Before researching honestly I thought curriculum was made by a bunch of rich people who just want to decide how the world should function. With. their money I see them as people who are only wiling to help the cause of education if it reflects their views. Alongside the rich people there are also people who understand education and also those who can actually make it happen. As for the written part I feel like it is written in a way where underlying views are there but not upfront (hidden within the curriculum).
I am not surprised that the curriculum is made by the government. Honestly it comes down to the same concept where they do run a lot of what we do. Although we can say we elect those in government, it is always evident there are ideology that even our elected people do not cover. Politics is everywhere. As much as we want to say we need to stay away from politics, it is hard when everyone has different views. As said Ben Levin, ‘politics is about power. So what easy way than to ‘brainwash students to meet the ideology of those in power. Yes we can agree that the overall goal of politics is to make society better, but how when it is made of people with the same view.
I am not surprised by all the power the government has and who we listen to. It is easy to take opinions for people in the field. My question still lies in how can those been currently influenced also have a say (i.e teacher, students, employers)? Why do we have to wait for a strike to be heard while students suffer, rather than involving those who are actually field. Im over the whole oh we don’t have a say as students because we do not know better and that because someone is old they have loved enough to make decisions for those growing up. Reality check: times have changed.