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Curriculum Construction

Term Paper Title: Curriculum Construction
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Curriculum construction


Final Exam

Question #1
At risk students, meaningful classroom experience
aid young minds to develop sound basic education needs for example,
Reading, Math and English by the establishment of an academic support base for
"At Risk" students. to provide social and emotional support by reinforcing the idea of self esteem and positive self imaging We shall also strive to be eclectic in our approach, and believe that a  combined effort of family members, administrators, teaching staff culturally aware supporters and others are necessary to meet the needs of our diverse community. Responsible education is defined as a process of training and development of a person's mind, character, skills, and abilities whereby an individual can distinguish
between right and wrong, to think and act rationally and therefore responsible for
his/her individual behavior
targets the student who demonstrates "at risk
behavior" due to traumatic intrusion in their lives, for example, physical or
emotional abuse, fractured family structure or severe social and economic
hardships, but also desire to develop attitudes and skills necessary to develop their
academic standards.

1.Provide an educational support by reinforcing the concepts of self
  2.Provide social and emotional sup esteem and positive self imaging.
  3.Provide academia as a way to self improvement, personal growth and
    personal social and cultural awareness.
  4.Provide student and families with information necessary to enhance student
    achievement.

Capability...

            is an integration of knowledge, skills, understanding and personal
            qualities used appropriately and effectively at work and in life
            generally;
            is a broader and richer concept than competencies, being
            concerned as much with future potential as with immediate needs;
            involves the whole person, including values and emotional
            sophistication;
            is the capacity for autonomous learning and personal, vocational
            and professional development;

is the capacity to manage change.

       Capability is enhanced by the way students pursue their mainstream
        studies...
            active rather than passive,
            negotiated rather than imposed,
            applied rather than remote,
            collaborative as well as individual.

        Compared with a competency model, in which outcomes and
        performance indicators are predetermined, a capability model presents
        outcomes as negotiable, involving students in explorations of relevance
        and notions of quality, thereby promoting deeper levels of learning.

        Helping students to become more responsible and accountable for their
        own learning is excellent preparation for continuing professional
        education, lifelong learning, resource-based learning and research.
Change, innovation, improvement

This is a broad definition, but curricula can differ considerably. A curriculum, for
instance, can put forward ideas for:

    coordinating different types of education (primary, secondary and adult
    education)
    planning and updating course material
    coordinating related subjects, e.g. physics, chemistry and biology
    gearing course material to the needs and wishes of special groups of students,
    e.g. ethnic groups
    using new media, e.g. CD-i and CD-ROM

mediation of feeling of competence
part of everyday teaching is to help children develop an inner sense that they are competent, help them develop independence
Goal seeking and achieving behavior- he...

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