Cornbleth, Catherine, "Curriculum and Students: Diverting the Public Interest," pp. 199-212 in Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate, eds., Educational Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, and Policy. New York: Teachers College Press, 2006.


Urges critical examination of the current approach to research in curriculum studies that does not take into account the student context of policy questions.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics


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