Obviously curriculum plays an important role in education and teaching. The role of the teacher is equally or even more important. Teachers go through years of schooling, learning about the do’s and don’ts about teaching, the best methods to teach and lesson plans etc. Wouldn’t you think that the person who has gone through all this education would be the best suitor to chose what children learn? Or at least have a say in the way they learn.
People of political power absolutely have the authority and power over the curriculum. Teachers are considered unknowledgeable when it comes to the curriculum and how to implement it. Teachers are often considered just the people who get content across to students but that actually is a very important role. Teachers don’t really get to change the curriculum, or add and subtract to it. As a future teacher, I find it difficult having to follow the curriculum exactly without worrying about missing components or not being able to teach in my certain way.