Fiore, Linda C., "Curriculum Control: Using Discourse and Structure to Manage Educational Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 30(September-October, 1998), 559-576.*


Linda C. Fiore


Presents a case study of an effort by Governor Allen and his appointed Board of Educatiion to control the debate on Virginia's Standards of Learning (1995) through both discursive and structural methods and to obtain an ideologically and epistemologically conservative curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Ethnographic Inquiry

Type of Study

Case Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Deliberation


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