Curriculum-making in school and college: the case of hospitality

Richard Edwards, Kate Miller, Mark Priestley

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Drawing upon research in the curriculum of hospitality, this article explores the contrasting ways in which the prescribed curriculum is translated into the enacted curriculum in school and college contexts. It identifies organisational culture and teacher and student backgrounds and dispositions as central to the emerging contrasts. It uses this evidence to argue that the evolution of credit frameworks which assume a rational curriculum is unhelpful in understanding the multiple play of difference in learning and the enacted curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-42
Number of pages16
JournalThe Curriculum Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Curriculum-making
  • Described curriculum
  • Hospitality
  • Organisational culture
  • Prescribed curriculum
  • Student dispositions
  • Teacher dispositions


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