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Title: CfE post-OECD: Time for a simplified curriculum
Author(s): Priestley, Mark
Contact Email: m.r.priestley@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 21-Apr-2016
Publisher: Dods Parliamentary Communications Ltd
Citation: Priestley M (2016) CfE post-OECD: Time for a simplified curriculum. Holyrood Magazine. 21.04.2016. https://www.holyrood.com/articles/comment/cfe-post-oecd-time-simplified-curriculum
Abstract: First paragraph: Is it time for a rethink of Curriculum for Excellence? A good question, and the answer is yes – up to a point. I concur here with the recent OECD review of the curriculum that, while agreeing with the general principles and direction of CfE, also suggested that implementation of the curriculum has been incomplete. The review pointed to a number of areas where continued progress is needed, including three key recommendations. First, it referred to creating a ‘new narrative for CfE’ – simplified guidance, and a more coherent pathway from policy to practice. Second, it called for a strengthening of ‘the middle’; bodies such as local authorities, which need to develop greater curriculum development capacity. Third, it called for greater engagement with the core principles of the curriculum by schools.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/28026
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