Theory and Practice of Curriculum Development

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Essay #: 062159
Total text length is 12,851 characters (approximately 8.9 pages).

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The beginning:
Theory and Practice of Curriculum Development
Part A: Outlines
1. One common question students ask is “Why do we have to learn this?" Teachers commonly reply by citing the instrumental value of the curriculum’s aims and content. However, the instrumental value of a curriculum does not apply to all students, and it may not apply to current students in the future. Consider, for example, the effects of calculators and computers on learning to read, write, and do arithmetic. What values, other than instrumental ones, are appropriate in answering the students’ question?
One-sentence thesis statement
Children must learn to recognize the need to learn things they do not enjoy learning because learning is not always fun and, in a pluralistic...
The end:
.....that students see the common threads that unite them and make them pertinent.
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