Elmore, Richard, and Gary Sykes, "Curriculum Policy," pp. 185-215 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, l992.


Reviews studies related to public policy perspectives on curriculum and curriculum perspectives on public policy; included in the latter set are studies grouped under curriculum as worthwhile knowledge, as rational system, as control, and as capital; research agendas are proposed.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Development Strategies


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