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By Peter Woods

Is artistic instructing nonetheless attainable in English faculties? Can academics preserve and advertise their very own pursuits and ideology in addition to convey a prescribed nationwide Curriculum? This ebook explores inventive lecturers' makes an attempt to pursue their model of educating regardless of the adjustments. Peter Woods has found a number of options and diversifications to this finish between such academics, together with resisting swap which runs counter to their very own values; appropriating the nationwide Curriculum inside their very own ethos; improving their position by using others; and enriching their paintings in the course of the nationwide Curriculum to supply caliber studying stories. If all else fails, such academics get rid of themselves from the approach and take their creativity in other places. a robust topic of self-determination runs via those stories. whereas acknowledging demanding realities, the booklet is finally positive, and a tribute to the commitment and notion of basic academics. The booklet makes a huge contribution to academic conception, exhibiting quite a number responses to intensification in addition to supplying many unique examples of collaborative study tools.

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The characteristics of teachers likely to be successful in mediating this type of curriculum include those who have: • Basic training in rights and responsibilities • An interdisciplinary awareness of social, cultural, civic, political, legal, economic, environmental, historical, and contemporary affairs • Disposition to interdisciplinary learning • Commitment to inquiry-based learning • Skill in facilitating experiential learning • Ability to draw on multiple resources • Confidence in addressing controversial issues • Sensitivity to emotional dimensions of learning • Ability to assess student learning outcomes.

Zinn, H. 1980. A People’s History of the United States. London: Longman. 2 Education for Diversity: Investing in Systemic Change through Curriculum, Textbooks, and Teachers Alan Smith Diversity represents a challenge and an opportunity for education. It is a challenge because policymakers and educators are called to respond to the claims of disadvantaged minorities for whom education represents a key to greater opportunity and parity with other groups in society. It is an opportunity because a society that learns to live with diversity is likely to achieve faster rates of economic growth and social development—if only by avoiding ethnic conflict.

29 30 Education for Diversity: Investing in Systemic Change through Curriculum, Textbooks, and Teachers Diversity and Social Conflict There is little doubt that conflict retards education and development more broadly. Conflict and instability are major barriers to attaining the international community’s goal of Education For All (UNESCO 2002). The stakes are particularly high in Africa (DFID 2001a). Ten of the 15 countries in Africa that require urgent support because enrollment rates are less than 50 percent are experiencing or recovering from conflict.

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