Westbury, Ian, and Chao-Sheng Hsu, "Structures of Curriculum Governance and Classroom Practice in Mathematics," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18(Summer, 1996), 123-139.*


Re-examines international data on relation between central control (setting of standards) and actual content coverage in mathematics classes; challenges previous findings on effects by country of degree of central control and classroom practice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Mathematics, Content Selection and Organization, Local Control of Schooling


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