how are school curricula developed and implemented?
Curricula are developed through policies that the government puts in place. However, people such as teachers, students and parents get very little say on what is ultimately put in the curriculum. This is decided by politicians, and people who research child development, it seems however that the people who spend the most time with this material have the least say.
What new information/perspectives does this reading provide about the development and implementation of school curriculum?
I learned that school curricula is influenced by a variety of people and goes through a lot of steps and processes before it finally reaches the classroom. I also learned that so many people have a influence over what the curriculum consists of and what is expected to be taught. As I stated before, It is shocking and interesting how the political landscape has such a choke hold on the bureaucracy and inner workings of curricula, and by the same extension, education as a whole.