A syllabus is ‘method’ which is like an instrument by which the teachers can achieve a degree of ‘fit’ between the needs and aims of the learner and the activities which will take place in the class room. A syllabus has its content, structure, parts and organization. On the other hand, curriculum is a very general concept which involves consideration of the whole complex of philosophical, social and administrative factors which contribute to the planning of an educational program. We can say syllabus is the subpart of curriculum which is concerned with a specification of what units will be taught. Curriculum is a broad and over arching approach while syllabus is more localized accounts and records of what actually happen at the classroom level as teachers and learners apply a given curriculum to their own situation.
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