Comparing curricula

Bob Adamson, Paul Morris

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17 Citations (Scopus)


Many stakeholders in education undertake comparisons of curricula. Governments compare their states' curricula with overseas models when searching for new initiatives and when attempting to enhance international competitiveness; parents compare the offerings of schools in order to choose suitable institutions for their children; students look at the range of courses available when they select electives; academics seek to understand the dynamics of curriculum construction and implementation to increase knowledge and assist policy makers; and all parties except possibly the students make comparisons between current curricula and those which operated in earlier historical periods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative Education Research
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches and Methods: Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319055947
ISBN (Print)9783319055930
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)


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