We live in a world of conflicting cultures and ideologies in which various and conflicting claims are made about what is true and false. We live in a society that is called 'pluralistic' on the grounds that it has managed, with some degree of success, to have incorporated within its social fabric a plurality of world views and belief systems, which it seeks to harmonise by consensus and not by force. Moreover, proponents of each ideology and bdief system put up curricula that reflect their world views and their notions of what is true or false. The Christian, the Marxist, the man of another faith, the secular humanist, the social democrat and the conservative all debate their views of what is a valid curriculum. Furthermore, different occupational interest groups have their own curricular values and emphases. Representatives of industry, for example, may advocate a curriculum based upon industrial 'usefulness', while representatives of our liberal university tradition advocate the disinterested pursuit of truth.