The Ethnocentric Curriculum

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The term 'ethnocentric' describes an attitude or policy that gives priority to the culture and viewpoint of one particular ethinic group while disregarding others.

Troyna and Williams (1986) describe the curriculum in british schools as ethnocentric because it gives priority to white culture and the English language. Similarly, Miriam David (1993) describes the NAtional Curriculum as a 'specifically British' curriculum that teaches the culture of the 'host community', while largely ignoring non-European languages, literature, and music.

Equally, Stephen Ball (1994)


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