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ERIC Number: EJ947745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Power and Collaboration-Consensus/Conflict in Curriculum Leadership: Status Quo or Change?
Ylimaki, Rose M.; Brunner, C. Cryss
American Educational Research Journal, v48 n6 p1258-1285 Dec 2011
This exploratory article draws on multiple theoretical lenses and empirical research to focus on collaboration-consensus/conflict and power as experienced within literacy curriculum change efforts. Conflict and collaboration processes are discussed in the literature but remain dualistic and lack the nuance of deeper understanding. The article presents findings from two case studies of curriculum directors and others engaged in struggles to improve literacy curricula. Findings point toward the importance of more nuanced and theoretically robust conceptions of power and collaboration-consensus/conflict in curriculum change efforts. Implications for future research, practice, and curriculum leadership preparation conclude the piece. (Contains 8 notes and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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