oa Mosenodi - Hegemony and the curriculum process : a critique of curriculum development and implementation in Botswana

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-559X



The issue of hegemony in the process of curriculum development and implementation in Botswana is explored in terms of how it facilitates ideological, social and cultural domination by those who possess both political and economic power in society. The argument is that curriculum development is presented as a 'neutral' undertaking by the state and its functionaries in curriculum development even though it places one set of values over others in society. The thinking behind the composition of the commissions is examined in terms of who is involved or not and why? The activities of the Curriculum Development Division and its relation to the teachers is also considered. Suggestions are made for an alternative course of action that would reduce the hegemonic domination of the current elite over the curriculum in Botswana.

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