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Author Quicke, John, 1941-

Title A curriculum for life : schools for a democratic learning society / John Quicke
Published Buckingham : Open University Press, 1999


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 W'PONDS  370.11 Qui/Cfl  AVAILABLE
Description viii,184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: the curriculum and reflexive modernity -- 2. Education for self-identity -- 3. Becoming a 'good' learner -- 4. Towards a collaborative culture of professionalism -- 5. Pupils' cultural practices and collaborative group work -- 6. Teaching for cultural pluralism -- 7. Gender politics and school achievement -- 8. On learning and democracy in families -- 9. Reworking the work ethic -- 10. Science and the risk society -- 11. Schools for a democratic learning society
Summary "What kind of curriculum do we need for life in the 21st century?"--BOOK JACKET. "This is the central question which this book sets out to address. It is widely recognized that we need to reconsider the school curriculum. Schools need to teach literacy, numeracy and other skills but what else do children need to learn for life in present day and future society?"--BOOK JACKET. "The book seeks to counter the incoherence and fragmentation of much curriculum thinking. It has a clear rationale - an explicit political and ethical framework - which underpins discussion and draws upon theory and research in a number of disciplines - social science, psychology, philosophy and politics. A 'curriculum for life' is proposed as an alternative to the present National Curriculum. It is focussed on themes like social development, thinking skills, parenting, citizenship and work related learning."--BOOK JACKET
"The book will be of particular interest to teachers studying for advanced degrees, researchers and policy makers who are concerned with curriculum development in a changing society."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Social skills -- Study and teaching.
Education -- Curricula.
Education -- Curricula -- Great Britain.
Curriculum change -- Great Britain.
Democracy -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain.
LC no. 98033198
ISBN 0335202985 :
0335202977 paperback