In this week’s chapter, the discussion focused around how curriculum is shaped by social forces. There are many ways that the school influences the community. These influences include citizenship, intellectualism, and vocational preparation. And society influences schools through parental involvement, tradition, textbooks, laws, religion and moral values, research, poverty, changes in family structure, and multicultural issues.
Please respond to ONE of the following in the comments section.
What is a topic discussed in the chapter that you had not considered as part of curriculum? How has this chapter changed your mind about the topic’s impact on curriculum?
What evidence do you have that your school’s culture affects its curriculum?