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Anyon, Jean, "Ideology and United States History Textbooks," Harvard Educational Review, 49(August, 1979), 361-386., Jean Anyon

Annotation: Examines seventeen secondary level history textbooks and finds an ideology that serves the interests of only particular groups in society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Textbooks, Social Studies

Anyon, Jean, "Workers, Labor, and Economic History, and Textbook Content," pp. 37-60 in Michael W. Apple and Lois Weis, eds., Ideology and Practice in Schooling. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983., Jean Anyon

Annotation: Examines ideology present in history textbooks.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Social Studies, Ideology and School Knowledge

Apple, Michael W. , Official Knowledge: Democatic Education in a Conservative Age , 1st ed. New York: Routledge, 1993. 2nd ed., 2000. 3rd ed., 2014., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Explains the politics of official knowledge in the curriculum, textbooks, state regulations, industry-provided TV news, and packaged curricula; offers personal examples of activist work. 3rd edition has new front material and two new chapters.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Textbooks

Apple, Michael W., Teachers and Texts: A Political Economy of Class and Gender Relations in Education . New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Contains eight critical essays on the work of teachers, textbook publishing, current reform proposals, and democracy in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Textbooks, Conceptions of Teaching

Apple, Michael W., "The Culture and Commerce of the Textbook," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 17(April-June, 1985), 147-162. Reprinted pp. 223-242 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale,AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Describes textbook publishing in the U. S.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Ideology and School Knowledge

Apple, Michael W., "The Political Economy of Text Publishing," Educational Theory, 34(Fall, 1984), 307-319. A version appears pp. 81-105 in his Teachers and Texts. New York: Routledge & Kagan Paul, 1986., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Describes the economics of textbook publishing and the resulting ideological hegemony.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Hidden Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Apple, Michael W., "The Politics of Teachers and Texts," pp. 3-28 in Michael W. Apple, Teachers and Texts. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Explains the research approach informing the author's study of teachers and texts; focuses on class, race, gender.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Textbooks, Ideology and School Knowledge

Apple, Michael W., "The Text and Cultural Politics," Educational Researcher, 21(October, 1992), 4-11.*, Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Analyzes the presence of official knowledge in textbooks, the political and cultural forces that effect textbook content, and how readers respond to such texts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Textbooks, Ideology and School Knowledge

Armbuster, Bonnie B., and Thomas H. Anderson, "Structures of Explanations in History Textbooks or So What if Governor Stanford Missed the Spike and Hit the Rail?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(April-June, 1984), 181-194., Bonnie B. Armbuster and Thomas H. Anderson

Annotation: Examines explanations of historical events in textbooks in terms of four frame questions (goal, plan, action, outcome) in order to locate weaknesses that may hinder learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Social Studies, Textbooks

Arnot, M., and George Whitty, "School Texts, the Hidden Curriculum and the Curriculum-in-use: A British Review of Recent American Contributions to the Sociology of the Curriculum," Discourse, 3(No. 1, 1982), 1-21., M. Arnot and George Whitty

Annotation: Comments on scholarship in the U. S. on these topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Textbooks, Hidden Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

Cherryholmes, Cleo H., "An Exploration of Meaning and the Dialogue between Textbooks and Teaching," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 20(January-February, 1988), 1-21., Cleo H. Cherryholmes

Annotation: Explores this topic through discourses from language theory and critical philosophy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Hermeneutic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Textbooks, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Egan, Kieran, with Bob Dunton and Gillian Judson, Whole School Projects: Engaging Imagination through Interdisciplinary Inquiry. New York: Teachers College Press, 2014., Kieran Egan, Bob Dunton, and Gillian Judson

Annotation: Proposes including in a portion or each week a time for addressing an interdisciplinary Whole School Project of three years' duration; provides criteria for topics for projects and ideas on planning and executing such projects; gives real practical examples of whole school projects across grade levels; provides practical and theoretical arguments for the value of this proposal.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Integration, Textbooks

Elliott, David L., Kathleen Carter Nagel, and Arthur Woodward, "Scientific Illiteracy in Elementary Science Textbook Programmes," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 19(January-March, 1986), 73-76.*, David L. Elliott, Kathleen Carter Nagel, and Arthur Woodward

Annotation: Reports findings of a content analysis of ten elementary school science textbook series (1984-86) regarding their promotion of scientific literacy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Textbooks, Science, Elementary School Curriculum

Frymier, Jack, "A Study of Children's Interests in Words," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 2(Winter, 1987), 128-151., Jack Frymier

Annotation: Reports a study of the Macmillan spelling series and children's interests in words.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks

Johnsen, Egil Borre, "Amateurs Crossing Prairies of Oblivion: Textbook Writers and Textbook Research," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 26(May-June, 1994), 297-311., Egil Borre Johnsen

Annotation: Examines several aspects of textbook writing and research in Europe.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Comparative Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation

Jorgenson, Gerald W., "Graded Schools and Textbooks: A View from the Nineteenth Century," pp. 145-160 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Gerald W. Jorgenson

Annotation: Gives a history of impact of graded schools and textbooks on American education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Textbooks, Curriculum History

Luke, Allan, "Making Dick and Jane: Historical Genesis of the Modern Basal Reader," Teachers College Record, 89(Fall, 1987), 91-116.*, Allan Luke

Annotation: Traces history of basal readers of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Reading, Textbooks, Ideology and School Knowledge

McFadden Charles P., "Author-Publisher-Educator Relationships and Curriculum Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 24(January-February, 1992), 71-87., Charles P. McFadden

Annotation: Gives case studies and recommendations on relationships between writers and publishers in a science curriculum project in New Brunswick.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Comparative Curriculum, Science, Professionalization in Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation

Patterson, Frances R. A., "Building a Conservative Base: Teaching History and Civics in Voucher-Supported Schools," Phi Delta Kappan, 82(October, 2000), 150-155., Frances R. A. Patterson

Annotation: Gives specific examples of the content of Christian School textbooks in social studies from three publishers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Textbooks, Social Studies, Ideology and School Knowledge

Peterson, Frances R. A. , Democracy and Intolerance: Christian School Curricula, School Choice, and Public Policy. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa International, 2003., Frances R. A. Peterson

Annotation: Analyzes school social studies textbooks (and others) sold by three conservative religious publishers for use in private Protestant Christian schools; examines ideological treatment of politics, economics, foreign affairs, history, court cases, Roman Catholics, and non-Western religions; discusses related public policy issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics, Religious & Private Schooling

Reese, William J., "Knowledge of the Most Worth," pp. 103-122 in William J. Reese, The Origins of the American High School. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995., William J. Reese

Annotation: Records the curriculum and textbooks of selected high schools from 1820-1880; additional related facts appear in a following chapter.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Textbooks, Secondary School Curriculum

Rogan, John M., and Jean A. Luckowski, "Curriculum Texts: The Portrayal of the Field. Part 1," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 22(January-February, 1990), 17-39.*, John M. Rogan and Jean A. Luckowski

Annotation: Presents a content analysis of nine curriculum texts covering topics and orientations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Textbooks, Literature of Curriculum

Schmidt, William H., and Richard S. Prawat, "Curriculum Coherence and National Control of Education: Issue or Non-Issue?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(December, 2006), 641-658., William H. Schmidt and Richard S. Prawat

Annotation: Reports a study in 37 countries of national policy instruments designed to produce curricular consistence and coherence; results indicate that national control is not as strongly associated with these desired outcomes as functional credibilty derived from alternative policy instruments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Textbooks

Sosniak, Lauren A., and Carole L. Perlman, "Secondary Education by the Book," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 22(September-October, 1990), 427-442., Lauren A. Sosniak and Carole L. Perlman

Annotation: Compares textbook use across mathematics, English, and history from student interview data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, School Subjects

Squire, James R., "Studies of Textbooks: Are We Asking the Right Questions?" pp. 127-169 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Contributing to Educational Change: Perspectives on Research and Practice . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988., James R. Squire

Annotation: Identifies a series of factors that have been studied in studies of textbooks; makes suggestions for needed research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Materials Development and Evaluation

Stray, Chris, "Paradigms Regained: Towards a Historical Sociology of the Textbook," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 26(January- February, 1994), 1-29., Chris Stray

Annotation: Discusses textbooks as cultural commodities throughout history.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Curriculum History

Tulley, Michael A., and Roger Farr, "The Purposes of State Level Textbook Adoption: What Does the Legislation Reveal?" Journal of Research and Development in Education, 18(Winter, 1985), 1-6., Michael A. Tulley and Roger Farr

Annotation: Provides a case study of legislating state textbook adoptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Curriculum Deliberation, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Venezky, Richard L.,"Texbooks in School and Society," pp. 436-462 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Richard L. Venezky

Annotation: Defines the nature and value of textbooks in U. S. schools, reviews the control of the content of textbooks, and traces the historical evolution of school textbooks.

Broad Topical Focus: 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: Textbooks, Curriculum History, Materials Development and Evaluation

Willinsky, John, Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1998., John Willinsky

Annotation: Critiques the imperialist perspectives on which much current curricula are based; examines school texts that reveal colonialist themes in history, geography, science, language, and literature.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Textbooks, Content Selection and Organization