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Problems of curriculum development at primary level in developingcountries

Global demands at primary level

  • Free compulsory and universal education
  • All round development of a child
  • Expectations of parents, politicians, economists,psychologists, educators, religious leaders

Curriculum development problems

  • Increasing number of students
  • Variety of students from different backgrounds
  • Socio economic
  • Value groups groups
  • Psychological differences
  • Geopolitical groups

Problems of curriculum planners

  • Background and mind set
  • Approach to curriculum development
  • National problems

Problems of a typical school

  • Low participation rate
  • High dropout
  • Lack of facilities
  • Teachers problems
  • Text books problem
  • Examinations
  • Students background
  • Lack of community support

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