Theme Group 5: Curriculum Development
Much activity has taken place in the past twenty or so years under the heading of ‘curriculum development’. Yet, despite enormous effort and a great expenditure of money, very few changes of a fundamental nature have taken place. Changes in content have been accepted or rejected in a manner reminiscent of body organ transplants. At times waves of enthusiasm for curricular changes in teaching practice have swept through classrooms. All too often though, as the waves have receded, calm has returned and with it a return to well-tried orthodoxy.
KeywordsSchool System Curriculum Development Mathematics Curriculum Curriculum Reform Curricular Change
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