from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. All the courses of study offered by an educational institution.
- n. A group of related courses, often in a special field of study: the engineering curriculum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The set of courses, coursework, and their content, offered at a school or university.
- n. A racecourse; a place for running.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A race course; a place for running.
- n. A course; particularly, a specified fixed course of study, as in a university.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A course; specifically, a fixed course of study in a university, college, or school: as, the curriculum of arts; the medical curriculum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an integrated course of academic studies
So the curriculum is a mishmash of this and that -- discrete details of a main point that does not register.
They stand for nothing and the curriculum is a man, head full of straw.
David Nunan, for example, argues that the curriculum is the totality of what actually happens in an educational setting:
Let others know who might be interested in teaching with the materials so that the curriculum is adopted in more and more classrooms.
"Calls for shared curriculum for the common standards have triggered renewed debates about who decides what students learn, and even about varied meanings of the word "curriculum," adding layers of complexity to the job of translating the broad learning goals into classroom teaching," writes Gewertz.
Our schools need to teach that being skeptical of the curriculum is acceptable.
More information on the curriculum is here. via BoingBoing
Mexico, like the United States, has a fairly complicted education system -- one which has become more complicated over the past few years as the federal government has spun off much direct control to states, who now handle the day to day financing of schools in most parts of Mexico, though the curriculum is a federal matter.
The idea was intriguing, but why did he have to use the word curriculum!
Opposition was initially directed at the curriculum — prepared by two yoga practitioners from Los Angeles, where the curriculum is also used in some schools — which has since been altered to eliminate any language that might be construed as religious.