Organizing curriculum change: an introduction

Ian Westbury, Jessica Aspfors, Anna Verena Fries, Sven Erik Hansén, Frank Ohlhaver, Moritz Rosenmund, Kirsten Sivesind

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This paper introduces the questions and approaches of a five-nation cross-cultural study of state-based curriculum-making discussed in this issue of JCS. The paper reviews the two decade-long interest of many nations in state-based curriculum-making and presents a framework for thinking about state-based curriculum-making as a tool of educational governance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-743
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Curriculum Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Canada
  • curriculum standards
  • legitimacy
  • national curricula
  • state-based curriculum-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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