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Boostrom, Robert, "Arts and Disciplines," pp. 34-54 in Robert Boostrom, Thinking: The Foundation of Critical and Creative Learning in the Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press, 2005., Robert Boostrom

Annotation: Examines Plato's focus on physical education and music, history of seven liberal arts, and what makes a discipline; all this relates to thinking as a curricular emphasis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Liberal Education/General Education, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Curriculum History

Drost, Walter, H., "Social Efficiency Reexamined: The Dewey-Snedden Controversy," Curriculum Inquiry, 7(Spring, 1977), 19-32., Walter H. Drost

Annotation: Discusses the different positions on vocationalism taken by Dewey and by Snedden.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum History

Gray, Kenneth, "Vocational Education in High School: A Modern Phoenix?" Phi Delta Kappan , 72 (February, 1991), 437-445.*, Kenneth Gray

Annotation: Provides a review of the history of vocational education in the U. S. and of related research on curriculum reform in vocational 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: Curriculum History, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Grubb, W. Norton, and Marvin Lazerson, "Transforming the High School," pp. 29-55 in W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson. The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004., W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson

Annotation: Explores the history of vocationalism in the U.S. high school, discusses its problems, and offers recommendations for its future.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics

Kliebard, Herbert M., "Vocational Education as Symbolic Action: Connecting Schooling with the Workplace," American Educational Research Journal , 27 (Spring, 1990), 9-26. Reprinted as "Curriculum Policy as Symbolic Action: Connecting Education with the Workplace," pp. 143-158 in Henning Haft and Stephan Hopmann, eds., Case Studies in Curriculum Administrative History. Philadelphia: The Falmer Press, 1990. Reprinted under original title, pp. 183-201 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Forging the American Curriculum: Essays in Curriculum History and Theory. New York: Routledge, 1992.*, Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Traces the politics of the vocational education movement in the early 1900s and the role of the professional educators and others in this movement; sees the work ethic at the core of the movement's symbolic action.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Little, Judith Warren, and Susan M. Threatt, "Work on the Margins: Compromises of Purpose and Content in Secondary Schools," Curriculum Inquiry, 24(Fall,1994), 269-292., Judith Warren Little and Susan M. Threatt

Annotation: Shows how vocational education in five California comprehensive high schools is compromised in purpose and content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

McBeath, Clare, ed., Case Studies in TAFE Curriculum . Perth, Australia: West Australian Social Science Education Consortium, 1990., Clare McBeath

Annotation: Reports research methods, curriculum design methods, and methods of developing curriculum materials in Australian Further Education settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Comparative Curriculum

Valli, Linda, "Becoming Clerical Workers: Business Education and the Culture of Femininity," pp. 213-234 in Michael W. Apple and Lois Weis, eds., Ideology and Practice in Schooling . Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1983., Linda Valli

Annotation: Reports a study of women's experiencing office work.

Broad Topical Focus: 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, Vocational vs. Liberal Education

Wirth, Arthur, "A Reconstituted General Education: The Integration of the Vocational and the Liberal," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 26(November-December, 1994), 593-600., Arthur Wirth

Annotation: Traces historical background of the attempt to integrate vocational and liberal education in the US.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Vocational vs. Liberal Education

Wirth, Arthur G., Productive Work--in Industry and Schools: Becoming Persons Again . Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1983., Arthur G. Wirth

Annotation: Spells out the difference between the vocationalism of early 20th century industrialists and the model of industrial democracy poposed by John Dewey.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum History

Wirt, John G., "A New Federal Law on Vocational Education: Will Reform Follow?" Phi Delta Kappan , 72 (February, 1991), 425-433.*, John G. Wirt

Annotation: Describes new federal legislation based on the integration of academic and vocational education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Content Selection and Organization

Young, Michael, "The Return to Subjects: A Sociological Perspective on the UK Coalition Government's Approach to the 14-19 Curriculum," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 2, 2011), 265-278., Michael Young

Annotation: Critiques the model of curriculum adopted by UK's Secretary of State, Michael Gove, and his failure to give consideration to the 14-19 curriculum as a whole; the traditional vocational curriculum is described and critiqued; supports the Tomlinson Report of 2004.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, School Subjects, Vocational vs. Liberal Education