Curriculum: Organizing Knowledge for the Classroom  is commercially published under a conventional licence.

The original Saide module has been updated and revised: Hoadley, E. and Jansen, J. 2012 (3rd Ed.). Curriculum: Organizing knowledge for the classroom. Cape Town. Oxford University Press. Section 6 from the second edition has been made available for us to display.

Audiotapes from the first edition

  • Introduction to Curriculum – This has broad ranging comments on the purposes and aims of schooling: what is curriculum? It introduces basic curriculum concepts such as curriculum-as-document (the plan), curriculum-as-practice, and the ‘hidden curriculum’. - 01:16MINS
  • Planning for a new national curriculum – Although the interview is specific to South African curriculum change, it can be useful in other contexts as it covers national curriculum construction beginning with the Constitution. We gain insight into why critical choices have to be made by policy makers in light of competing interests. - 06:46MINS
  • Curriculum as Practice - We listen to short extracts from classrooms in which the same topic is taught by two different teachers. In practice, the formal curriculum is played out in different ways, depending on the particular teaching approach, school cultures, available resources and so on. There is some useful discussion on these issues. - 07:28MINS
  • Issues affecting implementation of curriculum design - Although the context of the interview is South Africa, the issues are applicable to most contexts. We learn more about different ways of viewing knowledge and of challenges faced by working class or poor children. 07:21MINS
  • Every day knowledge and school knowledge – This interview builds on knowledge issues introduced in the previous audio clip - 04:01MINS
  • A student’s experience of moving from a rural home to a boarding school – Issues raised in other audio clips are brought together in the words of a student. - 03:54MINS

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