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National Curriculum

  • By: Mustafa Yunus Eryaman & Salih Zeki Genc
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

National curriculum is a public representation of what are considered the purposes of education at a national level, and it serves as a documented map of theories, common beliefs, and ideas about schooling, teaching and learning, and knowledge—evidence in the development of teacher-proof curriculum. National curriculum is generally developed and mandated by a national jurisdiction to provide the same basic education to all students mainly in public schools across a country. National curricula commonly establish national standards for the performance of all students in the subjects they include. They mostly incorporate overarching legal statements that outline how teachers can modify, as necessary, curriculum programs of study to provide all schoolchildren with relevant information at main key stages.

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