ERIC Number: ED472718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
The Politics of Developing and Maintaining Mathematics and Science Curriculum Content Standards. Research Monograph.
Kirst, Michael W.; Bird, Robin L.
The movement toward math and science curriculum standards is inextricably linked with high-stakes politics. There are two major types of politics discussed in this paper: the allocation of curriculum content, and the political issues involved in systemic change. Political strategies for gaining assent to national, state, and local content standards are analyzed. Major interest groups and coalitions are included. (Author)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Political Influences, Political Issues, Science Education, Standards, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Science Education, Madison, WI.