Title

Curriculum for Diverse Learners

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2011

Originally Published In

The Journal of Secondary and Elementary Education

Volume Number

2

Issue Number

6

Page Numbers

1-16

Abstract

Throughout the school year, it is important to evaluate the success of the developed curriculum, but this evaluation must be kept in perspective. All too often, curriculum is planned around assessment rather than assessment being planned to evaluate the curriculum’s success. Several components should be taken into account when designing curriculum: objectives, content, learning experience and evaluation. Each of these components is important to the existence and success of students. They are determined by the creators’ various philosophies, as well as current societal and political issues, and involve scope and sequence, continuity, balance, integration, and articulation. Each of these elements can and should be altered and adjusted as needed in order to meet any special needs of the learners.