Reclaiming the Curriculum : Specialist and creative teaching in primary schools, Paperback Book

Reclaiming the Curriculum : Specialist and creative teaching in primary schools Paperback


Examines the nature of a broad-ranging and worthwhile curriculum, and presents case studies that exemplify how it can be provided for, managed and effectively delivered. A significant number of primary schools believe that their fate and reputation are dependent on data-driven inspections that take little account of the totality of the education they provide - and who could blame them? Because of this, many schools sacrifice an emphasis on the broad curriculum, especially in Years 5 and 6, in the interests of a more narrow focus on English and maths. In Reclaiming the Curriculum Bill Laar and Jackie Holderness redress the balance and present a cornucopia of case-study examples from schools who are bucking this trend by providing their pupils with specialist content that transcends the core curriculum.

The book features a diverse variety of school initiatives - ranging from computer programming classes to school-wide renewable projects - and paints a vivid picture of how the provision of such enriching activities can be made compatible with the school's educational programme.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing
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  • Category: Society & social sciences
  • ISBN: 9781785833069


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