ED 622, School Curriculum

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Development and improvement of curriculum. Explanation of contemporary curricular issues which impact teaching and learning in the classroom. Emphasis on school reform and renewal.


  • Understand that curriculum is socially constructed and affected by a number of factors.
  • Develop insight into the curriculum standards movement.
  • Recognize the roles of various school personnel in the curriculum improvement process.
  • Gain skills to guide and critically reflect upon curriculum decisions and processes.
  • Review theoretical and philosophical approaches to curriculum development.
  • Examine comprehensive curriculum reform efforts and programs.
  • Develop a plan for improving curriculum.


  • Ongoing Site-Based Inquiry
  • Personal Curriculum Platform
  • Curriculum Improvement Plan