A broad and balanced curriculum?

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In this chapter Susan explores the contribution that is made to children’s development by ensuring a wide subject base within any primary curriculum, with a focus on arts in particular. It will discuss the importance of offering a well-rounded education and how this can be an influencing and motivating factor for children to learn across the curriculum. It will question why many schools are increasingly unable to provide this offer to their pupils, and will further consider the potentially serious consequences for society in the future if today’s children are, effectively, prevented from discovering their passion or talent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrimary Teaching
Subtitle of host publicationLearning and teaching in primary schools today
EditorsCatherine Carden
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781529715132
ISBN (Print)9781526436436, 9781526436443
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

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