Wirt, Frederick M., and Michael W. Kirst, "Curricular Decisions in the Political System," pp. 202-225 in Fredrick M.Wirt and Michael W. Kirst, The Political Web of American Schools . Boston: Little Brown and Co, 1972. Revised edition, 1975, under the title Political and Social Foundations of Education. Berkley, CA: McCutchan.


Revises and extends their 1971 RER article, "An Analysis of Curriculum Policy-Making." (Kirst, first author)

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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