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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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CURRICULUM

The case for a focus on learning

Robert McCormick and Patricia Murphy

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

‘Curriculum’ is understood in many ways and has been the subject of study from a number of perspectives. Three levels of analysis have become evident over the years, namely that of the specified, the enacted, and the experienced curricula. Early perspectives focused on the aims and content of what was to be taught; the specified curriculum. This focus on the specified curriculum led to analyses that sought to establish the relationships between educational knowledge and the social and economic interests of a society. These analyses have since been expanded to consider the socio-historical influences on the production and validation of the knowledge ...

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