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Curriculum Trends
An analysis of curriculum trends in the next ten years.
# 61035 | 2,900 words | 10 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Sep 18, 2005 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (General)


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Description:

This paper provides an analysis of curriculum trends in America's public and private schools over the next decade and notes that the trend in the past has been to modify the curriculum in an effort to learn and do the right things. The paper includes a summary of the research in the conclusion.

Background and Overview
What Curricular Changes Will We See and Why?
What Will be the Content of the Curriculum in the Next 10 Years
What and Who Will Influence Content?
Who Will be Involved in its Development and Design
What Part will you Play in Curriculum Development in the Next 10 Years
How will These Changes Impact you Personally

From the Paper:

"In spite of initiatives such as the Eight-Year Study and student-centered learning, public schools in American have remained deeply entrenched in traditional teaching; nevertheless, because the need is so great, renewed efforts to reconceptualize teaching in order to improve learning continue to emerge (Gross, 1997). What subjects should be taught in our schools, by what means, to whom, under what circumstances, and with what objective in mind? According to Reid (1999), these are the fundamental questions of curriculum that continue to be debated by politicians, administrators, educators, and, not least, the public at large; however, just what is curriculum? "It is a multitude of encounters between teachers (practitioners) and students (clients) in circumstances of great individuality, where outcomes are seldom predictable" (Reid, 1999, p. 3). In addition, a curriculum is also, by necessity, an institution. This is possible because both educators and the public alike have a firm conception of curriculum as institution, which includes concepts of "gradedness" (what it means to be a fifth grader), concepts of "subjectness" (what it means to study fifth-grade geography), and so forth (Reid, 1993). "

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