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The term curriculum is widely used among educators at all levels of education. Because of the many ways in which it has been defined, individuals may not be referring to the same concept when discussing curriculum. This entry discusses the common conceptions of curriculum and how these conceptions have changed in recent years.

Often curriculum is described as something that is planned and expected to be taught and learned. However, what is taught (actual vs. anticipated), how something is taught (the type of instructional strategies and medium used to implement what is to be taught), and the degree to which what is taught is actually learned, executed, accomplished, demonstrated, or observed and how it is evaluated are often questions left to evaluator inquiry or form the ...

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