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Alexander, William M., "Hollis L. Caswell," Kappa Delta Pi Record, 22(Fall, 1985), 11-13., William M. Alexander

Annotation: Gives a personal view of Caswell's contributions to education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Middle School Curriculum

Beane, James A., "A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum," Middle School Journal, 44(No. 3, 2013), 6-14., James A. Beane

Annotation: Traces the history of 20th century curriculum trends related to common learnings; analyzes the features of the Common Core State Standards of the early 21st century which emphasizes college preparation and employability for the global economy; poses a third way that emphasizes a democratic core reminiscent of the core curriculum of the 1930s/1940s; discusses common core and middle level education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Middle School Curriculum, Core Mandates, Curriculum Integration

Beane, James A., A Middle School Curriculum: From Rhetoric to Reality, 2nd ed., Columbus, OH: National Middle School Association, 1993., James A. Beane

Annotation: Presents a rationale and a set of guidelines for a middle school curriculum designed to meet the challenges of early adolescents.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Middle School Curriculum, Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization

Dyer, Daniel, "Gordon F. Vars: The Heart and Soul of Core Curriculum" Middle School Journal, 24(January,1993), 30-38., Daniel Dyer

Annotation: Traces the contributions of Gordon F. Vars to the core curriculum concept.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration, Middle School Curriculum, Curriculum History

Leonardo, Zeus, Ideology, Discourse, and School Reform. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003., Zeus Leonardo

Annotation: Reports a study of teachers' discourse illuminating their ideologies (necessary, negative, and positive) undertaken from a critical ideological research perspective.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis, Middle School Curriculum, Teacher Planning, Teacher Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

McEwin, C. Kenneth, "William M. Alexander: Father of the American Middle School," Middle School Journal, 23(May 1992): 32-38.*, C. Kenneth McEwin

Annotation: Recounts the contributions of William Alexander to the middle school concept.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Middle School Curriculum, Curriculum History

Nelson, Murry R., and H. Wells Singleton, "Richmond and Berkeley: Paradigms for Curriculum Innovation at the Turn of the Century," pp. 60-67 in Laurel N. Tanner, ed., Papers of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History . University ParK, PA: The Society, College of Education, Penn State University, 1981., Murry R. Nelson and H. Wells Singleton

Annotation: Reports studies of the spread of curriculum innovations begun in these two junior high schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Middle School Curriculum, Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization

Smith, Tracy W., and C. Kenneth McEwin, eds., The Legacy of the Middle School: In Their Own Words. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2011., Tracy W. Smith and C. Kenneth McEwin

Annotation: Reports a study of the Middle School Legacy Project; contains speeches and interviews of founders and prominent leaders of the middle school movement from the early 1960s to today; presents a summary of key themes found across these leaders' interview statements.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Middle School Curriculum

Virtue, David C., "Remembering Gordon Vars," Middle School Journal, 43(March, 2012), 5., David C. Virtue

Annotation: Presents a tribute to middle school proponent Gordon Vars upon his death.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Middle School Curriculum