Curriculum Essays

Alternative Education

Intoduction Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. A right to education has been created and recognized by some…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Taking Curriculum Packages from the Centre as Mere Proposals and not Prescriptions in Zimbbwe

There are several views of curriculum that many involved have encountered. One view is that the curriculum must be a prescription; it should tell educators and all involved what to do, how to do it and in what order. Another view is that a curriculum is just a mere proposal; there is room for modifications and other provisions. In Zimbabwe, the national curriculum comes from the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU), which is the Centre, where specialist curricularists develop it. The…

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Antebellum America (educational Reform)

During the Antebellum period, education was not a primary focus. Education was not all that important because everything seemed to be set in stone. The children of the wealthy would get the best possible education in private schools and academies, and would learn about business. This would prepare them for their inherited future. The children of the poor on the other hand would go to public schools which taught trade and industrial skills, which would prepare them to work in…

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Curriculum as Process

We have seen that the curriculum as product model is heavily dependent on the setting of behavioural objectives. The curriculum, essentially, is a set of documents for implementation. Another way of looking at curriculum theory and practice is via process. In this sense curriculum is not a physical thing, but rather the interaction of teachers, students and knowledge. In other words, curriculum is what actually happens in the classroom and what people do to prepare and evaluate. What we have…

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Political Movement in Hong Kong

A. Introduction Moral and national education is a school curriculum proposed by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong to replace the original civil and moral education which aimed at developing a positive value and attitude of students, building a well quality of moral and national sense.1 In 3rd October 2010, the Hong Kong Chief Executive, Donald Tsang stated in his policy address, the moral and national education will be introduced to the education syllabus of the primary school and secondary…

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Working as a Full Time Teacher

I am a teacher by profession who loves imparting knowledge to students so that they can contribute in making the society a better a place to live. I am in the teaching profession for the last seven years.. I would very much like to get associated with a reputed school like yours and contribute my qualities for the betterment of the students. I am presently employed with Annenberg media services. I have the following abilities which can be of great…

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Participation in Extracurricular Activities

The topic chosen for this Internal Assessment is “To What Extent Does Participation in Extracurricular Activities Impact on Academic Success of Form 6 Students?” PURPOSE OF RESEARCH/ BACKGROUND TO THE PROBLEM: After casually observing my classmates’ grades, I have seen that some of them who participate in extracurricular activities prosper in their academics whereas some that do not participate in any, seem to fall behind and also, I have observed the exact opposite. This has led me to suspect that…

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Best Practices & Most Effective Strategies for Curriculum Design in K 12 Education in America

Curriculum is a plan for learning that includes targeting a student population, conducting a needs assessment, and writing a mission statement. It includes developing goals, objectives, content, teaching strategies, and assessment tools. Alignment is critical in curriculum development from purpose and philosophy, to goals and objectives, to content and activities, and to assessment and evaluation. Working through a process of asking and answering who, what, where, why, when, how questions is essential in designing and developing curriculum. A curriculum serves…

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Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

Introduction The first six years of life are critical years of human life since the rate of development in these years is more rapid than at any other stage of development. Global brain research also informs us about the significance of early years for brain development. Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) makes a positive contribution to children’s long term development and learning by facilitating an enabling and stimulating environment in these foundation stages of lifelong learning. Parents as caregivers…

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A Narrative Report on the Mass Training for Grade

The K-12 Curriculum for the Grade 3 teachers was indeed a very successful one. The training was started with smiling faces shown by each participant. This is a manifestation that the Grade 3 teachers are willing and ever ready to embrace the mission tasked by God; and that is to implement fully the K-12 Curriculum with your minds, hearts, and souls. The Mass Training for GRADE 3 teachers on the Basic Education Curriculum started on May 18, 2014 in the…

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Curriculum Trends & Innovation

Several issues regarding educational programs and instructional strategies were the main thrusts of these two articles entitled, “Critical Issues: Creating the Schools Climate and Structures to Support Parent and Family Involvement,” and “Bridging the Great Homework Divide: A Solutions Guide for Parents of Middle School Students. ” Both articles address the issue about parent/family involvement in the education of learners. Educational institutions acknowledge the importance of family involvement in the academic success of the learners. Therefore, they implement strategic approaches…

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Affect of Culture and Religion on Curriculum

It has been observed that the teenage period of a child has been given the most important position in the life of a human being. During this age, children go across various notions of life, and concepts and ideas are matured up by them, which is used and implement by them during their lives. Therefore, growth period of a child has to be provided with good quality and matured curriculum according to his/her age. In this regard, schools play an…

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Higher Education

Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. [1] Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education is commonly divided into stages such as preschool, primary school,…

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Competitive Sport

1. Write a summary of text 1 “competitive sport for children at the heart of Olympics legacy” in about 150 words. The text examines the notion and opinion of the current English prime minister regarding the necessity for Parliament to incorporate compulsory initiatives aimed at ensuring that competitive team sports is directly added to the current English primary school curriculum. As argued, David Cameron emphasizes that the government should nurture the development of a competitive sports culture as to adhere…

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Definition of Curriculum Paper

In describing the definition of curriculum there are several definitions. It can be describe as a formal education, a planned interaction of pupils with structural content materials, the curriculum as resources and processes for evaluating the attainment of educational objectives and outcomes. Some Educators definition of curriculum is based on individual philosophical beliefs and the emphasis placed on specific aspects of education. The processes and experiences to facilitate learning for traditional and adult learners, resources used and the extent of…

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