Discusses the definitions of curriculum, the notion of curriculum politics, some historical influences on curriculum-making, and the sorts of functions curriculum is supposed to perform. Some contemporary curriculum areas are considered in depth, including selected issues surrounding sex education, Maori education and Te Whariki.
Openshaw, R., Clark, J., Hamer, J., & Waitere-Ang, H. (2005). Contesting the curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand.In P.Adams, R.Openshaw & J. Hamer (Eds.), Education and society in Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd ed.) (pp. 187-224). Melbourne, Australia: Thomson/Dunmore Press.