There are three kinds of curriculum policy: formal, implicit, and prudential. Formal curriculum policy is the official, mandatory statement of what is to be taught to students. Such statements are expressed in widely different ways by those responsible for policy development, for example, philosophical vision, goals, subject matter knowledge, student standards, and what students know and should be able to do. Curriculum policy takes on broader implicit and prudential meaning during implementation. Implicit curriculum policy refers to policies at various administrative and government levels that influence curriculum practices. For instance, the United States, No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is an education policy with significant impact on local curriculum practices, though NCLB is not a formal curriculum policy. Implicit curriculum policy also refers to statements, ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles