Critically Analyse the Significance of Theories, Principles and Models of Inclusive Curriculum to the Design and Implementation of Programmes of Study, Within Two Different Contexts

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Critically analyse the significance of theories, principles and models of inclusive curriculum to the design and implementation of programmes of study, within two different contexts

The idea of curriculum has been around for generations. However, the way in which we understand and theorise about the curriculum has changed vastly over the years. The word ‘curriculum’ comes from a Greek word which means ‘course’.
Stenhouse (1975) states that “Curriculum is an attempt to communicate the essential principles and features of an educational proposal in such a form that is open to critical scrutiny and capable of effective translation into practice”.
There are three ways of approaching curriculum theory and practice: 1. as an attempt
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