Sawyer, Richard D., "Curriculum Deliberation Over Time: A Nexus of Teacher Dilemmas, Questions, Experimentation, and Agency," Teachers College Record, 119(No. 14,2017).


Describes a qualitative study of the changes in curriculum decision-making that occurred over an eleven-year span by 24 New Jersey teachers; reports the detailed patterns found for all 24 teachers; analyzed by levels taught and by preparation type (college or alternative route); a few broad conclusions are stated across individuals as well as for individuals over time.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Ethnographic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Planning, Teaching/Learning Process, Teacher Education


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