Malen, Betty, and Michael Knapp, "Rethinking the Multiple Perspectives Approach to Educational Policy Analysis: Implications for Policy-Practice Connections," Journal of Educational Policy, 12(October, 1997), 419-445.*


Sets forth a general framework of eight common dimensions of policy and shows how these can be analyzed from five perspectives (rational, organizational, political, symbolic, normative).

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Content Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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