Evaluates the theory, practice and research of curriculum design as itis conducted within the framework of the educational process.Discusses and analyzes historical and contemporary philosophicalapproaches in developing required and discretionary curricula.Investigates how different philosophical orientations guide thesubject matter of teaching and how these various perspectives mayrelate to the different models of curriculum design and generalinstruction. Establishes a philosophical framework, a workingknowledge underpinning the process of decision making, and theapplication of practical experience in analyzing and integrating therelevant aspects of the existing curricula.