Muhlisin Rasuki


This paper discusses the process of developing a curriculum in the contexts of English language
teaching (ELT). It argues that curriculum developers/designers need to move from outlining the
ideology before establishing the curriculum design. The ideology refers to the nature of knowledge
or skills that the students are to develop upon completing the course of instruction, while the design
refers to a set of procedures carried out to establish the nature of the instruction. To maintain both
practicality and applicability, this paper provides an example of curriculum development. The
example deals primarily with developing a curriculum of academic English writing course in a
certain higher educational context in Indonesia. Although the example deals primarily with the
development of a curriculum of a particular course of instruction in a certain educational context,
the principles underlying the development, however, is relevant to the process of developing a
curriculum in general.
Keywords: curriculum development, ELT curriculum, academic L2 writing

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