Thursday, November 1, 2012
National Curriculum or Chameleon Curriculum
I arrived in British education in 1991, with the National Curriculum close on my heels. By the time our Head of Faculty had convinced us to take note, the curriculum was gone; and all the work that we might have done was wasted. This all-change approach to British education has continued since that time; and it is no surprise that the current government is up to the same thing. I have no problem with a thinner National Curriculum; and I take issue with a Labour opposition who seem to imagine that criticising plans is the same thing as providing challenge to government. (It is not. Give them ideas, support or silence.) I hope once more, however, that the latest all-change, chameleon curriculum will be allowed to stay. Then teachers might get on and teach it.