|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Curriculum for Excellence: transformational change or business as usual?|
|Citation:||Priestley M (2010) Curriculum for Excellence: transformational change or business as usual?, Scottish Educational Review, 42 (1), pp. 23-36.|
|Abstract:||Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is a good example of a new breed of national curriculum; a curricular model that seeks to combine top-down government prescription with bottom-up school-based curriculum development by teaching professionals. However, in developing a renewed view of teachers as agents of change and relaxing curriculum prescription, CfE has attracted criticism for its vagueness in terms of content and for a mix-and-match approach and seemingly atheoretical design. This paper engages in a critique of CfE, and proposes a process by which practitioners may make sense of and enact the new curriculum. The full text of this work will be available on the Scottish Educational Review journal home page: http://www.scotedreview.org.uk/content/2010/42/|
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