Article by the General Secretary, Ann Ballinger published in the Scotsman on Wednesday 11 April 2012 regarding a report on CfE published researchers at Stirling University's School of Education.
This report into the development of the Curriculum for Excellence in local authorities is a long overdue and extremely welcome piece of work.
This is the first available research into CfE, which is based on the experiences of teachers in schools across Scotland.
Teachers have clearly articulated their enthusiasm for the philosophy of CfE and for the ethos it aims to produce. The problems lie solely with the method of implementation.
Many of the big ideas reflect the methodology of good classroom teachers and should have been extremely easy to implement.
Unfortunately, the system used to communicate these ideas was badly flawed and lacking in clarity, resulting in increasing confusion and spiralling workload. Read more