Managing the Curriculum in South African Schools

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Commonwealth Secretariat, 2003 - Social Science - 207 pages
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"All South Africans must now unite and join hands and say we are one country, one nation, one people, marching together into the future" Nelson Mandela
Human resource development is a high priority if South Africa is to improve teaching and education management to meet present and future needs. Many teachers have only limited training and most principals and senior staff have received no specific preparation for their management roles. This series, Managing Schools in South Africa, seeks to fill that gap. It aims to develop material directly relevant to school management. It integrates the best of theory, research and practice drawn from the most appropriate international sources which is directly applicable to a wide range of South African schools

The introduction of Curriculum 2005 and Outcomes Based Education in South Africa marks both a sea change in the way education is offered in schools, and a challenge to all involved. This book considers the main issues in curriculum management as education switches to a more devolved framework. Key concepts and principles are analyzed which can then be applied to specific contexts. Case examples are given, illustrating how individual schools are managing aspects of the curriculum. Practical activities encourage reflection and opportunities for personal development and action.

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Theorising Curriculum
State and Curriculum
C2005 Curriculum 2005
CCFO Critical crossfield outcome
Curriculum Management
The Role of Senior Curriculum Managers
The Role of Curriculum Middle Managers
Teacher Professionalism and Development
Developing a Culture of Learning and Teaching
Evaluation and Review
QBET Outcomesbased education and training
Managing OutcomesBased Education QBE
SAQA South African Qualifications Authority
The Role of Assessment in QBE

Managing Curriculum Change

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About the author (2003)

Marianne Coleman is senior lecturer in educational management at the University of Leicester School of Education.

David Middlewood is Research Fellow at the Centre for Educational Studies, University of Warwick, UK. He has published seventeen books spanning people leadership and management (with Tony Bush), practitioner research and creating a learning school.

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