A quality curriculum values each student and does so equally; thus, curriculum must be inclusive and support all students, regardless of ability, cultural background, or other circumstances. This “in-progress reflection” is part of a series on Current and Critical Issues in Curriculum and Learning, produced by the United Nation’s Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Bureau of Education (IBE). A curriculum contributes to the development of social values, including inclusion. A good curriculum makes space for the recognition of every student’s uniqueness and potential; it can even make steps toward redressing past exclusion. The process of evaluating and updating curriculum provides opportunities to address challenges across various levels of education systems.
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