The curriculum: Theory and practice

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A new edition of this book is available Adopter's Comments 'I use this book as an essential course text for a module on curriculum theory. It is an excellent text for the whole course' 'Vic Kelly's writing is always concise and informative, but also at times challenging' 'A most comprehensive text that takes the reader beyond content/balance issues values, beliefs and assumptions on the curriculum' This book has been regularly revised and updated since it was first published in the mid-1970s. A V Kelly's classic work on curriculum focuses on the philosophical and political dimensions of curriculum; and especially on the implications for schools and societies of various forms of curriculum. The book outlines what form a curriculum should take if it is concerned to promote a genuine form of education for a genuinely democratic society. The author summarises and explains the main aspects of curriculum theory, and shows how these can and should be translated into practice, in order to create an educational and democratic curriculum for all schools at all levels. The book also seeks to show that the politicization of the school curriculum has led to the establishment of policies and practices which demonstrate a failure to understand these principles of curriculum theory and practice. As a result, policies and practices have been implemented which fall short of being adequate for education in a democratic society. In view of the rapid pace of educational change imposed by various governments over the last 35 years, this is a book which is more relevant than ever.

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`The Fourth Edition of this comprehensive and in-depth guide to the curriculum re-aserts the values and principles put forward in previous editions.. This book will be a welcome addition to current educational debate and will be of particular interest to senior managers within schools and those involved with policy-making from the highest level down' - Educational Review

`The book is written in a manner that is appropriate for most of the target audience and the reader is taken through the arguments in a considered, effective and coherent way. As Kelly so effectively points out, the previous and present governments do not appear to believe in education, but only control and training. Their's is a

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For many years A.V. Kelly was Dean of Education and Professor of Curriculum Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is now retired but continues to work in Education.

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Kelly, A. V
Published by Harper & Row. (1977)
ISBN 10: 0063180537 ISBN 13: 9780063180536
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Book Description Harper & Row., 1977. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Re-bound by library. Bookseller Inventory # 5312090

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