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This paper offers a brief history of the establishment of the curriculum, its aims and objectives, within the educational system. It defines and focuses on the importance of the hidden curriculum. The hidden curriculum depends on social communications, the ability to infer and interpret, and the ability to apply unspoken concepts to a variety of situations. The paper gives examples of how the hidden curriculum may be applied in different circumstances. The author also explores the effects, positive and negative that the hidden curriculum may have on students.
From the Paper:"In the past, educators have recognized what we now think of as a hidden curriculum as important. When public schools were first form, educating the students in a national culture was an open and important part of the curriculum (Moore, 1997). It is easy to slip into such thinking today, but our public schools contain diverse groups of people, and in such circumstances, the hidden assumptions that support unspoken cultural beliefs in a school can unnecessarily narrow education and even alienate whole groups of students, parents and teachers."
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Hidden Curriculum (2006, September 19) Retrieved May 20, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/essay/hidden-curriculum-68908/
"Hidden Curriculum" 19 September 2006. Web. 20 May. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/essay/hidden-curriculum-68908/>