Placier, Margaret, Michael Walker, and Bill Foster, "Writing the 'Show-Me' Standards: Teacher Professionalism and the Political Control in U. S. Curriculum Policy," Curriculum Inquiry, 32(Fall, 2002), 281-310.*


Reports on political conflicts arising in Missouri's attempt to set curriculum standards and policy.

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 Standards and Testing, Curriculum Frameworks, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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