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Allan, Karen Kuelthau, and Margery Staman Miller, "Teacher-Researcher Collaboratives: Cooperative Professional Development," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 196-202., Karen Kuelthau Allan and Margery Staman Miller

Annotation: Describes three stages in a cooperative staff development project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development, Teacher Research

Boote, David N., "Teachers' Professional Discretion and the Curricula," Teachers and Teaching, 12(August,2006), 461-478.*, David N. Boote

Annotation: Posits three developmental levels of teachers' professional discretion (procedural, substantive, innovative) in making teaching and curriculum decisions and describes the appropriate kinds of professional development required for teachers to move to the highest of these levels of professional discretion; discusses changes in curriculum policies and institutional practices and culture needed to acknowledge and foster teachers' development of innovative professional discretion.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Teacher Education, Authority of Teacher, Curriculum Deliberation

Bryk, Anthony S., "Support a Science of Performance Improvement," Phi Delta Kappan, 90(April, 2009), 597-600.*, Anthony S. Bryk

Annotation: Argues for a D-EE-D (Design-Educational Engineering-Development) infrastructure that will address core problems of educational practice, both to determine whether a program can work at scale and to discern how to make it work; discusses creating usable knowledge for professional development communities focusing on specific instructional systems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Chism, Nancy, Donald Sanders, and Connie Zitlow, "Observations on a Faculty Development Program Based on Practice-Centered Inquiry," Peabody Journal of Education, 64(Spring, 1987), 1-23., Nancy Chism, Donald Sanders, and Connie Zitlow

Annotation: Reports an action research study of a faculty development program in higher education departments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Higher Education Curriculum, In-service Teacher Development

Cooper, Donald, and Dane Ebbutt, "Participation in Action Research as an In-service Experience," Cambridge Journal of Education, 4(No. 2, 1977), 65-71.*, Donald Cooper and Dane Ebbutt

Annotation: Reports on the process engaged in by participants in an action research project in England.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Comparative Curriculum

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Nikole Richardson,"Teacher Learning: What Matters?" Educational Leadership, 66(February, 2009), 46-53., Linda Darling-Hammond and Nikole Richardson

Annotation: Summarizes current research on teacher professional development and professional learning communities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Davis, Elizabeth A., and Joseph S. Krajcik, "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials to Promote Teacher Learning," Educational Researcher, 34(April, 2005), 3-14., Elizabeth A. Davis and Joseph S. Krajcik

Annotation: Discusses designing K-12 curriculum materials so they can be instructive for teachers as well as for students; offers nine design heuistics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Science

Elliott, John, "Implications of Classroom Research for Professional Development," pp. 308-324 in Eric Hoyle and Jacquetta Megarry, eds., Professional Development of Teachers: World Yearbook of Education 1980 . London: Kogan Page, 1980.*, John Elliott

Annotation: Discusses action reseach as a process of research as well as a process of teacher development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Classroom Observation & Research, Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development, Teacher Knowledge

Fenstermacher, Gary D., and David C. Berliner, "Determining the Value of Staff Development," The Elementary School Journal, 85(January, 1985), 281-314., Gary D. Fenstermacher and David C. Berliner

Annotation: Establishes evaluation criteria on worth, merit, and success; presented in the context of a staff development evaluation project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development

Firestone, William A., and Gretchen B. Rossman, "Exploring Organizational Approaches to Dissemination and Training," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 7(March, 1986), 303-330., William A. Firestone and Gretchen B. Rossman

Annotation: Reports how schools disseminate changes and provide related training.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Organization Theory, In-service Teacher Development

Fox, Thomas G., "Generating Knowledge from Field Experience: Two Competing Conclusions about Teacher Center Support," High School Journal, 61(January, 1978), 186-209., Thomas G. Fox

Annotation: Shows how teachers' research can generate knowledge on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, In-service Teacher Development

Grossman, Pamela, and Clarissa Thompson, "District Policy and Beginning Teachers: A Lens on Teacher Learning," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 26(Winter, 2004), 281-301., Pamela Grossman and Clarissa Thompson

Annotation: Assesses the role that local curriculum policies, professional development, and mentoring had on three first-year teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Teacher Knowledge

Hargreaves, Andy, "Curriculum Policy and the Culture of Teaching," pp. 26-40 in Geoffrey Milburn, Ivor F. Goodson, and Robert J. Clark, eds., Re-Interpreting Curriculum Research: Images and Arguments. Philadelphia: Falmer, 1989., Andy Hargreaves

Annotation: Suggests the role of cultural interruption in school and curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Hovda, Ric A., and Diane W. Kyle, "Why Action Research? An Emergent Role in Educational Reform," Irish Educational Studies, 8(No. 2, 1989), 24-44., Ric A. Hovda and Diane W. Kyle

Annotation: Gives a rationale for the role of action research in educational reform.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development

Joyce, Bruce R., Richard H. Hersh, and Michael McKibbin, The Structure of School Improvement . New York: Longman, 1983., Bruce R. Joyce, Richard H. Hersh, and Michael McKibbin

Annotation: Provides a handbook on redesigning schools, curricula, and staff developmemt.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Content Selection and Organization, In-service Teacher Development

Kemmis, Stephen, "Phronesis, Experience, and the Primacy of Practice," pp. 147-161 in Elizabeth Anne Kinsella and Allan Pitman, eds., Phronesis as Professional Knowledge: Practical Wisdom in the Professions. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2012., Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Contrasts practical reasoning and practical wisdom attained through the experience of doing educational practice with propositional, theoretical, and scientific knowledge about educational practice; phronesis involves understanding and critiquing one's own practice as a professional practitioner through learning from and reporting on his own and other's praxis; provided through philosophical analysis on the concepts involved; the author elucidates phronesis as a disposition and as a moral action learned indirectly through praxis; gives implications for professional education of educators.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Practical Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum as Experience

Mann, Dale, "The Impact of IMPACT II," Teachers College Record, 84(Summer, 1983), 837-870., Dale Mann

Annotation: Assesses outcomes of this project regarding instruction and change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development

Mann, Dale, "The Politics of Training Teachers in Schools," Teachers College Record, 77(February, 1976), 323-338., Dale Mann

Annotation: Reports a project to change schools through teacher change; describes the stages in the process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Curriculum and Politics

Oberg, Antoinette, "Using Construct Theory as a Basis for Research into Teacher Professional Development," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 19(January-February, 1987), 55-65.*, Antoinette Oberg

Annotation: Reports a case study of one teacher's thinking about her classroom practices; employs Kelly's construct theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Romberg, Thomas A., and Gary G. Price, "Curriculum Implementation and Staff Development as Cultural Change," pp. 154-184 in Gary A. Griffith, ed., Staff Development, 82nd Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983. Reprinted pp. 201-231 in Margaret J. Early and Kenneth J. Rehage, eds., Issues in Curriculum: A Selection of Chapters from Past NSSE Yearbooks. 98th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999., Thomas A. Romberg and Gary G. Price

Annotation: Summarizes the nature of curriculum changes at various levels and in various dimensions and makes recommendations for systematic monitoring of change; illustrated by a specific local example.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Curriculum Implementation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Rudduck, Jean, Innovation and Change: Developing Involvement and Understanding. Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press (Taylor & Francis), 1991., Jean Rudduck

Annotation: Brings together twelve previously published essays by the author that are related to curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Curriculum Implementation

Schoonmaker, Frances, Living Faithfully: The Transformation of Washington School. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2012., Frances Schoonmaker

Annotation: Reports the stances and deliberative processes taken by the principals, teachers, and others in transforming a failed Oklahoma school into a successful one, a conflicted school into a school with a wholesome atmosphere; extensive quotes are included from participants; interpreted with spiritual and sacred dimensions taken from philosopher Philip H. Phenix.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction, In-service Teacher Development

Schwartz, Morey, "For Whom Do We Write the Curriculum?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(August, 2006), 449-457.*, Morey Schwartz

Annotation: Describes a form of curriculum writing called "rehearsal curriculum" that intends to educate the teacher to go through the same learning experiences that are to be used with students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum as Experience, In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Teaching/Learning Process

Tikunoff, William J., and John R. Mergendollar, "Inquiry as a Means to Professional Growth: The Teacher as Researcher," pp. 210-227 in Gary A. Griffin, ed., Staff Development, 82nd Yearbook of NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983., William J. Tikunoff and John R. Mergendollar

Annotation: Makes the case for inquiry done by teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Teaching/Learning Process, In-service Teacher Development

Tikunoff, William J., Beatrice A. Ward, and Franklin D. Stacy, "Toward Ecology -Based Curriculum: A Model for Professional Growth Through Participatory Research and Development," pp. 61-80 in Roy A. Edelfelt and E. Brooks Smith, eds., Breakaway to Multidimensional Approaches: Integrating Curriculum Development and Inservice Education . Washington, DC: Association for Teacher Education, 1978.*, William J. Tikunoff, Beatrice A. Ward, and Franklin D. Stacy

Annotation: Sets forth an interactive model for curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Teacher Research, In-service Teacher Development

Williams, C. Ray, Albert R. Neff, and James H. Finklestein, "Theory Into Practice: Reconsidering the Preposition," Theory into Practice, 20(Spring, 1981), 93-96.*, C. Ray Williams, Albert R. Neff, and James H. Finklestein

Annotation: Argues that putting theory into practice overlooks the fact that they are intertwined and should be studied as an interactive whole.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Zeichner, Kenneth M., "Action Research: Personal Renewal and Social Reconstructionism," pp. 68-84 in his Teacher Education and the Struggle for Social Justice. New York: Routledge, 2009., Kenneth M. Zeichner

Annotation: Explains the nature of action research generally and highlights its use in teachers's professional development, school change, and knowledge generated by practitioners for teacher education; argues for its place in the struggle for social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge, Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development