Poetter, Thomas S., and Frances Fowler, "Sophie's Class: The Pursuit of Democracy in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom in France," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 16(Fall, 2000), 91-109.


Reports and analyzes a study giving evidence of liberty, equality, and fraternity in a French classroom; contrasts with values in American classrooms.

Broad Topical Focus

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

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Ethnographic Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Democratic Education


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