Broad Topical Focus - Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

 

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Sumara, Dennis, and Brent Davis, "Interrupting Heteronormativity: Toward a Queer Curriculum Theory," Curriculum Inquiry, 29(Summer, 1999), 191-208., Dennis Sumara and Brent Davis

Annotation: Argues for an approach to theorizing curriculum that could challenge the normativity of heterosexuality in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Tahirsylaj, Armend, Kai Niebert, and Richard Duschl,"Curriculum and Didaktik in 21st Century: Still Divergent or Converging?, European Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2(No. 2, 2015), 262-281., Armend Tahirsylaj, Kai Niebert, and Richard Duschl

Annotation: Discusses and compares the U.S. concept of curriculum and the German/European concept of didaktik; analyzes dialogues between theorists about these two concepts and changes brought about by national standards and assessment policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Professors, Discourse Analysis

Takaya, Keiichi, "Caroline Pratt's Idea of Curriculum and Imagination," Interchange, 49(May, 2018), 205-216., Keiichi Takaya

Annotation: Examines Caroline Pratt's legacy from her City and Country School which she founded in New York City in 1914; identifies her progressive theory of curriculum with its emphasis on play and imagination (carefully defined).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum History

Tanner, Daniel, "From Lester Frank Ward to John Dewey: The Three Universl Curriculums," The Educational Forum, 83(April-June, 2019), 124-139., Daniel Tanner

Annotation: Identifies curriculum ideas from Ward,1883, that Dewey advanced in 1916; general education, career education, and enrichment were the three curriculums Dewey set forth for an education within a democratic society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Scondary School Curriculum, Democratic Education, Higher Education Curriculum

Tanner, Daniel, and Laurel N. Tanner, "Emancipation from Research: The Reconceptualist Prescription," Educational Researcher, 8(June, 1979), 8-12., Daniel Tanner and Laurel N. Tanner

Annotation: Rebuts Pinar's stance on reconceptualists in curriculum in 7(8), 1978.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling

Tanner, Daniel, and Laurel N. Tanner, "The Emergence of a Paradigm in the Curriculum Field: A Reply to Jickling," Interchange, 19(Summer, 1988), 50-58.*, Daniel Tanner and Laurel N. Tanner

Annotation: Responds to criticism by Jickling (1988) of the author's views (1980) on a curriculum development paradigm.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History

Taubman, Peter M., "Gender and Curriculum: Discourse and the Politics of Sexuality," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 4(Winter, 1982), 12-87., Peter M. Taubman

Annotation: Theorizes about gender and the curriculum, the sexual revolution, Foucault's analysis, the organization of sexuality, and what a de-gendered society would be like.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, 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: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Taylor, Philip H., "The Metaphor as a Source of Curriculum Knowledge," pp. 9-14 in William H. Schubert and Ann L. Schubert, eds., Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Students and Teachers. University Park, PA: College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1982., Philip H. Taylor

Annotation: Presents a typology of educational metaphors for use in curriculum and traces their use historically from 1905-1968.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum History

Taylor, William, ed., Metaphors of Education . Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books, 1984., William Taylor

Annotation: Includes essays by eight writers on the use of metaphors in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Teitelbaum, Kenneth, "Curriculum," pp. 168-177 in Sandra Mathison and E. Wayne Ross, eds., Battleground Schools. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008., Kenneth Teitelbaum

Annotation: Identifies controversies in the field of curriculum that require deliberation and decision; includes definitional issues, competing interests, what knowledge is of most worth, and a list of current debates over specific content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Teitelbaum, Kenneth, "Curriculum Theorizing," pp. 127-131 in Joe L. Kincheloe and Danny Weil, eds., Critical Thinking and Learning: An Encyclopedia for Parents and Teachers. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004., Kenneth Teitelbaum

Annotation: Defines the nature, goals, and processes of curriculum theorizing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Thomas, Gary, Education and Theory: Strangers in Paradigms. New York: Open University Press, 2007., Gary Thomas

Annotation: Examines critically the tenacity with which education adheres to theory; chapter six explicitly critiques Strauss and Corwin's "grounded theory."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Thomas, Gary, "What's the Use of Theory?" Harvard Educational Review, 67 (Spring, 1997), 75-104.*, Gary Thomas

Annotation: Analyzes the uses of the term theory within educational inquiry and argues against its use in this context.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Thomas, Thomas F., and William H. Schubert, "Recent Curriculum Theory: Proposals for Understanding, Critical Praxis, Inquiry, and Expansion of Conversation," Educational Theory, 47(Spring, 1997), 261-285.*, Thomas F. Thomas and William H. Schubert

Annotation: Reviews and critques three books-- Understanding Curriculum (Pinar, et al.), Curriculum for Utopia (Stanley), and Studying Curriculum (Goodson).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Thomas, Thomas P., and Peter B. Hilton, "Subject Matter as Experience," pp. 11-18 in Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, eds., The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2015., Thomas P. Thomas and Peter B. Hilton

Annotation: Reviews various orientations taken by leading curriculum theorists on making experience the focus of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Tienken, Christopher H., "Democratic Education: What Would Dewey Say?" Kappa Delta Pi Record, 56(1, 2020), 35-41., Christopher H. Tienken

Annotation: Draws attention to Dewey's conception of democracy and its implications for today's curriculum; mentions both threats to and opportunities for democratic education to be newly emphasized.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education

Tillett, Wade, "Integrated, Holistic, and Core Subject Matter," pp. 96-102 in Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, eds., The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2015., Wade Tillett

Annotation: Distinguishes among three ways of integating curriculum subject matter and reviews theoretical and research work related to them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration

Travers, Robert M. W., "Unresolved Issues in Defining Educational Goals," Educational Theory, 37(Winter, 1987), 29-41., Robert M. W. Travers

Annotation: Analyzes several approaches to defining educational goals and objectives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Triche, Stephen, "Gabriel Harvey's 16th Century Theory of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 29(No. 1, 2013),90-101., Stephen Triche

Annotation: Identifies the 1577 document Rhetor by Gabriel Harvey as an early work of curriculum theory; describes its contents and its orientation to curriculum as they relate to Nature, Art, and Exercise; discusses Harvey's work in relation to other 20th century curriculum theorists and to contemporary curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Triche, Stephen S., Reconceiving Curriculum: An Historical Approach. Ph. D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, 2002., Stephen S. Triche

Annotation: Analyzes the changing views of 20th century curriculum theorists from Tyler to Pinar; outlines the origins of the technological rationale for curriculum from Ramus to Descartes; elucidates Wittgenstein's treatment of language as a form of life (not of logical analysis) and draws implications for curriculum and teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum as Experience, Discourse Analysis, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Trueit, Donna, ed., Pragmatism, Post-Modernism, and Complexity Theory: The Fascinating Imaginative Realm of William E. Doll, Jr. New YorK: Routledge, 2012., Donna Trueit

Annotation: Reprints 26 of Doll's writings across forty years; organizied around his major themes and unique contributions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Tyler, Ralph W., "Desirable Content for a Curriculum Development Syllabus Today," pp. 36-48 in Alex Molnar and John A. Zahorik, eds., Curriculum Theory. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1977. Reprinted pp. 395-400 in George Willis, et al., The American Curriculum: A Documentary History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Indicates how the author would revise his syllabus (Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction) for today.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Tyrrell, Ronald W., "An Appraisal of the Tyler Rationale," School Review, 83(November, 1974), 151-162.*, Ronald W. Tyrrell

Annotation: Provides a supportive view of the Tyler rationale.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History

Uhrmacher, P. Bruce, "The Curriculum Shadow," Curriculum Inquiry, 27(Fall, 1997), 317-329., P. Bruce Uhrmacher

Annotation: Posits a descriptor of curriculum called "curriculum shadow" that refers to what is disdained by the curriculum; illustrated with examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Uljens, Michael, and Rose M. Ylimaki, "Non-affirmative Theory of Education and Foundation of Curriculum Studies, Didaktik, and Educational Leadership," Chapter 1, pp. 3-145 in Michael Uljens and Rose M. Ylimako, eds., Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory, and Didaiktik: Non-affirmative Theory of Education. New York: Springer, 2017., MIcheal Uljens and Rose M. Ylimaki

Annotation: Provides an extensive exploration of the historical literature on theorizing educational leadership, curriculum, and Didaktik; makes a plea for bridging the work of all three types of theorizing; offers a non-affirmative theory of education as a framework for accomplishing this effort of bridging all three

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Unruh, Glenys, G., "Toward a Theory of Responsible Curriculum Development," pp. 277-292 in her Responsive Curriculum Development: Theory and Action . Berkeley: McCutchan, 1975., Glenys G. Unruh

Annotation: Provides a scientific curriculum theory of responsive curriculum development with a series of propositions and constructs.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Vallance, Elizabeth, "A Deadpan Look at Humor in Curriculum Discourse (Or, the Serious Versus the Solemn in Education)," Curriculum Inquiry, 10(Summer, 1980), 179-189., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Discusses the value of humor in overly serious AERA presentations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis

Vallance, Elizabeth, "A Second Look at Conflicting Conceptions of Curriculum," Theory Into Practice, 25(Winter, 1986), 24-30., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Reviews and critiques the 1973 categories of curriculum conceptions (Eisner and Vallance, 1973) and adds two new conceptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Vallance, Elizabeth, "The Practical Uses of Curriculum Theory," Theory Into Practice, 21(Winter, 1982), 4-10., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Discusses the practical uses of curriculum theory with stress on analysis of real situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Teacher Knowledge

Vallance, Elizabeth, "Ways of Knowing and Curriculum Conceptions: Implications for Program Planning," pp. 199-217 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing, 84th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1985., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Describes four existing systems of curriculum thought and poses a fifith--the ways of knowing--within which curriculum decisions can be oriented.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Practical Knowledge

van den Akker, Jan, "Curriculum Perspectives: An Introduction," pp. 1-10 in Jan van den Akker, Wilmad Kuiper, and Uwe Hameyer, eds., Curriculum Landscapes and Trends. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003., Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Conceptualizes curriculum levels, components, and development strategies in a spider web model.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Development Strategies

Van Manen, Max, "An Experiment in Educational Theorizing: The Utrecht School," Interchange, 10(No. 1, 1978/1979), 48-66., Manen Max Van

Annotation: Describes the contributions of the Utrecht School of theorizing in education and their use in the curriculum field.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparative Curriculum

Van Manen, Max, "Linking Ways of Knowing with Ways of Being Practical," Curriculum Inquiry, 6(No. 3, 1977), 205-228.*, Manen Max Van

Annotation: Discusses the practical as effective control, as communicative understanding, and as critical reflection; lays out forms of knowledge related to each conception.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Van Manen, Max, "Phenomenological Pedagogy," Curriculum Inquiry, 12(Fall, 1982), 282-299.*, Manen Max Van

Annotation: Explicates a form of pedagogic competence that accounts for understanding the experiences of children and explains how phenomenological methods of research can elicit this understanding.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Conceptions of Teaching

Van Manen, Max, "Reconceptionalist Curriculum Thought: A Review of Recent Literature," Curriculum Inquiry, 8(Winter, 1978), 365-375.*, Manen Max Van

Annotation: Takes a hard look at four books written by curriculum reconceptualists.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation, Literature of Curriculum

Vars, Gordon F., "Common Learnings: A 50-Year Quest," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 16(Fall, 2000), 70-89.*, Gordon F. Vars

Annotation: Traces the scholarly history of common learnings and the core or integrated design for organizing curriculum content; includes summaries of Vars' work related to these topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration, Core Mandates, Liberal Education/General Education

Waks, Leonard J., "Brown v Board, Common Citizenship,and the Limits of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Winter, 2005), 94-128., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Shows how equal or common citizenship has not been achieved through court decisions since Brown, how factors inside and outside schools have changed the context for equal citizenship, and poses a possible solution: the networked common school in a virtual megasetting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, 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 History, Citizenship Education, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Hidden Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Waks, Leonard J., "Reid's Theory of Curriculum as Institutionalized Practice," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 32(July-August, 2000), 589-598.*, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Reviews Reid's book, Curriculum as Institution and Practice, 1999, and comments on two concerns.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Organization Theory

Walker, Decker, "A Naturalistic Model for Curriculum Development," School Review, 80(November, 1971), 51-65. Also ERIC Document No. ED 042 252.*, Decker Walker

Annotation: Presents a conception of curriculum development that embraces political elements and processes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Walker, Decker F. "Curriculum Theory is Many Things to Many People," Theory into Practice, 21(Winter, 1982), 62-65.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Distinguishes four types of curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Walker, J. C., "A Philosophy of Leadership in Curriculum Development: A Pragmatic and Holistic Approach," pp. 47-82 in Pat A. Drignan and R.J.S. Macpherson, eds., Educative Leadership: A Practical Theory for New Administrators and Mangers. London: The Falmer Press, 1992., J. C. Walker

Annotation: Presents a pragmatic holistic model of curriculum development within an educative philosophy of curriculum leadership.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Wallin, Jason J., A Deleuzian Approach to Curriculum: Essays on a Pedagogical Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010., Jason J. Wallin

Annotation: Draws on the ideas of Giles Deleuze and others to critique several existing views of curriculum theory; puts forward and argues for a form of doing curriculum theory based on ontological experimentation and artistic innovation; explores a huge range of writers and the implications of their thought for this new view of curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Wang, Jessica Ching-Sze, "Reconstructing Dewey on Democratic Education for a Globalized World," Educational Theory, 59(No. 4, 2009), 409-425., Jessica Ching-Sze Wang

Annotation: Elucidates Dewey's ideas on the nature of democracy and gives implications for education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education

Wang, Mei-qian, and Xu-dong Zheng, "Embodied Cognition and Curriculum Construction," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(No. 5, 2018), 217-228., Mei-qian Wang and Xu-dong Zheng

Annotation: Argues for an embodied curriculum in which both cognitive, bodily, and environmental factors are acknowledged and educated; traces and critiques the rise of the disembodied curriculum; discusses the epistemology of reflective practice, the role of the learner's life experiences in an embodied curriculum, and the uses of technology in such a curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry--Speculative Essay
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Watkins, William H., "Black Curriculum Orientations: A Preliminary Inquiry," Harvard Educational Review, 63(Fall, l993), 321-338., William H. Watkins

Annotation: Portrays black functionalism, accommodationism, liberal education, nationalist, Afrocentric, and social reconstructionism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History

Weade, Regina, "Curriculum 'n' Instruction: The Construction of Meaning," Theory Into Practice, 26(Winter, 1987), 15-25., Regina Weade

Annotation: Raises the desirability of linking curriculum and instruction as a way of reflecting on what occurs in classrooms, with illustrations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wearing, Judy, Marcea Ingersoll, Christopher DeLuca, Benjamin Bolen, Holly Ogden, and Theodore Michael Christou, eds., Key Concepts in Curriclum Studies: Perspectives on the Fundamentals. New York: Routledge, 2019., Judy Wearing

Annotation: Contains anchor texts and responses on19 constructs related to curriculum from Aesthetics to Temporality.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories; Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives; Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wegener, Charles, "Being Practical With Schwab," Curriculum Inquiry, 16 (Summer, 1986), 215-232., Charles Wegener

Annotation: Comments on Schwab's theory of the practical in "The Practical 4", 13(1983).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Development Strategies

Weltman, Burton, "Individualism versus Socialism in American Education: Rereading Mortimer Adler and The Paideia Proposal," Educational Theory, 52(Winter, 2002). 61-79., Burton Weltman

Annotation: Traces the life and thought of Mortimer Adler on education; places his curriculum theory in the context of his broader changing educational philosophy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Weltman, Burton, "Praxis Imperfect: John Goodlad and the Social Reconstruction Tradition," Educational Studies, 33(Spring, 2002), 61-83., Burton Weltman

Annotation: Gives an analysis of Goodlad's educational contributions in relation to a social reconstructionist perspective; refers also to Tyler, Counts, and Brameld.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
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

Westbury, Ian, "Curriculum, School: Overview," pp. 529-535 in Volume 2, James W. Guthrie, ed., Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Discusses various conceptions of curriculum and how the curriculum emerges as a result of accommodating different views of what is considered necessary for students to know and experience; summarizes history of curriculum in 20th century; gives an institutional understanding of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation

Westbury, Ian, "Deliberation and the Improvement of Schooling," pp. 37-65 in J. T. Dillon, ed., Deliberation in Education and Society. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1994.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Presents the arguments for and against the use of deliberation in school-based decision-making and curriculum improvement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Development Strategies

Westbury, Ian, "Didaktik and Curriculum Studies," pp. 47-77 in Bjorg B. Gundem and Stefan Hopmann, eds., Didaktik and /or Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 1998.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Contrasts in an extended treatment the conceptions of the German tradition of Didaktik and U. S. conceptions of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Westbury, Ian, "Teaching as a Reflective Practice: What Might Didaktic Teach Curriculum?" pp. 15-39 in Ian Westbury, Stefan Hopmann, and Kurt Riquarts, eds., Teaching as a Reflective Practice: The German Didaktic Tradition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Contrasts U. S. curriculum theory with German Didaktic in an extensive analysis; identifies possibilities of their intersection.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Westbury, Ian, "The Burdens and the Excitement of the 'New' Curriculum Research: A Response to Hlebowitsh's "The Burdens of the New Curricularist," Curriculum Inquiry, 29(Fall,1999), 355-364.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Acknowledges certain views and challenges others of both Hlebowitsh and the reconceptualists; sets forth a third perspective tied to Reid's notion of translating ideals into institutionalized curriculum and also tied to Schwab's notion of deliberation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Deliberation

Westbury, Ian, "The Curriculum: What Is It and How Should We Think About It?" pp. 129-158 in M. Bloomer and K. E. Shaw, eds., The Challenge of Educational Change: Limitations and Potentialities . Oxford: Pergamon, 1979.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Challenges the means-end form of argument commonly used in curriculum policy rhetoric because it ignores ideological, historical, and institutional issues that require deliberate practical reasoning to resolve.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, School Subjects, English

Westbury, Ian, "Theory and Theorizing in Curriculum Studies," pp. 1-19 in Eva Forsberg, ed., Curriculum Theory Revisited (Research Reports No. 7). Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University, Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy, 2007., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Treats the topic from an international perspective.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Westbury, Ian, Stefan Hopmann, and Kurt Riquarts, eds., Teaching as a Reflective Practice: The German Didaktik Tradition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000., Ian Westbury, Stefan Hopmann, and Kurt Riquarts

Annotation: Contains 18 essays that define Didaktic and Bildung (Didaktic's central idea), give their sources in German educational theory, and provide examples in use in several countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

White, John, "Introduction," pp. 1-8 in John White, The Curriculum and the Child: The Selected Works of John White. London: Routledge, 2005., John White

Annotation: Features the author's career-long concern as a philosopher of education with the aims of education, his own capsulization of these aims in the idea of "human well-being," and with other possible associated aims; introduces sixteen of the author's writings, four of which focus directly on curriculum and the rest indirectly, largely with reference to the United Kingdom but with parallels elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling

White, Ronald V., "Curriculum Studies and ELT," System, 17(No. 1, 1989): 83-92.*, Ronald V. White

Annotation: Discusses the relation between ideology, Skilbech's situational curriculum models, and ELT.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Whitson, James A., "Decomposing Curriculum, vs Curriculum-as-Text," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5(Summer, 2008), 111-137., James A. Whitson

Annotation: Discusses and critiques the prevailing understandings of these two conceptions of curriculum; suggests ways curriculum inquiry can take into account the interweaving dimensions of curriculum realities including not only the formal textual aspects but also those embracing the formative experiences of the individual.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum as Experience

Whitson, James A., "The Politics of 'Non-Political' Curriculum: Heteroglossia and the Discourse of 'Choice' and 'Effectiveness'," pp. 279-330 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988.*, James A. Whitson

Annotation: Examines censorship, choice, and school effectiveness from analytic, critical, and legal perspectives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Hidden Curriculum

Whitson, James Anthony, "Is There No Outside of Curriculum-as-Text?" pp. 339-354 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., James Anthony Whitson

Annotation: Discusses the differences between scholarly and popular conceptions of curriculum; examines the differences between curriculum-as-text and curriculum-as-life or -being; suggests implications for research and for practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience

Willbergh, Ilmi, "The Problems of 'Competence' and Alternatives from the Scandivavion Perspective of Bildung," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No.3, 2015), 334-354., Ilmi Willbergh

Annotation: Presents a theoretical analysis of both competence and Bildung: explores the question of what should be learned in school and offers an alternative to competence-based models with a revised concept of Bildung in an effort to bridge the gap between schooling and the real world.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Willis, George, "Curriculum Theory and the Context of Curriculum," Curriculum Theory Network, 6(Winter, 1970-71), 41-59. Reprinted pp.427-444 in William F. Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975., George Willis

Annotation: Discusses the experiential context of the curriculum and the need to create educational environments that enhance the quality of children's experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum as Environment, Curriculum as Experience

Willis, George, "The Corpus and the Incorporeal of Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 19(Spring, 1989), 71-96.*, George Willis

Annotation: Reviews Schubert's book, Curriculum : Perspective, Paradigm, and Possibilitity, in religious terms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Religious Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum, Curriculum History

Willis, George, and William H. Schubert, ed., Reflections from the Heart of Educational Inquiry: Understanding Curriculum and Teaching through the Arts. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991., George Willis and William H. Schubert

Annotation: Gives 33 views and illustrations from leading curriculum theorists of how the arts afffect teaching, curriculum, and inquiry on curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Aesthetics and Curriculum, Curriculum Professors, Art Education

Winch, Christopher, "Constructing Worthwhile Curriculum," Journal of Philosophy of Education, 30(No. 1,1996), 45-56., Christopher Winch

Annotation: Examines arguments for compromising on what subjects should be selected for the curriculum (for a common core and for a diversity of options).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, 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, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Winch, Christopher, "The Aims of Education Revisited," Journal of Philosophy of Education, 30(No. 1, 1996), 33-44., Christopher Winch

Annotation: Clarifies the necessary process of negotiating differences among values in the public sphere in order to articulate the aims of education; cites example of failure to to this in Great Britain.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Winchester, Ian, "Concept Elucidation and Educational Issues," Curriculum Inquiry, 7(Winter, 1977), 331-342., Ian Winchester

Annotation: Critiques a study by Richard Derr on elucidation of the concept "curriculum." A response by Derr follows.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Woods, Ronald G., and Robin Barrow, "Curriculum," pp. 23-46 in Ronald G. Woods and Robin Barrow, An Introduction to Philosophy of Education. London: Methuen, 1975., Ronald G. Woods and Robin Barrow

Annotation: Analyzes the nature of knowledge and its relation to curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Content Selection and Organization

Wraga, William G., " 'Extracting Sun-Beams out of Curriculum': The Retreat from Practice in Reconceptualized Curriculum Studies," Educational Researcher, 28 (January-February, 1999), 4-13.*, William G. Wraga

Annotation: Discusses theory-practice split attibuted to the reconceptualists; a response by Pinar and a rejoinder by Wraga follows.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Wraga, William G., " 'Interesting, if True' : Historical Perspectives on the 'Reconceptualization' of Curriculum Studies," Journal of Curriuculum and Supervision, 14(Fall,1998), 5-28.*, William G. Wraga

Annotation: Critiques the reconceptualist movement in curriculum with respect to its ahistoricism and its ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wraga, William G., and Peter Hlebowitsh, "Toward a Renaissance in Curriculum Theory and Development in the U.S. A.," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 35(July, 2003), 425-437., William G. Wraga and Peter Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Offers ways to revitalize curriculum theory and development; three responses follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors

Wright, Handel Kashope, "Nailing Jell-O to the Wall: Pinpointing Aspects of State-of-the-art Curriculum Theorizing," Educational Researcher, 29 (June-July, 2000), 4-13.*, Handel Kashope Wright

Annotation: Identifies five characteristics of contemporary curriculum theory and illustrates two of these (politics of difference and the struggle between traditionalists and the currently dominant reconceptualists) with data from the 1999 Division B-AERA program.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Wulf, C., "Curriculum History: Federal Republic of Germany," pp. 1193-1195 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon, 1984., C. Wulf

Annotation: Gives a brief history of curriculum in Germany.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum

Wyse, Dominic, Louise Hayward, and Jessica Pandya, "Introduction," pp. 1-26 in Dominic Wyse, Louise Hayward, and Jessica Pandya, eds., Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment. Los Angeles: Sage, 2016., Dominic Wyse, Louise Hayward, and Jessica Pandya

Annotation: Gives a preview of the 60 articles in their two-volume collection; see also Chapter 1 on "Conceptions of Curriculum," Chapter 7 on "Didactics," and Chapter 57 on "Local Freedom and National Prescriptions in Curriculum;" the Handbook is international in scope but written mainly by British scholars.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

Young, Michael, "From Constructivism to Realism in the Sociology of the Curriculum." pp. 1-28 in Gregory J. Kelly, Allan Luke, and Judith Green, eds., What Counts as Knowledge in Educational Settings: Disciplinary Knowledge, Assessment, and Curriculum. Review of Research in Education, 32, 2008. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2008., Michael Young

Annotation: Provides a thorough summary of the author's and other related work on the sociology of knowledge and the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Content Selection and Organization

Young, Michael, "Overcoming the Crisis in Curriculum Theory: A Knowledge-based Approach," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 2, 2013), 101-118., Michael Young

Annotation: Calls for Curriculum Theory to return to a focus on access/entitlement to knowledge by students; describes bases for selecting "powerful" knowledge rather than powerless knowledge; provides principles for designing a knowledge-based curriculum; cites objections to as well as supports for this this type of curriculum; see a related essay by John White in New Visions for Education (online) - 5/11/12

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Content Selection and Organization

Young, Michael F. D., "Durkheim, Vygotsky, and the Curriculum of the Future," pp. 35-64 in Michael F. D. Young, Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Treats concepts of insularity and hybridity within an analysis of knowledge s viewed by Durkheim and Vygotsky; draws implications for curriculum; a related essay follows.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Zais, Robert S., "Confronting Encapsulation as a Theme in Curriculum Design," Theory Into Practice, 25(Winter, 1986), 17-23., Robert S. Zais

Annotation: Shows how to confront encapsulation and transcend the measured curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Zhang, Hua, "Toward a Confusian Vision of Curriculum," pp. 335-347 in Claudia Eppert and Hongyu Wang, eds., Cross-Cultural Studies in Curriculum: Eastern Thought, Educational Insights. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2008., Hua Zhang

Annotation: Explicates the nature of a Confusian curriculum as based on moral creativity and aimed at the development of personhood.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Zhang, Hua, "William F. Pinar's Contributions to the World Curriculum Field," pp. 187-193 in Mary Aswell Doll, ed., The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies: A Festschrift in Honor of William F. Pinar. New York: Routledge, 2017., Hua Zhang

Annotation: Sums up Pinar's creative/intellectual and professional/personal contributions to the field of Curriculum Studies in general with some additional references to the Chinese and world-wide settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Self-Knowledge