Hulme, M., Baumfield, V., Livingston, K., and Menter, I. (2009) The Scottish curriculum in transition: Curriculum for Excellence. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2009: 'Curriculum Reform in Four Nations - a Home International Policy Symposium, University of Manchester, 2-5 September 2009, (Unpublished)
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Unlike England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Scotland does not have a statutory national curriculum, but a set of 5-14 National Guidelines for local authorities and schools, standard grade courses and a national qualifications structure. Throughout 2009, schools are preparing to make the transition from the established 5-14 curriculum to a new Curriculum for Excellence. The curriculum review process, in common with other areas of education policy formation pre- and post-devolution, has been characterised by consultation.
This paper offers an account of the development of the engagement process and draws on a curriculum enactment perspective to ask:
- What are teachers' responses to the draft sets of experiences and eutcomes underpinning the Curriculum for Excellence?
- How does teachers' "positionality" interplay with curriculum reform (Kirk and MacDonald, 2001)?
- What factors are likely to support or impede teachers' adaptation of the curriculum in the move towards full implementation?
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Hulme, Dr Moira and Menter, Prof Ian and Baumfield, Professor Vivienne and Livingston, Professor Kay|
|Authors:||Hulme, M., Baumfield, V., Livingston, K., and Menter, I.|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum|
|College/School:||College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice|