White, John, "Introduction," "Shaping a Curriculum," and "Conclusion," pp. 1-29; 179-190 in John White, ed., Rethinking the School Curriculum: Values, Aims, and Purposes. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2004. A version also appears pp. 114-128 in John White, The Curriculum and the Child: The Selected Works of John White. London: Rougledge, 2005.


John White


Describes and critiques the post-2000 National Curriculum in England--overall and by subjects.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing


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