The island of Malta has been engaged in policy document formulations for curriculum renewal in the country’s educational system (4-16 years of age) since 1988 when the first National Minimum Curriculum was launched . In 1999 a revamped NMC (Ministry of Education, 1999) was developed following a long process of consultation involving various stages and stakeholders. It was a compromise document (Borg & Mayo, 2006) which emerged as a result of reactions to a more radical and coherent draft document produced in 1988.
In this paper, Prof Mayo points out that both curricular documents were subject to debates and critiques by various stakeholders in education
iIn this paper, the author focues on one aspect of the documents, the first of its three aims: ‘Learners who are capable of successfully
developing their full potential as lifelong learners.’