Based on my scores on the Curriculum Inventory, the most acknowledged ideology I hold is the learner centered approach, which emphasize that each individual has innate capacity and capability, which need to be brought out in the schooling process. The least preferred ideology to be followed in the school is Scholar Academic, my belief is that whatever taught must be useful for me or to the society, if the education do not meet this criterion, the knowledge and intellect is a waste. Second most preferred ideology is social efficiency. The schooling must help an individual, to contribute to the society effectively. Third ideology that suits my taste is social reconstruction, where the individual must be able to provide a thought leadership so that it helps the society to be better. The graph / scores on this inventory is a good reflection of my ideologies, I have towards curriculum.
I had a science teacher who was teaching us science; Physics / Chemistry. He used to tell us the biographies of Michael Faraday, James Watt, Louis Pasteur, Mary Curie, etc. to inspire us and often praised about their contribution to the world of science and technology. He also motivated us to become like those scientists and contribute something to the society. He always appreciated students who took initiative to make something useful to the society / community. He made us visit the lab and encouraged us to conduct experiments, till we mastered the concept and put into practice. From the description of the ideologies, now I know that, he was following Social Efficiency Ideology.
In my college, we had professor who often critiqued the public and people in general for not following discipline, not caring the environment, not being sensitive to surrounding fellow citizens, about marginalizing government policies, etc. He motivated us to take up projects that can change some aspects of the society and gave us assignments that are socially oriented. He eulogized leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King etc. and quoted their saying profusely in the class. Now I could recognize that the professor we had was following the social reconstruction ideology. The classification of curriculum based on the dominant ideologies is thought provoking and can help the schools, the teachers, parents and even students to balance to the requirements of the environment and the learner needs also. The theory of curriculum ideology is a useful tool.
Schiro, M.S. (2007). Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns, Sage Publications.