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Reflection #2 - Curriculum Issues How are the current curricular controversies similar to and/or different from those that existed at the time of the 1952 article? Overall, do you believe that discussions of curriculum have led to progress or regress since that time? Who (nation, state, district, school, teacher, etc.) should have final say on the curriculum in the modern age? ______________________________________________________________________________ It seems as though the 1952 article was written in 2018! There were many similarities amongst the problems with curriculum that existed then and still persist today. This is really frightening if you think about it. As much as the ideals seem to be changing “to fit the times”, many of the ideals just seem to be repeating themselves. So, our history, education reforms, societal values are more stagnate than progressive. Even then, there were questions about “the purposes of education, the nature of the learning and the learner, and the role of the school in the community” to be considered within the curriculum development. Thus, raising the question that has been continuously examined in class, “Who determines the curriculum?” Not only who, but “What is curriculum?” One thing apparent in the 1952 article, is that there was a more conscious acceptance and realization to the importance of the hidden curriculum ideals. I have always been aware that curriculum should not be taught as separate subjects, but that each subject area is dependent on each other. However, every area of curriculum and instruction- standards, curriculum maps, and schedules, presented to us educators, consistently dictate a disproportionate separation. Although, I make attempts to incorporate social studies in my reading or math in science, when possible. If asked “what an ideal curriculum would look like, I would say one that doesn’t label by subjects and full of lessons that have ELA, Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies all integrated.
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  • Spring '17
  • Statistics, Science and Social Studies, hidden curriculum ideals

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