According to the Levin article, how are school curricula developed and implemented? What new information/perspectives does this reading provide about the development and implementation of school curriculum? Is there anything that surprises you or maybe that concerns you?
After reading this article I feel like I have got a little bit more of a deeper understanding of the curriculum history. It was a great starting point for beginning the learning of history. This article gave a good insight into who is creating the curriculum, the region it was made in and geared for, the accessibility of the curriculum and what is important to the people around the school and community. I question who is making the curriculum, mostly they are not a part of the school, they are not teachers, students, parents. They are often people that want a say but have no idea what it is like to be in a classroom and learning. It is sad to think that we are going to be teaching our students a topic that the textbook companies put first in their textbook so we teach it first or something that someone has put a lot of money in to have a say on what gets taught and what doesn’t.
After reading pages 1-4 of the Treaty Education document, what connections can you make between the article and the implementation of Treaty Education in Saskatchewan? What tensions might you imagine were part of the development of the Treaty Education curriculum?
Looking back at my school I remember having specific chapters throughout the school year talking about treaty education as I got older I remember if there would be something on the news my teacher would stand up and speak about current events happening within the province/country. I think that it has gotten a bit better in the past years but it is still not to where it needs to be. I personally think that some teachers may feel that they are not educated enough to be able to talk about treaty education. I know I feel like that with some topics that I haven’t learnt in school from K-12 I do not feel as comfortable with as ones I have.