Can there be an alternative to the centralized curriculum in England?

J. Berry

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    Abstract

    Schools and teachers in England have found themselves coerced into a situation where high-stakes testing, scrutiny of `performance' and the generation of data for competitive league tables have dominated the educational experience of young people. There is a growing recognition from all quarters that this model is failing and that alternative — and more creative — approaches are needed. The article examines whether there is sufficient professional confidence and autonomy to challenge the current hegemonic position.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)33-41
    JournalImproving Schools
    Volume12
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • alternatives
    • confidence
    • creativity
    • professional autonomy

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