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Lawler, Marcella R., ed., Strategies for Planned Curricular Innovation . New York: Teachers College Press, 1970., Marcella R. Lawler

Annotation: Contains several essays on planned curriculum innovation presented at a conference led by the editor.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation

Lehming, Rolf, and Michael Kane, eds., Improving Schools: Using What We Know. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1981., Rolf Lehming and Michael Kane

Annotation: Describes the use of research knowledge to improve schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Levin, L., and I. Lind, eds., Interdisciplinary Revisited: Re-assessing the Concept in the Light Of Institutional Experience. Stockholm: OECD/CERI, Swedish National Board of Universities and Colleges, Lisiskoping University, 1985., L. Levin and I. Lind

Annotation: Examines interdisciplinarity as a mode of curriculum organization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Lewis, Theodore, "Vocational Education as General Education," Curriculum Inquiry, 28(Fall, 1998), 283-309., Theodore Lewis

Annotation: Argues that vocational education should be an integral part of general education; dialogue follows in two articles in same issue by Apple and Lewis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Liberal Education/General Education

Lopes, Alice Casimiro, and Elizabeth Macedo,, "An Analysis of Disciplinarity on the Organization of School Knowledge," pp. 169-185 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Alice Casimiro Lopes and Elizabeth Macedo

Annotation: Discusses the difference between the organization of curriculum into school subjects and by discipline; shows the difficulty of integrating disciplinary knowledge; illustrates these issues in science in Brazil.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Curriculum Integration

Loucks, Susan F., "Curriculum Adoption," pp. 1138-1139 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon, 1984., Susan F. Loucks

Annotation: Discusses curriculum adoption as a phase of curriculum decision-making.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation

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

Luke, Allan, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, "Curriculum Design, Equity and the Technical Form of the Curriculum," pp 6-39 in Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, eds., Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity: A Primer and Model. New York: Routledge, 2013., Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir

Annotation: Defines official curriculum documents, the place of school subjects in them, and equitable schooling; discusses curriculum standardization/testing and the technical form of curriculum documents.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Frameworks

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., "An Example of Disciplined Curriculum Thinking," Theory into Practice, 6(October, 1967), 166-171.*, James B. Macdonald

Annotation: Discusses and gives and example of curriculum theorizing as an action framework with curriculum development as one of four subsystems.

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

Macdonald, James B., "The Domain of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 1(Spring, 1986), 205-214.*, James B. Macdonald

Annotation: Presents fundamental concepts and relationships that define curriculum: boundaries, units of discourse (acts and events), subsystem and ethical variables.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Values in the Classroom

Macdonald, James B., Dan W. Anderson, and Frank B. May, eds., Strategies of Curriculum Development: The Works of Virgil Herrick. Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1965., James B. Macdonald, Dan W. Anderson, and Frank B. May

Annotation: Contains eleven articles written by Virgil E. Herrick on curriculum design, instruction , and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Macdonald, James B., and David E. Purpel, "Curriculum and Planning: Visions and Metaphors," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 2(Winter, 1987), 178-192. Reprinted pp. 305-321 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum : An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988.*, James B. Macdonald and David E. Purpel

Annotation: Proposes a platform and a model for curriculum planning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

MacPherson, Eric D., "Chaos in the Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 27(May-June, 1995), 263-279. Commentaries in 29(January-February, 1997), 87-100; 101-103., Eric D. MacPherson

Annotation: Reviews the place of chaos theory in the curriculum.

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

Mann, Dale, "The Impact of IMPACT II," Teachers College Record, 84(Summer, 1983), 837-870., Dale Mann

Annotation: Assesses outcomes of this project regarding instruction and change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development

Mann, John S., "A Discipline of Curriculum Theory," The School Review, 76(December, 1968), 359-378.*, John S. Mann

Annotation: Conceptualizes curriculum theory as a discipline with organizational, substantive, and syntactical structures.

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

Marsh, Colin , and Catherine Harris-Hart, "Power, Knowledge, and Curriculum Change in Australia: A Critical Perspective," pp. 291-308 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Colin Marsh and Catherine Harris-Hart

Annotation: Summarizes the state of curriculum change models in both the literature and in Australian curriculum-change practices; employs the concepts of curriculum junctions and disjunctions in the analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Organization Theory

Marsh, Colin J., "Outside-In Curriculum Development: Promises and Problems," British Journal of Educational Studies, 32(February, 1984), 18-26., Colin J. Marsh

Annotation: Provides a case study of curriculum development initiated outside the local setting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum

Massell, Diane, "Achieving Consensus: Setting the Agenda for State Curriculum Reform," pp. 84-108 in Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1994., Diane Massell

Annotation: Reports on agenda-setting strategies in four state's curriculum policy - making process and creates a model for possible use elsewhere.

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

Massell, Diane, and Michael Kirst, "Determining National Content Standards," Education and Urban Society, 26(February, 1994), 107-117., Diane Massell and Michael Kirst

Annotation: Describes the current process by which national standards are being established in various content areas of the curriculum in the U.S.; relates to boundary conditions, planning, deliberations, outcomes,and capacity building.

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

McBeath, Clare, ed., Case Studies in TAFE Curriculum . Perth, Australia: West Australian Social Science Education Consortium, 1990., Clare McBeath

Annotation: Reports research methods, curriculum design methods, and methods of developing curriculum materials in Australian Further Education settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Comparative Curriculum

McClure, Robert, "Curriculum Balance," pp. 1144-1145 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergamon, 1984., Robert McClure

Annotation: Discusses criteria for determining balance in the curriculum.

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

McCowan, Tristan, "Curricular Transposition in Citizenship Education," Theory and Research in Education, 6(No.2, 2008), 153-172., Tristan McCowan

Annotation: Poses a four-stage model of curriculum transposition as a process of moving from ideals and aspirations underlying an initiative--to a curricular program designed to achieve them--to its implementation in practice--to its effects on students; illustrated through analysis of a citizenship education project in Brazil.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum

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, "Curriculum Theory: This Issue," Theory into Practice, 21(Winter, 1982), 2-3., Gail McCutcheon

Annotation: Introduces this special issue of the journal on curriculum theory that exhibits a wide range of perspectives on the topic.

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

McDiarmid, Garnet, "The Development of a Conceptual Empirical Theory of Curriculum," Interchange, 18(Fall, 1987), 38-62.*, Garnet McDiarmid

Annotation: Proposes constituent elements of curriculum phenomena and their relationships and describes the development of socio-political hypothesis that could be tested.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics

McKnight, Douglas, "The Gift of Curriculum Method: Beginning Notes on William F. Pinar," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 8(Nos. 1 & 2, 2006), 171-183., Douglas McKnight

Annotation: Reviews the significance of Pinar's attention to curriculum as currere in countering the historical thrust of curriculum as technical knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

McPhail, Graham J., "From Aspiration to Practice: Curriculum Challenges for a New Twenty-first Century Secondary School," The Curriculum Journal, 27(4, 2016) 518-537., Graham J. McPhail

Annotation: Reports and analyzes a case study of a New Zealand school and its curriculum design processes; examines conceptual progression in particular.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Development Strategies

Molnar, Alex, and John A. Zahorik, eds., Curriculum Theory. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1977., Alex Molnar and John A. Zahorik

Annotation: Presents papers on curriculum theory and values, decision-making, psychological development, classroom practice, and sociopolitical analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

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

Morrison, Keith, "Curriculum Metaphors and Control: The Old and the New," Curriculum, 10(Autumn, 1989), 77-86.*, Keith Morrison

Annotation: Reviews metaphors of curriculum as structure, machine, channel, business, garden, map, and meal.

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

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

Annotation: Analyzes decision-making in curriculum and instruction.

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

Educational Policies Commission, National Education Association, The Purposes of Education in American Democracy. Washington, DC: National Education Association, 1938., Educational Policies Commission, National Education Association

Annotation: Proposes, explains, and gives rationales for educational objectives in four categories: self-regulation, human relationship, economic efficiency, and civic responsibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Newfield, John, and Virginia B. McElvea, "Affective Outcomes, Indoctrination, and the Use of Structural/Procedural Objectives in Curriculum Guides," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(April-June, 1984), 195-202., John Newfield and Virginia B. McElvea

Annotation: Describes a technique for developing affective objectives for curriculum guides.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Nixon, Jon, "Curriculum Evaluation: Old and New Paradigms," pp. 637-646 in Noel Entwistle, ed., Handbook of Educational Ideas and Practices. New York: Routledge, 1990.*, Jon Nixon

Annotation: Summarizes nature, role, methods, and paradigms for curriculum evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Noddings, Nel, The Challenge to Care in Schools: An Alternative Approach to Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1992., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Projects a curriculum for all students around caring for self, with family and friends, with distant others, for animals and plants of the earth, for the man-made world, and for ideas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Null, J. Wesley, "Deciding Aims and Purposes of Subject Matter," pp.3-10 in Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, eds., The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2015., J. Wesley Null

Annotation: Traces the emergence of several views from recent curriculum theorists on the role subject matter can play in reaching educational goals or ends.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors

Oberg, Antoinette A., "Curriculum Decision," pp. 1154-1155 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergamon, 1984., Antoinette A. Oberg

Annotation: Presents a brief overview of the nature of curriculum decisions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Olson, John, ed., Innovation in the Science Curriculum . London and Canberra: Croom Helm, Ltd.; New York: Nichols Publishing Co, 1982., John Olson

Annotation: Consists of five papers on various aspects of curriculum change in science.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Science, Practical Knowledge

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

O'Sullivan, Edmund, "The Project and Vision of Transformative Learning," pp. 233-247 in Donna Trueit, William E. Doll, Jr., Hongyu Wang, and William F. Pinar, eds., The Internationalization of Curriculum Studies. New York: Peter Lang, 2003., Edmund O'Sullivan

Annotation: Proposes a curriculum vision centered around transformative learning.

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

O'Sullivan, Edmund, Transformative Learning: Educational Vision for the 21st Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999., Edmund O'Sullivan

Annotation: Suggests a global curriculum based on ecological and spiritual norms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum as Experience

Pacheco, Jose Augusto, "Curriculum Studies: What Is the Field Today?" Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 8(Spring, 2012),1-18., Jose Augusto Pacheco

Annotation: Gives detailed analyses of recent decades of work in the field of Curriculum Studies; gives special attention to the work of Apple, Pinar, Goodson, and Young; draws some themes from these analyses.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Literature of Curriculum

Paraskeva, Joao M., Conflicts in Curriculum Theory: Challenging Hegemonic Epistemologies. New York: PalgraveMacmillan, 2011., Joao M. Paraskeva

Annotation: Presents critically the major contributions of all the major curriculum theorists from the United States during the twentieth century, noting the conceptual conflicts among their work; raises the issue of the hegemonic influence of this work on curriculum theory around the globe, citing evidence of alternative epistemologies arising in Africa, Asia, and South America; argues for an itinerant curriculum theory that recognizes many different streams of thought.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History

Paraskeva, Joao M., "Epistemicides: Toward and Itinerant Curriculum Theory," pp. 261-289 in Joao M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg, eds., Curriculum: Decanonizing the Field. New York: Peter Lang, 2016., Joao M. Paraskeva

Annotation: Explains the author's conception of an Itinerant Curriculum Theory; relates this to several philosophical issues--primarily to issues of epistemology; advocates against a curriculum canon and the exclusion of epistemologies from non-western cultures.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
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, Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Peltier, Gary, L., "Teacher Participation in Curriculum Revision: An Historical Case Study," History of Education Quarterly, 7(Summer, 1967), 209-219., Gary L. Peltier

Annotation: Examines teacher participation in curriculum revision in Denver in the 1920s.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: All Fields
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Petrie, Hugh G., "Interdisciplinary Education: Are We Faced With Insurmountable Opportunities," pp. 299-333 in. Gerald Grant, ed., Review of Research in Education , 18: 1992. Washington, D.C. : American Educational Research Association, 1992., Hugh G. Petrie

Annotation: Analyzes differences between disciplines, interdiciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, and transdiciplinarity.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Phenix, Philip H., Realms of Meaning . New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964., Philip H. Phenix

Annotation: Provides a systematic treatment of 16 realms of meaning as a theory of curriculum for general education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Phenix, Philip H., "The Use of the Disciplines as Curriculum Content," The Educational Forum, 26(March, 1962), 273-280., Philip H. Phenix

Annotation: Explains the advantage of a curriculum defined by the disciplines of knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Pinar, William F., ed., The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene: 'I Am...Not Yet.' Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, 1998., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Presents 22 writers on the life and work of Maxine Greene as they explore her writings, its themes, the influences on her thought, and her influence on several domains of educational thought and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Pinar, William F., "Notes on the Relationship Between a Field and Its Journals," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 2(Winter, 1980), 7-11., William F. Pinar

Annotation: Describes the publishing goals of JCT and discusses the relationship between the curriculum field and the related journals.

Broad Topical Focus: Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum

Plueddemann, James E., "Dilemmas of an Evangelical Curriculum Educator," Religious Education, 79(Winter, 1984), 122-134., James E. Plueddemann

Annotation: Includes an analysis of curriculum definitions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Religious & Private Schooling

Popham, W. James, "Curriculum Control by Objectives," pp. 575-579 in Lee C. Deighton, ed., The Encyclopedia of Education, Volume 2. New York: Macmillan and Free Press, 1971., W. James Popham

Annotation: Describes the function, formulation, and types of curriculum objectives.

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

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "The Social Contexts of Schooling, Change, and Educational Research," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 13(July-September, 1981), 189-206., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Considers a reform program (IGE) within its social and ideological context.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

Posner, George, "A Cognitive Science Conception of Curriculum and Instruction," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 14(October-December, 1982), 343-351.*, George Posner

Annotation: Poses the concept of curricular task as a basis for suggesting inquiry questions.

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

Posner, George, "Curriculum Planning Models," pp. 1328-1334 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, George Posner

Annotation: Analyzes curriculum planning models as to procedural, descriptive, and conceptual features and illustrates each with examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Posner, George J., "Making Sense of Diversity: The Current State of Curriculum Research," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 4(Summer, 1989), 340-361.*, George J. Posner

Annotation: Differentiates 21 types of curriculum research questions that fall into six categories.

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

Posner, George J., "Models of Curriculum Planning," pp. 77-97 in Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple, eds., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988. Also pp. 79-100 in their Second Edition, 1998.*, George J. Posner

Annotation: Discusses two perspectives on curriculum planning (technical production and critical) and distinguishes procedural, descriptive, conceptual, and ideological questions related to them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Posner, George J., "The Use of Construct Validation Procedures in Curriculum Research," Curriculum Theory Network, 11(Spring, 1973), 34-46., George J. Posner

Annotation: Reports on a dissertation study of research procedures for use in evaluating constructs relevant to people, processes, and products in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Posner, George J., and Kenneth A. Strike, "A Categorization Scheme for Principles of Sequencing Content," Review of Educational Research, 46(Fall, 1976), 665-690.*, George J. Posner and Kenneth A. Strike

Annotation: Presents six major content sequencing principles and explores their applicability to existing schemes and for future development of curricula.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Scientific/Empirical Inquiry,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization

Posner, George V., "Curriculum Research: Domains of the Field," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 1(Winter, 1979), 80-92.*, George V. Posner

Annotation: Presents and discusses nine domains of curriculum research that interrelate planning/development and teaching/learning in an input, process, output model.

Broad Topical Focus: 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

Pratt, David and Edmund C. Short, "Curriculum Management," pp. 1320-1325 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, David Pratt and Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Covers curriculum development processes of needs assessment, planning of all elements of curriculum, structuring of the elements, installation, maintenance, and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Priestley, Mark, and Gert Biesta, eds., Reinventing the Curriculum: New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice. London: Bloomsbury, 2013., Mark Priestley and Gert Biesta

Annotation: Presents several writers' examination of the origins and development of Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (2012) as well as its focus on capacities and outcomes; provides critiques of these focal elements; compares it to Australian and Unites States curricula, among others; assesses the prospect of using its approach in other settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Develpment, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophiclal Inquiry--Ampliative Criticism; Philosophical Inquiry--Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies, Case Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization

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

Proctor, Nigel, "Matching the School Curriculum and Teacher Education," Journal of Education for Teaching, 12(No. 2, 1986), 141-153., Nigel Proctor

Annotation: Provides charts on aims and designs in DES and HMI papers in England and Wales; discusses teacher education's need to match these.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Teacher Education, Comparative Curriculum

Purpel, David E., The Moral and Spiritual Crisis in Education: A Curriculum for Justice and Compassion in Education . Granby, MA: Bergin & Garvey, 1989., David E. Purpel

Annotation: Proposes a religious and moral framework for American public education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Normative Inquiry,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Raths, James D., "Teaching Without Specific Objectives," Educational Leadership, 28(April, 1971), 714-720., James D. Raths

Annotation: Explains alternatives to specifying objectives for teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Teaching/Learning Process

Reid, William A., "A Deliberative Perspective on Curriculum," pp. 25-36 in J. T. Dillon, ed., Deliberation in Education and Society. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1994.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Explains facets of deliberation and the deliberative perspective on curriculum and the public interest.

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

Reid, William A., Curriculum Planning as Deliberation. Oslo: Universitetet I. Oslo, 1994., William A. Reid

Annotation: Explains the logic of the deliberative model of curriculum problem resolution and the institutional and moral character of curriculum deliberation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Reid, William A., "Essay Review: The State of Curriculum Inquiry," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 24(March-April, 1992), 165-177.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Discusses the direction curriculum inquiry has taken in recent years as revealed in the book on Forms of Curriculum Inquiry edited by E. C. Short in 1991.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

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

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

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

Reid, William A., "Rethinking Schwab: Curriculum Theorizing as a Visionary Activity," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17 (Fall, 2001), 29-41.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Points to a vision of curriculum theorizing projected by Schwab that has not come into being in curriculum studies though his 1969 'Practical' paper marked a turning point in the history of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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 Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum History

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reid, William A., and Decker F. Walker, eds., Case Studies in Curriculum Change: Great Britain and the United States . Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975., William A. Reid and Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Presents six studies of curriculum change; concludes with a summary chapter.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, Mathematics, Science, and Technology of Education: A Research Agenda . Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1985., Committee on Research

Annotation: Provides a research agenda on these subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Mathematics, Science, Computers and Technology as Subjects

Rice, Ronald E., and Everett M. Rogers, "Reinvention in the Innovation Process," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 499-514., Ronald E. Rice and Everett M. Rogers

Annotation: Discusses the aspect of innovation in which reinvention of the innovation occurs.

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

Roberts-Gray, Cynthia, and Thomas Gray, "Implementing Innovations," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 5(December, 1983), 213-232., Cynthia Roberts-Gray and Thomas Gray

Annotation: Summarizes what is known about implementing innovations in general.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation

Roberts, Peter, "Knowledge, Dialogue, and Humanization: Exploring Freire's Philosophy," pp. 169-183 in Michael Peters, Colin Lankshear, and Mark Olssen, eds., Critical Theory and the Human Condition: Founders and Praxis. New York: Peter Lang, 2003., Peter Roberts

Annotation: Presents Freire's ontology, epistemology, and ethical ideal along with a treatment of his politics of liberation.

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

Robinson, Agnes S., "Curriculum Building," pp. 564-575 in Lee C. Deighton, ed., The Encyclopedia of Education , Volume 2. New York: Macmillan and Free Press, 1971., Agnes S. Robinson

Annotation: Summarizes the literature on curriculum development and provides a model of a master plan for curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Rosario, Jose R., "Curriculum, Nuyorican Memoirs, and the Improvisation of Identity," pp. 547-563 in Joao M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg, eds., Curriculum: Decanonizing the Field. New York: Peter Lang, 2016., Jose R. Rosario

Annotation: Argues that curriculum should focus on the individual's "making of oneself" or assisting with unfolding his/her identity and life; implications of this view are drawn; illustrations are presented from a Puerto Rican memoir.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Roseboro, Donyell L., "Mediated Youth, Curriculum, and Cyberspace: Pivoting the In-Between," pp. 360-369 in Awad Ibrahim and Shirley R. Steinberg, eds., Critical Youth Studies Reader. New York: Peter Lang, 2014., Donyell L. Roseboro

Annotation: Discusses the curriculum of cyberspace, a typology of the cyberspace curriculum (that operates in an "in-between" reality), and four paradoxes: 1) finished product/perpetually editable, 2)distance/proximity, 3) familiarity/newness, 4) visibility/invisibility/hypervisibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Content Selection and Organization

Rosenau, Fred S., C. L. Hutchins, and John K. Hemphill, "Utilization of the Output of Educational Research and Development," pp. 221-234 in John K. Hemphill and Fred S. Rosenau, eds., Educational Development: A New Discipline for Self-Renewal. Eugene, OR: Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, 1973., Fred S. Rosenau, C. L. Hutchins, and John K. Hemphill

Annotation: Describes what is involved in achieving utilization of an R & D product: informing, demonstrating, re-educating, and nurturing.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization

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

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

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

Rudduck, Jean, "A Case for Case Records?: A Discussion of Some Aspects of Lawrence Stenhouse's Work in Case Study Methodology," pp. 101-119 in Robert G. Burgess, ed., Strategies of Educational Research: Qualitative Methods. Philadelphia: Falmer Press, 1985., Jean Rudduck

Annotation: Sets forth a thorough treatment of the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Sabar, Naama, "Curriculum Development at School Level," pp. 1267-1272 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, Naama Sabar

Annotation: Describes the nature and characteristics of school level curriculum development and identifies its advantages and disadvantages.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

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

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

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

Safstrom, Carl Anders, "On the Way to a Postmodern Curriculum Theory--Moving from the Question of Unity to the Question of Difference," Studies in Philosophy and Education, 18(November, 1999), 221-233., Carl Anders Safstrom

Annotation: GIves a critique of curriculum theory related to the new sociology of education in Sweden and offers a version based on neo-pragmatic elements found in Habermas' communicative rationality; discusses the politics of difference and the differences in language requiring negotiation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
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

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

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

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

Sandlin, Jennifer A., "What Is(n't) Curriculum Studies?" Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5(WInter, 2008), 65-68., Jennifer A. Sandlin

Annotation: Contains a well elaborated statement on how the author (a professor of adult education) construes the field of curriculum studies and its purposes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
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

Sarid, Ariel, "Rethinking the Modernist Curriculum with Habermas's Concept of Self-Critical Appropriation,"Journal of Curriculum Studies, 49(Issue 4, 2017),456-475., Ariel Sarid

Annotation: Analyzes the issue of disciplinary and interdisciplinary subjects in the curriculum by reference to some studies from UK, France, and Finland in light of Habermas's position; concludes that a balanced curriculum is desirable.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Saunders, M. S., "Locality and the Curriculum: Towards a Positive Critique," Comparative Education, 15(No. 2, 1979), 217-230., M. S. Saunders

Annotation: Describes how curriculum content can be drawn from the local community in the context of contextualized, decontextualized, and interventional frameworks.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

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

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

Schaffarzick, Jon, "Questions and Requirements for the Comparative Study of Curriculum Development Procedures," pp. 211-256 in Jon Schaffarzick and David H. Hampson, eds., Strategies for Curriculum Development . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975., Jon Schaffarzick

Annotation: Gives an approach to comparing various ways of developing curriculum based on the work of ten authorities; includes nine common characteristics, ten types of variations, and five problem areas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Schaffarzick, Jon, and David H. Hampson, eds., Strategies of Curriculum Development . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975., Jon Schaffarzick and David H. Hampson

Annotation: Presents 11 articles by persons involved in curriculum development projects of the 1950s and 1960s; emphasis in each article is on strategies used in developing the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum History

Schiro, Michael Stephen, Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008., Michael Stephen Schiro

Annotation: Outlines four curriculum ideologies (scholar academic, social efficiency, learner-centered, and social reconstruction) and systematically illustrates and analyzes each ideology for its view of aims, knowledge, the child, learning, teaching, and evaluation; contrasts and compares the four curriculum ideologies, and provides an inventory for educators to identify their own curriculum ideologies.

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

Schon, Donald A., "The Theory of Inquiry: Dewey's Legacy to Education, Curriculum Inquiry, 22(Summer, 1992), 119-139., Donald A. Schon

Annotation: Illustrates reflection-in-action as transactional inquiry and offers an epistemology of design.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Schon, Donald A., William D. Drake, and Roy I. Miller, "Social Experimentation as Reflection-in-Action," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 6(September, 1984), 5-36., Donald A. Schon, William D. Drake, and Roy I. Miller

Annotation: Shows how programs of social experimentation are attempts at doing reflection-in-action.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Research

Schubert, William H., "John Dewey as a Philosophical Basis for Small Schools," pp. 53-66 in William Ayers, Michael Klonsky, and Gabrielle H. Lyon, eds., A Simple Justice: The Challenge of Small Schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.*, William H. Schubert

Annotation: Explains the author's use of role-playing Dewey's views (and others) in teaching teachers; highlights six questions drawn from Dewey's article on utopian schools (1933) to contrast his views of education with today's views.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching

Schubert, William H., "The Return of Curriculum Inquiry from Schooling to Education," Curriculum Inquiry, 12(Summer, 1982), 221-232.*, William H. Schubert

Annotation: Reviews domains of curriculum inquiry that could address non-school phenomena that relate to curriculum.

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