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.
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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum
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