Huwebes, Hulyo 18, 2013

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Something to do:

1. Read the post of the day.
2. Visit the suggested website for further readings and better presentations.
3. Prepare three questions for the class on Monday.
4. Prepare to role play in any of the following roles: a.) facilitator, b.) panel of reactor c.) resource person d.) synthesizer, e.) timer.
5. Focus on the topic on Foundations of Curriculum.

foundations of curriculum

Major foundations of curriculum Presentation Transcript
  • 1. Major Foundations of Curriculum Prepared by: Jhun Ar Ar R. Ramos
  • 2. Major Foundations of Curriculum Ø Philosophical Ø Historical Ø Psychological Ø Social
  • 3. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum • Four Educational Philosophies
  • 4. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum q Perennialism Aim of Education – To educate the rational person; to cultivate the intellect. Role of Education – Teachers help students think with reason. Focus in the Curriculum – Classical subjects, literary analysis and curriculum constant. Curriculum Trends – Use of great books and return to liberal.
  • 5. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum q Essentialism Aim of Education – To promote the intellectual growth of the individual and educate a competent person. The teacher is the sole authority in his or her subject area or field of specialization. Focus in the Curriculum – Essential skills of the 3 R’s and essential subjects. Curriculum Trends – Excellence in education, back to basics and cultural literacy.
  • 6. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum q Progressivism Aim of Education – To promote democratic and social living. Role of Education – Knowledge leads to growth and development of lifelong learners who actively learn by doing. Focus in the Curriculum – Subjects are interdisciplinary, integrative and interactive. Curriculum is focused on students’ interest, human problems and affairs. Curriculum Trends – School reforms, relevant and contextualized curriculum, humanistic education.
  • 7. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum qReconstructionism Aim of Education – To improve and reconstruct society. Education for change. Role of Education – Teachers act as agents of change and reform in various educational projects including research. Focus in the Curriculum – Focus on present and future trends and issues of national and international interest. Curriculum Trends – Equality of educational opportunities in education, access to global education.
  • 8. Historical Foundations of Curriculum • Curriculum Theorists
  • 9. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1876 - 1956 presented curriculum as a science that emphasizes on students' need.
  • 10. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1875 - 1952 considered curriculum also as a science which is based on students' need, and the teachers plan and activities.
  • 11. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1871 - 1965 viewed curriculum as purposeful activities which are child- centered.
  • 12. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1886 - 1960 emphasized social studies in the curriculum and the teacher plans the lesson in advance.
  • 13. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1901 - 1989 sees curriculum as organized around social functions of themes, organized knowledge and learner's interests.
  • 14. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1902- 1994 believes that curriculum is a science and an extension of school's philosophy. Based on students' need and interests.
Major Foundations of Curriculum Presentation Transcript
  • 1. MAJOR FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM ¹Kimpee I. Blahing ²Researcher/DiscussantRepublic of the PhilippinesMINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITYCOLLEGE OF EDUCATIONGeneral Santos CityTopical ReportED106– Curriculum Development,Presented to:Dr. Jioharia L. NicartA.Y. 2012-2013.
  • 2. MAJOR FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUMPhilosophicalFoundationsof CurriculumPsychologicalFoundationsof CurriculumSocialFoundationsof CurriculumHistoricalFoundationsof CurriculumCURRICULUM
  • 3. •Franklin Bobbit (1876-1956) -presented curriculum as ascience that emphasizes onstudents need. Curriculumprepares for adult life.•Werret Charters (1875-1952)- considered curriculum alsoas a science which is basedon students need and theteachers plan the activities.Curriculum theorists :Historical Foundations of Curriculum
  • 4. •Harold Rugg (1886-1960) -Curriculum should develop thewhole child. He emphasizedsocial studies in the curriculumand the teacher plans the lessonin advance.Curriculum theorists :•William Kilpatrick (1871-1965) - viewed curriculum aspurposeful activities which arechild-centered. The purpose ofcurriculum is childdevelopment and growth.Historical Foundations of Curriculum
  • 5. Curriculum theorists :•Hollis Caswell (1901-1989) -sees curriculum as organizedaround social functions ofthemes, organized knowledgeand earners interests.•Ralph Tyler (1902-1994) - believesthat curriculum is a science and anextension of schools philosophy.Historical Foundations of Curriculum
  • 6. Three major groups of learning theories:Psychological Foundations of Curriculum1.Behaviorists Psychology2.Cognitive Psychology3. Humanistic Psychology
  • 7. Three major groups of learning theories:Psychological Foundations of Curriculum1.BehavioristsPsychology - considerthat learning should beorganized in order thatstudents can experiencesuccess in the process ofmastering the subjectmatter
  • 8. Three major groups of learning theories:Psychological Foundations of Curriculum2.CognitivePsychology - focustheir attention on howindividuals processinformation and howthe monitor andmanage thinking.
  • 9. Three major groups of learning theories:Psychological Foundations of Curriculum3. HumanisticPsychology -concerned withhow learners candevelop theirhuman potential.
  • 10. Social Foundations of CurriculumSchools exist within the social context.Schools are made to help to understand thechanges globalization brings.The relationship of curriculum andsociety is mutual and encompassing.Schools are not only institutions that caneducate people in the society.

Curriculum Presentation Transcript

  • 1. D efinitions of Curriculum T ypes of Curriculum Operating in Schools M ajor Foundations of Curriculum
  • 2. Definitions of Curriculum (Traditional Points of View) - “it is a body of subjects or subject matter prepared by the teacher for the students to learn” - synonymous to the “course of study” and “syllabus” - “permanent studies” where the rules of grammar, reading, rhetoric and logic and mathematics for basic education are emphasized (Robert Hutchins). Basic education should emphasize the 3Rs and college education should be grounded on liberal arts.
  • 3. - the mission of the school should be intellectual training, hence curriculum should focus on the fundamental disciplines of grammar, literature and writing. It should also include mathematics, science, history and foreign language (Arthur Bestor –an essentalist) - written documents or a plan of action in accomplishing goals
  • 4. - discipline is the sole source of curriculum. Thus in our educational system, curriculum is divided into chunks of knowledge called subject areas in basic education such as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and others. In college, discipline may include humanities, sciences, languages, and many more. (Joseph Schwab) - Curriculum should consist entirely of knowledge which comes from various disciplines (Phenix)
  • 5. (Progressive Points of View) - total learning experiences of the individual - all experiences children have under the guidance of teachers (Caswell & Campbell) - a sequence of potential experiences set up in the schools for the purpose of disciplining children and youth in group ways of thinking and acting (Caswell & Smith as shared by Smith, Stanley and Shores) - The experiences in the classroom which are planned and enacted by the teacher, and also learned by the students
  • 6. Points of View on Curriculum Development
  • 7. Ralph Tyler Model: Four Basic Principles 1. What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? 2. What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain success? 3. How can these educational experiences be effectively organized? 4. How can we determine whether these purposes are being attained or not?
  • 8. Considerations that should be made in curriculum development (Tyler’s Model) 1. Purposes of the school 2. Educational experiences related to the purposes 3. Organization of the experiences 4. Evaluation of the experiences
  • 9. Hilda Taba’s Linear Model of Curriculum 1. Diagnosis of learners needs and expectations of the larger society 2. Formulation of learning objectives 3. Selection of learning content 4. Organization of learning content 5. Selection of learning experiences 6. Organization of learning activities 7. Determination of what to evaluate and the means of doing it
  • 10. 1. Recommended curriculum 2. Written curriculum 3. Taught curriculum 4. Supported curriculum 5. Assessed curriculum 6. Learned curriculum 7. Hidden curriculum
  • 11. 1. Recommended curriculum – most of the school curricula are recommended. The curriculum may come from a national agency like the Department of Education (DepEd), commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) or any professional organization who has stake in education. For example the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE) or the Biology Teacher Association (BIOTA) may recommend a curriculum to be implemented in the elementary or secondary education.
  • 12. 2. Written curriculum – this includes documents, course of study or syllabi handed down to the schools, districts, division, departments or colleges for implementation. Most of these are made by curriculum experts with participation of teachers and were pilot-tested or tried out in sample schools or population. Example of this is the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC). Example is the written lesson plan of each classroom teacher made up of objectives and planned the activities of the teacher.
  • 13. 3. Taught curriculum - these are the different planned activities which are put into action in the classroom - these are varied activities that are implemented in order to arrive at the objectives or purposes of the written curriculum. - these are used by the learners with the guidance of the teachers. Taught curriculum varies according to the learning styles of students and teaching styles of teachers.
  • 14. 4. Supported curriculum – these refer to the material resources such as textbooks, computers, audio-visual materials, laboratory equipment, playgrounds, zoos and other facilities that support or help the teacher in the implementation of a curriculum in order to have successful teaching.
  • 15. 5. Assessed curriculum – this refers to the tested or evaluated curriculum. At the duration and end of the teaching episodes, series of evaluations are being done by the teachers to determine the extent of teaching or to tell if the students are progressing. Assessment tools like paper-and-pencil tests, authentic instruments like portfolio are being utilized .
  • 16. 6. Learned curriculum – this refers to the learning outcomes achieved by the students. Learning outcomes are indicated by the results of the tests and changes in behavior which can either be cognitive, affective, or psychomotor
  • 17. 7. Hidden curriculum – this is the unintended curriculum which is not deliberately planned but may modify behavior or influence learning outcomes. There are lots of hidden curricula that transpire in the schools. Peer influence, school environment, physical condition, teacher-learner interaction, mood of the teachers and many other factors make up the hidden curriculum.
  • 18. The most commonly accepted foundations of curriculum include: 1. Philosophical 2. Historical 3. Psychological 4. Social
  • 19. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum Philosophy provides educators, teachers, and curriculum makers with framework for planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum in schools. It helps in answering what schools are for, what subjects are important, how students should learn and what materials and methods should be used. In decision making, philosophy provides the starting point and will be used for the succeeding decision making.
  • 20. Tyler’s View of Philosophy in Relation to School Purposes School Purposes Suggestions from Subject Specialists Studies of Learners Studies of Contemporary Life Use of Philosophy Use of Psychology of Learning
  • 21. Historical Foundations of Curriculum Curriculum is not an old field. Majority of scholars would place its beginning In 1918 with the publication of Franklin Bobbit’s book The Curriculum. Philippine education came about from various foreign influences. Of all foreign educational systems, the American educational system has the greatest influence on our educational system.
  • 22. Curriculum theorists and how they view curriculum from a historical perspective. 1. Franklin Bobbit (1876–1956) - he presented curriculum as a science that emphasizes on student’s need. Curriculum prepares students for adult life. To Bobbit, objectives with corresponding activities should be grouped and sequenced. This can only be done if instructional objectives are clarified.
  • 23. 2. Werret Charters (1875-1952) – to him, curriculum is a science. It gives emphasis on student’s needs. The listing of objectives and matching these with corresponding activities ensures that the content or subject matter is related to objectives. The subject matter and the activities are planned by the teacher.
  • 24. 3. William Kilpatrick (1871-1965) – Curricula are purposeful activities which are child centered. The purpose of curriculum is child development and growth. He introduced the project method where teacher and student plan the activities 4. Harold Rugg (1886-1960) –to him, curriculum should develop the whole child. It is child-centered and should produce outcomes. He also emphasized social studies and the teacher plans curriculum in advance.
  • 25. 5. Hollis Caswell (1901-1989) – he sees curriculum as organized around social functions of themes, organized knowledge and learner’s interest. He believes that curriculum is a set of experiences. Subject matter is developed around social functions and learner’s interests.
  • 26. 6. Ralph Tyler (1902-1994) – he believes that curriculum is a science and an extension of school’s philosophy. It is based on student’s needs and interest. To him, curriculum is always related to instruction. Subject matter is organized in terms of knowledge, skills and values. The process emphasizes problem solving. The curriculum aims to educate generalists and not specialists.
  • 27. Psychological Foundations of Curriculum Psychology provides a basis for the teaching and learning process. 1. Behaviorist Psychology a. connectionism – Edward Thorndike (which influenced Tyler and Taba, the well known curricularists) b. classical conditioning – Ivan Pavlov c. operant conditioning – B. F. Skinner d. modeling and observation theory – (Bandura)
  • 28. d. hierarchical learning – Robert Gagne To the behaviorists, learning should be organized in order that students can experience success in the process of mastering the subject matter.
  • 29. 2. Cognitive Psychology a. cognitive development stages – Jean Piaget b. social constructivism – Lev Vgotsky c. multiple intelligences – Howard Gardner d. learning styles – Felder and Silverman e. emotional intelligences – Daniel Goleman
  • 30. To the cognitive theorists, learning - constitutes a logical method for organizing and interpreting learning - it is rooted in the tradition of subject matter and is similar to the cognitive development theory
  • 31. 3. Humanistic Psychology Humanist psychologist are concerned with how learners can develop their human potential. a. Gestalt theory b. theory of human needs and for self actualizing persons - Maslow c. Carl Roger’s non directive lives
  • 32. Social Foundations of Education Schools exist within the social context. In considering the social foundations of curriculum, we must recognize that schools are the only one of the many institutions that educate society. The home, the family, community likewise educate the people in the society. But schools are formal institutions that address more complex and interrelated societies and the world.
  • 33. For most curricula, the major components or elements are: 1. aims, goals and objectives 2. subject matter/content 3. learning experiences 4. evaluation approaches
  • 34. When translated into questions, each component can be addressed by the following: 1. What is to be done? 2. What subject matter is to be included? 3. What instructional strategies, resources and activities will be employed? 4. What method and instruments will be used to assess the results of the curriculum?
  • 35. Component 1- Curriculum Aims, Goals and Objectives Based on the Philippine Constitution of 1987, all schools shall aim to: 1. inculcate patriotism and nationalism 2. foster love of humanity 3. promote respect for human rights 4. appreciate the role of national heroes in the historical development of the country 5. teach the rights and duties of citizenship
  • 36. 6. strengthen ethical and spiritual values 7. develop moral character and personal discipline 8. encourage critical and creative thinking 9. broaden scientific and technological knowledge and promote vocational efficiency
  • 37. Aims of Elementary Education (Education Act of 1982) In the elementary level, schools through their curricula should aim to: provide knowledge and develop skills, attitudes, values essential to personal development and necessary for living in and contributing to a developing and changing society; . provide learning experiences which increase a child’s awareness of and responsiveness to the changes in the society;
  • 38. promote and, intensify knowledge, identification with and love for the nation and the people to which he belongs; and promote work experiences which develop orientation to the world of work and prepare the learner to engage in honest and gainful work
  • 39. Aims of Secondary Education In high school or secondary level, educational curricula aim to: continue to promote the objectives of elementary education; and discover and enhance the different aptitudes and interests of students in order to equip them with skills for productive endeavor and or to prepare them for tertiary schooling
  • 40. Aims of Tertiary Education The different courses should aim to: provide general education programs which will promote national identity, cultural consciousness, moral integrity and spiritual vigor; train the nation’s manpower in the skills required for national development; and advance knowledge through research and apply new knowledge for improving the quality of human life and respond effectively to changing society.
  • 41. The school’s vision - is a clear concept of what the institution would like to become in the future - provides the focal point or unifying element according to which the school staff, faculty, students perform individually or collectively - is the guiding post around which all educational efforts including curricula should be directed
  • 42. The school’s mission statement - spells out how it intends to carry out its Vision - the mission targets to produce the kind of persons the students will become after having been educated over a certain period of time. The school’s vision and mission are further translated into goals which are broad statements or intents to be accomplished. Data for the sources of school goals may include the learners, the society and the fund of knowledge.
  • 43. The school’s mission statement, spells out how it intends to carry out its Vision. the mission targets to produce the kind of persons the students will become after having been educated over a certain period of time. The school’s vision and mission are further translated into goals which are broad statements or intents to be accomplished. Data for the sources of school goals may include the learners, the society and the fund of knowledge.
  • 44. In a curriculum, these goals are made simple and specific for the attainment of each learner. These are called educational objectives. Benjamin Bloom and Robert Mager defined educational objectives in two ways: 1. explicit formulation of the ways in which students are expected to be changed by the educative process 2. intent communicated by statement describing a proposed change in learners
  • 45. In other words, objectives - direct the change in behavior which is the ultimate aim of learning - provide the bases for the selection of learning content and learning experiences - also set the criteria against which learning outcomes will be evaluated
  • 46. Bloom and his associates classified three big domains of objectives. These are: 1. cognitive 2. affective 3. psychomotor
  • 47. Cognitive Domain – (Bloom et. Al. 1956) domain of thought process 1. Knowledge – recall, remembering of prior learned materials, in terms of facts, concepts, theories and principles. It is the lowest cognitive level. 2. Comprehension – ability to grasp the meaning of material. It indicates the lowest form of understanding
  • 48. 3. Application – the ability to use learned material in new and concrete situation 4. Analysis – ability to break down material into component parts so that its organizational structure may be understood 5. Synthesis – ability to put parts together to form a new whole 6. Evaluation – ability to pass judgment based on given criteria
  • 49. Affective domain – (Krathwohl, 1964) – domain of valuing, attitude and appreciation 1. Receiving – students’ willingness to pay attention to particular event, stimuli, classroom activities 2. Responding – active participation on the part of the students 3. Valuing – concerned with the worth or value a student attaches to a particular phenomena, object or behavior
  • 50. 4. Organization – concerned with bringing together different values and building a value system 5. Characterization by a value or value complex – developing a lifestyle from a value system
  • 51. Psychomotor Domain – (Simpson, 1972) – domain of the use of psychomotor attributes 1. Perception – use of sense organs to guide motor activities 2. Set – refers to the readiness to take a particular type of action 3. Guided response – concerned with the early stages in learning complex skills. Imitation and trial and error are some of the ways of doing
  • 52. 4. Mechanism – responses have become habitual. Performance skills are with ease and confidence 5. Complex overt responses – skillful performance and with complex movement patterns 6. Adaptation – skill well developed that the ability to modify is very easy 7. Origination – refers to creating new movement patterns to fit the situation. Creativity is evident.
  • 53. Component 2 – Curriculum Content or Subject Matter Regardless of their design or models, all curriculum have content. Content is: - simply more than information to be learned in school - another term for knowledge What criteria should be used in selecting the content?
  • 54. Some criteria which can be used in the selection of subject matter content or knowledge for the curriculum. 1. Self-sufficiency 2. Significance 3. Validity 4. Interest 5. Utility 6. Learnability 7. Feasibility
  • 55. 1. Self-sufficiency – the prime guiding principle for content selection is helping the learner attain self-sufficiency in learning in the most economical manner (Scheffler, 1970). Economy means less teaching effort and educational resources, less learners’ effort but more results and effective learning outcomes
  • 56. 2. Significance Content or subject matter is significant if it will contribute to basic ideas, concepts, principles and generalizations to achieve the overall aim of the curriculum. it will develop the cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills of the learners if the cultural aspects will be considered
  • 57. 3. Validity – the authenticity of the of the subject matter. Subject matter should be checked or verified at regular intervals to determine if the content that was originally valid continues to be.
  • 58. 4. Interest – this is the key criterion for a learner-centered curriculum. A learner will value the content if it is meaningful to him/her. Students’ interests should be adjusted taking into consideration maturity, prior experiences, educational and social value of their interest among others.
  • 59. 5. Utility – usefulness of the content or subject matter may be relative to the learner who is going to use it. Usefulness may be either be for the present or the future.
  • 60. 6. Learnability – subject matter in the curriculum should be within the range of the experiences of the learners.
  • 61. 7. Feasibility – content selection should be considered within the context of the existing reality in schools, in society and government.
  • 62. Other considerations that maybe used in the selection of the learning content a. frequently and commonly used in daily life b. Suited to the maturity levels and abilities of students c. valuable in meeting the needs and competencies of a future career; d. related with other subject areas e. important in the transfer of learning
  • 63. In organizing or putting together the different learning contents; the following suggestions are given (Palma) 1. Balance 2. Articulation 3. Sequence 4. Integration 5. Continuity
  • 64. Component 3 – Curriculum Experiences Different instructional strategies provide the experiences. The instruction- al strategies and methods will put into action the goals and the use of contents in order in order to produce an outcome. Teaching strategies convert the written curriculum into action. Both the teacher and the learner take actions to facilitate learning .
  • 65. The action are based on planned objectives, the subject matter to be taken and the support materials to be used. This will include a multitude of teaching methods and educational activities which will enhance learning. Whatever methods the teacher utilizes to implement the curriculum, there will be some guide for the selection and use. Among these are:
  • 66. 1. Teaching methods are means to achieve ends. They are used to translate the objectives into action. 2. There is no single best teaching method 3. Teaching method should stimulate the learner’s desire to develop the cognitive, psychomotor, social and spiritual domain of the individual 4. In the choice of the teaching methods, learning styles of the students should be considered.
  • 67. 4. In the choice of the teaching methods, learning styles of the students should be considered. 5. Every method should lead to the development of the learning outcomes in the three domains: cognitive, affective and psychomotor 6. Flexibility should be a consideration in the use of the teaching methods
  • 68. Component 4 – Curriculum Evaluation All curricula to be effective must have the element of evaluation (Worthen and Sanders, 1987). This refer to the formal determination of the quality, effectiveness or value of the program, process, product of the curri- culum. Evaluation is meeting the goals and matching them with the intended outcomes. There are different evaluation methods that can be utilized like diagnos- tic, placement, formative or summative evaluation or the norm or criterion- referenced evaluation.
  • 69. Regardless of the methods and mate- rials evaluation will utilize, a suggested plan of action for the process of curricu- lum evaluation is introduces with these steps 1. Focus on one particular component of the curriculum 2. Collect or gather the information 3. Organize the information 4. Analyze information 5. Report the information 6. Recycle the information for continuous feedback, modifications and adjustments to be made
  • 70. Interrelationship of the Components of a Curriculum Aims Objectives Evaluation Content/Subject Matter Methods/ Strategies
  • 71.  
  • 72. Feedback and Reflections Teaching Process PLAN EVALUATE IMPLEMENT
  • 73.  
  • 74. 1. Subject-centered design model a. Subject design b. Discipline design c. Correlation design d. Broad field design/interdisciplinary 2. Learner-centered design a. Child-centered design b. Experience-centered design c. Humanistic design
  • 75. 3. Problem-centered design a. Life-situation design b. Core design  

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k-12 curriculum

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 Curriculum Development System

1. Motives of Curriculum Development
     1.1. Religious Motives = this is evident for most of Catholic Schools. It can be observed that these schools offer Religious Education and their Spiritual Activities will coincide to their Spirituality.
     1.2. Political Motives = this is the thrust of every country all over the world. The state will ensure that there is appreciation of the country's political ideology and adherence to its principles, values and practices.
    1.3. Utilitarian = this motive highlights the concrete application of any learning in school. This means that subjects will be used and applied in the lives of students.
      1.4. Mass Education = this motive is to attain high level of literacy of the state. Thus, compulsory and free education is provided to the citizens.
      1.5. Excellence in Education = schools are into competition against each other in the various aspect of the curriculum. Pride and honor is given emphasis. 

2. Chronological Development of Curriculum

      2.1. Pre-Spanish Period - Informal Education was evident prior to the coming of colonizers.
                                    - Academic Curriculum  (system of writing, laws and moral standards,etc)
                                    - Strategies ( Oral, Practical and Hands-on)

      2.2. Spanish Period - consists of the 3 R's (reading, writing and religion)
                                      - characteristics ( parochial, convent based)
                                      - method of teaching ( memorization of prayers, speeches, etc.)

      2.3. American Period - based on ideals and traditions of America and the hierarchy of values 
                                           (Democracy and Freedom)
                                         - medium of instruction ( English language)
                                         - two aspect of learning
                                              mental training ( English, Reading, Writing, Conversation, 
                                              Phonetics, Spelling, Study of nature and arithmetic) and 
                                              body training (singing, drawing, hardwood, P.E.)
                                          - 2 levels in Grade School ( primary and Intermediate) where students 
                                              taught geography and civic subject 
                                        - Collegiate Level (normal schools were opened first to produce teachers in  
                                           order to replace the "Thomasites"
                                        - Significant Features of American Education
                                           democratic way of life
                                           religious freedom (public schools abolished compulsory religious ed.)
                                        - Commonwealth curriculum ( introduce courses in Farming, trade and 
                                             business science)
     2.4. Japanese Devised Curriculum
                                         - Nihonggo became medium of instruction and/or a subject.
                                         - abolished English as subject
                                         - textbook was provided but tailored to serve the interest of Japan.
                                         - blackout of previous colonizer's influences