Can there be an alternative to the centralized curriculum in England?
Citation: Berry , J 2009 , ' Can there be an alternative to the centralized curriculum in England? ' Improving Schools , vol 12 , no. 1 , pp. 33-41 .
Schools and teachers in England have found themselves coerced into a situation where high-stakes testing, scrutiny of `performance' and the generation of data for competitive league tables have dominated the educational experience of young people. There is a growing recognition from all quarters that this model is failing and that alternative — and more creative — approaches are needed. The article examines whether there is sufficient professional confidence and autonomy to challenge the current hegemonic position.
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