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National and Alternative Curriculum 1NATIONAL AND ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUMStudent’s Name:Professor’s Name:Course:Date:
National and Alternative Curriculum 2IntroductionThe curriculum development gets defined as strategized, progressive, and systematicprocess which works towards creating positive advancements in the educational system. Anychanges either positive or negative on the education sector affect significantly the curricula of theschool. The holistic development refers to the process of learning and self-actualization thatincorporates the individuals’ physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth. Also, it relates to theforms of other education based on democratic outlooks. In this paper, the National Curriculum aswell other alternative curriculums are discussed in depth by explaining their history as well theaims of the school curriculum.The National CurriculumThe National curriculum was established in the year 1987 by Kenneth Baker, who issueda document containing consultation to set out the rationale for the curriculum. It was laterintroduced into England and Northern Ireland as a countrywide curriculum for both the publicand primary schools. Its primary purpose was to enable assessment of the content taught invarious schools by ensuring standardization (Gathercole, & Pickering, 2010). Through theunification, evaluation statistics were compiled in league tables that allowed the parents to accessand select schools depending on their identified ability to lecture the National Curriculum.Earlier after the implementation of the NC, only particular subjects were included. In thesubsequent years, however, this changed and the curriculum grew significantly to fill the wholeteaching period of the state schools.The NC Goals
National and Alternative Curriculum 3The implementation of the National curriculum was aimed at attaining high-levelstandards in the entire education sector. It designed to promote the psychological state as welldeveloping the students physically. Thus, it aimed at preparing pupils for the chances;responsibilities as well equip them with professional knowledge and experiences of life in theiradulthood. Also, the NC renders learners a prior knowledge they require having as learnedcitizens of the state in concern. It guarantees the best thoughts and engenders the appreciation ofthe human achievement. National Curriculum also provides a program of the knowledge inwhich the lecturers can develop stimulating lessons and eventually promote the pupils’development.The NC ReviewThe review of the National Curriculum was conducted firstly January the year 2014 bythe Australian Government. It was carried out to evaluate or measure the value of the robustnessas well independence and balancing of the Curriculum. The National Curriculum was reviewedto guarantee that the students attained what was required as stated by the Act of the curriculum.

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