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Curriculum Making in Post-16 Education : The Social Conditions of Studentship - Martin Bloomer

Curriculum Making in Post-16 Education

The Social Conditions of Studentship

Paperback Published: 9th October 1997
ISBN: 9780415120234
Number Of Pages: 236

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It is widely agreed that the post-16 curriculum in England and Wales is inadequate, mainly due to the successive reforms of various governments.
YTS was a reaction to problems of youth unemployment, CPVE and BTEC embraced a 'broad' concept of vocationalism, and even with the introduction of NVQ and GNVQ the A-level retains its gold-standard in the eyes of many. The post-16 curriculum that has emerged is hardly coherent. So how can teachers translate an externally imposed curriculum into a meaningful learning experience for students?
Drawing on solid research in post-16 education, this book makes explicit the nature of flaws in policy, and provides an account of how teachers and students construct their roles. It puts forward the case for a radical reappraisal and identifies appropriate aims and organising principles for a post-16 curriculum for the future.
Martin Bloomer is currently Dean of the Faculty of Education at Exeter University.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Context of Educational Practicep. 13
Knowledge and the Prescription of Learning Opportunitiesp. 38
Knowledge and Learning in Practicep. 63
Knowledge and Learning in Practicep. 88
Knowledge and Learning in Practicep. 116
Studentship and Learning Careersp. 137
Towards a Reconstruction of the Post-16 Curriculump. 157
Towards a Curriculum for the Futurep. 182
Notesp. 206
Bibliographyp. 208
Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780415120234
ISBN-10: 0415120233
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 9th October 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1