The Hidden Curriculum, Beliefs And Social Values In Schools

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There is a set curriculum given to teachers that they need to follow based on what the government and the state in which they educate find essential. Teachers must also instill basic knowledge of life throughout the day to their students. These experiences, along with morals and ethical values taught to students, can be explained as the hidden curriculum. Alsubaie writes, “A hidden curriculum refers to the unspoken or implicit values, behaviors, procedures, and norms that exist in the educational setting” (125). The hidden curriculum is vital for students as the information is essential for them to succeed in their life. This curriculum is found not only in classrooms but also in the surrounding community. While in school students can also learn social norms from their peers when they spend time working together in class. A student may not remember all the academic curricula he or she learned throughout the year, but he or she will carry the values his or her teachers had with him or her. Students can learn the necessary values by viewing educators as mentors. Teachers instill high morals, ethics, and common knowledge in students through community service opportunities, collaborative learning, teachable moments, and life lessons. There are opportunities for teachers to be mentors outside of the school day if they live in the surrounding community. Having teachers participate in community activities allows a student to learn the values of his or her teacher in a

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