• Rodica Mariana Niculescu Transilvania University of BraÈ™ov, Romania


curriculum, learning situation, learning opportunity, learning activity, learning experiences, curriculum reform, contradictions in curriculum theory.


The paper represents the result of lengthy research and reflections on the thorny and controversial curriculum issues. The necessity of considering the idea of curricular reforms as a core issue of the educational policy in an era of changes is the first assertion of the paper. This should be based on the acceptance of the specific challenges posed by the contemporary world nowadays, when a new society requires a different kind of man than that of the previous millennium. Then, key aspects of curriculum theory are summarized continuing the issues already approached in previous publications. Curriculum and its analysis plans, curriculum hypostases, twin concepts in curriculum can be specified. The distinction between curricular design and implementation of curriculum, the different products of each sequences of this continuum process are highlighted. The involvement and the hypostases of evaluation in various points in the process of planning, implementing, and curriculum development are also analyzed. Terminological inaccuracies and controversy are presented. The paper tries to give arguments for idea of inconsistency of these controversies.The final of the paper presents considerations about the need for a unified, logic, consistent and coherent curriculum reform everywhere in the world in order to answer the challenges of the new millennium for the educational field.The whole paper intends to be a challenge to reflection on curriculum issues, a field still unknown in its deep meanings and under an incredible dynamic but probably too much involved into endless and sterile debates. All these aspects are fundamentals for the idea of the new challenge of human’s education.


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