Plank, David N., and Bob L. Johnson, Jr., "Curriculum Policy and Educational Productivity," pp. 167-188 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Robert L. Crowson, and Dorothy Shipps, eds., Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process. New York: Routledge, 2011.
Presents an overview and an analysis of the politics of curriculum since the 1950s; treats equalizing of educational opportunity, inclusion of marginalized groups, the end of tracking, standards and competition, centralization and accountability, and other curriculum issues.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study
Curriculum and Politics
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