Curriculum as a Design Process (quote from Michael Apple)

"... following a long line of educators from Dewey to Huebner, I conceive of curriculum as a complicated and continual process of environmental design. Thus, do not think of curriculum as a 'thing,' as a syllabus or a course of study. Instead, think of it as a symbolic, material, and human environment that is ongoingly reconstructed. This process of design involves not only the technical, but the aesthetic, ethical, and political if it is to be fully responsive at both the social and personal levels."

- Michael Apple, in Official Knowledge, p. 138