Curriculum use in the classroom

M. Ben-Peretz, B. Eilam

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Curriculum use is conceptualized as the interaction of three stakeholders - teachers, learners, and society - with curriculum materials. The article analyzes each stakeholder's mode/s of curriculum use based on relevant literature. Intensity of engagement from low to high with curriculum is conceived on a continuum. After presenting the uses of each stakeholder, we present an integrative, comprehensive model for analyzing curriculum use, accounting for the nature of users and intensity of engagement with curriculum materials. This model may be used in studies of curriculum implementation and in the process of introducing teachers to the curriculum domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448947
StatePublished - 2010

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© 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Community of discourse
  • Curriculum materials
  • Curriculum potential
  • Economic text
  • Integrative model of curriculum use
  • Intensity of engagement
  • Learners
  • Parents
  • Political text
  • School-based curriculum development
  • Self-directed learning
  • Social class stakeholders
  • Society
  • Teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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