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Farrell, Joe, "Cultural Differences and Curriculum Inquiry," Curriculum Inquiry, 17 (Spring, 1987), 1-8., Joe Farrell

Annotation: Explores issues in studying cultural differences as an introduction to the articles in this issue of the journal.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multiethnic Adaptation

Research Synthesis

Fillmore, Lily Wong, and Lois M. Meyer, "The Curriculum and Linguistic Minorities," pp. 626-658 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, l992., Lily Wong Fillmore and Lois M. Meyer

Annotation: Defines the issues, the various adaptations used, and the research needed in educating students of linguistic minorities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Multiethnic Adaptation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Single Studies

Gay, Geneva, "Beyond 'Brown': Promoting Equality Through Multicultural Education," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 19(Spring, 2004), 193-216., Geneva Gay

Annotation: Traces the history of devleopments in multicultural curriculum and instruction since Brown v. Board of Education fifty years ago.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration, Multicultural Education, Teaching/Learning Process, Multiethnic Adaptation

Kennedy, Kerry J., and Gilbert McDonald, "Designing Curriculum Materials for Multicultural Education: Lessons from an Australian Development Project," Curriculum Inquiry, 16(Fall, 1986), 312-326., Kerry J. Kennedy and Gilbert McDonald

Annotation: Reports a study of a curriculum materials design project and the issues involved.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Multiethnic Adaptation

Status Studies

Ladson-Billings, Gloria, and Keffrelyn Brown, "Curriculum and Cultural Diversity," pp. 153-175 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Gloria Ladson-Billings and Keffrelyn Brown

Annotation: Reviews the literature on the topic in the United States and in England from 1970 to the present and identifies nine research questions that must be asked of any curriculum that proposes to meet the needs of changing student populations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Multiethnic Adaptation, Curriculum Differentiation

Single Studies

McCarthy, Cameron, "Multicultural Discourses and Curriculum Reform: A Critical Perspective," Educational Theory, 44(Winter,1994), 81-98., Cameron McCarthy

Annotation: Reviews several forms of multicultural curricula and makes the case for critical multiculturalism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Multiethnic Adaptation, Ideology and School Knowledge

Status Studies

Smylie, M. A., "Curriculum Adaptation within Classroom," pp. 192-194 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., Intenational Encyclopedia of Education. Supplement Volume One. New York: Pergamon, 1988., M. A. Smylie

Annotation: Discusses various modifications teachers make in implementing the curriculum to meet students where they are.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Curriculum Implementation, Multiethnic Adaptation

Research Synthesis

Toohey, Kellen, "Minority Education Failure: Is Dialect a Factor?" Curriculum Inquiry, 16(Summer, 1986), 127-145., Kellen Toohey

Annotation: Summarizes the literature on the topic; concludes that differences in ways language is used in school and in minority communities outside school deserves further investigation; suggests teachers do their own inquiries into these matters.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Multiethnic Adaptation, English