Date of Award
EdD Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Thomas Shea, DSc
Jennifer Timmer, PhD
Rodney Boyd, EdD
Hidden Curriculum, Courtesy, Respect, Integrity, Hidden Curriculum as a theoretical lens
This study explores the potential existence of an implicit, hidden curriculum in basic law enforcement training that may impact students' values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. The hidden curriculum refers to what students learn from their school environment, teacher and peer relationships, and the education system. If such a curriculum exists, it can influence the overall performance of police officers. A qualitative-based phenomenological design was employed to examine shared experiences to achieve this goal. The research instrument consists of semi-structured questions posed to six Newark Police Officers for no more than 60 minutes. The study will explore how a hidden curriculum in basic law enforcement training impacts law enforcement values such as courtesy, respect, and integrity.
Barnwell, Harvey A., "The Impact of Police Training Curriculum and Its Relationship to the Overall Performance of Police Officers" (2023). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 3150.