The curriculumn

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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 broad system of beliefs. Curriculum design and decisions are guided by our vision on the aim of education. Walker et al (2009) suggests that the aims of a curriculum work should be to provide for 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 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 broad system of beliefs. Curriculum design and decisions are guided by our vision on the aim of education. Walker et al (2009) suggests that the aims of a curriculum work should be to provide for 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, in formal education it defines the role of school and teachers and the development of curriculum as a whole. He then says that ideology is so pervasive in our lives and group of identification in shaping our behavior and thus cann

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