Statement of the intended outcomes of educational program.
Derived from philosophy of the district
Needs of the school population and unique characteristic of community
The scope of the entire educational program
Malaysian goals for Basic Education Vs U.S Goals for Youth
Goals of Basic education
“ The role of the school curriculum is to ensure the holistic development of the individual, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally through imparting general knowledge and skills, cultivating, instilling and fostering healthy attitudes and accepted moral values. The curriculum is to bring forth the Malaysian citizen who is balanced and well rounded individual trained, skilful and cherishes the national aspiration”.
Differentiate Malaysian educational goals from the U.S or Western educational goals.
Holistic in nature
Abd Rahman Doi as in Ghazali Basri (1991) states that integrated curriculum that develop spiritual aspect “… help to shape God-fearing, responsible citizen, loyal and willing to work hard for the prosperity of the society”.
Malaysian- seems to be too general and philosophic
Misunderstanding and failure
In the National Report on Analysis of the National Curriculum for Basic Education,
“ The weakness in dissemination strategy is another constraint. The cascade system of using key personnel has resulted in the dilution of messages which the curriculum planning and developers have conceptualized”