Curriculum Analysis Project

CurriculumAnalysis Project

Introductionand Summary

Aschool curriculum is widely defined as a structure through whichschools engage learners in so as to become a product worth use in thesociety in delivering the mandate of a human being. In all learninginstitutions whether of level or higher studies, some systems arefollowed to ensure the reason why a learner goes to school isinculcated, and the knowledge that was set to be imparted in the mindof the student is ultimately delivered. It is the aggregate of allexperiences a student have in the process of learning or in thecourse of acquiring an education (Book Wiles, 2015). My school is aninstitution of learning for school going kids where they go to seekknowledge in a bid to lay a foundation for their future and developwhom they want to be when they grow up. The curriculum here isdefined as a planned process of learning and a set of goals that arearticulated in an outline of the anticipated mathematical content forlearners throughout the k-12 school program. In this school, thecurriculum structure gives the learner autonomy as the students needto at times be independent and deliver assignments which are wellthought of and cut out. Therefore, in this paper, I will analyze thecurriculum of the school for the seven steps of the learning process.

Weaknessesand Strengths

Mathematicsis about playing around with numerals, but it is classified as one ofthe most technical areas of education. The subject area gives thebest insight and opens that brains of the child by making him a goodanalyst. It is out of mathematics that good accountants, economics,bankers, analysts, engineers and professional scientists are producedand made (Bayer and Davis, 2012). One weakness our curriculum has isthe scope as it has been said that the best education structure isthe one that takes care of the entire training program. Ourmathematical curriculum falls short of this, and as such, the smallbit of the subject does not expose our learners fully to theknowledge of mathematics. The curriculum development department hasplanned a review of the syllabus and should come up with a nearrecommended structure for our learners. The second weakness isintegration. When a curriculum does not meet the necessary scope,there is a problem of integrating the subject to the real lifesituation out there. Therefore, the school has sought to review thecurriculum in regards to integration of school work and the actualworld working of the learner using the skills.

Thefirst strength is that our instructors have come to be the bestfacilitators to learning. That is because they allow the pupils tocome up with their ways of solving mathematical problems. That makesthe learning process more enjoyable and easier than when the studentsjust sit and wait to be lectured on how to deal with issues in amathematics class which is annoying and unbearable. The secondstrength is that the structure of learning though narrow is verycoherent. All parts of the mathematical curriculum in the school arealigned to the societal current and past needs and very comprehensivein what they cover as far as learning mathematics is concerned. Ithas been noted that in some of the curricula, it is hard to tell whatstudents go to school to study and as such, the whole structure oflearning loses meaning (Grimmett and Halvorson, 2010). However, thestructure of study in Genesis has a meaning and is consistent withthe government structure of mathematics learning.

Roleof State in Curriculum Development

Educationhas been placed under the state as a function through the departmentof state education. The state government exercises this function inentirety or part within the varying degrees of responsibility grantedby the constitution or the law of the land (Albashiry, Voogt, andPieters, 2015). Nevertheless, much of the authority and influence hascontinually developed as school units, state governments, federalgovernments, and the courts have recognized the office of thenations` education as a source of professional information andadvice. The educational house has become the chief government advisoron the matters relating to teaching and curriculum development. Thatis a role that has expressly been allocated to the office by thestate to act on its behalf in ensuring that all government agencieshave the right information concerning any query coming from aconcerned person on education. Further roles include providingadequate education to the citizens of this country on the standardsset by the legislature via the school office interpret andfacilitate the development of educational statutes where the statebodies vested with the powers to formulate and interpret laws areallowed to ensure the education offered is internationallycompetitive.

Also,the state observes the effect of the law provided, and operationalizelegal educational mandate. The education department follows theschool programs and advises the law-making organs make the necessaryamendments. The state also offers training to judicial officers whoare assigned the duty of hearing and deciding cases on matterseducation so as to make them knowledgeable on issues and disputes ofeducation. Ultimately, the role of the government in education andcurriculum development is to provide leadership to ensuring thequality of teaching provided to learners is of the intended level.

Purposeof Curriculum Development

Theintended reason and goal of having a curriculum in place are toensure that fairness, equality, and legality in the education sectorare met for all the learners. The goals are meant to make allgenders, races, those with special needs, and those of little Englishor language proficient feel part of the education in the country orthe in the state. In our case, the curriculum development processsafeguards fairness to all learners in a sense that the curriculumpolicy and planners have put it in law such that all children, nomatter the gender, race, or needs are entitled to a quality primaryeducation which is free and accessible to all. No child should be athome while the peers are at school trying to unlock their potentialfor the future (Book Wiles, 2015). Equality is sought in a statutewhere all genders are treated as equal whether a boy or a girl.Further, there are the transgender individuals who are also agitatingfor their rights in all spheres. Therefore, they should also begranted their right to education and more so the boarding schoolsthey attend. Legality of education has been safeguarded in the sensethat all laws regarding education have taken care of all races,gender, needs and proficiency in a language. The assurance has beenput in the law which should be followed for the sake of the childrenand learners. Ultimately, no child or knowledge seeker should bedenied an opportunity to study in any of the schools in our states.That will be subverting the statutes of the land.

Recommendations

Havinggone through the national standard curriculum, it has been noted thatthere are areas that my school has shortcomings. The scope of studyhas been limited and should be broadened to including more technicalareas and more mind boggling areas such that our students become moreinsightful and rigorous as they analyze the situations in the future.The school should engage students in more research than justfacilitating their studies. Research creates more autonomy and whenthe student is left on his own could seek more information from thelibrary of books, journals, and the internet. The school shouldencourage digital learning which is more efficient and time saving.It is said that a person retains more of what he sees than what hereads, and thus, computerized learning could be more enhanced.Finally, Genesis School should invest in exchange programs for boththe students and teachers. That is because all learn what ishappening out there in other schools and their experiences. Out ofthat both learners and instructors study the world and understand thedemands of the labor market. The reason for seeking education is toultimately have skills that make one employable, either by anotherparty or by self. Skills should be useful, relevant, and up to datewhich this school should endeavor to provide to the learners.

Conclusion

Thereasons why my school would plan for curriculum review anddevelopment is first institutional based issues which are meant forstrategic planning. That will include the changes in the demands ofthe economy for individual skills which could only be offered at thestage in which the school provides education. The educational trendsand processes are also a reason for curriculum review, where theschool management looks at the sequence of issues and connects towhat the society needs at the time. During the date of war, thatschool will capitalize on building values in the minds of thechildren so that they become good citizens equipped with virtues thatpromote peace, stability, and unity. The role the government of thestate is ensuring that the education being offered to their citizensmeets the required international standards. That can only be realizedby going through the school curriculum and attending content deliverysessions in the students` halls of study during mathematics class.

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