Perhaps an unnecessarily provocative title, I know. But you can bet this ongoing discussion about how to revise the British national primary school curriculum is going to be raising hackles among people from lots of subject-matter groups.
I’ve linked to my colleague Kathleen Manzo’s item, on her Digital Education blog, about that discussion, as reported in The Guardian, a British newspaper. It appears that the crux of the matter is that British schools would be given more flexibility over which historical periods to cover. The idea is to emphasize a chronological approach to history, and avoid duplication with the secondary curriculum, the story says. The newspaper calls it the “biggest change to public school in a decade.” We’ll see where this goes.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.