International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Curriculum Philosophy for Diverse Population
Bindu Ranaut

Globalization and diversity needs to be addressed not only in work place, but also in education. The students should know how to deal with Global audiences. Therefore, the instruction should be designed in a way which could bring students belonging to diverse background together to learn the skills not only required inside the class, but can be implemented in outside world too. The students should be taught the skills which are not only theoretical but also practical in real life scenarios. Since the beginning of the twentieth century the educators have been debating over and over again about what should be the main purpose of education. Some argue that the main purpose of education should not be the primacy of intellectual knowledge, as they believe not all the students will be able to succeed the intellectual program of study (Noddings, 2015).The intellectual knowledge holds an important place in learning and is worthwhile in itself, but when the students are taught the practical things about life their knowledge is valued for its practical use. John Dewey in his theory pointed out that we cannot rightly apply the label intellectual knowledge to a school course simply because it is called algebra or British literature. Courses in mathematics may be intellectually impoverished; courses in mechanics may be intellectually rich. It all depends on how these courses call upon the intellect in the acquisition and application of knowledge.

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