African Journal of
Educational Management, Teaching and Entrepreneurship Studies

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, NIGERIA
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2736-0261
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEMATES
  • Start Year: 2020
  • Published Articles: 16

Review

The hidden curriculum

Sameer Abuzandah
  • Sameer Abuzandah
  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Kansas State University, United States.
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  •  Received: 09 September 2021
  •  Accepted: 08 November 2021
  •  Published: 30 November 2021

Abstract

Nowadays, in schools, students seem to gain much knowledge on the topics that are not included in the official statements of the course guides. Learning that contains information, beliefs, and the ways of behaving in the society relates to a hidden curriculum of schooling which is contrasted with the formal one. It is determined as the lesson conducted informally and usually unintentionally in a school system. The hidden curriculum helps not only to shape the individual but the system of the society in general. This paper consists of several sections and each of it examines a particular topic concerning the unwritten curriculum in a school system. These sections create a full picture of the importance of hidden curriculum learning and research its impact and relation to the social and moral school education. Finally, the main purpose of this study is to explore the peculiarities of the hidden curriculum phenomenon and investigate all the aspects of this subject.

Key Words: Hidden curriculum, teaching, knowledge, instruction, education.