The arts and humanities and the ‘English Baccalaureate’: STEAM not STEM


Welch, Gordon F. 2011. The arts and humanities and the ‘English Baccalaureate’: STEAM not STEM. Research in Teacher Education. 1 (2), pp. 24-28.
AuthorsWelch, Gordon F.

There is something about a change of UK government
that often seems to trigger a bout of reforming zeal
on the part of new ministers to effect perceived
‘improvements’ in the English education system.
Modification – radical or otherwise – seems to be
endemic, perhaps because education always has
been (and probably will continue to be) a contested
concept. At present (2011), there are new initiatives
to effect changes across all formal education sectors,
from early childhood through to higher education.
Among these are two that have a particular impact
on my own professional life in the worlds of music
education and teacher education, namely the review
of the National Curriculum (NC) and the introduction of
a so-called ‘English Baccalaureate’.

KeywordsEnglish Baccalaureate; National Curriculum
JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Secondary Teacher Education
Journal citation1 (2), pp. 24-28
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PrintOct 2011
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Welch, G. (2011) ‘The arts and humanities and the ‘English Baccalaureate’: STEAM not STEM’ Research in Secondary Teacher Education, 1(2), pp. 24-28..

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