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  • n. Plural form of syllabus.


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  • The example you quote about the story with the black maid reminds me of a story last year about a teacher who thought schools should stop including things like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in syllabuses because racism and slavery was all over (I think he cited Obama’s presidency as proving that racism had diminished) and it didn’t help to discuss these things now?

    On Censorship « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Reducing the content of maths syllabuses is not the answer to Britain’s decline in the number of qualified scientists and technology professionals.

    In defence of mathematics « Gin&Comment

  • But syllabuses rhymes with fusses and cusses and even musses.

    Wired Campus

  • The hospitals in the township have very limited resources, but nurses are trained the same as the ones in town; the syllabuses are the same but the conditions are different, "says Motsei.

    Searching for a women's movement

  • The point is, that it was innovative in the sense that it attempted to specify the learning objectives more comprehensively than the kind of narrowly focused, single-strand syllabuses that had, up until then, been the norm.

    C is for Curriculum « An A-Z of ELT

  • The new semantic syllabuses did not, however, discard the familiar structures and patterns altogether, though they did reorganise them somewhat.

    S is for “Strategies” « An A-Z of ELT

  • But the curriculum itself is more than the sum of the syllabuses it generates?

    C is for Curriculum « An A-Z of ELT

  • So the curriculum is made up a of a series of syllabuses.

    C is for Curriculum « An A-Z of ELT

  • If some more recent coursebooks are anything to go by, grammar syllabuses are becoming less innovative and even more derivative.

    G is for Grammar McNuggets « An A-Z of ELT

  • I.e. that a curriculum can engender any number of different syllabuses, each one enshrining the broad curricular goals, but customised for particular local needs.

    C is for Curriculum « An A-Z of ELT


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