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Curriculum, Construction and Evaluation of

While education can take place without teachers, administrators, or school buildings, a curriculum is required in any educational scheme, for a curriculum is a plan of action that sets out learning activities about some subject. Since instructional time is limited, decisions must be made whether to include topic x or topic y; curriculum constructors make these decisions, explicitly or tacitly, based on educational purposes that act as filters to determine what to include. Curriculum construction also involves questions about how to design or organize the content of the curriculum since everything cannot be taught at once. How questions of purpose and design, which are interrelated, are answered is consequential since these two factors direct teaching and learning in some ways rather than others. Curriculum evaluation ...

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