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Curriculum Studies: 3 Main Theories/Perspectives

What critical similarities or differences did you identify among the perspectives?

What effect might knowledge of curriculum theory have on educators?

Details: In this assignment you will select and research one of the major approaches to curriculum. Try to select the approach that matches your area of expertise or interest.

Using the Library, unit resources, and the Internet, select a curriculum approach for further research.

For your selected curriculum approach, answer the following questions:

â?¢How is this approach similar or different from your personal approach to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instruction?
â?¢How effective would this approach be as a guide to curriculum within your current or anticipated curriculum area (K-12, higher education, corporate training, or military)?
â?¢What is its value or worth for educators or trainers who are designing, implementing, or evaluating curriculum today?
Your research must include sources outside of the textbook. Be sure to use APA guidelines for constructing your answers and formatting your submission.

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This solution provides an overview of curriculum studies and compares and contrasts Presciptive, Descriptive, and Critical-Exploratory theories. Several links to scholarly resources on the topics are also provided.

The second part of this solution provides guidance on approaching the following questions for an essay assignment.
1. What critical similarities or differences did you identify among the perspectives?
2. What effect might knowledge of curriculum theory have on educators?
For your selected curriculum approach, answer the following questions:
3. How is this approach similar or different from your personal approach to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instruction?
4. How effective would this approach be as a guide to curriculum within your current or anticipated curriculum area (K-12, higher education, corporate training, or military)?
5. What is its value or worth for educators or trainers who are designing, implementing, or evaluating curriculum today?
Your research must include sources outside of the textbook. Be sure to use APA guidelines for constructing your answers and formatting your submission.

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