Originally published in 1989. This book defines and explains in simple language the essential characteristics of the school curriculum and the forces which act on it. The National Curriculum provides an integrating theme throughout the book, and the author gives a list of suggested further reading. This is not just a standard first year text for students starting B.Ed and PGCE courses but also an introduction for school governors who under the 1986 and 1988 Education Acts have an increased responsibility for the curriculum in their schools.

chapter 1|3 pages


What is a Curriculum?

chapter 2|11 pages

Aims and Objectives

What are its Intentions?

chapter 3|13 pages

Curriculum Content

What is Made of?

chapter 4|10 pages

Curriculum Process

How is it Delivered?

chapter 5|13 pages

Curriculum Organization

How is it Arranged?

chapter 6|18 pages

Curriculum Distribution

Is it Equitable?

chapter 7|15 pages

Curriculum Politics

Who Controls it?

chapter 8|17 pages

Curriculum Evaluation

Does it Work?

chapter 9|12 pages

Curriculum Context

What is its Setting?

chapter 10|11 pages

Curriculum Development

What is its Future?