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Schwab, Joseph J., "Structure of the Disciplines: Meanings and Significances," pp. 6-30 in G. W. Ford and Lawrence Pugno, eds., The Structure of Knowledge and the Curriculum . Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964., Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Analyzes the conceptual and syntactical structure of the disciplines, the problem of their syntax, and their substantive structure.

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: Curriculum and the Disciplines

Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical 4: Something for Curriculum Professors to Do," Curriculum Inquiry, 13(Fall, 1983), 239-265.*, Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Describes curriculum decision-making committees and processes and the role of the chair; urges professors to train curriculum leaders as chairs.

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, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Professionalization in Curriculum, Curriculum Professors

Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical: Arts of Eclectic," School Review, 79(August, 1971), 493-542. Reprinted pp. 322-364 in Ian Westbury and Neil J. Wilkof, eds., Science, Curriculum, and Liberal Education: Selected Essays by Joseph J. Scwab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.*, Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Refers to deliberative arts that draw upon multiple theories from the behavioral sciences around several polyfocal topics in multiple cycles.

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

Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical: Translation Into Curriculum," School Review, 81(August, 1973), 501-522. Reprinted pp. 365-383 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.*, Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Shows how to translate scholarly subject matter into usable curriculum within five commonplaces; presents three functions of curriculum specialists.

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: Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation

Scott, David, "Knowledge and the Curriculum," The Curriculum Journal, 25(No. 1, 2014),14-28., David Scott

Annotation: Focuses on knowledge and how it relates to school curriculum; explores the reasons necessary to justify knowledge inclusion into and exclusion from the curriculum; discusses arguments from Foundationalism, Instrumentalism, Pragmatism, and social epistemologies; concludes with a set of principles from which a curriculum rationale can be developed.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Scott, Fentey B., "Integrating Curriculum Implementation and Staff Development," The Clearing House, 67(January-February, 1994), 157-160., Fentey B. Scott

Annotation: Presents an integration model for curriculum change which includes planning, conducting, and monitoring implementation and staff development.

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

Scott, Harry V., "A Primer of Curriculum Theory: Descriptive Theory," Educational Theory, 18(Spring, 1968), 118-124.*, Harry V. Scott

Annotation: Defines theory at three levels and discusses theorizing in curriculum and administration.

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

Scriven, Michael, "Self-referent Research," Educational Researcher, 9(April, 1980), 7-11.*, Michael Scriven

Annotation: Discusses the need to examine the results of research and related approaches in order to rethink what should be researched and how; related article in June, 1980, issue.

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

Seixas, Peter, and Gabriella Minnes Brandes, "A Workshop in Uncertainty: 'New Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences' as a Basis for Professional and Curriculum Development," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 13(Fall, 1997), 56-69., Peter Seixas and Gabriella Minnes Brandes

Annotation: Reports processes utilized by ACLS groups in determining curriculum at university level.

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

Sensoy, Ozlem, and Robin DiAngelo, Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2012., Ozlem Sensoy and Robin DiAngelo

Annotation: Explains basic concepts for developing critical social literacy, including prejudice, oppression, power, privilege, and white supremacy; provides guidelines and examples for implementing social justice education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Politics, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge, 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

Shkedi, Asher, "Can the Curriculum Guide Both Emancipate and Educate Teachers?" Curriculum Inquiry, 28(Summer, 1998), 209-229.*, Asher Shkedi

Annotation: Reports an empirical study of the use of three alternative forms of a curriculum guide (in Israeli classes in Bible) to determine how teachers distinguish the approaches and what differences they see in autonomy allowed them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Teacher Knowledge, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Short, Edmund C., "Curriculum Decision Making in Teacher Education: Policies, Program Development, and Design," Journal of Teacher Education , 38 (July- August, 1987), 2-12.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Specifies steps in policy making and curriculum development in teacher education; sets forth design criteria; and discusses role of unifying themes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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: Teacher Education, Content Selection and Organization

Short, Edmund. C., "Curriculum Proposals," in Bill Schubert and Ming Fang He, eds., Oxford Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. New York : Oxford University Press, 2021. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/ 9780190264093.013.ORE_EDU 01500.R1, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Describes the concept of curriculum proposals together with a concceptualization of the components of curriculum; discuses their usefulness.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, 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 Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriclum Thoery Creation and Uses

Short, Edmund C., "Curriculum Scholarship--Sources of Knowledge for the Curriculum Field," pp. 7-19 in Edmund C. Short, ed., A Search for Valid Content for Curriculum Courses . Educational Comment, 1970. Toledo, OH: College of Education, University of Toledo, 1970.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Reviews and classifies types of curriculum knowledge and their sources.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Literature of Curriculum

Short, Edmund C., ed., A Search for Valid Content for Curriculum Courses. Educational Comment, 1970. Toledo, OH: College of Education, University of Toledo, 1970.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Presents six articles on philosophical and historical scholarship, training of curriculum workers, practical school curriculum problems, college curriculum courses survey, and an analysis of curriculum texts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Short, Edmund C., "Organizing What We Know About Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 15(Fall, 1985), 237-243.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Presents domains of curriculum knowledge and argures for determining questions for inquiry in each domain.

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

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., "Three Levels of Questions Addressed in the Field of Curriculum Research and Practice," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 9(Fall, l993), 77-86.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Distinguishes questions of curriculum practice, inquiry, and methodologies of inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Short, Edmund C., and Richard W. Grove, "Conceptual Schemes in Curriculum inquiry and Practice: A Critique," Curriculum and Teaching, 9(No. 1, !994), 3-13., Edmund C. Short and Richard W. Grove

Annotation: Analyzes five examples of conceptual schemes in curriculum for the central structural concept; presents guidelines for conducting theoretical inquiry in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
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, Literature of Curriculum

Short, Edmund C., and Thomas J. Jennings, Jr., "Multidisciplinary: An Alternative Approach to Curriculum Thought," Educational Leadership, 33(May, 1976), 590-594.*, Edmund C. Short and Thomas J. Jennings Jr.

Annotation: Explains the multidisciplinary approach to curriculum design.

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, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Shulman, Judith H., "Now You See Them, Now You Don't: Anonymity Versus Visibility in Case Studies of Teachers," Educational Researcher, 19(August-September, 1990), 11-15., Judith H. Shulman

Annotation: Explains and illustrates ethical dilemmas in reporting research that identifies human subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Siegel, Judith E., "Task No. 1: Writing 'Practical' Curriculums," Educational Leadership, 34(April, 1977), 540-544., Judith E. Siegel

Annotation: Describes the five bodies of knowledge that must be examined in order to produce a practical curriculum (related to Schwab's commmonplaces).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, 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

Skilbeck Malcolm, "Lawrence Stenhouse: Research Methodology," British Educational Research Journal, 9(No. 1, 1983), 11-20., Malcolm Skilbeck

Annotation: Describes the research methodology used by Stenhouse and discusses its significance.

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

Skilbeck, Malcolm, "School-based Curriculum Development," pp. 18-34 in Victor Lee and David Zeldin, eds., Planning in the Curriculum . London: Hoder and Stoughton with Open University, 1982.*, Malcolm Skilbeck

Annotation: Presents a model of curriculum development for use at the school level along with decisions required within its five processes.

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: Curriculum Development Strategies

Skovira, Robert, "Cremin's Conception of Curriculum," Journal of Thought, 19 (Spring, 1984), 71-79., Robert Skovira

Annotation: Discusses Cremin's conception of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry,Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Smith, David S., "Curriculum Theory Revisited: A Comment and a Direction," Curriculum Perspectives, 4(October, 1984), 67-71., David S. Smith

Annotation: Comments on preceding articles and the bases for curriculum theory.

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

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

Smithson, Alan, "Curriculum Policy-Making at the School Level: Two Approaches," Journal of Philosphy of Education (Britain), 15(No. 2, 1981), 215-228., Alan Smithson

Annotation: Discusses whether school head or board in Britian should have curriculum decision-making power.

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 Deliberation, Comparative Curriculum

Stables, Andrew, "Perspectives on Subject Choice: The Case for a Humane Liberalism in Curriculum Planning," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29 (March-April, 1997), 197-208., Andrew Stables

Annotation: Explores the advantages and problems of permitting students to choose their own curriculum subjects.

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: Curriculum Differentiation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Steedman, Philip H., "Curriculum and Knowledge Selection," pp. 119-139 in Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple, eds., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988., Philip H. Steedman

Annotation: Outlines and critiques traditional conceptualization of the relation between curriculum and knowledge; also examines several alternatives from the new sociology that are competing to replace this view.

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

Stenhouse, Lawrence, "Defining the Curriculum Problem," Cambridge Journal of Education, 5(February, 1975), 104-108. Reprinted pp. 25-28 in Nigel Norris, ed, Curriculum and the Teacher: 35 Years of the Cambridge Journal of Education. NEw York: Routledge, 2008., Lawrence Stenhouse

Annotation: Defines curriculum as a specification which can be worked toward and modified in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

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

Sternberg, Robert J., and David R. Caruso, "Practical Modes of Knowing," pp. 133 -158 in Elliot W. Eisner,ed., Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing, Eighty-fourth Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1985., Robert J. Sternberg and David R. Caruso

Annotation: Defines practical knowledge and discusses the transmission and acquisition of practical knowledge.

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

Stewart, William J., "Facilitating Holistic Curriculum Planning in Schools," The Clearing House, 67(November-December,1993), 112-115., William J. Stewart

Annotation: Describes and illustrates a holistic curriculum development strategy that is comprehensive, cooperative, coordinated, and continuous.

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: Curriculum Development Strategies

Stoughton, Charles R., ed., Issues in Curricululm Theory. Washington, DC: Univiersity Press of America, 1981., Charles R. Stoughton

Annotation: Presents 12 brief articles treating curriulum theory and several related topics as summarized in 1981.

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

Stratemeyer, Florence B., Hamden L. Forkner, Margaret G. McKim, and A. Harry Passow, Developing a Curriculum for Modern Living, 2d ed, Revised and Enlarged. New York: Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1957. (1st ed., 1947), Florence B. Stratemeyer, Hamden L. Forkner, Margaret G. McKim, and A. Harry Passow

Annotation: Elaborates and argues for a curriculum based on persistent life situations in which the design provides for coping from early childhood through adulthood in increasingly competent mastery of 26 areas of life and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, 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: Content Selection and Organization, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Strike, Kenneth A., Small Schools and Strong Communities: A Third Way of School Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 2010., Kenneth A. Strike

Annotation: Contrasts standards, choice, and community paradigms for school reform; sets forth and argues for the merits of the school community model built around a shared educational project and characterized by coherence, cohesion, care, and connection; a theory of curriculum is presented with examples of schools already possessing these characteristics, including some small schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Stufflebeam, Daniel L., and William J. Webster, "An Analysis of Alternative Approaches to Evaluation," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2(May-June, 1980), 5-20.*, Daniel L. Stufflebeam and William J. Webster

Annotation: Distinguishes 13 types of evaluation studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Defining Curriculum Research Questions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Sudsawad, Pimjai, Knowledge Translation: Introduction to Models, Strategies, and Measures. Austin, TX: Southwestern Educational Development Laboratory, National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research, 2007., Pimjai Sudsawad

Annotation: Defines knowledge translation and provides six models of knowledge translation; discusses the effectiveness of knowledge translation strategies; reviews methods of measuring knowledge use; broadly applicable but treated in the context of the medical field.

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

Taba, HIlda, "A Conceptual Framework for Curriculum Design," pp. 413-444 in her Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice. New York: Harcourt Brace & World, 1962. Reprinted pp. 276-304 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988., HIlda Taba

Annotation: Analyzes the rationale, problems, and principles of curriculum design; discusses design elements and relationships; sets forth a model of curriculum design.

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

Taba, Hilda, "General Techniques of Curriculum Planning," pp. 80-115 in Nelson B. Henry, ed., American Education in the Postwar Period - Part 1 - Curriculum Reconstruction. 44th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1945., Hilda Taba

Annotation: Presents a "short course" on the topic and covers matters ranging from the sources of curriculum, to formulating objectives, to selection of curriculum experiences, to organizing them, to planning units of study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists, 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 Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Literature of Curriculum, Curriculum Professors

Tabak, Iris, "Prospects for Change at the Nexus of Policy and Design," Educational Researcher, 35(March, 2006), 24-30., Iris Tabak

Annotation: Discusses the design of policy documents, their nature, structure, and role, for enhancing implementation; draws on the idea of "pattern language."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Materials Development and Evaluation

Tamir, Pinchas, "Evaluation and Curriculum Development," in Pinchas Tamir, ed., The Role of Evaluation in Curriculum Development . London: Croom Helm, 1985.*, Pinchas Tamir

Annotation: Conceptualizes a model for curriculum development and evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Taylor, Philip H., William A. Reid, and B. J. Halley, The English Sixth Form: A Case Study in Curriculum Research. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974., Philip H. Taylor, William A. Reid, and B. J. Halley

Annotation: Presents a study of the English Sixth Form curriculum.

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

Taylor, Philip H., and Jack Walton, eds., The Curriculum: Research, Innovation and Change . London: Ward Lock Educational, 1973., Philip H. Taylor and Jack Walton

Annotation: Presents a set of twelve 1973 British conference papers on curriculum development, curriculum courses, curriculum research, school curriculum, and curriculum change.

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

Teitelbaum, Kenneth, "Curriculum Theorizing," pp. 127-131 in Joe L. Kincheloe and Danny Weil, eds., Critical Thinking and Learning: An Encyclopedia for Parents and Teachers. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004., Kenneth Teitelbaum

Annotation: Defines the nature, goals, and processes of curriculum theorizing.

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, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Thaman, Konai Helu, "Culture and the Curriculum in the South Pacific," Comparative Education, 29(No. 3, 1993), 249-260., Konai Helu Thaman

Annotation: Argues for cultural analysis and cultural literacy in curriculum development projects in Pacific countries.

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, Comparative Curriculum

Thomas, Thomas P., and Peter B. Hilton, "Subject Matter as Experience," pp. 11-18 in Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, eds., The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2015., Thomas P. Thomas and Peter B. Hilton

Annotation: Reviews various orientations taken by leading curriculum theorists on making experience the focus of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Thompson, Harry, and Christine E. Deer, "The Institutionalization of a Senior Secondary Curriculum in New South Wales High Schools," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(March-April, 1989), 169-184., Harry Thompson and Christine E. Deer

Annotation: Reports a study of aspects of institutionalization of a curriculum using Miles' conceptualizations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Secondary School Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation

Thornton, Stephen J., and Keith C. Barton, "Can History Stand Alone? Drawbacks and Blind Spots of a 'Disciplinary' Curriculum," Teachers College Record, 112(September, 2010) 2471-2495., Stephen J. Thornton and Keith C. Barton

Annotation: Summarizes the array of positions taken on the question of what place and form historical knowledge should have within school curriculum; analyzes the arguments made by various authorities over the last 100 years or more on this question; lays out a basis for gaining some consensus on the matter across conflicting positions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Social Studies

Tikunoff, William J., and John R. Mergendollar, "Inquiry as a Means to Professional Growth: The Teacher as Researcher," pp. 210-227 in Gary A. Griffin, ed., Staff Development, 82nd Yearbook of NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983., William J. Tikunoff and John R. Mergendollar

Annotation: Makes the case for inquiry done by teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Teaching/Learning Process, In-service Teacher Development

Tikunoff, William J., Beatrice A. Ward, and Franklin D. Stacy, "Toward Ecology -Based Curriculum: A Model for Professional Growth Through Participatory Research and Development," pp. 61-80 in Roy A. Edelfelt and E. Brooks Smith, eds., Breakaway to Multidimensional Approaches: Integrating Curriculum Development and Inservice Education . Washington, DC: Association for Teacher Education, 1978.*, William J. Tikunoff, Beatrice A. Ward, and Franklin D. Stacy

Annotation: Sets forth an interactive model for curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Teacher Research, In-service Teacher Development

Tillett, Wade, "Integrated, Holistic, and Core Subject Matter," pp. 96-102 in Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, eds., The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2015., Wade Tillett

Annotation: Distinguishes among three ways of integating curriculum subject matter and reviews theoretical and research work related to them.

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

Tom, Alan R., "Inquiring into Inquiry-Oriented Teacher Education," Journal of Teacher Education , 36(September-October, 1985), 35-44., Alan R. Tom

Annotation: Presents several distinct kinds of inquiry within teacher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Teacher Education

Triche, Stephen, "Gabriel Harvey's 16th Century Theory of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 29(No. 1, 2013),90-101., Stephen Triche

Annotation: Identifies the 1577 document Rhetor by Gabriel Harvey as an early work of curriculum theory; describes its contents and its orientation to curriculum as they relate to Nature, Art, and Exercise; discusses Harvey's work in relation to other 20th century curriculum theorists and to contemporary curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Tripp, David H., "Case Study Generalization: An Agenda for Action," British Educational Research Journal, 11(No. 1, 1985), 33-43., David H. Tripp

Annotation: Puts forth an agenda for action regarding the uses of case study results.

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

Tripp, David H., "The Idea of Meta-Curriculum as a Common National Curriculum," Curriculum Perspectives, 9(October, 1989), 79-87., David H. Tripp

Annotation: Proposes an aim and eight criteria for the whole curriculum in Australia and specifies a national common meta-curriculum of topics, skills, and generalizations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Core Mandates, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Frameworks, Local Control of Schooling

Turnbill, William W., "Setting Agendas for Social Research," Educational Researcher, 8(September, 1979), 9-12; 24., William W. Turnbill

Annotation: Gives views on needed research agendas in social research.

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

Turner, Brian, "The Interdisciplinary Curriculum: From Social Medicine to Post Modernism," Sociology of Health and Illness, 12 (March, 1990), 1-23., Brian Turner

Annotation: Describes interdisiplinarity as a desirable aspect of the medical curriculum.

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

Tyler, Louise L., A Selected Guide to Curriculum Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. Washington, DC: Center for the Study of Instruction, NEA, 1970., Louise L. Tyler

Annotation: Lists, indexes, and annotates 67 significant books and articles in the literature of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Bibliographic Compilation
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum

Tyler, Louise L., M. Frances Klein, and William B. Michael, Recommendations for Curriculum and Instructional Materials. Los Angeles: Tyl Press, 1971., Louise L. Tyler, M. Frances Klein, and William B. Michael

Annotation: Provides a set of points on which curriculum materials may be evaluated.

Broad Topical Focus: 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

Uhrmacher, P. Bruce, "The Curriculum Shadow," Curriculum Inquiry, 27(Fall, 1997), 317-329., P. Bruce Uhrmacher

Annotation: Posits a descriptor of curriculum called "curriculum shadow" that refers to what is disdained by the curriculum; illustrated with examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions
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

Uljens, Michael, and Rose M. Ylimaki, "Non-affirmative Theory of Education and Foundation of Curriculum Studies, Didaktik, and Educational Leadership," Chapter 1, pp. 3-145 in Michael Uljens and Rose M. Ylimako, eds., Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory, and Didaiktik: Non-affirmative Theory of Education. New York: Springer, 2017., MIcheal Uljens and Rose M. Ylimaki

Annotation: Provides an extensive exploration of the historical literature on theorizing educational leadership, curriculum, and Didaktik; makes a plea for bridging the work of all three types of theorizing; offers a non-affirmative theory of education as a framework for accomplishing this effort of bridging all three

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

Unruh, Glenys, G., "Toward a Theory of Responsible Curriculum Development," pp. 277-292 in her Responsive Curriculum Development: Theory and Action . Berkeley: McCutchan, 1975., Glenys G. Unruh

Annotation: Provides a scientific curriculum theory of responsive curriculum development with a series of propositions and constructs.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
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

Vallance, Elizabeth, "Curriculum as a Field of Practice," pp. 154-164 in Fenwick W. English, ed., Fundamental Curriculum Decisions , 1983 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1983., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Identifies major questions and common threads related to curriculum development; describes curriculum as a field of practice and draws implications for training curriculum practitioners.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Practical Knowledge, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Specialists in Schools

Vallance, Elizabeth, "Ways of Knowing and Curriculum Conceptions: Implications for Program Planning," pp. 199-217 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing, 84th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1985., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Describes four existing systems of curriculum thought and poses a fifith--the ways of knowing--within which curriculum decisions can be oriented.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
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, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Practical Knowledge

van Bruggen, John C., "Curriculum Development Centers," pp 1272-1278 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, John C. van Bruggen

Annotation: Names and describes the work of curriculum development centers around the world.

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: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum

van den Akker, Jan, "A European Perspective on Curriculum Development and Innovation," pp. 535-545 in Edmond Hau-Fai Law and Chenzhi Li, eds., Curriculum Innovations in Changing Societies: Chinese Perspectives from Hong Kong Taiwan, and Mainland China. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2013., Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Compares European and Chinese curriculum development and research on nine threads of a "curriculum spider-web."

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

van den Akker, Jan, "Curriculum Perspectives: An Introduction," pp. 1-10 in Jan van den Akker, Wilmad Kuiper, and Uwe Hameyer, eds., Curriculum Landscapes and Trends. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003., Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Conceptualizes curriculum levels, components, and development strategies in a spider web model.

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, Curriculum Development Strategies

Vickers, Geoffrey, The Art of Judgment: A Study of Policy Making, Century Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995. Reprint of the Chapman & Hall 1965 book., Geoffrey Vickers

Annotation: Asserts features of policy-making as a regulatory function; Chapter 2, "Appreciation," highlights necessity of fully appreciating the dimensions of the problem before proposing solutions.

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

Walker, Decker, "A Naturalistic Model for Curriculum Development," School Review, 80(November, 1971), 51-65. Also ERIC Document No. ED 042 252.*, Decker Walker

Annotation: Presents a conception of curriculum development that embraces political elements and processes.

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

Walker, J. C., "Democracy and Pragmatism in Curriculum Development," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 19(No. 2, 1987), 1--10.*, J. C. Walker

Annotation: Discusses power (centralized bureaucratic, demarchy, pragmatic democratic) in relation to curriculum development and shows why he favors the second form of decision making in curriculum.

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 Development Strategies, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Walker, Rob, "Getting Involved in Curriculum Research: A Personal History," pp. 193-213 in Martin Lawn and Len Barton, eds., Rethinking Curriculum Studies . New York: Halsted Press, 1981., Rob Walker

Annotation: Presents typologies of classroom research and illustrates by referring to a study of the SAFARI project in England.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Classroom Observation & Research, Comparative Curriculum, Teacher Research

Weiss, Joel, and Jack Edwards, "Data Banks: Observations on a Methodology for Securing Curriculum Development Process Data," Curriculum Theory Network, 7 (1971), 35-42., Joel Weiss and Jack Edwards

Annotation: Lists a series of curriculum categories and concerns into which curriculum data can be placed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Deliberation

Werner, Walter, ed., Curriculum Canada: Perceptions, Practices, Prospects, Vancouver: Center for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, University of British Columbia, 1979., Walter Werner

Annotation: Includes 10 papers on topics related to curriculum inquiry and several reports of work going on in various provinces.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Westbury, Ian, "Theory and Theorizing in Curriculum Studies," pp. 1-19 in Eva Forsberg, ed., Curriculum Theory Revisited (Research Reports No. 7). Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University, Studies in Educational Policy and Educational Philosophy, 2007., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Treats the topic from an international perspective.

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

White, John, "Should Schools Determine Their Own Curricula?" pp. 91-102 in John White, The Curriculum and the Child: The Selected Works of John White. London: Routledge, 2005. Originally published in Proceedings of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, 10(July, 1976), 58-78., John White

Annotation: Reviews the arguments for and against teacher/school or state control of curriculum aims and content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

White, John P., "The Concept of Curriculum Evaluation," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 3(November, 1971), 101-112., John P. White

Annotation: Defines and discusses aspects of curriculum evaluation.

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

Whitson, James Anthony, "Is There No Outside of Curriculum-as-Text?" pp. 339-354 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., James Anthony Whitson

Annotation: Discusses the differences between scholarly and popular conceptions of curriculum; examines the differences between curriculum-as-text and curriculum-as-life or -being; suggests implications for research and for practice.

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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience

Wiggins, Grant, "Curricular Coherence and Assessment: Making Sure that the Effect Matches the Intent," pp. 101-119 in James A. Beane, ed., Toward a Coherent Curriculum. Alexandria,VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995., Grant Wiggins

Annotation: Discusses ways to achieve coherence in curriculum and its enactment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment

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

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

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

Wilson, Elizabeth C., "Designing Instructional Curricula: A Case Study of Curriclum Practice," pp. 209-239 in John Goodland and Associates, Curriculum Inquiry: The Study of Curriculum Practice . New York: McGraw Hill, 1979., Elizabeth C. Wilson

Annotation: Describes a local school district's use of Goodlad's conceptualization of the various levels of curriculum decision-making.

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

Wilson, John, "The Curriculum: Justification and Taxonomy," British Journal of Educational Studies, 17(February, 1969), 36-40., John Wilson

Annotation: Describes facets of justifying and ordering the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,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

Winch, Christopher, "Curriculum Design and Epistemic Ascent," Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47(February, 2013), 128-146., Christopher Winch

Annotation: Discusses knowledge by acquaintance, propositional knowledge, and how-to knowledge in relation to both academic knowledge and practical knowledge; shows practical implications for curriculum design.

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, Practical Knowledge

Wolf, W. C., Jr., "Selected Knowledge Diffusion/Utilization Know-How," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 2(March, 1981), 331-340., W. C. Wolf Jr.

Annotation: Presents a summary of techniques.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
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., and Peter Hlebowitsh, "Toward a Renaissance in Curriculum Theory and Development in the U.S. A.," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 35(July, 2003), 425-437., William G. Wraga and Peter Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Offers ways to revitalize curriculum theory and development; three responses follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors

Young, Jean Helen, "Principals and Collaborative Curriculum Development: Does Gender Make a Difference?" The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 39(December, 1993), 433-448.*, Jean Helen Young

Annotation: Reports an empirical study of the extent of collaboration between school staff and principals on 18 curriculum development tasks by gender.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
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

Young, Michael, "Overcoming the Crisis in Curriculum Theory: A Knowledge-based Approach," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 2, 2013), 101-118., Michael Young

Annotation: Calls for Curriculum Theory to return to a focus on access/entitlement to knowledge by students; describes bases for selecting "powerful" knowledge rather than powerless knowledge; provides principles for designing a knowledge-based curriculum; cites objections to as well as supports for this this type of curriculum; see a related essay by John White in New Visions for Education (online) - 5/11/12

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Content Selection and Organization

Zaltman, Gerald, "Knowledge Utilization as Planned Social Change," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(September, 1979), 82-105., Gerald Zaltman

Annotation: Relates knowledge utilization to the literature on planned social change.

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

Zenger, Weldon F., and Sharon K. Zenger, "Why Teach Certain Material at Specific Grade Levels?" Phi Delta Kappan, 84(November, 2002), 212-214., Weldon F. Zenger and Sharon K. Zenger

Annotation: Argues for theoretical work to be done on the question of how to choose where selected content should be placed within the curriculum and for the relating of standards to these criteria.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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: Content Selection and Organization