The Curriculum Development Theory Within The Educational System

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The curriculum development theory in the educational system in American was impelled and fashioned by the following famous curriculum theorists: “Franklin Bobbitt (1876-1956), Werret Charters (1875-1952), William Kilpatrick (1871-1965), Harold Rugg (1886-1960), Hollis Caswell (1901-1989, and Ralph Tyler (1902-1994). Each of these individuals’ philosophy of education and views on student learned currently impact how we view the development of student learning in America: 1. Bobbitt believed that the learning objectives, together with the activities, should be grouped and sequenced after clarifying the instructional activities and tasks. 2. Charters believed that the objectives, along with the corresponding activities, should be aligned with the subject matter or content. 3. Kilpatrick introduced the use of small group interaction, and the project method in which the teacher and students plan together. 4. Rugg introduced the concept of the development of the whole child, the inclusion of social studies, and the importance of curriculum planning in advance. 5. Caswell believed that subject matter is developed around the interest of the learners and social functions. 6. Tyler believed that curriculum should revolve around the students’ needs and interests.” Retrieved from Although, the above mentioned curriculum development theorists have contributed and
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