Apple, Michael W., "Curriculum Planning: Content, Form, and the Politics of Accountability," pp. 25-44 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.


Reviews political issues and actions related to deciding curriculum content and curriculum organization, including struggles by various social groups to influence textbook content, standards and testing, and pedagogical practices that are adopted by legislative bodies in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum


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