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Weiss, Joel, "Evaluation as Subversive Educational Activity," pp. 121-131 in Geofrey Milburn, Ivor F. Goodson, and Robert J. Clark, eds., Re-Interpreting Curriculum Research: Images and Arguments . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1989., Joel Weiss

Annotation: Treats evaluation from multiple perspectives, including critical ethnography, and offers an agenda of studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Wells, Gordon, "Language and the Inquiry - Oriented Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 25 (Fall, 1995), 233-269., Gordon Wells

Annotation: Shows how pupils construct meaning in science through inquiry; discusses importance of discourse in inquiry-based learning.

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

Werner, Walter, "Editorial Criticism in Curricular Analysis," Curriculum Inquiry, 10(Summer, 1980), 143-154.*, Walter Werner

Annotation: Describes a method of inquiry using techniques of editorial criticism; a response by Vallance follows.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Werner, Walter, "Evaluation: Sense-Making of School Programs," pp. 5-24 in Ted T. Aoki, ed., Curriculum Evaluation in a New Key . Vancouver, BC: Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 1978.*, Walter Werner

Annotation: Analyzes the assumptions, processes, and uses of three kinds of interpretative sense-making in program evaluation: means-ends, situational, and critical.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry, Phenomenological Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Westbury, Ian, "Curriculum Evaluation," Review of Educational Research, 40(April, 1970), 239-260., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Discusses issues in and examples of curriculum evaluation .

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: 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, Marilyn, "The Science and the Art of Teacher Effectiveness: An Examination of Two Research Traditions," Canadian Journal of Education, 13(No. 1, 1988), 138-161., Marilyn Westbury

Annotation: Presents a critique process-process research and ethnographic research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Ethnographic Inquiry,Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Evaluation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wexler, Philip, "Body and Soul: Sources of Social Change and Strategies of Education," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 4(Summer, 1982), 166-180. Reprinted pp. 201-222 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988., Philip Wexler

Annotation: Discusses critical theory and its application in educational studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Citizenship Education, Ideology and School Knowledge

Wexler, Philip, Critical Social Psychology . Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983., Philip Wexler

Annotation: Applies critical social theory to the field of social psychology; covers critique, theory, and analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Psychology and Curriculum

Whitford, Betty Lou, Phillip C. Schlechty, and Linda G. Shelor, "Sustaining Action Research through Collaboration: Inquires for Invention," Peabody Journal of Education, 64(Spring, 1987), 151-169., Betty Lou Whitford, Phillip C. Schlechty, and Linda G. Shelor

Annotation: Discusses the need for cultural change in schools through collaborative action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Whitson, James A., "Post-Structuralist Re-Interpretations," pp. 211-277 in James A. Whitson, Constitution and Curriculum: Hermeneutical Semiotics of Cases and Controversies in Education, Law, and Social Science. Philadelphia: The Falmer Press, 1991.*, James A. Whitson

Annotation: Describes the hermeneutics of dialogical inquiry in the context of judicial discourses in educational law and other fields.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Whitson, James Anthony, Constitution and Curriculum: Hermeneutical Semiotics of Cases and Controversies in Education, Law, and Social Science. Philadelphia, PA: Falmer Press, 1991., James Anthony Whitson

Annotation: Presents a series of court cases on educational controversies and describes the theories of interpretation applied to them; also explains structural semiotics and post-structural re-interpretations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics

Whitty, Geoff, with others, Research and Policy in Education: Evidence, Ideology, and Impact. London: Institute of Education Press, 2016., Geoff Whitty

Annotation: Reviews the author's work in Sociology of Education as well as that of other key contributors; examines issues in the use (or non-use) of work done by sociologists of education and by educational policy workers in Britain.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

William, Dylan, "What Should Education Research Do, and How Should It Do It?" Educational Researcher, 37(October, 2008), 432-438., Dylan William

Annotation: Draws on concepts from Aristotle, Churchman, and Nonaks & Takeuchi to analyze research and inquiry in education; supports a practical, clinical model of research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge

Williams, David D., "Naturalistic Evaluation: Potential Conflicts Between Evaluation Standards and Criteria for Conducting Naturalistic Inquiry," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 8(Spring, 1986), 87-99., David D. Williams

Annotation: Discusses standards for judging evaluations, criteria for judging naturalistic inquiry, and the conflicts between these.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Willinsky, John, "Getting Personal and Practical with Personal Practical Knowledge," Curriculum Inquiry, 19(Fall, 1989), 247-264., John Willinsky

Annotation: Identifies some limitations of Clandinin and Connelly's research on personal practical knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Willinsky, John, "Scientific Research in a Democratic Culture: Or What's a Social Science For?" Teachers College Record, 107(January, 2005), 38-51., John Willinsky

Annotation: Urges open access publishing models for educational research to widen access to the public and to policymakers; critiques the concept of scientific research dissemination found in National Research Council's 2002 report , "Scientific Research in Education."

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Willinsky, John, "The Strategic Education Research Program and the Public Value of Research," Educational Researcher, 30(January/February, 2001), 5-14., John Willinsky

Annotation: Critiques a research program of the U. S. National Research Council for its narrow focus on translating research into means of enlarging student learning rather than on broader, deliberative policy alternatives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Comparative Curriculum

Willis, George, "Creating Curriculum Knowledge from Students' Phenomenologies," pp. 45-48 in William H. Schubert and Ann L. Schubert, eds., Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Students and Teachers . University Park, PA: College of Education, Penn State University, 1982., George Willis

Annotation: Explains this type of inquiry resulting in descriptions of students' life-worlds, interpretations of their meaning, and suggestions for practical action.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Knowledge Generation

Willis, George, "Curriculum Evaluation: Qualitative," pp. 1284-1288 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, George Willis

Annotation: Characterizes qualitative curriculum evaluation, traces its origins, outlines its principle activities and aims, and describes one form known as educational connoisseurship and criticism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Willis, George, "Curriculum Evaluation, Qualitative," pp.209-212 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education, Supplement Volume One. New York: Pergamon, 1988., George Willis

Annotation: Describes the origins, procedures, and aims of qualitative forms of curriculum evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

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, "Democratization of Curriculum Evaluation," Educational Leadership, 38(May, 1981), 630-632., George Willis

Annotation: Discusses the process of curriculum criticism and its use in democratizing curriculum evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Willis, George, ed., Qualitative Evaluation : Concepts and Cases in Curriculum Criticism. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978., George Willis

Annotation: Contains six articles on the nature of qualitative evaluation in curriculum; 13 reports of such studies are included; comments on this approach are presented in three final chapters.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Willis, George, "Phenomenological Inquiry: Life-World Perceptions," pp. 173-186 in Edmund C. Short, ed., Forms of Curriculum Inquiry . Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991.*, George Willis

Annotation: Describes the processes of phenomenological inquiry in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Willis, George, "Phenomenological Methodologies in Curriculum," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 1(Winter, 1979), 65-79.*, George Willis

Annotation: Describes some issues surrounding the use of the term phenomenology in the curriculum field and tries to associate it with methodologies that illuminate the nature of human experiencing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Willis, George, and Anthony J. Allen, "Patterns of Phenomenological Response to Curricula: Implications," pp. 32-71 in George Willis, ed., Qualitative Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978.*, George Willis and Anthony J. Allen

Annotation: Describes phenomenological inquiry procedures and offers an example.

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

Willis, George H., "Curriculum Criticism and Literary Criticism," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 7(May, 1975), 3-17. Reprinted pp. 91-111 in George H. Willis, ed., Qualitative Evaluation. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978.*, George H. Willis

Annotation: Describes the parallel between literary criticism and criticism of curriculum together with analysis of examples.

Broad Topical Focus: 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

Willower, Donald J., "Epistemology, Science, and Moral Practice," Interchange, 32(March, 2001), 1-16., Donald J. Willower

Annotation: Gives in-depth treatment of the nature of scientific inquiry and of contemporary criticisms of it; relates ethical values to inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

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

Winter, Richard, Action-Research and the Nature of Social Inquiry: Professional Innovation and Education Work . London: Avebury, Gower, Aldershot, 1987., Richard Winter

Annotation: Deals with the lack of coherent theoretical rationale for action research; proposes two analytic principles (dialectical and reflexive) in a critical perspective.

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

Wise, Robert I., "The Need for Retrospective Accounts of Curriculum Development," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 11(January-March, 1979), 17-28.*, Robert I. Wise

Annotation: Makes the case for historical case studies and describes how to develop them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Generation

Wolcott, Harry F., "Differing Styles of On-Site Research, or, 'If it Isn't Ethnography, What is it?' " Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science, 7(No. 1 & 2, 1982), 154-169.*, Harry F. Wolcott

Annotation: Explains different styles of on-site research and ethnography and lists fourteen types together with a select bibliography of each type.

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, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Wolcott, Harry F., "On Seeking--and Rejecting--Validity in Qualitative Research," pp. 121-173 in Elliot W. Eisner and Alan Peshkin, eds., Qualitative Inquiry in Education: The Continuing Debate. New York: Teachers College Press, 1990., Harry F. Wolcott

Annotation: Considers the role of validity in qualitative inquiry.

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, Qualitative Research

Wolcott, Harry F., "Posturing in Qualitative Inquiry," pp. 3-52 in Margaret D. LeCompte, Wendy L. Millroy, and Judith Preissle, eds., The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1992.*, Harry F. Wolcott

Annotation: Reviews types of qualitative inquiry and the several strategies employed in it, sketches the branches in the tree of qualitative inquiry, and distinguishes among the many varieties of end products (table 1).

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, Qualitative Research

Wolcott, Harry F., Sneaky Kid and Its Aftermath: Ethics and Intimacy in Fieldwork. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2002., Harry F. Wolcott

Annotation: Traces the issues and implications of the author's involvement with an ethnographic study informant for quality research procedure.

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, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Wolcott, Harry F., Teacher Versus Technocrats: An Educational Innovation in Anthropological Perspective. Eugene, OR: Center for Ed. Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 1977., Harry F. Wolcott

Annotation: Provides an evaluation study of a school program using ethnographic methods.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching

Wolcott, Harry F., The Art of Fieldwork. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 1995., Harry F. Wolcott

Annotation: Provides perspective on and methods for doing artful ethnographies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Wolfe, Michael P., and Caroline R. Pryor, eds., The Mission of a Scholar: Research and Practice: A Tribute to Nelson Haggerson. New York: Peter Lang, 2002, Michael P. Wolfe and Caroline R. Pryor

Annotation: Presents 14 articles on various modes of scholarship (from action research to critical to mytho-poetic, to bigraphical to hermenuetic and more) written in personal and autobiographical form by authors who practice these modes of scholarship; these essays honor Nelson Haggerson as a multifaceted curriculum scholar and bring aspects of his life and work to public view.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum as Experience, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Professors, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Wolf, Fredric M., Meta-Analysis: Quantitative Methods for Research Synthesis. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1986.*, Fredric M. Wolf

Annotation: Summarizes methods used in doing meta-analyses of quantitative research studies, cites illustrative studies, and sets forth criticisms of these methods.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Wolgemuth, Jennifer R., Tyler Hicks, and Vonzell Agosto, "Unpacking Assumptions in Research Synthesis: A Critical Construct Synthesis Approach," Educational Researcher, 46(April, 2017), 131-139., Jennifer R. Wolgemuth, Tyler Hicks, and Vonzell Agosto

Annotation: Provides guidelines for synthesizing research focusing on the use of critical construct synthesis methods.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage

Wong, E. David, "Challenges Confronting the Researcher/Teacher: Conflicts of Purpose and Conduct," Educational Researcher, 24(April, 1995), 22-28., E. David Wong

Annotation: Explains roles of teacher researchers in doing action research in relation to teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research

Wood, Patricia, "Action Research: A Field Perspective," Journal of Education for Teaching, 14(No. 2, 1988), 135-150.*, Patricia Wood

Annotation: Reports and evaluates the processes involved in a Wisconsin classroom action research project designed to promote cooperation.

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, Classroom Observation & Research

Woods, Peter, "Life Histories and Teacher Knowledge," pp. 121-135 in John Smyth, ed., Educating Teachers: Changing the Nature of Pedagogical Knowledge. Philadelphia: Falmer, 1987.*, Peter Woods

Annotation: Discusses life histories of teachers as a mode of contrasting self-knowledge by teachers; pleads the case for employing ethnographic studies of teachers' life histories to understand how teachers construct their pedagogical knowledge.

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

Woods, Peter E., Sociology and the School: An Interactionist Viewpoint . London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983., Peter E. Woods

Annotation: Explains the symbolic interactionist perspective and related research.

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

Woods, Peter, and Martyn Hammersley, "School Experience: Explorations in the Sociology of Education," pp. 9-27 in Peter Woods and Martyn Hammersley, eds., School Experience . New York: St. Martin's Press, 1977., Peter Woods and Martyn Hammersley

Annotation: Gives a brief explanation of the work done in the sociology of education and summarizes critical sociological studies in the authors' book.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Hidden Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

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

Yanchar, Stephen C., and David D. Williams, "Reconsidering the Compatibility Thesis and Eclecticism: Five Proposed Guidelines for Method Use," Educational Researcher, 35(December, 2006), 3-12., Stephen C. Yanchar and David D. Williams

Annotation: Discusses issues inherent in mixed-methods research; posits guidelines for their use (contextual sensitivity, creativity, conceptual awareness, coherence, and critical reflection).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Qualitative Research, Knowledge Generation

Yin, Robert K., Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 2nd ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1994., Robert K. Yin

Annotation: Gives guidance on designing, conducting, analyzing evidence, and composing reports of case study research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Yorks, Lyle, "Adult Learning and the Generation of New Knowledge and Meaning: Creating Liberating Spaces for Fostering Adult Learning through Practitioner-Based Collaborative Action Inquiry," Teachers College Record, 107(June, 2005), 1217-1244., Lyle Yorks

Annotation: Reviews the literature on the dimensions of collaborative action inquiry in the context of adult education and reports an example from a VA project; draws implications for adult learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Practical Knowledge

Young, Delton W., "Notes Toward a Phenomenology of Non-Verbal Communication," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 1(Summer, 1979), 78-87., Delton W. Young

Annotation: Presents a phenomenological account of non-verbal communication by the participants.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Young, Michael F. D., Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Contains fifteen essays on various aspects of the sociology of knowledge; several offer implications for curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Knowledge Generation

Young, Michael F. D., The Curriculum of the Future: Form the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning. Bristol, PA: The Falmer Press, 1998., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Updates twelve of the author's earlier articles on the sociology of knowledge, the 14-19 academic/vocational curriculum in England and Wales, and the nature of the curriculum in the learning society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum

Young, Michael, and Johan Muller, "From the Sociology of Knowledge to the Sociology of Professional Knowledge," pp. 3-17 in Michael Young and Johan Muller, eds., Knowledge, Expertise, and the Professions. New York: Rutledge, 2014., Michael Young and Johan Muller

Annotation: Discusses research in sociology of professional knowledge and its relation to professional practice; makes some distinctions between professional knowledge and theory of knowledge; examines knowledge specialized to conceptual generality, and knowledge to a contextual purpose; draws on work of Schon and Bernstein.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Zaharlick, Amy, "Ethnography in Anthropology and Its Value for Education," Theory into Practice, 31(Spring, 1992), 116-125., Amy Zaharlick

Annotation: Describes the goals and procedures for doing ethnographic inquiry in anthropology and discusses its use in education.

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

Zeichner, Kenneth, "Educational Action Research," pp. 273-283 in Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury, eds., Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001.*, Kenneth Zeichner

Annotation: Summarizes action research work in English-speaking countries and describes variations across this work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

Zeichner, Kenneth M., "Action Research: Personal Renewal and Social Reconstructionism," pp. 68-84 in his Teacher Education and the Struggle for Social Justice. New York: Routledge, 2009., Kenneth M. Zeichner

Annotation: Explains the nature of action research generally and highlights its use in teachers's professional development, school change, and knowledge generated by practitioners for teacher education; argues for its place in the struggle for social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge, Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development

Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrim,ed., New Directions in Action Research. Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, 1996., Ortrim Zuber-Skerritt

Annotation: Includes 10 articles on critical action research by experienced researchers from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum