The terminology core assumes many meanings. Traditionally it includes all required content areas in the school programme. More recently, the term “core” refers to type of course such as general education, united studies, common learning’s, social living and integrated programme.
Regardless of the terms that are employed in the school, the two ideas common to the concept of core are that they provide experiences needed by all youth and the experiences cut across subject lines. Many teachers and teacher-trainees misunderstand the term core. They should remember that core is a method not a subject.