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Atkins, Elaine, "A Sensible, Faculty-designed Model for Curriculum Development," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision , 6 (Summer, 1991), 312-324., Elaine Atkins

Annotation: Describes the process of deliberation carried on by an English faculty in the Community College of Philadelphia.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry, Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Higher Education Curriculum, English

Case Studies

Atkins, Elaine, "From Competing Paradigms to Final Consensus: A Case Study of the Deliberation of a Conflict-Prone Curriculum Group," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 5(Summer, 1990), 308-327., Elaine Atkins

Annotation: Interprets the deliberation process engaged in by a college faculty group in General Studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Higher Education Curriculum, Liberal Education/General Education

Single Studies

Atkins, Elaine, "The Deliberative Process: An Analysis From Three Perspectives," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 1 (Summer, 1986), 265-293.*, Elaine Atkins

Annotation: Gives a case study of curriculum decision making by the English faculty in the Community College of Philadelphia; the analysis of the deliberation is done in terms of three different frameworks.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Higher Education Curriculum

Benson, Garth D., and Bryant E. Griffith, "The Process of Knowing in Curriculum," JGE: The Journal of General Education, 40(1991), 24-33., Garth D. Benson and Bryant E. Griffith

Annotation: Argues for a curriculum model based on the process of knowing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Benson, Lee, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett, Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007., Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett

Annotation: Describes an effort to inaugurate community schools in Philadelphia in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania; traces the community school concept to Dewey among others.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum

Beyer, Landon E., "The Curriculum, Social Context, and 'Political Correctness'," Journal of General Education, 43(No. 1, 1994), 1-31.*, Landon E. Beyer

Annotation: Argues against the contemporary conservative views of curriculum in higher education that accept a singular view of truth, reality, or certainty; critiques those views in terms of philosophical and contextual criteria.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Liberal Education/General Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Multicultural Education, Knowledge Generation

Bloom, Benjamin S., "Ralph Tyler and the University of Chicago Examination System," Teaching Education, 2(Spring, 1988), 47-58., Benjamin S. Bloom

Annotation: Describes Tyler's role as College Examiner at the University of Chicago in developing the examination system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum, Student Assessment

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

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

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

Cohen, Stuart J., "An Educational Psychologist Goes to Medical School," pp. 303-323 in Elliot W. Eisner, The Educational Imagination . New York: Macmillan, 1985., Stuart J. Cohen

Annotation: Peresents a qualitative picture of medical education by a professor in the program.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Higher Education Curriculum

Giroux, Henry A., "Pedagogy of the Depressed: Beyond the New Politics of Cynicism," pp. 143-168 in Michael Peters, Colin Lankshear, and Mark Olssen, eds., Critical Theory and the Human Condition: Founders and Praxis. New York: Peter Lang, 2003., Henry A. Giroux

Annotation: Argues the case for the politics of pedagogy and the role of critical pedagogy in shaping what students learn about a changing society and a re-energized civic democracy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum and Politics, Higher Education Curriculum, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Haines, Michael F., "The Uses of Knowledge as Determinants of College Curriculum," Paper presented at the 1974 Annual Meeting of AERA, Chicago, April, 1974. ERIC Document ED 087 374., Michael F. Haines

Annotation: Describes the preferences of college teachers for the associative, replicative, interpretive, and applicative (Broudy) uses of knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Higher Education Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Hamilton, David, "On the Origins of the Educational Terms 'Class' and 'Curriculum'," pp. 35-55 in his Toward a Theory of Schooling. London: Falmer, 1989.*, David Hamilton

Annotation: Identifies the early European sources in which "class" and "curriculum" were used; shows various meanings of these terms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry,Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum

Research Synthesis

Heyl, Helen Hay, and Willliam E. Young, "Curriculum," Review of Educational Research, 15(June, 1945),205-217., Helen Hay Heyl and Willliam E. Young

Annotation: Covers briefly childhood, secondary, and higher education curriculum research, surveys, and needed research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Elementary School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Higher Education Curriculum

Single Studies

Kaplan, Andrew, "Conversing About Character: New Foundations for General Education," Educational Theory, 45 (Summer, 1995), 359-378., Andrew Kaplan

Annotation: Makes the case for general education directed toward character development in undergraduate education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Liberal Education/General Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Character Education

Kimball, Bruce A., "Curriculum History: The Problems in Writing About Higher Education," pp. 48-65 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History . Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Bruce A. Kimball

Annotation: Reviews problems of writing history of curriculum in higher education.

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

Kliebard, Herbert M., "A Century of Growing Antagonism in High School- College Relations," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 3(Fall, 1987), 61-70. Reprinted with modifications, pp. 50-60 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Changing Course: American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002., Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Sets forth the occurence of battles between high schools and colleges from 1890s to mid-twentieth century.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Higher Education Curriculum, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kridel, Craig, "The Harvard Redbook and the 1939 Student Council Report," pp. 161-170 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Explores the failure of the Harvard Redbook proposals for general education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Specialization vs General Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

Levine, Donald N., "Goals for the Liberal Curriculum I: Powers of Prehension," pp. 190-203; and "II: Powers of Expression," pp. 204-219 in his Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006., Donald N. Levine

Annotation: Sets forth eight powers of the mind as a proposed structure for liberal curriculum in higher education; includes four powers of prehension (audiovisual, kinesthetic, understanding verbal texts, understanding natural and cultural worlds) and four powers of expression (reflexive self, inventing statements-problems-actions, integrating knowledge, and communication).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Liberal Education/General Education, Higher Education Curriculum

Nelson, Nancy, and Robert C. Calfee, "The Reading-Writing Connection Viewed Historically," pp. 1-52 in Nancy Nelson and Robert C. Calfee, eds., The Reading-Writing Connection. Ninety -seventh Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998., Nancy Nelson and Robert C. Calfee

Annotation: Traces the development of English as a school and college subject in the United States; includes current trends.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, English, Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum

Nikitina, Svetlana, "Three Strategies for Interdisciplinary Teaching: Contextualizing, Conceptualizing, and Problem-Centered," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(June, 2006), 251-271., Svetlana Nikitina

Annotation: Distinguishes among a humanities, a scientific, and a crative-product-development form of epistemology in guiding interdisciplinary teaching; examples are given.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Null, J. Wesley, "William Bagley versus Arthur Bestor: Why the Standard Story is Not True," The Educational Forum, 72(No. 3, 2008), 200-214., J. Wesley Null

Annotation: Recovers the distinctive positions on teacher education curriculum held by these two men; shows what institutional forms these different conceptions took historically in higher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Higher Education Curriculum

Phan, Peter C., "Multiculturalism, Church, and the University," Religious Education, 90(Winter, 1995), 8-29., Peter C. Phan

Annotation: Provides an analysis of cultural pluralism vs cultural unity and an analysis of Catholicity vs particularity as a basis for curriculum theory as applied to the University; has implications for cross-cultural education at any level of education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Higher Education Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Religious & Private Schooling

Poetter, Thomas S., Caroline Everington, and Ron Jetty, "Curriculum Deliberation in Action: Preparing School Leaders for Inclusion," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 16(Winter, 2001), 162-182., Thomas S. Poetter, Caroline Everington, and Ron Jetty

Annotation: Describes processes and results of attempts of an Education faculty at Miami University (Ohio) to infuse knowledge of inclusion into courses for preparing educational leaders.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Higher Education Curriculum

Roby, Thomas W., "Problem Situations and Curricular Resources at Central College: An Exemplification of Curricular Arts," Curriculum Inquiry, 8(Summer, 1978), 95-117., Thomas W. Roby

Annotation: Reports a study of deliberation by the faculty of a college arts curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Higher Education Curriculum

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

Shaw, Francine Shuchat, "Congruence," pp. 445-452 in William F. Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975., Francine Shuchat Shaw

Annotation: Writes an educational criticism of teaching a film course.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Evaluation of Instruction, Higher Education Curriculum

Stoller, Aaron, "Taylorism and the Logic of Learning Outcomes," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No. 3, 2015), 317-333., Aaron Stoller

Annotation: Traces the connection between Taylor's scientific management principles and the current learning outcomes movement in education; compares these with Dewey's concept of ends-in-view; shows how both Taylorism and the current movement are at odds with democratic principles; written primarily about higher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Ideology and School Knowledge, Higher Education Curriculum, Social Efficiency/Control

Taylor, Harold, "Meiklejohn and Dewey in the 1950's," pp. 178-192 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History . Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Harold Taylor

Annotation: Traces how Meiklejohn and Dewey handled the criticism of progressive education in higher education during this period; provides some historical background as well.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum

Thelin, John R., "The Anatomy of Institutions: Historians and the Search for the Unwritten Constitution," pp. 66-70 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History . Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., John R. Thelin

Annotation: Discusses problems of writing histories of particular institutions of higher education.

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

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

Urban, Wayne J., "The Graduate Education of a Black Scholar: Horace Mann Bond and the University of Chicago," pp. 72-88 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History . Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Wayne J. Urban

Annotation: A study of the experience of one student at the University of Chicago.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum

Waks, Leonard J., " 'The Educational Situation as Concerns the Universtiy' : 1901-2001," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Winter, 2002), 144-159., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Reviews the substance of Dewey's 1902 article and analyzes the recent and current situation facing higher education today in light of its contrast with Dewey's time.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Higher Education Curriculum

Watkins, William H., "Teaching and Learning in the Black Colleges: a 130-Year Retrospective," Teaching Education, 3(Summer/Fall 1990), 10-25., William H. Watkins

Annotation: Traces the history, purpose, and philosophies of Black college curricula between 1860-1990.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education

Young, Michael, and Johan Muller, "From the Sociology of Knowledge to the Sociology of Professional Knowledge," pp. 3-17 in Michael Young and Johan Muller, eds., Knowledge, Expertise, and the Professions. New York: Rutledge, 2014., Michael Young and Johan Muller

Annotation: Discusses research in sociology of professional knowledge and its relation to professional practice; makes some distinctions between professional knowledge and theory of knowledge; examines knowledge specialized to conceptual generality, and knowledge to a contextual purpose; draws on work of Schon and Bernstein.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge