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Robert Whelan


Robert is a visiting research fellow. He has just written a history of Drury Lane Theatre.  Among his many other publications is the controversial best-selling book, The Corruption of the Curriculum.

Robert Whelan: The Corruption of the Curriculum

The Corruption of the Curriculum

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‘The authors of this book examine the British National Curriculum from several different perspectives and concentrate on various subject areas. The uniting theme between these essays is the argument that the subjects in the school curriculum used to be regarded as discrete areas of knowledge which would be imparted to pupils by teachers motivated by a love of learning, but that this has not been enough for recent governments who see schools as a means of promoting social and political goals that may or may not relate to traditional academic disciplines.’