The Changing Ideological Bases of the School Curriculum.- Educational Ideology and the School Curriculum.- The Worldwide Rise of Human Rights Education.- Curricular Contents and Practices in Primary and Secondary Education.- The Spread of English Language Instruction in the Primary School.- Educating Future Citizens in Europe and Asia.- Historical Competence as a Key to Promote Democracy.- The Marginalization of Aesthetic Education in the School Curriculum.- Transmission of Values in Muslim Countries: Religious Education and Moral Development in School Curricula.- World Models of Secondary Education, 1960-2000.- Micro-politics and the Examination of Curricular Practices: The Case of School Notebooks.- The Dynamics of Curriculum-Making and Curricular Reform.- The Current Discourse on Curriculum Change: A Comparative Analysis of National Reports on Education.- The Dynamics of Curriculum Design and Development: Scenarios for Curriculum Evolution.- Socio-historical Processes of Curriculum Change.- New Proposals for Upper Secondary Curricula in Four Latin American Countries, 1990-2005.- School Curricula in Perspective: Reflections on the Past, and Directions for the Future.- Cecilia Braslavsky and the Curriculum: Reflections on a Lifelong Journey in Search of Quality Education for All.- World Models, National Curricula, and the Centrality of the Individual.
Explores how economic, political, social and ideological forces impact on school curricula over time and place. In providing regional and global perspectives on curricular policies, practices and reforms, this title moves beyond the conventional notion that school contents reflect principally national priorities and subject-based interests.
Addresses important topics often disregarded in comparative studies of education: educational contents, curriculum, and school-based knowledge
Brings together leading scholars in the field
Includes global, regional and historical perspectives