School subjects and how they are viewed and positioned within education is the focus of this text. It argues that, as part of rethinking the whole school curriculum, there has been a failure to look at the historical and social background of school subjects.

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction: Studying School Subjects

chapter 4|22 pages

Subject Traditions’ and Interest Groups

chapter 5|12 pages

Subject Departments

chapter |2 pages

An Introduction to Subject Histories

chapter 6|14 pages

Subject Histories: Science

chapter 7|18 pages

Subject Histories: Mathematics

chapter 8|30 pages

Subject Histories: English

chapter 9|16 pages

School Subjects: Patterns of Change

chapter 10|20 pages

School Subjects: Patterns of Stability