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Change and innovation in primary education

Chapter


Abstract


  • A key motivator of educational change is the curriculum mandated by the state. Internationally, curriculum reform is a major ongoing project as nations endeavour to improve student learning outcomes in a globally competitive environment. In the UK, for example, the National Curriculum is being significantly revised in order to identify the essential knowledge that students need to acquire and to provide greater autonomy to teachers and schools. In the USA, Common Core State Standards are being adopted by the majority of states in an effford to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in order to succeed in further education and careers and to compete in the global economy.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Derewianka, B. (2013). Change and innovation in primary education. In K. Hyland & L. L. C. Wong (Eds.), Innovation and Change in English Language Education (pp. 155-171). United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780203362716

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84906638868

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/913

Book Title


  • Innovation and Change in English Language Education

Start Page


  • 155

End Page


  • 171

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • A key motivator of educational change is the curriculum mandated by the state. Internationally, curriculum reform is a major ongoing project as nations endeavour to improve student learning outcomes in a globally competitive environment. In the UK, for example, the National Curriculum is being significantly revised in order to identify the essential knowledge that students need to acquire and to provide greater autonomy to teachers and schools. In the USA, Common Core State Standards are being adopted by the majority of states in an effford to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in order to succeed in further education and careers and to compete in the global economy.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Derewianka, B. (2013). Change and innovation in primary education. In K. Hyland & L. L. C. Wong (Eds.), Innovation and Change in English Language Education (pp. 155-171). United Kingdom: Routledge.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780203362716

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84906638868

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/913

Book Title


  • Innovation and Change in English Language Education

Start Page


  • 155

End Page


  • 171

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom