Curriculum Models

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A Portfolio demonstrating research into two particular curriculum models or approaches and a poster presentation analysing the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches making links with curriculum theory. (3,250)

This essay will demonstrate research into the National Curriculum and Steiner education and how they are implemented within schools, the importance within the structure of the school and personal development Including the benefits and drawbacks of each approach. as well as examining the advantages and disadvantages within the curriculum theory exploring the aims, purposes content and structure. By the 1980’s a number of acts had been passed by the conservative government. Furthermore, in 1988, the National Curriculum
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Although there is neglect of considerations of appropriate content and it becomes difficult to apply the approach in certain subject topics. The three models do share some values such as the content and the objective models view of knowledge and learning experience as fixed entity determined by authority as well as the content and progressive model both antipathy to marketization and instrumentalism in the curriculum.
The four main purposes of the national curriculum are to establish entitlement, standards, to promote continuity and coherence as well as promoting public understanding. With these purposes in play each allows the national curriculum to allow parties within the schools to establish strands and make exceptions for attainment, increasing confidence within the work of the schools and to contribute national frameworks.
Steiner education was founded in 1919 when Rudolf Steiner was asked to run a school by the owner of the factory, for the workers of the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory in Stuttgart he agreed to take the job under certain conditions being that the school would be open to all children therefore making it a learning style which became accessible to all, as well as teachers and any individuals that had contact with the children allowing them to have unified control of the school, without any interference from the government.

The Steiner movement (1919) has a unique and distinctive approach to educating children


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