Definitions for "Curriculum Framework"
The education system in Western Australia, comprising state and private schools, is currently in the throes of introducing a new curriculum, based on an outcomes approach. The framework document covers K-12, includes 8 learning areas, and incorporates "values" education.
a matrix of grade level indicators for each subject area that states what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level; also containing a philosophy and purpose statement and a rationale that includes the research base for each subject area
a document outlining content strands and learning standards for a given subject area
a skeleton structure of a program
a supportive structure designed to guide the development of curricula, courses of study, units, lessons, and assessment instruments