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The Hidden Curriculum
Sourced From: Sociology Factsheet www.curriculum-press.co.uk
In school, we learn the norms and values and culture of a society through both the hidden curriculum and the formal curriculum. The formal curriculum is learning subjects such as English and History and the hidden curriculum is a set of values, attitudes and principles transmitted to pupils in school but not as a part of the formal curriculum of timetabled subjects.
It is important to distinguish between the hidden curriculum and the formal curriculum.
The Formal Curriculum The Hidden Curriculum
English Wearing school uniform
Sciences Competitive sports
History Respect to teachers
Geography Time keeping
Design and Technology Rewards (e.g. merit badges)
Jackson (1968) ‘Life in Classrooms’
Jackson used the term hidden curriculum to describe the unofficial 3Rs - rules, routines and regulations. These 3Rs have to be learned by students to survive comfortably in classrooms.
Perspectives on the Hidden Curriculum
1. Functionalists, such as Durkheim and Parsons, focus on the linksbetween education and other social institutions such…