Curriculum Development

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Curriculum arises from the need to train and/or educate. According to Peters (1966), train suggests the development of competence in a limited skill or mode of thought. Whereas educate suggests a linkage with a broad system of beliefs. Our vision guides curriculum design and decisions of the aim of education. Walker et al. (2009) suggests that the objectives of a curriculum work should be to provide for a democratic nation, just society, ability to think critically and act morally and also promote responsible living. A curriculum should aim at developing the present and create avenues for a better future. In designing a curriculum, we should consider its ideology and also the philosophy to drive it.

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Curriculum Development(Authors Name)(Institutional Affliation)Curriculum arises from the need to train and/or educate. According to Peters (1966), train suggests the development of competence in a limited skill or mode of thought. Whereas educate suggests a linkage with a broad system of beliefs. Our vision guides curriculum design and decisions of the aim of education. Walker et al. (2009) suggests that the objectives of a curriculum work should be to provide for a democratic nation, just society, ability to think critically and act morally and also promote responsible living. A curriculum should aim at developing the present and create avenues for a better future. In designing a curriculum, we should consider its ideology and also the philosophy to drive it.According to Gutek (2004), ideology is the value system and belief of a group of people especially relating to society, economics, politics and even education. He proceeds to say that, ideology carry with it implications in education that are powerful. For instance, informal education defines the role of school and teachers and the development of a curriculum as a whole. He then says that ideology is so pervasive in our lives and a group of identification in shaping our behavior and thus cannot be avoided. This provides the potential value of studying ideologies in order to understand a curriculum and assessment better. Studying ideology helps us to view the past, assess and even appraise the pre

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