Boyd, William L., "The Changing Politics of Curriculum Policy-Making for American Schools," Review of Educational Research, 48(Fall, 1978), 577-628. Reprinted pp. 73-137 in Jon Schaffarzick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1979.


William L. Boyd


Reviews incremental and non-incremental approaches to curriculum policy making, the change role of professionals and the authority structure in this process, and centralizing vs representative forces on the process.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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