Alexander Robin (2012). Â« Neither national nor a curriculum? Â». Forum, vol. 54, nÂ° 3, p. 369–384. En ligne : <http://www.wwwords.co.u ... lexander_FORUM_54_3_web>.
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Keywords: Angleterre, curriculum
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"This article examines the governmentâ€™s view, as revealed in its June 2012 National Curriculum proposals, of the purposes and character of the primary curriculum as a whole. The proposals are found to be deficient in a number of respects: in their naive, selective and inflated use of international evidence; in their treatment of aims as no more than cosmetic; in their impoverished take on culture, knowledge and values; in their reduction of educational standards to test performance in the 3Rs; in their perpetuation of the damaging Victorian legacy of a two-tier curriculum; and in their characterisation of spoken language, despite what has long been known about its vital role in development, learning and teaching, as little more than â€˜idle chatterâ€™. In sum, the proposals are judged to betray contempt for other than politically-compliant evidence and to fall seriously short of what a national curriculum minimally entails."