chapter  5
12 Pages

Equal Opportunities and the National Curriculum

ByElaine Foster and Anne-Marie Bath maker

The only piece of legislation which clearly indicates the premise upon which equal opportunities issues in the National Curriculum could be built is found in the opening section of the 1988 Education Reform Act:

The curriculum of a school satisfies the requirements of the Act if it is a balanced and broadly-based curriculum which:

(a) promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the schools and of society: and

(b) prepares such pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.