The Necessity of Re-Inventing the Wheel: Why Every School Must Develop Its Curriculum In-House

Steve Elliott

This was my own workshop, so all I can say is “thanks” to the twenty or so who showed up and added to our discussion of what our fears are in curriculum development and how to move past them by placing more stock in our faculty and less in “paper curriculum.”

I am very grateful to the several who spoke to me throughout the remainder of the conference on how much we need to pursue a thoroughly historical approach to curricular development and not be content to simply follow the path of modernism. I must admit that approaching such a subject with an introduction that focused on “fear” and what it is we fear about curriculum development is purely self-relevatory.  I fear this subject a great deal and wish to get to the place of true classicism which “does not fear any question.”

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