Hidden Messages in the Curriculum

Garrett, Joyce Lynn
January 2010
Kappa Delta Pi Record;Winter2010, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p58
Academic Journal
The article discusses the concept of the hidden message in the curriculum. According to Catherine Cornbleth, the messages of hidden curriculum are communicated by the organization of school usually deal with attitudes, values, beliefs, and behavior. It emphasizes that the value of the concept is that it enables professional educators to focus attention on aspects of schooling that sometimes go unexamined and unchallenged. It also discusses the four hidden messages conveyed to students in the school community.


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