COMMUNITY-BASED CURRICULUM DESIGN AND TEACHER EDUCATION

DR. AMELIA C. FAJARDO

Relevance and responsiveness are two important features of an Intended Curriculum. As such, the curricular elements must be drawn and based on the community to which it will be implemented. This ensures that essential competencies intended to be developed will be used by the students in their respective community. In countries where there is one curriculum to be implemented throughout the country, relevance becomes an issue. To address this issue, a community-based elementary science curriculum was developed. Situational analysis were done in selected communities to determine how the curriculum could be made relevant in terms of its curricular elements. Examplar module was developed. The redesigned curriculum has several implications to Teacher Education, which are outlined and discussed in the paper.