Problem

Overloaded educational curricula

Other Names:
Educational overload
Incidence:
In the UK in 1992, a survey indicated that teachers thought only about half the curriculum was given adequate time. Subjects losing out were: technology, religious education, music and particularly geography and history.
Claim:
In junior schools the sheer weight and detail of what has to be taught is leaving teachers struggling to find time reinforcing the basics and then teaching much of the rest superficially. It is quality time with individual children which is suffering from curriculum overload.
Broader Problems:
Outmoded education system
Values:
Overload
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET