Keeping the focus clearly on learning and teaching, David Middlewood and Neil Burton explore the practical issues for managers at institutional level, within the context of their need to understand and analyze key educational values and principles.
Part one presents overviews of theories and models of curriculum, while Part two examines how these are applied through planning, monitoring and evaluating.
Part three explores in detail the various managerial roles within schools and colleges from leaders to those responsible for cross-curriculum work and special educational needs.
Part four discusses the importance of effectively managing resources for the curriculum - the environment, support staff and finance.
The contributors use empirical research evidence to analyze current curriculum trends whilst proposing various new models which are likely to emerge in the twenty-first century.