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Meyer, Heinz-Dieter, "The OECD as Pivot of the Emerging Global Educational Accountability Regime: How Accountable are the Accountants:" Teachers College Record, 116(No.9, 2014), 1-20., Heinz-Dieter Meyer

Annotation: Traces the history of OECD's work and influence in educational policy and practice across the world; examine the critiques of its positions on accountability and testing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Local Control of Schooling

Michael, Deanna L., and Sherman Dorn, "Accountability as a Means of Improvement: A Continuity of Themes," pp. 83-116 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007., Deanna L. Michael and Sherman Dorn

Annotation: Traces the historical development of the educational accountability system in Florida as enacted in the administration of Governor Bush (1999-2007); gives an appraisal of the system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

Michell, Douglas E., "Research Impact on Educational Policy and Practice in the USA," pp. 19-41 in John Nisbet, ed. Research, Policy, and Practice. World Yearbook of Education,1985. London: Kogan Page, 1985., Douglas E. Michell

Annotation: Reveiws size, topics addressed, impact, and design problems related to policy research done in USA over three decades.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization

Miller, Donald F., "Social Policy: An Exercise in Metaphor," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization, 7(December, 1985), 191-215., Donald F. Miller

Annotation: Discusses seven modes of metaphor in the context of a critique of Schon's work on metaphors in social policy formation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Mintrop, Heinwich, and Gail L. Sunderman, "Predictable Failure of Federal Sanctions-Driven Accountability for School Improvement -- And Why We May Retain It Anyway," Educational Researcher, 38(june/July,2009), 353-364., Heinwich Mintrop and Gail L. Sunderman

Annotation: Summarizes results of studies on three questions: 1) Do sanctions-driven accountability systems produce the intended results in NCLB and other attempts? 2) Is it practical and can it be implemented? 3) Is it valued and legitimate?

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Student Assessment, Social Efficiency/Control, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Implementation

Mitchell, Earlene, "The Eight Year Study: A Story Not to Be Forgotten," The Educational Forum, 50(Fall, 1985), 11-21., Earlene Mitchell

Annotation: Reviews the Eight-Year Study and its findings; points to lessons for today.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History

Mosher, Frederic A., "What NAEP Really Could Do." pp. 329 -340 in Lyle V. Jones and Ingram Olkin, eds., The Nation's Report Card: Evolution and Perspectives. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2004., Frederic A. Mosher

Annotation: Discusses and critiques the changes and uses of NAEP's data reports over time; urges they not be turned into fodder for local accountabiltiy systems that assign rewards and punishments year-by-year.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, 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 Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Curriculum and Politics

Mosher, Fritz, "Knowledge and Policy," pp. 233-241 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Fritz Mosher

Annotation: Discusses what policymakers ought to want to know in order to create viable policies and analyzes the kinds of policy research required to provide them this knowledge, including instructional aspects, curriculum materials design, policy evaluation, among others.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 Implementation, Knowledge Generation

Mosher, Fritz, and Susan H. Fuhrman, "The Research that Policy Needs," pp. 372-382 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Fritz Mosher and Susan H. Fuhrman

Annotation: Discusses what would be necessary to produce knowledge related to successful policymaking (as a summary of earlier studies in the same volume); these are expressed as conditions, not as research agenda items.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Generation

Murphy, Joseph, "Equity as Student Opportunity to Learn," Theory Into Practice, 27(Spring, 1988), 145-151.*, Joseph Murphy

Annotation: Reviews studies of equity in curriculum enactment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation

Murphy, Joseph, Thomas R. Hull, and Allan Walker, "Academic Drift and Curriculum Debris: Analysis of High School Course-taking Patterns and Its Implications for Local Policy Makers," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 19(July-August, 1987), 341-360., Joseph Murphy, Thomas R. Hull, and Allan Walker

Annotation: Reports a study of academic vs non-academic course-taking patterns by subject areas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Enrollment Changes-Implications, Secondary School Curriculum

Myers, Donald A., Decision Making in Curriculum and Instruction . Dayton, OH: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, 1970., Donald A. Myers

Annotation: Analyzes decision-making in curriculum and instruction.

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

Nelkin, Dorothy, "Scientific Knowledge, Public Policy and Democracy," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(September, 1979), 106-122., Dorothy Nelkin

Annotation: Discusses the relation between policy making in a democracy and available research knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Nelson, Murry R., "No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 16(Spring, 2001), 206-227., Murry R. Nelson

Annotation: Traces the political pressures at work in the development, the implementation, and the dropping of the Rainbow Curriculum in New York City schools 1989-1993.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics

Newmann, Fred M., BetsAnn Smith, Elaine Allensworth, and Anthony S. Bryk, "Instructional Program Coherence: What It Is and Why It Should Guide School Improvement Policy," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 23(Winter, 2001), 297-321., Fred M. Newmann, BetsAnn Smith, Elaine Allensworth, and Anthony S. Bryk

Annotation: Reports a study of Chicago elementary schools and the relationship between strong instructional program coherence and student achievement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Nieto, Sonia, Patty Bode, Eugenie Kang, and John Raible, "Identity, Community, and Diversity: Retheorizing Multicultural Curriculum for the Postmodern Era," pp. 176-197 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Sonia Patty Nieto, Bode Eugenie Kang, and John Raible

Annotation: Reviews research on multicultural education and related issues; presents three ethnographic studies that highlight the theoretic frameworks discussed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education

Noddings, Nel, "Gender and the Curriculum ," pp. 659-684 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Reviews historical aspects of educating women and men as well as the 20th century curriculum situation and transformative endeavors.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Differentiation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Noddings, Nel, "NIE's National Curriculum Development Conference," pp. 291-312 in Jon Schaffarzick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1979., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Gives an overview of the conference themes, its reports, problems identified, and views of the participants.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Noddings, Nel, "The Aims of Education," pp. 74-93 in her Happiness and Education. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Demonstrates why aims-talk needs to be recovered in educational policy and practice in view of current aims focused narrowly on standard achievement for all children; discusses happiness as a possible aim of education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Noddings, Nel, When School Reform Goes Wrong. New York: Teachers College Press, 2007., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Critiques current features of curriculum and instruction policies and practices, especially the No Child Left Behind Act.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics

Oakes, Jeannie, "Keeping Track, Part I: The Policy and Practice of Curriculum Inequality," Phi Delta Kappan, 68 (September, 1986), 12-17., Jeannie Oakes

Annotation: Reviews arguments regarding tracking based on research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Ideology and School Knowledge

Odiembo, Isaya, "The Loss of Direction in U. S. Education: Who Is to Blame? pp. 119-132 in Joao M. Paraskava and Elizabeth Janson, eds., Voicing the SIlences of Social and Cognitive Justice. Boston: Brill/Sense Publishers, 2018., Isaya Odiembo

Annotation: Analyzes the effects on U. S. public education of the under-funding of schools; of the rise of privatization of schooling; of housing policies, and of a focus on testing of educational outcomes; points to possible remedies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making; Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Currriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum; Curriculum and Politics

O'Keeffe, Dennis J., "Curricular Yogis and Cost-Benefit Commissars: Some Thoughts on an Economic Dimension in Curriculum Research and Policy-Making," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 13(July-September, 1981), 207-214., Dennis J. O'Keeffe

Annotation: Argues for research on economic efficiency of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

O'Keeffe, Dennis J., "Towards a Socio-Economy of the Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 9(November, 1977), 101-109., Dennis J. O'Keeffe

Annotation: Argues for the concepts of curricular investment and curricular consumption in concepturalizing curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Olson, Margaret R., and Cheryl J. Craig, " 'Small' Stories and Meganarratives: Accountability in Balance," Teachers College Record, 111(February, 2009),, 547-572., Margaret R. Olson and Cheryl J. Craig

Annotation: Reports a small study of two teachers' and their students' responses to accountability policies under which they taught and learned and the challenges they mounted to these policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Orfield, Gary, "Choice Theories and the Schools," pp. 37-66 in Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg and Associates, Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013., Gary Orfield

Annotation: Spells out and compares the different assumptions behind the Market Theory and the Integration Theory of Choice in American education; discusses their effects on reducing inequality; see related article pp. 255-270.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Enrollment Changes-Implications

Orfield, Gary, and Mindy L. Kornhaber, eds., Raising Standards or Raising Barriers? Inequality and High-Stakes Testing in Public Education. New York: The Century Foundation Press, 2001., Gary Orfield and Mindy L. Kornhaber

Annotation: Contains nine reports of studies on effects of using high-stakes tests and provides analyzes of the problems arising from their use.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Orpwood, Graham W. F., "Defensible Roles for Researchers in Curriculum Policy - making," The Journal of Educational Thought, 17(December, 1983), 221-229.*, Graham W. F. Orpwood

Annotation: Reports a case study of an Ontario science education research and development project and the guidelines employed in involving researchers in the project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Evaluation, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Science

Orpwood, Graham W. F., "The Reflective Deliberator: A Case Study of Curriculum Policymaking," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 17(July-September, 1985), 293-304.*, Graham W. F. Orpwood

Annotation: Reports a case study of the deliberative process and arguements employed in a science curriculum policy making setting in a local Ontario school board.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Science, Comparative Curriculum

Packer, Steve, "Curriculum Issues in Small States," Prospects, 21(No. 4,1991), 517-526., Steve Packer

Annotation: Reviews issues in curriculum in South Pacific and Caribbean states.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Padilla, Raymond V., "High-Stakes Testing and Educational Accountability as Social Constructions across Cultures," pp. 249-262 in Angela Valenzuela, ed., Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005., Raymond V. Padilla

Annotation: Contrasts accountability seen within the culture of measurement and within the culture of engagement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling

Page, Reba, "Who Systematizes the Systematizers? Policy and Practice Interactions in a Case of State-Level Systemic Reform," Theory into Practice, 34(Winter, 1995), 21-29.*, Reba Page

Annotation: Reports a study of political aspects of a change involving the science curriculum framework in California.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Frameworks, Science, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Page, Reba, and Linda Valli, "Curriculum Differentiation: An Introduction," pp. 1-15 in Reba Page and Linda Valli, eds., Curriculum Differentiation . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1990.*, Reba Page and Linda Valli

Annotation: Introduces a series of interpretive studies of curriculum differentiation and describes this type of study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation

Page, Reba, and Linda Valli, eds., Curriculum Differentiation: Interpretive Studies in U. S. Secondary Schools . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990., Reba Page and Linda Valli

Annotation: Reports interpretive studies of the use of curriculum differentiation and tracking in a number of secondary schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Secondary School Curriculum

Parkinson, Paul, "Political Economy and the NCLB Regime: Accountability, Standards, and HIgh-Stakes Testing," The Educational Forum, 73(No. 1, 2009), 44-57., Paul Parkinson

Annotation: Analyzes the political economy of academic standards, standardized testing, test scores, and accountability within NCLB in terms of Baudrillard's concepts of functional logic of use value, logic of economic exchange, differential logic of sign value, and logic of symbolic exchange.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Peddiwell, J. Abner, The Saber-Tooth Curriculum, The Classic Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. (1st Edition, 1939), J. Abner Peddiwell

Annotation: Satarizes curricular anachronisms through humorous narrative.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Criticism of Schooling

Pendlebury, Shirley, "Practical Arguments and Situational Appreciation in Teaching," Educational Theory, 40(Spring, 1990), 171-179., Shirley Pendlebury

Annotation: Argues that appreciation of a situation is a necessary accompaniment of practical arguments about what to do in teaching in that situation; extends the criticism of previous work done on practical arguments by Fenstermacher and others.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Deliberation

Pereira, Peter, and Thomas W. Roby, eds., Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Historical Movements . Chicago: The Mid-West Center for Curriculum Studies, 1985., Peter Pereira and Thomas W. Roby

Annotation: Contains essays by Dunkel on educational innovation and by Connell, Posner, and Schubert on science curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Science

Peshkin, Alan, "The Relationship between Culture and Curriculum: A Many Fitting Thing," pp. 248-267 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Alan Peshkin

Annotation: Summarizes the research on the relation of culture to curriculum and curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum

Peshkin, Alan, "Whom Shall the Schools Serve?" Curriculum Inquiry, 6(No. 3, 1977), 181-204., Alan Peshkin

Annotation: Discusses the question of what groups schools serve within the context of data on several settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation

Peterson, Paul E., "The Politics of Curriculum Change," pp. 52-71 in his The Politics of School Reform: 1870-1940 . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985., Paul E. Peterson

Annotation: Traces the conflicts among power groups that influenced foreign language, stratification, manual training, and vocational education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, School Subjects

Phillips, D. C., "The Hidden Curriculum and the Latest Functions of Schooling: Two Overlapping Perspectives," "1. Why the Hidden Curriculum is Hidden," pp. 274-280 in C. J. B. Macmillan, ed., Philosophy of Education 1980. Proceedings of 36th Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society. Normal, IL: Philosophy of Education Society, ISU, 1981., D. C. Phillips

Annotation: Analyzes the hidden curriculum in terms of the latent functions of schooling and rejects these arguments.

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

Phillips, J. Arch, Jr., and Richard Hawthorne, "Political Dimensions of Curriculum Decision Making," Educational Leadership, 35(February, 1978), 363-366., J. Arch Phillips Jr. and Richard Hawthorne

Annotation: Examines implications of political realities on curriculum decision-making.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics

Pinar, William F., "Reconstructing the Private and Public Spheres in Curriculum and Teaching," pp. 205-232 in his What is Curriculum Theory ? Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Condemns the anti-intellectual business mentality now dominant in U.S. education and public policies (such as the NCLB Act) and the collusion by groups such as AACTE and NCATE with these policy directions; challenges curriculum theorists to teach against this mentality both in the classroom and with the public.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Pinar, William F., "The Miseducation of the American Public," pp. 15-34 in his What is Curriculum Theory?" Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Shows the shifts over the last thirty years in the field of curriculum studies, the role of curriculum theory, and the impact of business thinking on education; see also related discussion on pp.179-184.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
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 and Politics, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Pinar, William F., "Time, Place, and Voice: Curriculum Theory and the Historical Moment," pp. 264-278 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, l988., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Urges personhood be made central in curriculum through theological images that counter narcissistic tendencies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Placier, Margaret, Michael Walker, and Bill Foster, "Writing the 'Show-Me' Standards: Teacher Professionalism and the Political Control in U. S. Curriculum Policy," Curriculum Inquiry, 32(Fall, 2002), 281-310.*, Margaret Placier, Michael Walker, and Bill Foster

Annotation: Reports on political conflicts arising in Missouri's attempt to set curriculum standards and policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Frameworks, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Plank, David N., and Bob L. Johnson, Jr., "Curriculum Policy and Educational Productivity," pp. 167-188 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Robert L. Crowson, and Dorothy Shipps, eds., Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process. New York: Routledge, 2011., David N. Plank and Bob L. Johnson Jr.

Annotation: Presents an overview and an analysis of the politics of curriculum since the 1950s; treats equalizing of educational opportunity, inclusion of marginalized groups, the end of tracking, standards and competition, centralization and accountability, and other curriculum issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics

Poetter, Thomas S., and Frances Fowler, "Sophie's Class: The Pursuit of Democracy in an Elementary Mathematics Classroom in France," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 16(Fall, 2000), 91-109., Thomas S. Poetter and Frances Fowler

Annotation: Reports and analyzes a study giving evidence of liberty, equality, and fraternity in a French classroom; contrasts with values in American classrooms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Democratic Education

Ponder, Gerald A., "Schooling and Control: Some Interpretations of the Changing Social Function of Curriculum," pp. 139-167 in O. L. Davis, Jr., ed., Perspectives on Curriculum Development: 1776-1976 . Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976., Gerald A. Ponder

Annotation: Traces changes in function exhibited by the curriculum over time; treats issues such as social control, diversity, and conformity.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum and Politics

Popham, W. James, "Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Amiable Allies or Phoney Friends," Teachers College Record, 106(March, 2004), 417-428., W. James Popham

Annotation: Argues for close relationships among personnel dealing with curriculum, instruction, and assessment, especially in state departments of education and in universities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Professors, Core Mandates, Curriculum Development Strategies, Evaluation of Instruction, Professionalization in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Curriculum Study, Curriculum History, and Curriculum Theory: The Reason of Reason," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 41(June, 2009), 301-319., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Explores the systems of reason that surround the language used within curriculum practices, policies, reforms, and research; several illustrations are given showing political commitments embedded in the language used; discusses issues involved and possible responses.

Broad Topical Focus: Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, 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 and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Educational Reform: Rhetoric, Ritual, and Social Interest," Educational Theory, 38 (Winter, 1988), 77-93., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Discusses the social construction of schooling as evidenced by changes in curriculum and teaching; discusses the social distribution of knowledge and the discourses of school reform as evidence of social and political relations and interests.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Change,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Knowledge and Interest in Curriculum Studies," pp. 335-354 in Thomas S. Popkewitz, ed., Critical Studies in Teacher Education: Its Folklore, Theory, and Practice . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1987.*, Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Critiques curriculum from perspective of preferred institutional knowledge and social and cultural interests.

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

Popkewitz, Thomas S., Allan Pitman, and Arlene Barry, "Educational Reform and Its Millenial Quality: The 1980's," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 18(July- September, 1986), 267-283.*, Thomas S. Popkewitz, Allan Pitman, and Arlene Barry

Annotation: Critiques the school reform movement of the l960s and the l980s in relation to various ideologies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics

Porter, Andrew C., "National Standards and School Improvement in the 1990s: Issues and Promise," American Journal of Education, 102(August, 1994), 42l-449., Andrew C. Porter

Annotation: Analyzes different types of standards as they are emerging from current debates on curriculum standards; also discusses several related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Content Selection and Organization

Porter, Andrew C., Douglas A. Archbald, and Alexander K. Tyree, Jr., "Reforming the Curriculum: Will Empowerment Policies Replace Control?" pp. 11-36 in Susan H. Fuhrman and Betty Malen, eds., The Politics of Curriculum and Testing: The 1990 Yearbook of the Politics of Education Association . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1991.*, Andrew C. Porter, Douglas A. Archbald, and Alexander K. Tyree Jr.

Annotation: Reports recent developments in math and social studies and analyzes the processes of policy control and teacher empowerment in these contexts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Mathematics, Social Studies

Porter, Andrew C., John Smithson, and Eric Osthoff, "Standard Setting as a Strategy for Upgrading High School Mathematics and Science," pp. 138-166 in Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,1994., Andrew C. Porter, John Smithson, and Eric Osthoff

Annotation: Examines effects of using curriculum policy instruments such as increased graduation requirements, state curriculum frameworks, staff development, and textbook adoption requirements in six states.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Secondary School Curriculum, Mathematics, Science, Curriculum Frameworks

Prakash, Madhu Suri, and Leonard Joseph Waks, "Four Conceptions of Excellence," Teachers College Record, 87(Fall, 1985), 79-101., Madhu Suri Prakash and Leonard Joseph Waks

Annotation: Conceptualizes excellence as proficiency , as disciplinary initiation, as self-actualization, and as social responsibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Priestley, Mark, and Stavroula Philipou, "Curriculum Making as Social Practice: Complex Webs of Enactment," The Curriculum Journal, 29(No. 2, 2018), 151-158., Mark Priestley and Stavroula Philipou

Annotation: Introduces a set of seven reports (which follow this preview) on how curriculum is made from curriculum policies in seven settings (Australia, Finland, United Kingdom, Scotland, Cyprus, Canada, Estonia); these studies illustrate curriculum-making at national, local, and classroom levels and utilize various forms of research; they introduce concepts and strategies such as policy actors, shared sense-making, enactment with freedom, curriculum brokers, teacher agency, effect of local circumstances; as background, this introduction reports the state of curriculum-making as revealed in the literature of the field; the seven papers were first presented in a 2017 European Conference on Curriculum Studies and provide a rich and varied understanding of how curriculum-making is actually done.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Currriculum Decision-Making Processes, Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Development Strategies

Proefriedt, William A., High Expectations: The Cultural Roots of Standards Reform in American Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010., William A. Proefriedt

Annotation: Argues against the policies and practices of educational reformers who demand testing, high individual achievement for all, and an economic model of curriculum for national competitiveness; traces threads both for and against these views throughout American educational history; gives a close reading and balanced interpretation of our leading educators over the last 250 years.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Philosophical Schools, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Purpel, David E., "Goals 2000, The Triumph of Vulgarity, and the Legitimation of Social Justice," pp. 57-70 in David E. Purpel, Moral Outrage in Education. New York: Peter Lang, 1999., David E. Purpel

Annotation: Analyzes and critiques the language and ideology of Goals 2000 policies and procedures and offers an alternative.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge

Purpel, David E., "Holistic Education in a Prophetic Voice," pp. 109 - 131 in David E. Purpel, Moral Outrage in Education. New York: Peter Lang, 1999., David E. Purpel

Annotation: Draws the parallel between the prophetic tradition in religion and the critical function needed in relation to curriculum policies and programs.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization

Ramsay, Peter, "Fresh Perspectives on the School Transformation-Reproduction Debate: A Response to Anyon from the Antipodes," Curriculum Inquiry, 13(Fall, 1983), 295-320., Peter Ramsay

Annotation: Critiques the methodology used by Anyon in her study, 11(No.1, 1981), and four of her findings; indicates differences in findings from his own New Zealand study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Comparative Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Ravitch, Diane, "Changing the Poisonous Narrative: A Conversation with Diane Ravitch," Educational Leadership, 69(December 2011/January 2012), 54-58., Diane Ravitch

Annotation: Gives Ravitch's forthright answers to an interviewer's questions on current testing policies and practices and corporate dominance in education politics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Student Assessment

Ravitch, Diane, "Curriculum in Crisis: Connections between Past and Present," pp. 63-78 in John H. Bunzel, ed., Challenge to American Schools: The Case for Standards and Values . New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.*, Diane Ravitch

Annotation: Sets forth the history of curriculum reform from 1890s to 1920s.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Ravitch, Diane, National Standards in American Education: A Citizen's Guide. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1995., Diane Ravitch

Annotation: Reviews the meaning, interests, issues, history, politics, and implications of the movement toward national curriculum standards.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling

Reid, William A., "Democracy, Perfectability, and the Battle of the Books: Thoughts on the Conception of Liberal Education in the Writings of Schwab," Curriculum Inquiry, 10(Fall, 1980), 249-263., William A. Reid

Annotation: Writes of Schwab's views of liberal education in the context of others' views on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Liberal Education/General Education

Reid, William A., "Practical Reasoning and Curriculum Theory: In Search of a New Paradigm," Curriculum Inquiry, 9(Fall, 1979), 187-207.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Describes a conception of curriculum where practical reasoning is used to deal with uncertain problems.

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

Reid, William A., "Rationalism or Humanism? The Future of Curriculum Studies," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 2(Winter, 1980), 93-108., William A. Reid

Annotation: Contrasts rationalism and humanism; places curriculum studies as a humanistic discipline; this is a revised version of chapter six in his Thinking About the Curriculum, 1978.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Philosophical Schools, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Reid, William A., " 'The Educational Situation as Concerns Secondary Education' : Thoughts on the Thoughts of John Dewey," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Winter, 2002), 130-143.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Reviews the substance of Dewey's 1902 article, analyzes its relevance for today, and offers some guidance for today based on this analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Reid, William A., The Pursuit of Curriculum: Schooling in the Public Interest. Norwood , NJ: Ablex, 1992. Second edition, Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2006., William A. Reid

Annotation: Conceptualizes curriculum as a public institution and as a moral practice requiring the use of deliberation and participation of the five commonplaces identified by Schwab.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Reid, William A., "The Technological Society and the Concept of General Education," pp. 115-131 in Ian Westbury and Alan C. Purves, eds., Cultural Literacy and the Idea of General Education , Eighty-Seventh Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988., William A. Reid

Annotation: Traces the arguments for general education in light of the technological society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Liberal Education/General Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Reimers, Fernando M, and Connie K. Chung, eds., Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016., Fernando M. Reimers and Connie K. Chung

Annotation: Reports on studies in six countries (Singapore, China, Chile, Mexico, India, United States--Massachusetts) on the degree to which they have included and successfully implemented 21st Century Knowledge and Skills as stipulated in the 2012 National Research Council list; summaries of cross-country differences and similarities are also included.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Implementation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Rice, Theodore, and Chandos Rice, "The Eight-Year Study at East High School, Denver, Colorado," Journal of Thought, 21(Spring, 1986), 24-32. Reprinted pp. 204-212 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Theodore Rice and Chandos Rice

Annotation: Describes one school's experience in the Eight-Year Study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History

Riegle, Rodney P., Dent M. Rhodes, and Thomas W. Nelson, The Language and Logic of Educational Policy . Lexington, MA: Ginn, 1986., Rodney P. Riegle, Dent M. Rhodes, and Thomas W. Nelson

Annotation: Analyzes words, statements, arguments, issues in educational policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Riley, Karen L., "The Summer Teaching Institute of 1915 and the Influence of Booker T. Washington on Negro Teacher Education in Alabama," Education and Culture, 18 (Spring, 2002), 2-13., Karen L. Riley

Annotation: Gives the history and context of the 1915 Alabama intitutes for Black teachers and Jeanes Supervisors sponsored by the Jeanes Fund; traces the participation and influence of Booker T. Washington and his educational philosphy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Education

Rizvi, Fazal, "Global Mobility and the Challenges of Educational Research and Policy," pp. 268-289 in Thomas S. Popkewitz and Fazal Rizvi, eds., Globalization and the Study of Education. 108th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Volume II. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009., Fazal Rizvi

Annotation: Discusses the mobility of people, technology, and business across the globe and the implications of this mobility for educational research and policy; centered around the concept of transnationalization of people.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Rosenmund, Moritz, Anna-Vereva Fries, and Werner Heller, eds., Comparing Curriculum-Making Processes. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2002., Moritz Rosenmund, Anna-Vereva Fries, and Werner Heller

Annotation: Presents 22 research papers on various aspects of curriculum-making in 12 countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Ross, Alistair, Curriculum: Construction and Critique. London: The Falmer Press, 2000., Alistair Curriculum: Ross

Annotation: Traces the history, parameters, and polticial constraints within which arguments over curriculum have taken place in England.

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

Rubin, Louis, "Muddy Curriculum Waters," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Summer, 1994), 21-37., Louis Rubin

Annotation: Sums up current issues in curriculum reform having policy implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Rutten, Kris, and Ronald Soetaert, "Revisiting the Rhetorical Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 44(No. 6, 2012), 727-743., Kris Rutten and Ronald Soetaert

Annotation: Makes the case for inclusion of the new rhetoric in the curriculum; reviews the related literature; introduces a set of essays related to the topic appearing in the same issue of the Journal of Curriculum Studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, 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: Content Selection and Organization, English

Ryan, Kevin, "The New Moral Education," Phi Delta Kappan, 68(November, 1986), 228-233.*, Kevin Ryan

Annotation: Shows how moral education has changed from the 1940s to the present.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Values in the Classroom, Curriculum as Environment, Hidden Curriculum

Sabatier, Paul A., "Knowledge, Policy-Oriented Learning, and Policy Change," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 8(June, 1987), 649-692., Paul A. Sabatier

Annotation: Explores the dimensions of policy-making and change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Sadler, D. Royce, "The Origins and Functions of Evaluative Criteria," Educational Theory, 35(Summer, 1985), 285-297., D. Royce Sadler

Annotation: Analyzes several aspects of the evaluative criteria found in the 1981 Standards by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Sahlberg, Pasi, Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? New York: Teachers College Press, 2011., Pasi Sahlberg

Annotation: Describes and explains the changes in and results of educational policies and practices in Finland during the last two decades; accounts for what unique features have put student achievement at or near the top of international comparisons; offers thoughts on what lessons other nations might (or perhaps should not) derive from this Finnish experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Sahlberg, Pasi, "The Finnish Paradox: Public Education Within a Competitive Market Economy," pp. 110-130 in Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, and Linda Darling-Hammond, eds., Global Educational Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Educational Outcomes. New York: Rutledge, 2016., Pasi Sahlberg

Annotation: Explains the features of the Finnish educational system that has been completely supported by public funds and has attained top level global status in student achievement while remaining immune to the lure of the Global Education Reform movement with its opposite features of market-mechanisms, standarization of learning, test-based accountability,and neoliberal ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling

Sanders, Donald P., and Marian Schwab, "Schooling and the Development of Education," The Educational Forum, 45(March, 1981), 265-289.*, Donald P. Sanders and Marian Schwab

Annotation: Critiques the R & D model of curriculum development in terms of practical stumbling blocks to school improvement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
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

Sandlin, Jennifer A., Jake Burdick, and Trevor Norris, "Erosion and Experience: Education for Democracy in a Consumer Society," Review of Research in Education,36 (March, 2012), 139-168., Jennifer A. Sandlin, Jake Burdick, and Trevor Norris

Annotation: Explores evidence of the ideology of consumerism and commercialism at work in the schools and of the erosion of the public sphere; reviews research on these topics and on their consequences in public schooling; identifies critical practices used against these ideologies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Democratic Education

Santoro, Doris A., "'We're Not Going To Do That Because It's Not Right': Using Pedagogical Responsibility to Reframe the Doublespeak of Fidelity," Educational Theory, 66(Nos.1-2, 2016), 263-277., Doris A. Santoro

Annotation: Draws on Dewey to argue for teachers' responsibility to implement curriculum ethically, amid mandates by corporatocratic policy makers to adhere with fidelity to specific education laws or regulations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Scarino, Angela, "The Australian Curriculum and Its Conceptual Bases: A Critical Analysis," pp. 19-29 in Alan Reid and Deborah Price, eds., The Australian Curriculum: Promises, Problems, and Possibilities. Canberra: Australian Curriculum Studies Associationm 2018., Angela Scarino

Annotation: Identifies a lack of conceptual bases in the Australian Curriculum for its view of learners and their life-worlds, for its view of learning, for its view of knowledge and knowing, and for its view of the curriculum as a whole.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making; Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay; Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparative Curriculum

Scheffler, Israel, "Justifying Curriculum Decisions," School Review, 66(Winter, 1958), 461-472. Reprinted pp. 116-125 in his Reason and Teaching. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1973. Reprinted pp. 497-505 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977., Israel Scheffler

Annotation: Explains the need to justify curriculum decisions and explores the bases for such decisions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Scheffler, Israel, "On the Education of Policymakers," Harvard Educational Review, 54(May, 1984), 152-165.*, Israel Scheffler

Annotation: Outlines reflexive awareness of presuppositions of value, culture, habit, and knowledge as basis for the education of policy makers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Professionalization in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

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

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

Schneider, Mercedes K., A Chronicle of Echoes: Who's Who in the Implosion of American Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2014., Mercedes K. Schneider

Annotation: Exposes fraud and deceit by numerous 'reform' organizations in education funded by corporate donors and politicians in efforts to privatize public education and to destroy it; thoroughly documents each organization's activities, funders, and leaders (TFA, KIPP, CCCS, ALEC, Walton Foundation, etc).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Environment, Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Schniedewind, Nancy,"A Short History of the Ambush of Public Education," pp. 4-22 in Nancy Schniedewind and Mars Shevin, eds., Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012., Nancy Schniedewind

Annotation: Summarizes the takeover of public education in the United States by business and technical interests.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Hidden Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Values in the Classroom, Teacher Planning

Schubert, William H., "Historical Perspective on Centralizing Curriculum," pp. 98-118 in M. Frances Klein, ed., The Politics of Curriculum Decision-Making: Issues in Centralizing the Curriculum . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Traces historically the tension between centralized and localized curriculum decision-making in the United States.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics

Schwarz, Gretchen, and Lee Ann Cavener, "Outcome-based Education and Curriculum Changes: Advocacy, Practice, and Critique," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 9(Summer, 1994), 326-338., Gretchen Schwarz and Lee Ann Cavener

Annotation: Reports experience in Oklahoma with outcome-based education and gives reasons for its failure there.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

National Academy of Sciences. The Federal Investment in Knowledge of Social Problems. Study Project on Social Research and Development, Vol. 1, Study Project Report. Washington, DC: National Academy of Science/National Research Council, 1978., National Academy of Sciences

Annotation: Reviews research on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Scott, David, "Six Curriculum Discourses: Contestation and Edification," pp. 31-42 in Alex Moore, ed., Schooling, Society, and Curriculum. New York: Routledge, 2006., David Scott

Annotation: Identifies and critically appraises six discourses within which curriculum policies and policy-making are conducted: foundationalism, conventionalism, instrumentalism, technical rationality, critical pedagogy, and postmodernism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, 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: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum