Sense and Nonsense and the National Curriculum
Edited by Michael Barber, Duncan Graham
Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge – 140 pages
Originally written after four years of the National Curriculum, at a time when adjustments and radical changes were being implemented, this book analyses from various points of view what is wrong with the National Curriculum and presents a series of options for putting it right.
Part 1: Perspectives on Implementation 1. Reflections on the First Four Years Duncan Graham 2. Teachers and the National Curriculum: Learning to Love It? Michael Barber 3. Observations of an Outsider David Tytler Part 2: Perspectives from the School 4. The National Curriculum in a Primary School Anne Waterhouse 5. Equal Opportunities and the National Curriculum Elaine Foster and Anne-Marie Bathmaker 6. The National Curriculum in a Secondary School Alan Leech Part 3: Perspectives from LEAs 7. The LEA and the National Curriculum Jennifer Wisker 8. Training for the National Curriculum Bill Lahr Part 4: Perspectives on the Future 9. Resourcing the National Curriculum John Atkins 10. From An Entitlement to An Empowerment Curriculum Stewart Ranson 11. The Future Getting Beyond Mastermind in the National Curriculum Tim Brighouse 12. Common Sense: A Programme for the Future Michael Barber and Duncan Graham