Ball, Deborah Loewenberg, and David K. Cohen, "Reform by the Book: What Is - or Might Be - the Role of Curriculum Materials in Teacher Learning and Instructional Reform?" Educational Researcher, 25 (December, 1996), 6-8; 14. *


Summarizes what is known from research on curriculum materials and identifies how curriculum materials could be designed so they serve better both students and teachers.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Materials Development and Evaluation, Textbooks, Teaching/Learning Process


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