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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics


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