Reform of basic education curriculum is an integral strategy of learning reform (Atagi, 2002: 53).
The goal of the core curriculum is to ensure that the students are meeting the basic requirements for subjects such as math and science. Development of local curriculum provides opportunities to diversify content through a participatory process and to meet local needs (Atagi, 2002: 54).
There is a need to enhance teachers' capacity to develop curriculum (Atagi, 2002: 54).
Development of local curriculum requires a significant change of attitude, increased independence, and creative thinking by teachers (Atagi, 2002: 54).
In training teachers to development curriculum, a mechanism for following-up with the teachers after the training is needed (Atagi, 2002: 54).
it is important to stress that teachers must have independence to use their own creativity in developing curricula most responsive and relevant to local conditions and needs (Fry, 2002: 10).