Schoonmaker, Frances, Living Faithfully: The Transformation of Washington School. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012.


Reports the stances and deliberative processes taken by the principals, teachers, and others in transforming a failed Oklahoma school into a successful one, a conflicted school into a school with a wholesome atmosphere; extensive quotes are included from participants; interpreted with spiritual and sacred dimensions taken from philosopher Philip H. Phenix.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Ethnographic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction, In-service Teacher Development


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