Short, Edmund C., "Curriculum Policy Research," pp. 420-430 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.


Edmund C. Short


Gives an overview of curriculum policy research, outlines the approaches and inquiry methods being used in this domain of research, and maps out various facets of curriculum policy research that pertains to the policy-making process itself (developing, choosing, enacting, and evaluating policy options); cites illustrative studies in each category.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum and Politics


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