This booklet marks the launch of a series of NFER reports to be published under the thematic title, Real Curriculum. By focusing on pupils' perspectives of what learning in the classroom is like, the reports attempt to look beyond the intended and official versions of the curriculum to the reality of learners' experiences of the whole curriculum. In so doing, it is hoped that the reports will offer analyses that will help teachers, school managers and educational policy makers continue to develop curricular experiences that really meet the needs of children and young people in the 21st century.
How to cite this publication:
Harland, J., Kinder, K., Ashworth, M., Montgomery, A., Moor, H. and Wilkin, A. (1999). Real Curriculum: at the end of Key Stage 2. Report One from the Northern Ireland Curriculum Cohort Study. Slough: NFER.