describe the different ways of understanding curriculum and how these
different understandings relate in some ways to each other, referring to the intended and
enacted curriculum. Remember that “curriculum, both as prescription and in practice, is not
neutral, but carries values and is a political issue. On the one hand the curriculum is seen
as an intention, plan or prescription, an idea of what one would like to happen in schools. On
the other hand, it is seen as the existing state of affairs in schools, what does in fact happen.
To illustrate your points, define a curriculum by referring to the different aspects to be