Sykes, Gary, "Government Intervention in the School Curriculum: Floating Like a Bee, Stinging like a Butterfly," pp. 313-330 in Jon Schaffarzick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1979.


Gary Sykes


Appraises both the direct and the indirect interventions made by the U. S. government in the school curriculum of the 1960s and 1970s.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum


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