HIDDEN CURRICULUM IN RELATION TO LOCAL CONDITIONS IN FIJI

Rigieta Lord

Abstract


Hidden curriculum is a concept that refers to a range of things which includes opinions, attitudes and values that students learn, not from a formal curriculum but are unarticulated and unacknowledged and learnt from experience of being in school. These stem from the unspoken messages conveyed through the composition and organization of the institution, the relations between students and teachers, the punitive administration, the appraisal structure and the various subcultures that are present. This presentation will critically evaluate the international concept of the Hidden curriculum in relation to local conditions in Fiji. It will provide an insight of the theorists’ definition of the concept with supporting examples on which they agree that it is a very real phenomenon and is pervasive in the school system and then discuss how hidden curriculum is evident in the local context.

 

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hidden curriculum, school system, correspondence theory, Fiji, identity

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