Journal article

National agendas in global times: curriculum reforms in Australia and the USA since the 1980s

Glenn C Savage, Kate O'Connor

Journal of Education Policy | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper has emerged from research conducted as part of a University of Melbourne funded Early Career Researcher Grant project awarded to the lead author, titled: The national agenda: Exploring the rescaling of curriculum governance. During the project, the lead author has benefitted from many formal and informal conversations with policy-makers and colleagues in Australia and the USA. Special thanks are extended to the following colleagues who have contributed important insights and have helped shape the ideas in this paper: Paul Manna, Linda Darling-Hammond, Fazal Rizvi, Lorraine McDonnell, Bob Lingard, Lyn Yates, Jeffrey Henig, Joel Spring, and Robert Rothman. Thanks is also extended to Jory Brass (Arizona State University) and Laura Engel (George Washington University), who organised and hosted sessions in August 2014 at which the lead author presented a draft version of this paper. The authors would also like to sincerely thank the anonymous reviewers of this paper, who provided detailed and thoughtful responses and suggestions that significantly strengthened the final version of this article.