A curriculum for excellence or a major headache for teachers?

by ThinkScotland
article from Tuesday 30, March, 2010

The Scottish Government has announced a £3 million windfall for Scottish Councils to enable them to implement their flagship Curriculum for Excellence but teachers seem as unclear today as to what this is as they were back when it was first mooted.

Designed to promote and enhance teaching of basic subjects like English and mathematics, CfE would also provide employers with an assessment as to candidates literacy and numeracy in an easy to understand format designed to enhance prospects in the labour market.

If this policy is to succeed it is essential that teachers and parents fully understand what benefits CfE will deliver in order to give them confidence that the pain of change is worth pursuing.  So far it seems clear Ministers have been unable to achieve this simply aim leaving implementation of CfE a problematic process.

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