McNeil, Linda M., "Contradictions of Control, Part 3: Contradictions of Reform," Phi Delta Kappan, 69(March, 1988), 478-485.
Shows how in two cases of top-down reform they lead to inauthentic curriculum and mechanical teaching processes and to results that contradict the intentions of the reforms.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study
Core Mandates, Local Control of Schooling
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