Essay on The Curriculum Of The Classroom And Campus Practices

1308 Words May 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Without curriculum there would be no focus or purpose in education. Curriculum is a stable aspect in the dynamics of education, and requires knowledge of its history, behaviors, and social complexities in order to be a benefit. Moreover, there is no one way to design curriculum, but undoubtedly requires finessing and scrutinizing to ensure it works with the school’s statement of purpose. This paper analyzes the curriculum of Clement Middle School in Redlands California including its curriculum approaches and philosophies, as well as its historical, psychological, and social foundations. Lastly, an interpretation of the school’s mission statement is discussed and evaluated to consider its reflection on classroom and campus practices.

Introduction Clement Middle School in Redlands, California services a population of just over 1,000 diverse students in grades 6-8; most of which come from socioeconomically disadvantaged households. Analyzing the academics offered at Clement will further relate how various philosophies, theories, and psychologies have been intertwined into the curriculums development. “Curriculum is intended not to provide precise answers but to increase our understanding of its complexities” (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013, p. 1). Ultimately, curriculum is necessary component that undoubtedly “affects educators, students, and other members of society” (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2013, p. 1).
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