7.3 Preschool Curriculum: Can you analyze the concept of core curriculum in the context of  the school curriculum listing its advantages and disadvantages?

7.3 Discuss the concept of core curriculum in the context of  the school curriculum listing its advantages and disadvantages.

Core – Curriculum

The term core is used in curriculum studies to mean that part of the school curriculum that is essential and therefore a common requirement for all students. The core curriculum contains compulsory subjects as opposed to electives.  In selecting the core-subjects the specialists pay attention to the philosophy of education of a country.

 

Advantages of Core – Curriculum

  1. Emphasizes a core of social issues.
  2. It combines subjects matter with the relevant and challenges of the day.
  3. It aims to integrate learning by unifying subject matter for studying social issues and problem areas related to individual as well as society.
  4. It takes core of the needs and interests of the learner.
  5. It is social rather than cognitively oriented.

 

Disadvantages of Core – Curriculum

  1. It fails to offer significant and systematic knowledge.
  2. Requires broad competence and training to be able to arrange content around focus or issues.
  3. It requires many teachers of varied specialists of adequate curriculum guides and materials.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s