595
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      scite_
       
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Corrupting the curriculum? The case of geography

      research-article
      ,
      London Review of Education
      IOE Press
      CURRICULUM, EDUCATION AIMS, SUBJECT DISCIPLINES, CURRICULUM-MAKING
      Bookmark

            Abstract

            This paper considers influences on the contemporary school curriculum in England. It does so mainly through a critical analysis of one significant critique of the curriculum made by the think tank Civitas in their collection of essays asserting the 'corruption' of the curriculum, published in 2007. The paper places the Civitas position in a wider perspective. It then focuses on one subject critique in particular – geography – drawing from a wider selection of writings which attempt to show the distortion of school geography under pressure from 'good causes' such as global citizenship and sustainable development. The main conclusions of the paper are that whilst the Civitas position takes a rather restricted view of subjects which denies how the discipline has developed in recent years, there is nevertheless an important point for teachers, as curriculum-makers, to note. However, the role of the subject disciplines in the school curriculum continues to evolve. The disciplines, not least geography, are far less static than the Civitas position appears to suggest.

            Content

            Author and article information

            Journal
            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2009
            : 7
            : 2
            : 147-157
            Article
            1474-8460(20090701)7:2L.147;1- s5.phd /ioep/clre/2009/00000007/00000002/art00005
            10.1080/14748460902990419
            eb9b410c-8bd7-4890-8a9d-dc404ef39a0e
            Copyright @ 2009
            History
            Categories
            Articles

            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education
            CURRICULUM-MAKING,CURRICULUM,SUBJECT DISCIPLINES,EDUCATION AIMS

            Comments

            Comment on this article