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Byrk, Anthony S., Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. Le Mahieu, Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2015., Anthony S. Byrk, Louis M. Gomez, Alicia Grunow, and Paul G. Le Mahieu

Annotation: Provides a structure and process for improving educational practice based on the Carnegie Foundation's own field work in schools utilizing six improvement principles (a chapter is devoted to each); networked improvement communities and a systems perspectives are key features.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Practical Knowledge, Organization Theory, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Campbell, Donald T., "A Tribal Model of the Social System Vehicle Carrying Scientific Knowledge," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(December, 1979), 181-201., Donald T. Campbell

Annotation: Describes scientific knowledge in a face-to-face social system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Organization Theory

Corbett, H. Dickson, Differing Curriculum Changes within a School: Strategies and Structure. Philadelphia: Research for Better Schools, April, 1983., H. Dickson Corbett

Annotation: Reports a study of curriculum change in 14 schools involving four aspects: the social club, the professional group, administrative delight, and "egg crate".

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry,Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Organization Theory

English, Fenwick, "Curriculum Development within the School System," pp. 145 -157 in Arthur W. Foshay, ed., Considered Action for Curriculum Improvement . 1980 ASCD Yearbook. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1980., Fenwick English

Annotation: Describes district -wide curriculum development, curriculum management, and curriculum mapping.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Organization Theory

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

Johnston, Bill, "Organizational Structure and Ideology in Schooling," Educational Theory, 35(Fall, 1985), 333-343., Bill Johnston

Annotation: Examines the bureaucratic centralist authoritarianism ideology at work in school organization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Organization Theory

Kliebard, Herbert M., "Bureaucracy and Curriculum Theory," pp. 74-93 in Vernon F. Haubrich, ed., Freedom, Bureaucracy, and Schooling, 1971 ASCD Yearbook. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1971. Reprinted pp. 51-69 in William F. Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975. Reprinted pp. 608-627 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977.*, Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Traces the history of bureaucracy and standardization in the history of curriculum in the U. S. and notes contemporary revival of these aspects of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Organization Theory

Lawler, Edward E. III, et al, Doing Research That is Useful for Theory and Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1985., Edward E. Lawler III

Annotation: Describes practice-oriented inquiry focused largely on organizational research in social science.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Organization Theory

Lundgren, Ulf P., "Political Governing and Curriculum Change--From Active to Reactive Curriculum Reforms," pp. 109-122 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Ulf P. Lundgren

Annotation: Recaps the history of theories governing curriculum change in Europe and the United States; contrasts decentralization and privatization of curriculum decision-making, as well as governing by goals or outcomes, in relation to the changing culture of globalization; draws implications for practice and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Organization Theory, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparative Curriculum

Lutz, Frank W., and Lawrence Iannaccone, Understanding Educational Organizations: A Field Study Approach . Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1969., Frank W. Lutz and Lawrence Iannaccone

Annotation: Describes field study methods of studying educational organizations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Organization Theory

Marsh, Colin , and Catherine Harris-Hart, "Power, Knowledge, and Curriculum Change in Australia: A Critical Perspective," pp. 291-308 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Colin Marsh and Catherine Harris-Hart

Annotation: Summarizes the state of curriculum change models in both the literature and in Australian curriculum-change practices; employs the concepts of curriculum junctions and disjunctions in the analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Organization Theory

Miel, Alice, "Crystallization in Education," pp. 1-14 in Alice Miel, Changing the Curriculum: A Social Process. New York: Appleton, 1946. Reprinted pp. 452-467 in James R. Gress and David E. Purpel, eds., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978. Reprinted pp. 527-539 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988., Alice Miel

Annotation: Shows how certain practices in curriculum and instruction become crystalized; critiques these procedures to show how to prevent crystalization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
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 Deliberation, Organization Theory

Pilder, William F., and William J. Murphy, "Alternative Organizational Forms, Cultural Revolution, and Education," pp. 341-358 in William Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975., William F. Pilder and William J. Murphy

Annotation: Identifies a variety of organizational methods to advance curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Organization Theory, Curriculum and Politics

Rossi, Peter H., "Assessing Organizational Capacity for Educational R & D in an Academic Institution," Educational Researcher, 5(April, 1976), 3-10., Peter H. Rossi

Annotation: Explains a variety of issues related to the topic with implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Organization Theory, Education as a Field of Study

Waks, Leonard J., Education 2.0: The Learningweb Revolution and the Transformation of the School. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2014, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Argues for a new version of open schooling based on a network of web and web-supported educational organizations; presents a practical proposal based on contemporary research fully explicated; offers guidance on changing to this new paradigm.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Open Education, Organization Theory, Alternatives in Education, Criticism of Schooling, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Waks, Leonard J., "The Concept of Fundamental Educational Change," Educational Theory, 57(No. 3, 2007), 277-295., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Addresses the differences between educational change at the organizational and at the institutional levels of education; defines "fundamental change" in this context; examines Cuban's 1992 article on curriculum stability and change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Organization Theory

Wasserman, Stanley, and Katherine Faust, Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994., Stanley Wasserman and Katherine Faust

Annotation: Provides detailed methods of conducting, representing, interpreting, and evaluating social network analyses; includes graphic, sociometric, and algebraic approaches with their technical requirements; examples of studies using these methods are given.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Organization Theory