Oates, Tim, "Could Do Better: Using International Comparisons to Refine the National Curriculum in England," Curriculum Journal, 22(No.2, 2011), 121-150.


Tim Oates


Critiques the 2007 revision of the National Curriculum in England for incorporating the wrong lessons from international curriculum comparison studies; suggest appropriate lessons that could have been incorporated into it; reviews domestic research that also could have been incorporated and was not; identifies the problems thus created by the National Curriculum; calls for a new consideration in the 2011 revision.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Standards and Testing


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