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Curriculum history and future

This thorough solution encompasses various aspects about curriculum and understanding curriculum history. These areas include:

1. Ideology - What is of most value to learn?

2. Change - What needs to be changed in the curriculum and why?

3. Stability - Is the curriculum stable or under change?

4. What evidence from your personal experience or from experts supports and/or refutes these arguments?

Part 3

Describe why the study of curriculum history is important to educators

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This thorough solution encompasses various aspects about curriculum and understanding curriculum history. These areas include:

Part 1: When attempting to define curriculum and understanding curriculum history, point toward the dynamic relationship between social culture and curriculum implementation. What problems, if any, do you have in defining curriculum and why?

Here are some ideas to consider. Notice racial, socioeconomic, and other social factors underlying curriculum. Look at the problems when comparing schools and how they differ in funding, social class, linguistic barriers, special education services, etc. Since each state is so diverse in its representation, curriculum unification is difficult. Problems pertaining to the above issues could be areas for you to investigate: Race and ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, family dynamics, etc.

Part 2: What do A Nation at Risk and Goals 2000 say?

1. Ideology - What is of most value to learn?

Highlight the emphasis on a student-centered learning environment in both documents. Learning must cater to the student. High standards must be established. Emphasize the quote, "includes the intellectual, moral, and spiritual strengths of our people which knit together the very fabric of our society." Notice the emphasis on character education within the future curriculum. The focus includes affective skills as well as academic and intellectual content. Recognize the importance of this quote, "do not possess the levels of skill, literacy, and training essential to this new era." Articulate the "back to the basics" rhetoric here in terms of ideology.

Also notice the technological factor as a major premise in ideology. "One estimate indicates that by the turn of the century millions of jobs will involve laser technology and robotics." This quote reiterates the focus in this area.

Reflect on the interdisciplinary approach or the ...

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This posting offers ideas about curriculur past and future trends.

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