SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULAR SHIFT FROM MODERN TO POSTMODERN: STUDENTS’ VIEWS
Keywords:modernism, postmodernism, secondary school curricula, students
The basic aim of this study was to explore students’ views on knowledge, culture, value, personhood and education system regarding the two contradicting perspectives of modernist and postmodernist perspectives. Hence, the qualitative research approach is used. The data was collected by using focus group discussion from secondary school students attending a summer tutorial program at Samara University located in Afar Regional State in North-eastern Ethiopia. Abbreviated two letters from their names were assigned for each discussant orderly, and their audios were also transcribed accordingly. The data was analyzed thematically under the formed categories of knowledge, culture, system, personhood, and values. It was concluded that the views of students in the study area on knowledge, values, culture, personhood, and education system inclined towards the postmodernist view. Hence, planning and implementing the postmodern curriculum would find a fertile social environment and thinking.
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