The Ignorant, Hypocritical Bile of the Catholic Church on Homosexuality in an Elementary Curriculum
Curriculum Theory

The Ignorant, Hypocritical Bile of the Catholic Church on Homosexuality in an Elementary Curriculum

On the 19th October (2016), I wrote about my reaction to the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO)-sponsored family life education program, called Fully Alive (http://acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/). The ACBO web site describes Fully Alive as: … intended to pass on a distinctively Catholic view of human life, sexuality, marriage, and family. Its goal is to … Continue reading

ACBO and a Sex Ed’ Curriculum We Should All Be Worried About
Curriculum Theory / Teaching

ACBO and a Sex Ed’ Curriculum We Should All Be Worried About

On Monday October 17th 2016, my daughter arrived home from her day at an elementary school, which is part of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Canada. She handed me a letter based on the Fully Alive program of sexual education, espoused by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO; http://acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/). … Continue reading

Curriculum is Politics (Revisited)
Curriculum Theory

Curriculum is Politics (Revisited)

The National Curriculum of England, Wales and Ireland (EWI). Curriculum has always been influenced by the politics of the day, and the need for standardization in education has been expressed historically and globally, examples include The Committee of Ten in late 19th century America, Franklin Bobbitt’s scientistic approach of 1918, or the Tyler Rationale of … Continue reading

Pratt’s Curriculum Perspectives
Curriculum Theory

Pratt’s Curriculum Perspectives

Historically, curriculum questions have been seen to address a number of major themes… Citizenship/societal needs: Where it has been argued that schooling should aim to provide citizens, ready to participate in a democracy; or even schooling as a politically subversive activity (Counts, 1932; Freire, 2008). Individual growth/self-actualization: Education for a life of the mind; education … Continue reading