Doing Justice to Geography in the Secondary School: Deconstruction, Invention and the National Curriculum

British Journal of Educational Studies 54 (2):212 - 229 (2006)
Abstract
The subject of geography is declining in popularity at secondary school level and recent developments following the 'cultural turn' in Higher Education have had little impact in revitalising it. In this paper I explore the question: is there a problem with the school geography curriculum policy ? After briefly sketching the history of the Geography National Curriculum policy (GNC), I focus on Caputo's (1997) commentary on Derrida and the idea of deconstruction and invention to explore the contemporary GNC policy text (1999) programme of study at Key Stage 3.
Keywords deconstruction  geography  invention  National Curriculum  policy
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