Simply put, curriculum may be defined as what students should know and be able to do. Therefore, curriculum is the point of departure, the hub, the heart, the foundation for consideration of practically all aspects of education. Imagine then that you will soon interview for a position as a curriculum coordinator for a school district. You know that the members of the interview team have much experience in curriculum and often discuss philosophical issues in education when they see each other. Prepare a statement of Philosophy that you may leave with them to ensure that they know fully what you think about the fundamental forces that shape curriculum and in turn are shaped by it.
Be sure to discuss the four issues below:
the role of philosophy in curriculum
the significance of appropriate goals and objectives
the usefulness of curriculum designs
the tension between the arts and current goals of education