Crisis in the Curriculum
Edited by E C Cuff, George C F Payne
Routledge – 2012 – 260 pages
This collection of papers surveys key aspects of the curriculum, investigates the present situation and discusses what improvements need to be made. It is contributed by teachers, educational advisers and researchers and ranges across a variety of different institutional teaching settings and a variety of different subject areas. The approach is empirical rather than theoretical and the book is divided into three sections covering content, methods and evaluation.
'This book should be indispensable, a book to possess.’ A M A
1 Introduction E C Cuff. Section A: Issues of Content. 2 Let Them Talk G C F Payne and Elaine Ridge. 3 Hard Times in Religious Education J Hogbin and J R Bailey. 4 Personal and Social Education For All: Apart or Together? D Hustler and D Ashman. 5 Mathematics Counts: But Not For the Pupils. E C Cuff. Section B: Issues and Methods 6 Problems of Change, Teaching and Control of Mixed Ability Curricula: A Case Study of Integrated Studies. J Evans and B Davies. 7 Curriculum Decisions and Classroom Teaching Carol Cummings. 8 Understanding Literacy: Giving Children A Chance. N A Hall. Section C:Issues in Evaluation and Assessment 9 Teachers and Curriculum Salesmen D Anderson. 10 The Unintended Consequences of Examination – the case of ‘A’ Level Sociology J Robinson and J McIntosh 11 Understanding Students: Teachers’ Problems of Assessment H Osser. 12 Sweeping Porridge Uphill: Attempts to Change Teachers’ Methods and Attitudes A Cassidy. Index.