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Ross, E. Wayne, Jeffrey W. Cornett, and Gail McCutcheon, Teacher Personal Theorizing: Connecting Curriculum Practice, Theory, and Research. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1992., E. Wayne Ross, Jeffrey W. Cornett, and Gail McCutcheon

Annotation: Examines the relation between teacher theorizing and teacher practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Teacher Knowledge, Teacher Planning

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

Schneider, Jack, From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2014., Jack Schneider

Annotation: Describes four exemplary research ideas that found their way into educational practice and provides and analysis of why they did so (perceived significance, philosophical compatibility, occupational realism, transportability); these four were Bloom's Taxonomy, multiple intelligences, project method, direct instruction; four related ideas that did not so readily make it into practice are also discussed.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Teaching/Learning Process

Schoenfeld, Alan H., "Looking Toward the 21st Century: Challenges of Educational Theory and Practice," Educational Researcher, 28(October, 1999), 4-14., Alan H. Schoenfeld

Annotation: Addresses the need to relate educational research with practical import ; illustrates what is being done and should be done in several areas of educational research, including curriculum and assessment.

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

Schubert, William H., "Recalibrating Educational Research: Toward a Focus on Practice," Educational Researcher, 9(January, 1980), 17-31.*, William H. Schubert

Annotation: Describes practical inquiry and its various forms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Practical Knowledge

Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical: A Language for Curriculum ," School Review, 78(November, 1969), 1-23; Revised version published by Washington, DC: National Education Association, 1970; Reprinted pp. 287-321 in Ian Westbury and Neil J. Wilkof, eds., Science, Curriculum, and Liberal Education: Selected Essays by Joseph J. Schwab . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978; also reprinted pp. 586-607 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988. Also reprinted in Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(5, 2013),591-621.*, Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Challenges the development of curriculum theories not based on empirical evidence; poses a practical orientation to curriculum theory development; and introduces arguments for ways in which the practical modes might function; known as Practical 1, it lays groundwork for The Practical 2,3, and 4.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Schwandt, Thomas A., "A Diagnostic Reading of Scientifically Based Research for Education," Educational Theory, 55(No. 3, 2005), 285-305., Thomas A. Schwandt

Annotation: Notes the reascendance of the market model of educational research and shows why adherence to this ideology is devaluing other forms of research that should affect practice; three related articles appear in this issue of Educational Theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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-Ampliative Criticism, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Sears, James T., "The Curriculum Worker as a Public Intellectual," pp. 1-13 in Ruben A. Gaztambide-Fernanadez and James T. Sears, eds., Curriculum Worker as a Public Moral Enterprise. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004., James T. Sears

Annotation: Traces efforts to link curriculum theory work to curriculum action work; urges speaking to the public on curriculum and related issues about needed action; other chapters of this book give examples.

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

Sears, James T., "The Second Wave of Curriculum Theorizing: Labyrinths, Orthodoxies, and Other Legacies of the Glass Bead Game," Theory into Practice, 31(Summer, 1992), 210-218., James T. Sears

Annotation: Reviews reconceptualist curriculum theory.

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

Shavelson, Richard J., "Contributions of Educational Research to Policy and Practice: Constructing, Challenging, Changing Cognition," Educational Researcher, 17(October, 1988), 4-11; 22.*, Richard J. Shavelson

Annotation: Presents purposes and procedures for deriving research knowledge from practice if it is to inform policy and practice.

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

Short, Edmund C., "Curriculum Policy Research," pp. 420-430 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Gives an overview of curriculum policy research, outlines the approaches and inquiry methods being used in this domain of research, and maps out various facets of curriculum policy research that pertains to the policy-making process itself (developing, choosing, enacting, and evaluating policy options); cites illustrative studies in each category.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum and Politics

Short, Edmund C., "Doing and Using our Best Curriculum Inquiry: Directions for the 1980s," Journal of Curriculum Discourse and Dialogue, 1(Spring,1994), 122-126., Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Gives recommendations made in 1981 on choosing and doing curriculum inquiries more carefully and on tying them more closely to real school problems.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Short, Edmund C., "Knowledge Production and Utilization in Curriculum: A Special Case of the General Phenomenon," Review of Educational Research, 43(Summer, 1973), 237-301. Condensed in Mental Health Digest, 6(November, 1973), 7-15.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Describes status of multiple methods of curriculum inquiry and the use of resultant research in a framework of knowledge production and utilization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Short, Edmund C., "Setting Priorities in Curriculum Research," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision , 6 (Summer, 1991), 358-365., Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Defines curriculum practice and curriculum research and suggests priorities focusing on research related directly to practice.

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

Short, Edmund C., "Shifting Paradigms: Implications for Curriculum Research and Practice," pp. 34-53 in Jeffrey Glanz and Linda Behar-Horenstein, eds., Paradigm Debates in Curriculum and Supervision: Modern and Postmodern Perspectives. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2000.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Examines the effect of changes in the way curriculum practice is now being conceived on the way curriculum research is being conceived; reviews the way curriculum research paradigms and domains of curriculum knowledge have shifted.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum History, Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Short, Edmund C., "Understanding Curriculum Inquiry," pp. 1-25 in Edmund C. Short, ed., Forms of Curriculum Inquiry . Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Discusses the nature and structure of curriculum inquiry and its relation to curriculum research questions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Smith, Mark K., "Curriculum Theory and Practice," The Encyclopedia of Informal Education, 1996, 2000. www.infed.org/biblio/b-curricu.htm, Mark K. Smith

Annotation: Stipulates four ways of conceiving curriculum and its contexts (as knowledge to be transmitted, as end- product, as process, as praxis); reviews work of curriculum theorists in relation to each of these; discusses these ideas in relation to informal education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions, 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: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum History

Smyth, John, "Critical Engagement for Collaborative Action Research," p. 58-76 in Stephen P. Gordon, ed., Collaborative Action Research: Developing Professional Learning Communities. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., John Smyth

Annotation: Makes the case for taking a critical perspective in doing collaborative action research; examines five propositions necessitated by this perspective; argues vigorously for freedom from governmental restraint on using research approaches such as action research and other so-called "non-scientific" approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Teacher Research, Practical Knowledge

Snow, Catherine E., "Rigor and Realism: Doing Educational Science in the Real World," Educational Researcher, 44(No.9,2015), 460-466., Catherine E. Snow

Annotation: Argues for the doing of "practice-embedded educational research"; gives examples of this approach and discusses adjustments and research agendas needed.

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: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge

Stenhouse, Lawrence, "The Relevance of Practice to Theory," Theory Into Practice, 22 (Summer, 1983), 211-215., Lawrence Stenhouse

Annotation: Argues that knowledge of practice is essential for developing theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, 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

Stenhouse, Lawrence, "What Counts as Research?" British Journal of Educational Studies, 29(June, 1981), 103-113.*, Lawrence Stenhouse

Annotation: Analyzes several types of research including teacher-researcher collaboration.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,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-Conceptual Analysis,Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Strike, Kenneth, "An Epistemology of Practical Research," Educational Researcher, 8(January, 1979), 10-16.*, Kenneth Strike

Annotation: Provides a model of practical research that utilizes the methods of practical reasoning and integrates facts and values.

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

Suppes, Patrick, ed., Impact of Research on Educaiton: Some Case Studies, Washington, DC: National Academy of Education, 1978., Patrick Suppes

Annotation: Gives examples of educational research that has had significant impact on education.

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: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Tanner, Daniel, "The Social Consequences of Bad Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 79(January, 1998), 344-349.*, Daniel Tanner

Annotation: Critiques selected research studies in education and discusses the consequences of doing research badly.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization

Tanner, Laurel N., "Curriculum History and Educational Leadership," Educational Leadership, 41(November, 1983), 38-39; 42.*, Laurel N. Tanner

Annotation: Makes the case for educational leaders knowing and using curriculum history.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Specialists in Schools

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

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

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

Tierney, William G., "On Translation: From Research Findings to Public Utility," Theory into Practice, 39(Summer, 2000), 185-190., William G. Tierney

Annotation: Indicates barriers to change in getting qualitative research to be more accessible to the public; proposes ways to increase accessibility.

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

Tyler, Ralph W., "Curriculum Development and Research," pp. 29-41 in Philip L. Hosford, ed., Using What We Know About Teaching . Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1984., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Discusses Eight Year Study, action research, and how communication and utilization between research and practice can be improved.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Theorists, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum History

Tyler, Ralph W., "Utilizing Research in Curriculum Development," Theory Into Practice, 13(February, 1974), 5-10., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Describes the value of practitioners using research on curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, 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 Utilization

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

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

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

van den Akker, Jan, "Building Bridges: How Research May improve Curriculum Policies and Classroom Practices," pp. 175-195 in Sheila M. Stoney, Ed., Beyond Lisbon 2010: Perspectives from Research and Development for Education Policy in Europe. CIDREE and NFER, 2010., Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Explores ways that design and development research (D&DR) can strengthen curriculum policy making and classroom practices; reiterates the author's 2003 conceptualization of curriculum and curriculum development strategies; sets out key features of curriculum design and development research (preliminary investigation, theoretical embedding, empirical testing, documentation, analysis and refection on process and outcomes, evaluation); gives general format that design principles derived through this process should take; encourages international sharing of curriculum D&DR findings.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Develpment, Organizaion, Design, Curricuum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies

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

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

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

Vars, Gordon F., "Another Look at Tomorrow's High School, Part One: Implication s for High School Curriculum from the Eight-Year Study," Voices from the Field (Journal of the National High School Association), 2(Fall, 1999), 27-34.*, Gordon F. Vars

Annotation: Presents five lessons of the Eight-Year Study for the high school curriculum; five more lessons appear in part two of the article appearing in the next issue of the journal, 2, Spring/Summer, 2000.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum

Vars, Gordon F., "Another Look at Tomorrow's High School, Part Two: Lessons from the Eight-Year Study for High School Methods, Guidance Assessment, and the Change Process," Voices from the Field (Journal of the National High School Association), 2(Spring/Summer, 2000), 4-11., Gordon F. Vars

Annotation: Presents lessons 6-10 (1-5 appear in previous issue of the journal, 2, Fall, 1999) of the Eight-Year Study for the high school curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum

Wagner, John, "The Unavoidable Intervention of Educational Research: A Framework for Reconsidering Researcher-Practitioner Cooperation," Educational Researcher, 26(October, 1997), 13-22., John Wagner

Annotation: Analyzes three forms of researcher-practitioner cooperation: data-extraction agreements, clinical partnerships, and co-learning agreements.

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

Walker, Decker F., "Methodological Issues in Curriculum Research," pp. 98-118 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Reviews writings on scientific and qualitative research methods in general and in curriculum, and proposes a method of formative curriculum research appropriate to use with practical curriculum problems.

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

Welsh, Richard O., "Assessing the Quality of Education Research Through Its Relevance to Practice: An Integrative Review of Research-Practice Partnerships," Review of Research in Education, March 2021. Vol 45, pp. 170-194., Richard O. Welsh

Annotation: Reviews the literature between 2010 and 2020 on research-practice partnerships (RPPs) in education on five topics: 1) partnering up, 2) funding, 3) working together, 4) engaging stakeholders, and 5) effectiveness; analyzes these findings in terms of the quality and use of educational research; reviews the concept of RPPs and their growth during this period.

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

Werner, Walter, "Reciprocity and Responsibility: Observations on the Impact of Research Literature," pp. 145-154 in Jean-Jacques Bernier and George S. Tompkins, eds., Curriculum Canada, II: Curriculum Policy and Curriculum Development . Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, CSCI, 1980., Walter Werner

Annotation: Explores how research is interpreted by practitioners.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 Utilization

Williams, C. Ray, Albert R. Neff, and James H. Finklestein, "Theory Into Practice: Reconsidering the Preposition," Theory into Practice, 20(Spring, 1981), 93-96.*, C. Ray Williams, Albert R. Neff, and James H. Finklestein

Annotation: Argues that putting theory into practice overlooks the fact that they are intertwined and should be studied as an interactive whole.

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: Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

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

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

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

Wolf, W. C., Jr., "Beyond the Contributions of Research and Development," Teachers College Record, 77(December, 1975), 247-254., W. C. Wolf Jr.

Annotation: Describes the gaps in a needed system for using research and development in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, 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 Utilization

Wraga, William, "Curriculum Theory and Development and Public Policy Making," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 3(Summer, 2006), 83-87., William Wraga

Annotation: Sets an agenda for the academic curriculum field: renew its commitment to public curriculum matters; provide curriculum leaders with conceptual tools for coping with public curriculum problems; and offer practical recommendations for resolving such problems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors, Professionalization in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Linkage

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

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

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

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

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

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