THE INFLUENCE OF POLITICS IN CURRICULUM CHANGE AND INNOVATION IN TANZANIA

Willy Kasuga

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This is the library based paper that discusses on the influence of politics in curriculum change and innovation in Tanzania. The various definitions of curriculum, curriculum change, curriculum innovation and their differences according to different scholars have been dealt first. Then followed with a discussion on the sources of curriculum, types of curriculum change and innovation, factors (sources) of curriculum change and innovation, briefing the models of curriculum change and innovation, describing the curriculum change and innovation processes, a brief discussion on the major curriculum changes in Tanzania after independence and finally a detailed discussion on how the two jargons (change and innovation) are influenced politics. Areas where politics intervene the change and innovation discussed are: formulation of education policy and philosophy, selection of what to be taught in schools, methods to be used, language of instruction and the evaluation strategies to be employed. The paper suggests that in order for the curriculum change and innovation to be profitable in the contemporary society, there should be fairy involvement of curriculum planners and the consumers. The consumers here are the students, parents, societies and other scholars who are not involved in politics.

 

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curriculum, curriculum change, curriculum innovation, politics, Tanzania

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