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Anderson, Gary L., and Liliana Nontoro Donchik, "The Privatization of Education and Policy-making: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): New Political and Discourse Strategies of Education Governance," Educational Policy, 30(March, 2016), 322-364., Gary L. Anderson and Liliana Nontoro Donchik

Annotation: Traces the purposes, objectives, alliances, ideologies, and political strategies of ALEC; analyzes model legislative bills promoted by ALEC and discusses the strategies used by ALEC; shows how the public policy process has been privatized by actions of ALEC: suggests implications for policy-making and research in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Discourse Analysis, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Apple, Michael W., Cultural Politics and Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1996., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Discusses various educational issues involved in cultural politics: a national curriculum, the formation of the conservative right, the economy's implications for education, and the intellectual discourse surrounding these issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Discourse Analysis

Brown, Gillian, and George Yule, Discourse Analysis . Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1983., Gillian Brown and George Yule

Annotation: Gives principles of doing discourse analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis

Cherryholmes, Cleo H., "Reading Research," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 25(January-February, 1993), 1-32.*, Cleo H. Cherryholmes

Annotation: Demonstrates a feminist, a critical, and a deconstructionist reading of a research study on comprehension of texts; calls for a pragmatic approach.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Hermeneutic Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Discourse Analysis

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Echo Effects and Curriculum Change," Teachers College Record, 110(October, 2008), 2148-2171., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Analyzes the effects on curriculum policy and practice of external social actions by use of the "echo" metaphor; gives illustrations and notes what contributes to weaker or stronger management of echo effects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Discourse Analysis

Cornbleth, Catherine, and Esther E. Gottlieb, "Reform Discourse and Curriculum Reform, " Educational Studies, 3(Fall, 1989), 63-78.*, Catherine Cornbleth and Esther E. Gottlieb

Annotation: Demonstrates the rise of discourse analysis (Foucault) in examining the Tyler rationale, Nation at Risk, Tommorow's Teachers, etc.

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

Edgerton, Susan Huddleston, "Translation and Tradition," pp. 53-62 in Susan Huddleston Edgerton, Translating the Curriculum: Multiculturalism into Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1996., Susan Huddleston Edgerton

Annotation: Explicates the purpose and the process of translating cultures and languages across divides, both real and imagined.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Discourse Analysis

Garman, Noreen B., and Jo Victoria Nicholson-Goodman, " 'It's Research-Based': Truth Claim or a Rhetorical Device for Influencing Teachers'Practice?" pp. 123-139 in Walter Gershon, Thomas Kelly, Kathleen Kesson, and Wendy Walter-Bailey, eds., (De)liberating Curriculum and Pedagogy: Exploring the Promise and Perils of "Scientifically-Based" Approaches. Troy, NY: Educator's International Press, 2005.*, Noreen B. Garman and Jo Victoria Nicholson-Goodman

Annotation: Reports the use of social cartography as a research approach for analyzing discourse; includes a conceptual framework for use in other similar studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis, Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Gitlin, Andrew, and Stanley Goldstein, "A Dialogical Approach to Understanding: Horizontal Evaluation," Educational Theory, 37(Winter, 1987), 17-27.*, Andrew Gitlin and Stanley Goldstein

Annotation: Describes a method for understanding teachers' discourse that interprets current practice in terms of past events.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis, Teacher Evaluation, Knowledge Generation

Gowen, Heela, Mira Yemini, Claire Maxwell, and Efrat Blumenfield-Liebenthal, "Terminological Communities: A Conceptual Mapping of Scholarship Indentified with Education's Global Turn," Review of Research in Education, 44(2020), 36-63., Heela Gowen, Mira Yemini, Claire Maxwell, and Efrat Blumenfield-Liebenthal

Annotation: Outlines a methodology for examining topics and themes contained in large bodies of research literature through use of natural language processing software and related software for identifying convergent topics and amount of their emphasis; implemented by qualitative analysis of selected studies; illustrates the use of this innovative methodology by reporting a study of literature in four domains related to global citizenship education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Discourse Analysis

Halvorson, Mark, "Revealing the Technological Irresponsibility in Curriculum Design," Curriculum Inquiry, 41(January, 2011), 34-47., Mark Halvorson

Annotation: Reexamines Tyler's Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction critically in terms of its theoretical, practical, and productive aspects; the last of these employs a critical theory of technology (A. Feenberg, 1999);concludes that Tyler's technology of curriculum design has been inappropriately universalized and has ignored the subjectivity of teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Development Strategies, Discourse Analysis, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Harris, Wendall V., Interpretive Acts: In Search of Meaning . Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1988., Wendall V. Harris

Annotation: Explores speech acts with discourse analysis and hermeneutic interpretation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Discourse Analysis

Heap, James L., "Discourse in the Production of Classroom Knowledge: Reading Lessons," Curriculum Inquiry, 15(Fall, 1985), 247-279., James L. Heap

Annotation: Presents a study of reading lessons and the constitutive activities that are seen as knowledge in these lessons.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Reading, Teaching/Learning Process, Discourse Analysis, Comparative Curriculum

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

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

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

Leonardo, Zeus, Ideology, Discourse, and School Reform. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003., Zeus Leonardo

Annotation: Reports a study of teachers' discourse illuminating their ideologies (necessary, negative, and positive) undertaken from a critical ideological research perspective.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis, Middle School Curriculum, Teacher Planning, Teacher Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Lindsay, Jean S., "Classroom Discourse Analysis: A Review of the Literature with Implications for Educational Evaluation," Journal of Research and Development in Education , 23(Winter 1990), 107-116. *, Jean S. Lindsay

Annotation: Describes methods of discourse analysis, gives reviews of studies using them, and draws implications for teacher evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Classroom Observation & Research, Knowledge Generation, Teacher Evaluation, Discourse Analysis

Molnar, Alex, "Contemporary Curriculum Discourse: Too Much Ado about Too Much Nothing," Theory into Practice, 31(Summer, 1992), 198-203., Alex Molnar

Annotation: Reviews discourse on curriculum over the last 20 years including critical issues such as corporate involvement in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum and Politics, Criticism of Schooling

Potter, Jonathan, and Margaret Wetherell, Discourse and Social Psychology: Beyond Attitudes and Behavior. London: Sage, 1987., Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell

Annotation: Presents a multi-faceted discussion of discourse analysis as a research technique.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Discourse Analysis

Sandlin, Jennifer A., Jennifer L. Milam, and Corrine M. Wickens, " 'Spend Smart, Live Rich': Popular Pedagogy and the Construction of the 'Good Consumer' in the Popular Culture Lifestyle Magazine 'Budget Living'," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 4(Summer, 2007), 113-135., Jennifer A. Sandlin, Jennifer L. Milam, and Corrine M. Wickens

Annotation: Presents a critical media analysis of what is conveyed to readers of the magazine 'Budget Living'; addresses the not-so-hidden curriculum of consumerism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Hidden Curriculum

Stein, Sandra J., The Culture of Education Policy. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Sandra J. Stein

Annotation: Reports a study of critical and ideological assumptions found in the discourse surrounding the passage and implementation of ESEA and NCLB.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Stubbs, Michael, Discourse Analysis: The Sociolinguistic Analysis of Natural Language . Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1983., Michael Stubbs

Annotation: Provides a step-by-step process for conducting discourse analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Discourse Analysis

Tahirsylaj, Armend, Kai Niebert, and Richard Duschl,"Curriculum and Didaktik in 21st Century: Still Divergent or Converging?, European Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2(No. 2, 2015), 262-281., Armend Tahirsylaj, Kai Niebert, and Richard Duschl

Annotation: Discusses and compares the U.S. concept of curriculum and the German/European concept of didaktik; analyzes dialogues between theorists about these two concepts and changes brought about by national standards and assessment policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Professors, Discourse Analysis

Triche, Stephen S., Reconceiving Curriculum: An Historical Approach. Ph. D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, 2002., Stephen S. Triche

Annotation: Analyzes the changing views of 20th century curriculum theorists from Tyler to Pinar; outlines the origins of the technological rationale for curriculum from Ramus to Descartes; elucidates Wittgenstein's treatment of language as a form of life (not of logical analysis) and draws implications for curriculum and teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum as Experience, Discourse Analysis, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Vallance, Elizabeth, "A Deadpan Look at Humor in Curriculum Discourse (Or, the Serious Versus the Solemn in Education)," Curriculum Inquiry, 10(Summer, 1980), 179-189., Elizabeth Vallance

Annotation: Discusses the value of humor in overly serious AERA presentations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Discourse Analysis

Whitson, James A., "The Politics of 'Non-Political' Curriculum: Heteroglossia and the Discourse of 'Choice' and 'Effectiveness'," pp. 279-330 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988.*, James A. Whitson

Annotation: Examines censorship, choice, and school effectiveness from analytic, critical, and legal perspectives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Hidden Curriculum

Ylimaki, Rose M., and C. Cryss Brunner, "Power and Collaboration-Consensus/Conflict in Curriculum Leadership: Status Quo or Change?" American Educational Research Journal, 48(December, 2011) 1258-1285., Rose M. Ylimaki and C. Cryss Brunner

Annotation: Provides a sociological analysis of organizational change as the basis for a qualitative study of curriculum leaders' rhetoric and philosophies of change in two schools' literacy programs; points to the need to incorporate notions of power and conflict into models of collaboration-consensus.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Discourse Analysis, Reading