Kirst, Michael W., and Decker F. Walker, "An Analysis of Curriculum Policy- Making," Review of Educational Research, 41(December, 1971), 479-509. Reprinted pp. 538-568 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977.


Explains how curriculum policy making is conducted in the United States, including major groups influencing policy at various levels.

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


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