Supervising freedom : the English profile : English curriculum; English pedagogy

Patterson, Annette J. (1995) Supervising freedom : the English profile : English curriculum; English pedagogy. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 18(2), pp. 105-115.

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This paper reflects on the development of the Profile - English as the first attempt in Australia to provide national guidelines for this subject area. It attempts to unpack the divided positions that inevitably accompany attempts to develop national curricula in a country where schooling is ruled by state and territory jurisdictions. The paper argues that English as a subject area promotes a particular understanding of schooling as either a failed attempt to achieve emancipatory goals on behalf of individuals or as a too-successful attempt to inequitably train individuals for the routines of labour. The attempt to produce a nationally consistent (English) curriculum appears to confront this understanding of schooling. The paper draws on the work of Ian Hunter (1988, 1994a) to suggest some alternative ways of thinking about the relationship between schooling and English curriculum

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ID Code: 53533
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: English curriculum, National curriculum, Curriculum history, Pedagogy, Outcomes based education.
ISSN: 1038-1562
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2012 23:44
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 23:51

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