Cohen, David K., and Susan L. Moffitt, "The Influence of Practice on Policy," pp. 63-80 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Robert L. Crowson, and Dorothy Shipps, eds., Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process. New York: Routledge, 2011.
Discusses the two-way influence of governing bodies and practice on educational policy; illustrates with the history of ESEA/NCLB; discusses paradoxes of coherence, capability, and excellence.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study
Curriculum and Politics
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