The Ever Changing Curriculum of School Education

School reforms are always a hot topic when it comes to government proposals and even PTA meetings. Obviously the majority of parents have their children’s education as one of their top priorities as they want the best for their children in and after school. As a result government proposals are often being made to change the education system in Britain in an effort to make it better. This results in a lot of proposals being thrown into the mix as education from early primary to graduation undergo alterations. As they say, “the times, they are a changin”.

The key factor in changing childhood education is society. As society changes so do the ways we educate our children in order to integrate them into it successfully as adults. At the moment one of the biggest topics relates to British Citizenship. With the growth of the EU and an influx of immigrants from countries such as Poland and Romania the shape of British culture is changing.

As a result Citizenship classes are springing up in schools to provide even very young children with education on being British and assist in the integration of foreign nationals. Another change that this shift in culture is causing is the change of languages taught in school. While French and German remain, other languages such as Polish and Urdu are becoming more prominent.

Schools are now more than ever being geared toward providing children with life skills that will assist them after school. Money Management classes (like those seen in the Bank of Scotland adverts) are becoming more popular as they seek to teach children to learn how to budget and handle money when they reach employment. These classes are backed up by the introduction of career advice and advice on gaining employment. These career advice classes are being touted to even primary schoolchildren. In addition to this there are proposals to expand IT classes.

While not everyone agrees with these changes it is important to remember that schools have been reforming and changing for decades to fit with the changing society. The only constant seem to be that there will always be a need for essential equipment such as classroom furniture as educational supplies. They are, after all, the staple diet of any educational establishment.

Either way, it will be interesting to see how educational reforms affect the way society progresses in the years to come.