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Editorial: Curriculum options: Being, knowing, and exploring

Andy Begg

Imagine school students developing confidence and connectedness, being actively involved in society and autonomous learning, and demonstrating abilities in thinking, using language, managing themselves, relating to others, and participating and contributing. Would society think that schools were achieving the major educational goals? Would they recognise the role of schools in this process? Would parents want to have these abilities measured and reported? Alternatively, are parents and society more concerned with reports, certificates, and grades for achievement in traditional school subjects?

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