Molstad, Christina Elbe, "State-Based Curriculum-Making: Approaches to Local Curriculum Work in Norway and FInland," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No.4, 2015), 441-461.


Contrasts the different ways Norway and Finland conceive and practice the the formulation and implementation of a national curriculum;findings are based on interviews with national school leaders and on state-based documents; in Norway, operationalizing the national curriculum is key; in Finland, local curriculum development is expected.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Ethnographic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Development Strategies, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum


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