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Davis, O. L., Jr., "Symbol of a Shift from Status to Function: Formation of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development," Educational Leadership, 35 (May, 1978), 609-614.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Reviews the history of the merger in 1943 into ASCD of the NEA Department of Supervisors and Directors of Instruction and of the Society for Curriculum Study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, American/International Curriculum Organizations, Professionalization in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction

Donmoyer, Robert, "The Principal as Prime Mover," Daedalus (Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences), 112 (Summer, 1983), 81-94., Robert Donmoyer

Annotation: Reports a study of an administrator using aesthetic inquiry processes and language.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Supervision of Instruction

English, Fenwick W., "Toward a Contextually Grounded Curriculum," pp 1-12 in Daniel Tanner and J. W. Keefe, eds., Improving the Curriculum: The Principal's Challenge . Reston, VA: NASSP, 1988.*, Fenwick W. English

Annotation: Outlines management, design, and delivery of curriculum quality of nine types.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Supervision of Instruction

Ham, Maryellen C., "Enhancing Supervisory Effectiveness through Collaborative Action Research," Peabody Journal of Education, 64(Spring, 1987), 44-56., Maryellen C. Ham

Annotation: Explains collaborative research methods used in three studies of supervisory effectiveness, with implications.

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, Supervision of Instruction

Mackenzie, Gordon N., and Clifford Bebell, "Curriculum Development," Review of Educational Research, 21(June, 1951), 227-237., Gordon N. Mackenzie and Clifford Bebell

Annotation: Discusses the relation of supervision to curriculum development; discusses trends and needed research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Supervision of Instruction

Newfield, John W., "What Are the Information Demands of Curriculum Supervisors?" Educational Leadership, 34(March, 1977), 453-457., John W. Newfield

Annotation: Reports a study of the needs for information by curriculum supervisors.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Professionalization in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction

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