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Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

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Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

Craig Kridel

Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: March 23, 2010 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412958806 | Print ISBN: 9781412958837 | Online ISBN: 9781412958806 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.

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Planned Curriculum

M. Shaun Murphy & Debbie Pushor

Planned curriculum refers to documents that shapethe content to be covered when teaching. These documents arise out ofpolicy environments and reflect what is deemed required or necessary forstudents to learn at specific levels of education or educationalsettings. Typically, planned curriculum documents are created bygovernments, publishers of subject matter series, publishers ofassessments, or boards of education. Planned curriculum can becategorized in two ways: curriculum that is prescribed or curriculumthat is subscribed. Prescribed planned curriculum expects teachers tofollow a defined set of objectives or outcomes, whereas a subscribedplanned curriculum provides outcomes or objectives but allows for someteacher selection. Typically, planned curriculum is mandated at somelevel for teachers to use in their teaching and teachers are supervisedin some manner to ensure their use of the planned curriculum. In some countries or ...

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