they who fill out the general scheme of an aims-based curriculum (ABC) with activities suited to their students and their circumstances.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2014 14:10
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:04
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