Curriculum Leadership

A Four-Fold Process

  • Audrey Dentith North Carolina A&T State University
  • Peaches E. Hash Appalachian State University


The four-fold process is defined by Henderson, Castner & Schneider as a disciplined, open-minded inquiry centered in continuous learning. The authors introduce us to the fourfold process in which educational leaders are encouraged to reawaken, reclaim, reorganize, and review the practice of curriculum leadership. The fourfold process is organized around four central constructs in which each of these folds hold questions to encourage reflective, thoughtful, and deliberative practice for curriculum leaders. Relying on Eisner's 'teaching as artistry' and Dewey's conception of interaction in education for democracy, this essay considers the contributions of the authors to a contemporary process of reflection and engagement in teaching. 

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