American Curriculum Overview 2018-08-09T15:04:38+00:00

American Curriculum Overview

When considering the alignment of standards and benchmarks to course content we, at NIS-American, start with the very basic building block; the underlying philosophy behind our major curriculum design. We are student-centered.

Student-Centered

Design

Curricular Emphasis

Underlying Philosophy

Source

Spokespeople

Child-centered design

Child’s interests and needs

Progressivism

Child

Dewey, Kilpatrick, Parker

Experience-centered design

Child’s experiences and interests

Progressivism

Child

Dewey, Rugg, and Shumaker

Radical design

Child’s experiences and interests

Reconstructionism

Child, society

Freire, Habermas, Holt, Illich

Humanistic design

Experiences, interests, needs of person and group

Reconstructionism, existentialism

Psychology, child, society

Combs, Fantini, Maslow, Rogers