Curriculum & Assessment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080326764, 9781483299136

Curriculum & Assessment

1st Edition

Some Policy Issues

Editors: P. Raggatt G. Weiner
eBook ISBN: 9781483299136
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st November 1985
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Table of Contents

Introduction: It's no secret any more: curriculum policy in public view, P Raggatt. The great debate: making an ideology, B Salter & T Tapper. The secondary school curriculum and examinations, House of Commons Education, Sciences and Arts Committee. Utopia deferred: curriculum issues for primary and middle school education, C Richards. Local Education Authorities and the curriculum, M Shipman. Improving secondary schools, Inner London Education Authority. The content and context of educational reform, D Raffe. Towards a tertiary tripartism: new codes of social control and the 17+, S Ranson. Doomsday of a new dawn? The prospects for a common system of examining at 16+, D L Nuttall. A critique of the APU, C Gipps. Index.


An Open University set book, it explores recent changes in curriculum and assessment policy, and examines the trend towards centralized control. It also offers an assessment of continuing local authority influences. The selection of articles, though not comprehensive, will be useful to anyone with interest in curriculum and assessment policy.


For undergraduates and postgraduates in policy studies, personnel involved in training and youth work, school heads and managers and policy makers.


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@qu:...the book has a lot to offer... @source:Educational Review, Volume 39, Number 2 @qu:...a considerable range of material...of value for class use or independent study...the articles provide a range of further references. @source:Sociology, Volume 21, Number 1

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P. Raggatt Editor

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The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK