How do you think that school curricula are developed?
I believe school curricula is developed from what has “worked” according to the smarty pants pale stale males. Curriculum represents the concepts that have shown success in the past and therefore were implemented into the curriculum. Much of it from my perspective still seems like it is coming from Mike’s old classroom management texts as there is still a lot of restriction to the freedom of the student.
How are school curricula developed and implemented? What new information/perspectives does this reading provide about the development and implementation of school curriculum? Is there anything that surprises you or maybe that concerns you?
Through the reading the article about curricula development, I discovered that much of what is determined is through the “more important” people of society, aka the government. And what do I have to say about this?…
Wow. Just wow. I can not believe how little not just teachers, but even higher-ups in education do not get a say in curricula development. Though I was correct on the “male-stale-male” having a say, I did not think that he would be correlated with the government! It angers me to see the people who have the most power over curricula development have the least knowledge in not just education, but also zero teaching experience. It truly frightens me to think that DONALD TRUMP can have a say in the development of curricula before anyone else… My goodness?! What has this world come too????
And yes, curricula development does typically depend on who at the time is in power (reflecting on the Ontario dispute) but if there is controversy in curricula I believe it is essential to not only go to the teachers, but also to the students. They are the ones who are in class aren’t they? They should be the ones who get the final vote on what is and isn’t removed from the past and present curricula. If I was to make a goal for this world to accomplish in the next 5 years, it would be to have a curricula that has been pieced together by all aspects of authority: Students first, than teachers, the school board, and then the government authorities.
Wishful thinking??? *eternal sigh*
Peace and Love