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

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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