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Could we change away from the use of the word curriculum?
I have always understood curriculum to be quite a fine level of detail that a teacher or group of students set for themselves, including break times, sequencing, lesson plans, etc.
What we are talking about (I think) is syllabus, competency units, assessment standards
Surely, let us use the standard term Qualification Framework in our discussions, that can accommodate our entire agenda upto content- activity level.
with the permission of all friends on this discussion forum and other community members let me move the url http://www.wikieducator.org/Curriculum_INDEX to http://www.wikieducator.org/Qualification_Framework
...yea, I've done it. Now it is http://www.wikieducator.org/Qualification_Framework
In India at the National level (NCERT) we refer to grades 1-5 as primary, 6-8 as middle, 9-10 as senior secondary, and 11-12 as secondary.
Yours thoughts on this. Savithri
Dear Savithri ji,
It is a fine categorization of curriculum stages, but with respect to the stage names, I think the ‘middle’ seems to be not a perfect name for a curriculum stage. Similarly if the name Senior Secondary had come after Secondary it would have been more self-explanatory than the existing pattern. If it makes some sense please trigger a discussion at NCERT.
US and UK also refers to 6-8 as middle. As also many other places. Ur reaction! Savithri