We are happy to have been a part of editing this new book Curriculum Making in Europe –
Policy and Practice Within and Across Diverse Contexts


Mark Priestley
Daniel Alvunger
Stavroula Philippou
Tiina Soini





About the Book

Responding to profound social, political and technological changes, recent
global trends in education have included the emergence of new forms of
curriculum policy. Addressing a gap in the literature, this book investigates the
ways in which curriculum policy is influenced, formulated, and enacted in a
number of countries-cases in Europe.

This important collection uses the concept of ‘curriculum making’ as an
analytical tool to explore the processes and phases of curriculum policy reform
experienced across countries. Drawing first on international perspectives and
then presenting a series of country case studies, written by internationally
recognised curriculum specialists, the chapters explore curriculum making as
an activity that occurs across multiple layers of educational systems, through a
continual interplay of the global and local. Concluding with a comparative
analysis of the contextual factors that shape curricular practices in different
contexts, this book is a must-have resource for educational policy makers,
researchers, teachers and teacher educators across the globe.