Deschenes, Sarah, Larry Cuban, and David Tyack, "Mismatch: Historical Perspectives on Schools and Students Who Don't Fit Them," Teachers College Record, 103(August, 2001), 527-547.


Looks historically at explanations for why children fail in school and draws implications for adapting schooling to differences in students rather than continuing to make students try to fit schools as they are or as they are being currently reformed.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Differentiation, Student Assessment


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