What is the contextual significance of the Null Curriculum in the field of education?

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The "Null", or "excluded" curriculum is a concept that was formulated by Eisner (1979) and consists on the amount of teaching material which is not covered, taught, nor included in the typical curricula of school districts.

The contextual significance of the null curriculum lies in the factors that cause the omission of concepts from a curriculum, particularly whether the omission is unintentional, or if it is blatantly biased. According to current arguments in education, an unintentional omission of certain topics does not hurt the overall academic preparation of students because students are taught to use their...

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