chapter  5
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The Learner-Centered Curriculum

The focus of this chapter is the learner-centered curriculum. This approach is sometimes known as the child-centered curriculum, but that can be a bit misleading because many of the people who are involved in learner-centered teachig and learning are not children. Another term, the student-centered curriculum, is also somewhat limiting in that it seems to separate students from teachers, who are, or also ought to be, learners themselves. The learner-centered curriculum is found in the progressive educational tradition. Clearly, its ideas and energy derive from progressive theory.