McNeil, Linda McSpadden, and Eileen M. Coppola, "Official and Unofficial Stories: Getting at the Impact of Policy on Educational Practice," pp. 681-699 in Judith L. Green, Gregory Camilli, and Patricia B. Elmore, eds., Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006.


Describes critical, narrative, and evaluative approaches to analyzing curriculum policy impacts; gives two case studies.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry, Narrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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