Young, Michael, "The Return to Subjects: A Sociological Perspective on the UK Coalition Government's Approach to the 14-19 Curriculum," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 2, 2011), 265-278.


Michael Young


Critiques the model of curriculum adopted by UK's Secretary of State, Michael Gove, and his failure to give consideration to the 14-19 curriculum as a whole; the traditional vocational curriculum is described and critiqued; supports the Tomlinson Report of 2004.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, School Subjects, Vocational vs. Liberal Education


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