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Bain, Helen P., and J. Ronald Groseclose, "The Dissemination Dilemma and a Plan for Uniting Disseminators and Practitioners," Phi Delta Kappan, 61(October, 1979), 101-103., Helen P. Bain and J. Ronald Groseclose

Annotation: Offers a three-point plan for bringing research producers and users together involving three networks.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage

Baldridge, J. Victor, et al, "The Relationship of R & D Efforts to Field Users: Problems, Myths, and Stereotypes," Phi Delta Kappan, 55(June, 1974), 701-706., J. Victor Baldridge

Annotation: Summarizes what is known about relating research and uses of research.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Ball, Deborah Loewenberg, and Fancesca M. Foryani, "What Makes Education Research 'Educational'?" Educational Researcher, 36(December, 2007), 529-540., Deborah Loewenberg Ball and Fancesca M. Foryani

Annotation: Posits a formulation of multiple interactions named "the instructional dynamic" and argues that research in colleges of education should relate in some manner to these kinds of interactions at the heart of educational practice and policy; gives examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge

Beyer, Landon E., "Ideology, Social Efficiency and Curriculum Inquiry: An Essay Response to Franklin's 'The Social Efficiency Movement Reconsidered'," Curriculum Inquiry, 12(Fall, 1982), 305-316.*, Landon E. Beyer

Annotation: Takes issue with Franklin's view of the relation between curriculum theory and practice as stated in pp. 9-33, same volume of Curriculum Inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

Bracey, Gerald W., "Educational Research and Educational Practice," The Educational Forum, 62(Winter, 1998), 140-145., Gerald W. Bracey

Annotation: Examines the divide between research and its use in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Brady, Jeanne F., "Public Pedagogy and Educational Leadership: Politically Engaged Scholarly Communities and Possibilities for Critical Engagement," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 3(Summer, 2006), 57-60., Jeanne F. Brady

Annotation: Makes a challenging call and a persuasive argument for educational scholars and practitioners to engage in speaking up on public issues (including public education issues) through collegial communities that think and act together both ethically and responsibly; see also related articles in same issue, p. 87, p. 92.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, 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: Curriculum and Politics, Professionalization in Curriculum, Curriculum Professors, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Bryk, Anthony S., "Accelerating How We Learn to Improve," Educational Researcher, 44(No.9,2015), 467-477., Anthony S. Bryk

Annotation: Shows how joining together the discipline of improvement science and the power of structured network communities can accelerate learning to improve education; describes a way of doing practice-based research that discovers how to actually make things better.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Bryk, Anthony S., "Support a Science of Performance Improvement," Phi Delta Kappan, 90(April, 2009), 597-600.*, Anthony S. Bryk

Annotation: Argues for a D-EE-D (Design-Educational Engineering-Development) infrastructure that will address core problems of educational practice, both to determine whether a program can work at scale and to discern how to make it work; discusses creating usable knowledge for professional development communities focusing on specific instructional systems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Carr, Wilfred, "Educational Theory and its Relation to Educational Practice," pp. 100-109 in Noel Entwistle, ed., Handbook of Educational Ideas and Practices . New York: Routledge, 1990.*, Wilfred Carr

Annotation: Describes the evolution of five approaches to educational theory: common-sense, philosophical, applied science, practical, and critical.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum History

Carr, Wilfred, For Education: Toward Critical Educational Inquiry. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1995., Wilfred Carr

Annotation: Reprints eight previously published articles by the author; includes new material by Carr in introduction and epilogue and by Stephen Kemmis in prologue; demonstrates use of philosphical inquiry on theory/practice issues and educational inquiry generally.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge

Carr, Wilfred, and Stephen Kemmis, Becoming Critical: Knowing Through Action Research . Geelong, Victoria, Australia: Deakin University Press, 1983. Revised Edition, 1986., Wilfred Carr and Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Examines the naturalistic, interpretive, and critical views of educational theory and practice; spells out the critical approach to action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Casanova, Ursula, "Research and Practice: We Can Integrate Them," National Education Association Journal, (January, 1989), 44-49.*, Ursula Casanova

Annotation: Makes the case for teacher involvement in practical research.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Teacher Research

Cherryholmes, Cleo H., "Theory and Practice: On the Role of Empirically Based Theory for Critical Practice," American Journal of Education, 94(November, 1985), 39-70.*, Cleo H. Cherryholmes

Annotation: Addresses the uses of theory and of practice in the literature of educational research, especially in relation to critical inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics

Chism, Nancy, Donald Sanders, and Connie Zitlow, "Observations on a Faculty Development Program Based on Practice-Centered Inquiry," Peabody Journal of Education, 64(Spring, 1987), 1-23., Nancy Chism, Donald Sanders, and Connie Zitlow

Annotation: Reports an action research study of a faculty development program in higher education departments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Higher Education Curriculum, In-service Teacher Development

Coburn, Cynthia E., William R. Penuel, and Caitlin C. Farrell, "Fostering Educational Improvement with Research-Practice Partnerships," Phi Delta Kappan, 102(April, 2021), 14-19., Cynthia E. Coburn, William R. Penuel, and Caitlin C. Farrell

Annotation: Points out examples of several research-practice partnerships and the various types of collaborative work they are doing; traces the development of these types of research-practice partnerships.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn, and Susan L. Lytle, "Relationships of Knowledge and Practice: Teacher Learning in Communities," pp. 249-305 in Asghar Iran-Nejad and P. David Pearson, eds., Review of Research in Education 24, 1999. Washington, DC: American Education Research Association, 1999., Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle

Annotation: Anayzes and explicates the distinctions among three conceptions of teacher learning (three knowledge-practice relationships): knowledge-for-practice, knowledge-in-practice, and knowledge-of-practice; discusses these in context of recent understandings of teacher research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Knowledge, Practical Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization, Teacher Research

Cohen, David K., and Susan L. Moffitt, "The Influence of Practice on Policy," pp. 63-80 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Robert L. Crowson, and Dorothy Shipps, eds., Shaping Educational Policy: Power and Process. New York: Routledge, 2011., David K. Cohen and Susan L. Moffitt

Annotation: Discusses the two-way influence of governing bodies and practice on educational policy; illustrates with the history of ESEA/NCLB; discusses paradoxes of coherence, capability, and excellence.

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, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics

Cohen, David K., Susan L. Moffitt, and Simona Goldin, "Policy and Practice," pp. 63-85 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., David K. Cohen, Susan L. Moffitt, and Simona Goldin

Annotation: Views the policy/practice dilemma as a problem of consistency among four factors: aims, capabilities among practitioners to implement them, instruments used to encourage revised practice, and resources available.

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: Curriculum Implementation

Confrey, Jere, "The Lure of the Practical," Review Journal of Philosophy and Social Science, 7 (No. 1 & 2, 1982), 109-138.*, Jere Confrey

Annotation: Argues for merging theory and practice and draws implications that contrast with those derived from a separation of theory and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Practical Knowledge, Teacher Education, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Philosophical Schools

Connelly, F. Michael, "Joseph Schwab, Curriculum, Curriculum Studies, and Educational Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 5, 2013), 622-639., F. Michael Connelly

Annotation: Explains Schwab's conceptualization of a dialectical way of relating theory and practice in curriculum (quite a different principle from that prevalent in Curriculum Studies at the time of Schwab's writings); discusses what has happened since Schwab's time to curriculum studies, to curriculum reform, and to curriculum policy; suggests educational reform requires entering a massive, on-going, narrative process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Professors

Connelly, F. Michael, "Some Considerations on the Status Relationship to Research, Character, and Study of Curriculum Development: An Overview," Curriculum Theory Network, 7(1971), 164-173.*, F. Michael Connelly

Annotation: Gives the status of our understanding of curriculum development, of its relation to research, and of its study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Connelly, F. Michael, and Miriam Ben-Peretz, "Teachers' Roles in the Using and Doing of Research and Curriculum Development," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 12(April-June, 1980), 95-107. Reprinted pp. 624-636 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.*, F. Michael Connelly and Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Makes the case for teacher inquiry (action research) in developing new curricula, not just in implementing curricula.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Research, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies

Crain-Dorough, Mindy, and Adam C. Elder, "Absorptive Capacity as a Means of Undersatanding and Addressing the Disconnects Between Research and Practice," Review of Research in Education. March 2021. Vo. 45, pp. 67-100., Mindy Crain-Dorough and Adam C. Elder

Annotation: Reviews the research on the disconnects between research and practice, including 1) prior knowledge, 2) the view of the value that both communities place on research, 3) their methods of acquisition of new knowledge, 4) their ability to assimilate/transform new knowledge, and 5) contingent factors such as power relationships and social integration mechanisms; discusses ways that future research can deal with these disconnects and improve research use; employs an "absorptive capacity" framework derived from Todorova and Durisin, 2007.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "The Right to Learn and the Advancement of Teaching: Research, Policy, and Practice for Demoncratic Education," Educational Researcher, 25 (August-September, 1996), 5-17.*, Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Discusses the role of research, policy, and practice in the development of learning as democratic education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Democratic Education, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, In-service Teacher Development

Dewey, John, Sources of a Science of Education. New York: Liveright, 1929. Reprinted pp. 1-40 in J. A. Boydston, ed., John Dewey: The Later Works, 1929-1953, Vol. 5: 1929-1930. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984., John Dewey

Annotation: Discusses distincitons between inquiry in the disciplines and in education; shows how the philosophical, psychological, and sociological disciplines can be sources of a science of educaiton; shows how eductional practice calls for judgments based on knowledge and does not use educational science as rules or receipes.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Deliberation

Dewey, John, and Arthur F. Bentley, Knowing and the Known . Boston: Beacon Press, 1949., John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley

Annotation: Conceptualizes the relationship between knowing and the known.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Duncan, James K., "Purposive Action and Curriculum Research," The Educational Forum, 46(Fall, 1981), 97-112.*, James K. Duncan

Annotation: Argues for a theory of action in conceptualizing curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Dynarski, Mark, "Connecting Education Research to Practitioners-- and Practitioners to Education Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 9(September, 2010), 61-65., Mark Dynarski

Annotation: Makes the case for exchanges between researchers and practitioners; explains the tasks undertaken by the current "What Works Clearinghouse" in the U. S. Institute of Education Sciences, and the criteria used to select studies to be synthesized.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization

Eisner, Elliot W., "Can Educational Research Inform Educational Practice?" Phi Delta Kappan, 65(March, 1984), 447-552.*, Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Argues for expanded forms of educational research done in school settings as a basis for theory building, criticism, and informed practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Elliott, John, "Educational Action-Research," pp. 231-250 in John Nisbet, Jacquetta Megarry, and Stanley Nisbet, eds., Research, Policy and Practice: World Yearbook of Education, 1985 . London: Kogan Page; New York; Nichols, 1985.*, John Elliott

Annotation: Covers the relation of educative-action to educational knowledge, professional knowledge from action-reasearch, research and practice, and the institutionalization of action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Elliott, John, "Making Evidence-based Practice Educational," pp. 164-186 in Gary Thomas and Richard Pring, eds., Evidenced-based Practice in Education. New York: Open University Press, 2004., John Elliott

Annotation: Contrasts the engineering model of education (outcomes-based education) with Peters' and Stenhouse's process model; demonstrates the flaws in the former in the context of discussing evidence-based practice in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Teacher Research

Enns, Robin J., "Hidden Research in Curriculum," pp. 431-439 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Robin J. Enns

Annotation: Highlights curriculum research carried out on issues of interest to particular policy-making bodies, which often is not published or used outside the local context; urges that this hidden research be published and explored for its usefulness elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Evaluation, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Utilization, Classroom Observation & Research

Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth, "Wordplay or Paradigm Shift: The Meaning of Rsearch Impact," International Journal of Educational Policy and Laadership, 18(11, 2020)., Elizabeth Farley-Ripple

Annotation: Reports a survey of U. S.thought leaders on several questions: 1) is research impact different from research use? 2) does impact matter in different ways for different parts of education? 3) is impact observable? 4) how do you make impact happen? Also notes common contextual issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Eduational Research and Development, Knowledge Untilization

Farley-Ripple, Elizabeth N., "A New Day for Education Research and Practice," Phi Delta Kappan, 102(April, 2021), 8-13., Elizabeth N. Farley-Ripple

Annotation: Describes the way educational research gets used and how researchers and practitioners are working more closely together.

Broad Topical Focus: 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: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Floden, Robert E., "What Knowledge Users Want," pp. 23-35 in Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, eds., The Sage Handbook for Research in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., Robert E. Floden

Annotation: Analyzes the multiple audiences for educational research and how they use research; draws out implications for authors of educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, 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: Knowledge Utilization

Franklin, Barry, "Dialogue: Reply to Landon Beyer's 'Ideology, Social Efficiency and Curriculum Inquiry'," Curriculum Inquiry, 12(Winter, 1982), 411-417., Barry Franklin

Annotation: Responds to Beyer's article regarding its historical basis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Historical Inquiry,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

Ganz, Carole, "Linkages Between Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 591-612., Carole Ganz

Annotation: Describes what is known on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Gephart, William J., "The Place of Research in Education," Educational Leadership, 29(April, 1972), 582-586., William J. Gephart

Annotation: Discusses research as only one piece of a system of development, evaluation, dissemination, projection, and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Giroux, Henry A., "Curriculum Theory, Textual Authority, and the Role of Teachers as Public Intellectuals," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 5(Summer, 1990), 361-383., Henry A. Giroux

Annotation: Traces the relation bewteen discourse used in curriculum theory and practice and critiques the textual authority and political voice of teachers and the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Authority of Teacher, Curriculum and Politics, English, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, Democratic Education, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Golby, Mike, "Practice and Theory," pp. 214-236 in Martin Lawn and Len Barton, eds., Rethinking Curriculum Studies: A Radical Approach. New York City: Halsted Press, 1981., Mike Golby

Annotation: Distinguishes theory from practice and points out dimensions of the former in relation to curriculum design and development (his 1976 book); shows institutional issues by reporting on the work in Timerton, England.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Comparative Curriculum

Goodlad, John I., M. Frances Klein, and Kenneth A. Tye, "The Domains of Curriculum and Their Study," pp. 43-76 in John I. Goodlad and Associates, Curriculum Inquiry: The Study of Curriculum Practice . New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.*, John I. Goodlad, M. Frances Klein, and Kenneth A. Tye

Annotation: Describes the process and substantive domains of curriculum inquiry and gives an example of studying them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Goodson, Ivor, "On Understanding Curriculum: The Alienation of Curriculum Theory," Curriculum Perspectives, 7(October, 1987), 41-47.*, Ivor Goodson

Annotation: Addresses the discontinuity between curriculum theory and curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Gordon, Nora, and Carrie Conaway, Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader's Guide to Using Data and Research. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2020., Nora Gordon and Carrie Conaway

Annotation: Provides a step-by step guide for identifying a problem of practice, finding relevant research on the problem, and determining how relevant and convincing the research is; identifies the limitations to the "evidence-based" requirement in ESSA 2015; discusses how to build evidence from your own data, how to communicate and interpret your evidence, and how to organize to use evidence; particular examples are given throughout.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Gough, David, "Appraising Evidence Claims," Review of Research in Education, March, 2021. Vol. 45, pp. 1-26., David Gough

Annotation: Summarizes the task of, and the tools used in, appraising the quality and fitness-to-purpose of research evidence claims; sets forth a framework for doing this that addresses 1) the nature of an evidence claim, 2) the basis for making such claims, and 3) the standards used to judge these claims, as well as 4) the communication of these claims to policy makers, practitioners, and others using the research in their educational decision-making; focuses on doing reviews of research that aim to match user contexts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Gough, David A., "User-Led Reviews of Research Knowledge: Enhancing Relevance and Reception," pp. 126-139 in Elizabeth M. Banister, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and E. Anne Marshall, eds., Knowledge Translation in Context: Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011., David A. Gough

Annotation: Describes a seven-step process for doing systematic reviews of research; also argues for user participation in reviewing research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Hammersley, Martyn, "Some Questions about Evidenced-based Practice in Education," pp. 133-149 in Gary Thomas and Richard Pring, eds., Evidenced-based Practice in Education. New York: Open University Press, 2004.*, Martyn Hammersley

Annotation: Argues that research evidence should not be privileged to the exclusion of evidence from professional experience in choosing courses of action in educational policy-making and practice; explains the underlying flaws in the arguments put forth in favor of research-based practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hargreaves, Andy, "Transforming Knowledge: Blurring the Boundaries Between Research, Policy, and Practice," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18(Summer, 1996), 105-122.*, Andy Hargreaves

Annotation: Analyzes the differences between formal research knowledge and practical teacher knowledge and illustrates the virtues of (and gives examples of) blurring this distinction.

Broad Topical Focus: 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: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Harris, Ilene B., "An Exploration of the Role of Theories in Communictaion for Guiding Practitioners," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 1(Fall, 1985), 27-55., Ilene B. Harris

Annotation: Identifies and explains four types of theory (explanatory, doctrines, applied, practice) and analyzes the requirements of communication for expressing and guiding curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Knowledge Utilization

Harris, Ilene B., "Communicating the Character of 'Deliberation'," Journal of Curriculum Studies , 18(April-June, 1986), 115-132.*, Ilene B. Harris

Annotation: Deals with the nature and uses of deliberation in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Harris, Ilene B., "Forms of Discourse and their Possibilities for Guiding Practice: Towards an Effective Rhetoric," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 15(January- March, 1983), 27-42., Ilene B. Harris

Annotation: Explores various forms of communication used in giving curriculum guidance and argues for a form called case rhetoric.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Teacher Knowledge

Harrison, Christopher, Kristen Davidson and Caitlin Farrell,"Building Productive Relationships: District Leaders' Advice to Researchers," International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership, 12(No. 4, 2017),1-16., Christopher Harrison, Kristen Davidson, and Caitlin Farrell

Annotation: Reports an interview study in three U.S. school districts of leaders' advice for researchers; six general conclusions are among the findings.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Henig, Jeffrey, R., "The Evolving Relationship between Researchers and Public Policy," 89(January, 2008), 357-360., Jeffrey R. Henig

Annotation: Describes five factors affecting the relationship between educational research and its use by policymakers: new means of dissemination, new discipline-based researchers and fragmentation of publication outlets, expanded corporate (non-public) producers of research, increased foundation-supported research, and increased bias induced by government requirements on research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Hess, Frederick, ed., When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008., Frederick Hess

Annotation: Contains eleven articles summarizing and assessing the status of educational research and its use by policy-makers; takes up topics such as federal research organizations in education, NCLB, out-of-field teachers, public opinion, the courts, school administrator decision-making, demand for/consumers of/and political influence on educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study:
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage

Hlebowitsh, Peter, "The Burdens of the New Curricularist," Curriculum Inquiry, 29(Fall, 1999), 343-354., Peter Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Argues that Pinar and similar curriculum theorists have separated their theory from practice, design, unity of the field, and from its history in a negative way; Westbury and Pinar respond in two articles that follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hlebowitsh, Peter S., "The Search for the Curriculum Field," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(September-October, 1997), 507-511.*, Peter S. Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Makes a case for theorists in the field of curriculum to come together to find common ground, following a period of schism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Literature of Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Horn, Jim, and Denise Wilburn, The Mismeasure of Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013., Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn

Annotation: Describes recent history of assessment in educational policy and practice; reviews research on testing and accountability schemes in the US and argues that sound research does not support present policies and practices; provides as a case study Tennessee's value-added assessment model which is extensively analyzed and critiqued: offers several recommendations for changing from using high-stakes testing to more helpful formative assessment policies and practices.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Student Assessment

Hostetler,Karl, "What is 'Good' Education Research? Educational Researcher, 34(August/September, 2005), 16-21., Karl Hostetler

Annotation: Argues for relating education research to people's well-being, making research good in procedures, aims, and benefits.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Moral Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Education as a Field of Study, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Huberman, Michael, "The Mind is its Own Place: The Influence of Sustained Interactivity with Practitioners on Educational Researchers," Harvard Educational Review, 69(Fall, 1999), 289-319., Michael Huberman

Annotation: Explains the influence that sustained interactions with practitioners have on educational researchers; includes a conceptual model.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Research

Huebner, Dwayne E. (with William B. Kennedy), "From Theory to Practice: Curriculum," Religious Education, 77(July-August, 1982), 363-374., Dwayne E. Huebner

Annotation: Records an interview with Huebner about his views on various theory-to-practice issues in curriculum; followed by 60 pages of comments by 14 religious educators.

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

Johnson, Mauritz, "Appropriate Research Directions for Curriculum and Instruction," Curriculum Theory Network, 6(1971), 24-37.*, Mauritz Johnson

Annotation: Distinguishes technical and managerial processes and relates research variables to each of the 17 processes identified.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Defining Curriculum Research Questions,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage

Kemmis, Stephen, "Action Research and the Politics of Reflection," pp. 130-163 in David Boud, Rosemary Keogh, and David Walker, eds., Reflection: Turning Experience into Learning . London: Kogan Page, 1985., Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Discusses the role of action research in reflective action.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Kemmis, Stephen, "Theorizing Educational Practice," pp, 1-17 in Wilfred Carr, For Education: Towards Critical Educational Inquiry. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1995., Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Traces origins and uses of four views of the relation of theory and practice: as guide, as applied, as thought-and-action, and as mutually constituent of one another.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Kennedy, Mary M., "The Connection between Research and Practice," Educational Researcher, 26(October, 1997), 4-12., Mary M. Kennedy

Annotation: Reviews four hypotheses concerned with the lack of connection between educational research and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Kim, Pyeong-Gook, and J. Dan Marshall, "Synoptic Curriculum Texts: Representation of Contemporary Curriculum Scholarship," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(June, 2006), 327-350.*, Pyeong-Gook Kim and J. Dan Marshall

Annotation: Analyzes in detail eight recent synotic curriculum texts for their relative representation of reconcepualized curriculum scholarship; corrects a version of the article appearing in May 2005.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kirk, David, "Curriculum Reseach and Educational Praxis," Curriculum Perspectives, 9(October, 1989), 41-50.*, David Kirk

Annotation: Traces conceptions of curriculum and asserts that a structure/agency (Giddens) conception should guide ethnographic inquiry in curriculum research; discusses implications for curriculum research of praxis and distortion of reality.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Klein, M. Frances, "A Perspective on the Gap between Curriculum Theory and Practice," Theory into Practice, 31(Summer, 1992), 191-197., M. Frances Klein

Annotation: Gives reasons for the gap between curriculum theory and practice and suggests ways of closing the gap.

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

Knott, Jack, and Aaron Wildavsky, "If Dissemination is the Solution, What is the Problem?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 537-578., Jack Knott and Aaron Wildavsky

Annotation: Describes the relation between knowledge generation and knowledge use.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Koyama, Jill P., Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010., Jill P. Koyama

Annotation: Reports a study of certain New York City schools' efforts at implementing the Supplementary Education Services component of NCLB; employs ethnographic methods of research and actor-network theory; focuses on United Education, provider of these services; reports verbatim quotations from its providers and from other actors in and out of the public schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Krathwohl, David R., "What is Educational Research?" Educational Leadership, 29(April, 1972), 579-581., David R. Krathwohl

Annotation: Describes the differences in orientation between practitioners and researchers; illustrates a variety of forms of research.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Kvernbekk, Tone, "The Concept of Evidence in Evidence-Based Practice," Educational Theory, 61(No.5, 2011), 515-532., Tone Kvernbekk

Annotation: Gives a philosophical analysis of the concept of evidence as employed in the phrase "evidence-based practice"; argues against the limited conception of evidence as employed in studies using randomized controlled trials; shows four possible relationships evidence can have to epistemic truth and to practice based on research evidence.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Teaching/Learning Process, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Lather, Patti, Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy with/in the Postmodern . New York: Routledge, 1991., Patti Lather

Annotation: Collects four previously published articles by the author and three new chapters on aspects of the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Lawler, Edward E. III, et al, Doing Research That is Useful for Theory and Practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1985., Edward E. Lawler III

Annotation: Describes practice-oriented inquiry focused largely on organizational research in social science.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Organization Theory

Lovat, T. J., "Curriculum Theory: The Oft-Missing Link," Journal of Education for Teaching, 14(March, 1988), 205-213., T. J. Lovat

Annotation: Surveys the role of curriculum theory in teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Lyons, Nora, "Narrative Inquiry: What Possible Future Influence on Policy and Practice," pp. 600-631 in D. Jean Clandinin, ed., Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007., Nora Lyons

Annotation: Discusses the relationship of narrative inquiry to "scientifically-based research;" summarizes the nature of interpretive inquiry and the increasing use of narrative inquiry in law, medicine, and education; and highlights ways its results can relate to policy and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Macagnoni, Virginia M., "Social Dimensions of the Self as an Open System: A Curriculum Design--Strategies for Implementation," Research Bulletin (Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Gainesville), 5(Summer, 1969), 1-68., Virginia M. Macagnoni

Annotation: Proposes a comprehensive conception of a curriculum focusing on seven dimensions of the social self; provides conceptual tools and implementation strategies; serves as a model for tying together relevant literature and theoretical components for other proposals with different purposes; refers to content, process, mediation, and teaching components.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Theorists, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Self-Knowledge, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Open Education, Psychology and Curriculum, Social Studies, Values in the Classroom

Macdonald, James B., "Theory-Practice and the Hermeneutic Circle,"The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Summer,1981), 130-138 . Reprinted pp. 101-113 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988.*, James B. Macdonald

Annotation: Traces the role of interpretive understanding in curriculum theory and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Mahoney, Joseph L., Joseph A. Durlak, and Roger P. Weinberg,"an Update on Social and Emotional Learning Outcome Reserach, Phi Delta Kappan, 100(December, 2018/January,2019) 18-25., Joseph L. Mahoney, Joseph A. Durlak, and Roger P. Weinberg

Annotation: Summarizes recent meta-analyses of research in social and emotional learning; notes key findings; gives implications for research, practice, and policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Hidden Curriculum, Psychology and Curriculum, Self-Knowledge

Malin, Joel R., and Vijay Keshaorao Paralkar,"Educational Knowledge Brokerage and Mobilization: The Marshall Memo Case," International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership, 12(No. 7, 2017), 1-20., Joel R. Malin and Vijay Keshaorao Paralkar

Annotation: Outlines a knowledge mobilization framework and uses it to analyze one case, the weekly online Marshall Memo; examines its purposes, contents, and subscribers' views; reports the types of sources included, methods of dissemination, meaningfulness to subscribers, and the nature of the entire process; also contains a good summary of the literature on knowledge brokerage, mobilization, and related topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Content Analysis
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Marshall, J. Dan, Richard C. Streedan, and Paul W. Zavagno, "Curriculum Theorizing: Stories from the Ground Up," Theory into Practice, 31(Summer, 1992), 264-269., J. Dan Marshall, Richard C. Streedan, and Paul W. Zavagno

Annotation: Gives a conversation between teacher, principal, and professor about curriculum as voice and inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Specialists in Schools

McCutcheon, Gail, "Curriculum Theory and Practice: Considerations for the 1990's and Beyond," NASSP Bulletin, 72(September, 1988), 33-42.*, Gail McCutcheon

Annotation: Describes the relation between theory and practice and how educators develop theories of action out of their experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Practical Knowledge

McCutcheon, Gail, and Burga Jung, "Alternative Perspectives on Action Research," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 144-151., Gail McCutcheon and Burga Jung

Annotation: Contracts the positivist, the interpretive, and the critical science perspectives and methods action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

McDonnell, Lorraine M., "Can Educational Research Speak to State Policy?" Theory Into Practice, 27(Spring, 1988), 91-97., Lorraine M. McDonnell

Annotation: Discusses the issue in terms of possible approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

McKernan, Jim, "The Countenance of Currriculum Action Research: Traditional, Collaborative, and Emancipatory-Critical Conceptions," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 3(Spring, 1988), 173-200.*, Jim McKernan

Annotation: Gives an historical account of action research and presents three diverse conceptions of its use.

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

McNeil, John D., "Curriculum--A Field Shaped by Different Faces," Educational Researcher, 7(September, 1978), 19-23.*, John D. McNeil

Annotation: Reviews the state of curriculum research in school settings, curriculum policymaking, and implementation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Mehta, Jal, The Allure3 of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013., Jal Mehta

Annotation: Traces historically the changes in U.S. school policies and practices related to their rationalization, accountability, and the role of teachers; delves deeply into analysis and explanations for these changes; offers a model that proposes to challenge these trends.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Qualitative Research

Ming, Norma C., and Lauren B. Goldenberg, "Research Worth Using: (Re)Framing Research Evidence Quality for Educational Policymaking and Practice," Review of Research in Education, March 2021. Vol. 45, pp. 129-169., Norma C. Ming and Lauren B. Goldenberg

Annotation: Introduces a "Research Worth Using Framework" for designing and using educational research that focuses on the quality of evidence most helpful to policymakers and practitioners; the framework includes five dimensions (with several sub-dimensions): 1) relevance of question, 2) theoretical credibility, 3) methodological credibility, 4) evidentiary credibility, and 5) relevance of answer.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Moore, Arnold J., and M. Don Carriker, "The Futility of Educational Research in Curriculum Development," Phi Delta Kappan, 55(March, 1974), 492., Arnold J. Moore and M. Don Carriker

Annotation: Suggests that researchers have erred in not making research more functional for application in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Mosher, Ralph L., "Knowledge from Practice: Clinical Research and Development in Education," The Counseling Psychologist, 4(No. 4, 1974), 73-82.*, Ralph L. Mosher

Annotation: Presents a process for developing clinical knowledge from practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Munby, Hugh, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell,eds., Seeing Curriculum in a New Light: Essays From Science Education. Toronto: OISE, 1980. Reprinted by Lanham, NY: University Press of America, 1984., Hugh Munby, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell

Annotation: Contains 10 essays that employ conceptual analysis to problems in teaching,curriculum, and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Science, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Generation

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

Pinar, William F., and Madeleine R. Grumet, "Socratic Caesura and the Theory-Practice Relationship," Theory Into Practice, 21(Winter, 1982), 50-54. Reprinted pp. 92-100 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988., William F. Pinar and Madeleine R. Grumet

Annotation: Draws on Nicholas Lobkowicz's Theory and Practice (an historical review of the relaion between theory and practice) and argues that questioning curriculum practice is the role of curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Plank, David N., and Debbi Harris, "Minding the Gap Between Research and Policymaking," pp. 37-51 in Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, eds., The Sage Handbook for Research in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., David N. Plank and Debbi Harris

Annotation: Analyzes the issues concerning research questions, answers, and arguments that must be dealt with if the gap between research and policymaking is to be overcome.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, 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: Knowledge Utilization

Popkewitz, Thomas S. Paradigm and Ideology in Educational Research: Social Functions of the Intellect . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1984., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Presents essays on various paradigms of educational research (scientific, qualitative, evaluative, etc.)

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "Soviet Pedagogic Science: Visions and Contradictions," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(April-June, 1984), 111-130. Rewritten for chapter three in his Paradigm & Ideology in Educational Research. London: Falmer Press, 1984., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Describes pedagogical research in the Soviet Union and its commitments to dialectical materialism; reviews inquiry procedures in this research; describes educational psychology and didactics.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Comparative Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Curriculum and Politics, Teacher Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Pring, Richard, "The Language of Curriculum Analysis," pp. 54-69 in Paul Hirst, et al., The Curriculum: The Doris Lee Lectures. London: University of London, Institute of Education, 1975. Reprinted pp. 163-179 in Richard Pring, Philosophy of Education: Aims, Theory, Common Sense, and Research. New York: Continuum, 2004., Richard Pring

Annotation: Argues for curriculum theorists to ground their theoretical work in curriculum practice; analyzes the work of Hirst, Young, and Bernstein; suggests that practical matters in curriculum have elements related to practical reasoning rather than to concepts describing the curriculum itself.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors

Reese, William J., "What History Teaches About the Impact of Educational Research on Practice," pp. 1-19 in Asghar Iran-Nejad and P. David Pearson eds., Review of Research in Education, 24, 1999. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 1999., William J. Reese

Annotation: Reviews the history of educational research and its impact on practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Reid, William A., "Conceptions of Curriculum and Paradigms for Research: The Case of School Effectiveness Studies," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12(Spring, 1997), 212-227.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Points to changes over time in the paradigms of research used in school effectiveness research, especially in relation to differing curriculum views on the question, "What Do Schools Do?".

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Richardson-Koehler, Virginia, "What Happens to Research on the Way to Practice?" Theory Into Practice, 26(Winter, 1987), 38-43., Virginia Richardson-Koehler

Annotation: Discusses the dilemmas resulting from attempts to use research in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Roberts, Douglas A., "Theory, Curriculum Development, and the Unique Events of Practice," pp. 65-87 in Hugh Munby, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell, eds., Seeing Curriculum in a New Light: Essays from Science Education . Toronto: OISE Press, 1980.*, Douglas A. Roberts

Annotation: Distinguishes the theoretical and the practical and two views that teacher-developers interface.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Rosenauer, Walter, "On a Locus of Origin of Educational Practices," Theory Into Practice, 22(Summer, 1983), 235-240., Walter Rosenauer

Annotation: Discusses the relation of theory and practice in education and dilemmas involved in deducing the latter from the former.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses