Schmidt, William H., and Richard S. Prawat, "Curriculum Coherence and National Control of Education: Issue or Non-Issue?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(December, 2006), 641-658.


Reports a study in 37 countries of national policy instruments designed to produce curricular consistence and coherence; results indicate that national control is not as strongly associated with these desired outcomes as functional credibilty derived from alternative policy instruments.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparative Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Textbooks


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