State-based curriculum-making, Part 2, the tool-kit for the state’s curriculum-making

Ian Westbury, Kirsten Sivesind

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The paper identifies three tools that support the administrative instrument of a state-based curriculum commission: compartmentalization, licensing and segmentation. These tools channel the state’s curriculum-making towards forms of symbolic rather than regulatory action. The state curriculum becomes a framework for the ideological governance of schools and school systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-765
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Curriculum Studies
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Administrative tools
  • compartmentalization
  • curriculum commission
  • Germany
  • licensing
  • school system governance
  • segmentation
  • state-based curriculum-making

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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