Within overall national and local policies distinct decisions have to be taken also by a school about which languages are to be introduced, when and for whom. iv. [page 13] Before the age of 8 for some, but between the ages of 8 and 11 for most, children should continue to develop in these directions, and progress to: A number of pupils of 16 are capable of more advanced work and should be helped to undertake it. If pupils are to be aware of the inter-relationships between mathematics and other subjects of the curriculum and between mathematics and the world of experience, and are to be able to apply their mathematics in these areas, it is necessary to stress these inter-relationships constantly. Our curriculum standards need to stand up to other emerging countries on a global platform. All secondary schools need to strengthen and develop the skills children bring with them from the primary schools, and to introduce them to a widening range of knowledge and experience. Over the years, organisational changes have reflected different approaches to the problem: streaming was an early attempt to provide more appropriately for children of different abilities, just as the reaction against streaming and greater emphasis on individualisation of work was a recognition that such categorisation was often too crude, and apt to be self - fulfilling. Proposition 6. The curriculum is made up of parts and for teaching purposes these may be traditional subjects or grouped or integrated studies. For example, it would be possible for pupils intending to proceed to more advanced work in science in the sixth form to add time for separate science subjects to the basic provision for science for all pupils: clearly the planning of the science programme as a whole has to be well coordinated. An appreciation of the broader aspects of number, such as bases other than 10 and easy tests of divisibility. As they go on through the primary school many children should become accustomed to writing which involves presenting a coherent argument, exploring alternative possibilities or drawing conclusions and making judgements. comparable expectations are being established about the range of experience and performance of pupils at a given stage. At every level in the teaching of mathematics the formation of concepts should have priority over the acquisition of technical skills. Similarly, although language enters into all learning and its significance needs to be appreciated by all teachers, no school is likely to wish to forgo the particular attention to the use of language in all its forms, including literature, achieved through English lessons. In Example B, almost all subjects are carried through for five years; consequently the time allocations for subjects in the fourth and fifth years generally need to be reduced in order to fit the compulsory core into three quarters of the week. Enabling all pupils to achieve a comparable quality of education and potentially a comparable quality of adult life is a more subtle and skilled task than taking them all through identical syllabuses or teaching them all by the same methods. It is in the interests of the country that as many people as possible should achieve acceptable levels of competence in mathematics. If all pupils had a well designed school record which took account both of what was internally assessed by the school and of achievements in external examinations, it would be more likely to be valued both by the pupils and by employers or others who need to know what the pupils' experience has been and where their strengths lie. The ways in which this might be arranged in any given school are matters of organisation rather than principle. Solve correctly many real problems in real situations (for example, cut a dress from three metres of cloth, order timber for shelving, use a pocket calculator to tell which size packet of detergent is the 'best buy'). Pupils vary greatly in their levels of achievement, but it is to be hoped that some work of appropriate difficulty will be undertaken with all pupils across the full range of ideas described below. Examples of the applications of mathematics in science, technical studies, geography, economics, and from industry and commerce, not only serve to help pupils make these connections but also enliven the teaching. HMSO, 1978 The ability to perform simple calculations involving the mathematical processes indicated by the signs +, - , x, + with whole numbers (maintaining rapid recall of the sums, differences and products of pairs of numbers from 0 to 10). The effort involved will be justified if it leads to developing more fully the potential of all children. There is need for more coherence within the experience of individual pupils, and this requires conscious policies, appropriate structures, effective planning and careful evaluation on the part of their schools and their teachers. Some mathematical ideas might best be developed in other subjects of the timetable, but in any case good liaison is essential. Pupils vary greatly in their levels of achievement, but it is to be hoped that some work of appropriate difficulty will be undertaken with all pupils across the full range of ideas described below. Both examples permit pupils to extend their studies in various ways, by a limited selection from one or two further science subjects, or a second or third foreign language, or further humanities subjects, or craft design and technology, home economics, or vocationally orientated studies such as commerce. On the other hand, it seemed prudent to try to devise curricula which met some or all the requirements sketched out above. To make such a consensus possible, it is necessary to identify what range of knowledge and skills must be included, and what experience, attitudes and personal resources pupils are to be helped to acquire. *What curriculum changes are needed at the district level? The understanding of whole numbers and their relationships with one another. xv. Of these, literature offers an especially rich source and the children should be introduced to books by the major authors who have written for, or whose books have been adopted by, children. Notions of ownership, participation and extended professionality among teachers were stressed. This remains fairly close to the curricular pattern widely found now, but embodies a larger compulsory element sustained up to the end of the fifth year. Schools have a difficult task. This list appeared in the HMI discussion document Curriculum 11-16 (DES, 1977). There would, similarly, be other pupils who were taking those subjects for examination purposes, who might need comparably protected non-examination time for other learning, the maintenance of a foreign language, for example. By careful selection of material and the development of teaching techniques which take note of assessment and diagnosis, these children should be given every opportunity to develop to the limits of their potential. It includes the formal programme of lessons in the timetable: the so - called 'extracurricular' and 'out of school' activities deliberately promoted or supported by the school; and the climate of relationships, attitudes, styles of behaviour and the general quality of life established in the school community as a whole. Have some understanding of proportion, both in shape and in number. But the accurate manipulation of symbols alone is of limited value; pupils need also to see purpose in manipulation and to attach meanings to symbols when necessary. Well developed critical ability should enable them to make reasoned choices of what to read and to select relevant information. Some of the books should have been written by authors alive today. The understanding of money, contributing to a sense of the value of money, and the ability to carry out sensible purchases. reasonably pitched, they need bearings outside as well as inside the school: that is, they need to know how children of similar ages and broadly similar circumstances perform in comparison with their own pupils, locally and nationally. The effort involved will be justified if it leads to developing more fully the potential of all children. Through religious education children can begin to learn something of the characteristic practices and beliefs of Christianity and of other major world faiths, and the influence these faiths have on the life and conduct of the believer. The essential task is to explore the means of differentiation of content and presentation, while keeping some parts of the subject accessible to all. An essential part of the development of children's ability to read concerns the translation of letters on the page into words in the mind. Schools cannot be expected to be more successful than the rest of society in anticipating the future; nor can they, whatever their perceptions, require in young children and in adolescents an understanding beyond their stage of maturity. Locus of control, as hypothesized, was related to the attribution of success or failure. Probably Example A is closer to what many schools would choose or see as possible at present. Experience and understand pattern in shape and number. Conditions required for the inclusion of a modern language, The presence of a teacher with strength in a subject does not necessarily justify the inclusion of the subject in the curriculum, even if the children are capable of studying it. Junior and middle schools also have a doubly demanding task of linking back with the earlier primary years and forward with the schools to which pupils transfer at the age of 11, 12, 13 or 14. practicable within the current resources of many schools, but there are also many schools in which they would not be feasible, given the need to augment the numbers of teachers with suitable qualifications in science and modern languages and other 'shortage' subjects and the shortage of laboratory accommodation in some schools. Working parties of teachers, LEA advisers, inspectors and others have already shown what useful At the secondary stage they also raise questions of equality of opportunity. [page 29] [page 19] The lives of the children and their parents are also conditioned by the geographical circumstances under which they and others live. An essential part of the development of children's ability to read concerns the translation of letters on the page into words in the mind. Just as necessary is the growth in children's capacity to understand and use language and to relate it to experience. Nevertheless, it is important to have a perspective for education from 14 to 18 as well as from 11 to 16. Understand percentages and use them in simple problems. Probably Example A is closer to what many schools would choose or see as possible at present. In each of these, local circumstances and the differences between individual children and individual teachers have to be taken into account, but some common requirements remain. There is value in continuing to encourage library skills and book buying, and in teachers setting an example as enthusiastic readers themselves. ii. The Characteristics of a Good Curriculum are as follows: 1. Up to this point it is easy to discuss curricular provision in straightforward subject terms, because most of the subjects so far identified correspond very closely to major aspects of experience and learning which would be widely regarded as essential. F–10 Australian Curriculum: Languages Chinese context statement ... 1980s as China undertook a policy of open door and economic reform. Maintain rapid recall of the sums, differences and products of pairs of numbers from 0 to 10; this will be achieved by continual application to questions which require it. Each part also has a desirable internal balance and should incorporate a progression of ideas and skills, and an extension of knowledge from week to week and from year to year. It is important to provide for them a careful balance of content, so that a wide range of novels, poems and plays is available as well as non-fiction. The children should learn to distinguish between fiction and historical fact and some should begin to recognise that historical evidence may itself be partial or biased. All schools alike have also to take account of changes in the outside world and in the demands it will make upon their pupils. The remainder is made up of options taken from three groups: two of these contain additional subjects, e.g. The ability to approximate. 9. The above items are taken from Mathematics 5 to 11 (HMSO, 1979), No. If the necessary skill or the underlying idea can be presented as well in one way as another then it may create unnecessary difficulties to use the same way with all children. For the first three years the curriculum is similar to that in the preceding example. It must take account of children's capacity to learn at any given stage of their maturity and identify what is intrinsically worth learning and best acquired through schooling. vi. This is especially so in a country that is multicultural. Within the broadly defined common curriculum individual curricular programmes have to be built up year by year as children progress through school. iii. By careful selection of material and the development of teaching techniques which take note of assessment and diagnosis, these children should be given every opportunity to develop to the limits of their potential. Some desirable developments, for example, depend on the availability of specialist teachers still in short supply, or as in the recent history of science, modern languages or technology, on the capacity of existing teachers to exercise new or different skills. Approach National standards for physical education. Some lists will inevitably be longer than others. Certainly if all pupils were required to sustain a much broader secondary curriculum, it would be necessary to consider carefully how much of their programme and on what basis should be selected for assessment in external examinations, and how achievement in the rest of the curriculum should be assessed and recorded by other means. Religious education clearly has a contribution to make here, and study of personal relationships, moral education, health education, community studies and community service all provide one range of contexts in which such development may be furthered. The ability to carry out the addition and subtraction of numbers with up to two decimal places and the multiplication and division of such numbers by whole numbers up to and including 9. On the other hand, an excessively instrumental view of the compulsory period of education runs the risk of actually reducing pupils' opportunities at a later stage, by requiring premature assumptions about their likely futures - for example, in highly specific occupational terms - and by narrowing the educational base on which their potential may be developed. (d) consideration of how language works between people Meeting common and individual needs These are some of the attitudes, concepts and skills which pupils might be expected to acquire as they progress through school. Proposition 7. The youngest children's introduction to the past might concentrate on the immediate circumstances of their own families and friends and the paraphernalia of daily life. to engage with other children and with adults in a variety of working and social relationships; The two appendices which follow, on mathematics and reading, illustrate the forms which such statements might take. Once children have acquired the early reading skills, they should begin to learn to predict what may appear next in a piece of writing, to use various contextual clues, to develop and extend their reading vocabulary and to use dictionaries. [page 27] The development and use of local opportunities, the special skills of teachers and the enthusiasms of children should be used to enhance the quality of work beyond what might come from a simple uniformity of practice; though such uniformity may have the advantage that the work to be covered becomes very familiar to teachers, what is done may be only a loose fit to local circumstances and soon become threadbare. Certainly if all pupils were required to sustain a much broader secondary curriculum, it would be necessary to consider carefully how much of their programme and on what basis should be selected for assessment in external examinations, and how achievement in the rest of the curriculum should be assessed and recorded by other means. For all students, their continuing education, whatever its nature or academic level, needs to include a suitable counterpart to the programme of careers, personal and social education provided for younger pupils. For the first three years in most secondary schools the pupils follow broadly similar programmes; similar, that is, in terms of the names of the lessons which appear on the timetable - English, mathematics, history, geography, science, religious education, art, craft, music, home economics, craft design and technology, physical education and games. Substantial improvement on the position requires an enlarged supply of specialist teachers and considerable in - service training to enable many existing teachers to grapple successfully with the needs of pupils representing a wider range of linguistic abilities and interests. The ability to recognise simple properties; to handle, create, discuss and describe them with confidence and appreciate spatial relationships, symmetry and similarity. It must, too, allow for future modification in response to new needs in the world outside schools: decisions cannot sensibly be taken once and for all. Proposition 7. The place of a continued study for non-specialists of a foreign language, or science, mathematics, literature or indeed a whole range of subjects would need further consideration. The development and use of local opportunities, the special skills of teachers and the enthusiasms of children should be used to enhance the quality of work beyond what might come from a simple uniformity of practice; though such uniformity may have the advantage that the work to be covered becomes very familiar to teachers, what is done may be only a loose fit to local circumstances and soon become threadbare. There are good reasons why, to some extent, this should be so. A foreign language, on the other hand, cannot be simply subsumed under general 'linguistic' provision. The task becomes even more difficult after the third year, when typically in the great majority of secondary schools more than half the timetable for most pupils is made up of 'optional' subjects: some subjects are dropped, others chosen, with varying degrees of guidance or control. In present practice pupils drop some subjects in the fourth and fifth years in order to give more time to other subjects. Coordination is difficult and coherence hard to achieve. On the other hand, an excessively instrumental view of the compulsory period of education runs the risk of actually reducing pupils' opportunities at a later stage, by requiring premature assumptions about their likely futures - for example, in highly specific occupational terms - and by narrowing the educational base on which their potential may be developed. 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