History Of Curricula And Development Of Sociological Curriculum Theory In Estonia
Institute of International Relations, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
КЛЮЧЕВЫЕ СЛОВА: EDUCATIONAL AIMS, ABSOLUTIST KNOWLEDGE, SOCIAL MANIPULATION, SOCIOLOGICAL CURRICULUM THEORY
The Paper outlines and develops a sociological curriculum theory. It starts from the subject of student development and promotes it as a model for other subject syllabi, too. This enables to integrate subject knowledge and student development. All former Estonian National Curricula (1921-1940 and 1989-2010) have aimed at this integration, but failed for a lack of a relevant theory. In the last decades, the curriculum policy has been dominated by subject groups. Now, the main problem lies in teacher training institutions. Are they willing to accept this sociological framework and implement it in curriculum policy?