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core curriculum

noun, Education
1.
a curriculum in which all or some of the subjects or courses are based on a central theme in order to correlate the subjects and the theme.
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Examples from the web for core curriculum
  • From the north, government core curriculum standards are squeezing out school recess.
  • They sought to build a core curriculum linked to community concerns as well as to students' interests and developmental needs.
Contemporary definitions for core curriculum
noun

the subjects and courses that are required study for the students of a particular school

Examples

High school students must take the core curriculum to graduate.

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