Pathways to "opportunity and excellence": collaborative curriculum innovation in South Yorkshire

HOLLAND, M. R., COLDWELL, M. R., TRICKEY, S., RYBINKSI, D., JONES, H., MORGAN, B. and BYFORD, H. (2003). Pathways to "opportunity and excellence": collaborative curriculum innovation in South Yorkshire. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 2003.

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on two aspects of a large-scale curriculum project currently taking place in four LEAs in South Yorkshire. The first of these is concerned with the positive and negative influences on effective curriculum innovation and is addressed from the perspective of the LEA project managers who are managing the delivery of the project in the region's schools. The second aspect considers what the pupils (Year 10, age 14-15) think about the new learning opportunities. The project is set in the context of regional regeneration. The paper concludes that the extremely positive responses from the sample of pupils in all three strands of the programme indicate that the greater emphasis on vocational work and work experience in schools is having a strong motivational effect on pupils who are responding with improved attendance, behaviour and achievement.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Paper presented to the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Edinburgh 2003
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Education and Inclusion Research
    Depositing User: Ann Betterton
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2008
    Last Modified: 21 Dec 2010 11:30
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/147

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