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Collection of Studies

Anderson, Don S., and Bruce J. Biddle, eds., Knowledge for Policy: Improving Education through Research. Philadelphia: Falmer Press, 1991., Don S. Anderson and Bruce J. Biddle

Annotation: Provides overview of issues in models of social research, its effects, and its distribution.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Anfara, Vincent A., Jr., and Leonard Waks, "Resolving the Tension Between Academic Rigor and Developmental Appropriateness: Part I," Middle School Journal, 32(November, 2000), 46-51.*, Vincent A. Anfara Jr. and Leonard Waks

Annotation: Demonstates that there need not be a dualism between developmentally appropriate curriculum and subject-centered academic knowledge; Part II [MSJ, 32(January,2001), 25-30] describes the difference between adult patterns of academic knowledge and youth's knowledge-in-use; implications are drawn for middle school 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: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Middle School Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Psychology and Curriculum, Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization

Research Synthesis

Baldridge, J. Victor, et al, "The Relationship of R & D Efforts to Field Users: Problems, Myths, and Stereotypes," Phi Delta Kappan, 55(June, 1974), 701-706., J. Victor Baldridge

Annotation: Summarizes what is known about relating research and uses of research.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Case Studies

Barnette, J. Jackson, "Naturalistic Study of Project Interagency Linkages: The Linkage Case Study," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 5( Winter, 1983), 473-483., J. Jackson Barnette

Annotation: Provides a case study of an evaluation project of interagency linkages.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Barone, Tom, "Researching, Writing, and Reading Narrative Studies: Issues of Epistemology and Method," pp. 149-180 in Tom Barone, Teaching Eternity: The Enduring Outcomes of Teaching. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001., Tom Barone

Annotation: Discusses issues involved in doing aesthetic, narrative, postmodern research such as exemplified in the author's study in this volume.

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

Biddle, Bruce J., "Better Ideas: Expanding Funding for Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 25 (December, 1996), 12-14. *, Bruce J. Biddle

Annotation: Makes the case for funding educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Biesta, Gert, "Why 'What Works' Won't Work: Evidence-Based Practice and the Democratic Deficit in Educational Research," Educational Theory, 57(No. 1, 2007), 1-22., Gert Biesta

Annotation: Critiques the arguments for limiting educational practices to those supported by evidence of success in achieving goals; explains why actions based on research require democratic deliberation.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization

Biesta, Gert J. J., and Deborah Osberg,"Beyond Re/Presentation: A Case for Updating the Epistemology of Schooling," Interchange, 38(March, 2007), 15-29., Gert J. J. Biesta and Deborah Osberg

Annotation: Describes with careful analysis a presentational rather than a representational epistemology; ponders what schooling would be like if it relied upon the former rather than the latter; other articles follow on the implications of this thesis (p. 31 and p. 69).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Collection of Studies

Boulding, Kenneth E., and Laurence Senesh, eds., The Optimum Utilization of Knowledge: Making Knowledge Serve Human Betterment . Boulder, CO: Westview, 1983., Kenneth E. Boulding and Laurence Senesh

Annotation: Contains articles relating the topic to education and to decision-making in social institutions.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Boyd, Robert D., "Solving Problems of Practice in Education," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 6(September, 1984), 59-74., Robert D. Boyd

Annotation: Explains how choices of courses of action can be made in education based on informed problem-solving.

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

Status Studies

Bracey, Gerald W., "Educational Research and Educational Practice," The Educational Forum, 62(Winter, 1998), 140-145., Gerald W. Bracey

Annotation: Examines the divide between research and its use in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Broadbent, Marianne, and Bruce Kemp, "Meeting Curriculum Information Needs," Curriculum Perspectives, 3(October, 1983), 1-7., Marianne Broadbent and Bruce Kemp

Annotation: Describes features of a desirable curriculum information system and describes a project in New South Wales.

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

Broudy, Harry S., "Can Research Escape the Dogma of Behavioral Objectives?" School Review, 79(November, 1970), 43-56.*, Harry S. Broudy

Annotation: Argues for embracing the interpretive dimension, not just the behavioral dimension, in educational research studies; explains four uses of schooling as detailed in the author's earlier work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Liberal Education/General Education, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation

Buchmann, Margret, "Improving Education by Talking: Argument or Conversation?" Teachers College Record, 86(Spring, 1985), 441-453., Margret Buchmann

Annotation: Points out how change can be achieved through argument and how action can employ knowledge through conversation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum Deliberation

Buchmann, Margret, "The Use of Research Knowledge in Teacher Education and Teaching," American Journal of Education, 92(August, 1984), 421-439., Margret Buchmann

Annotation: Analyzes knowledge utilization in the curriculum of schools and of teacher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Teaching/Learning Process, Teacher Education, Practical Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization

Buchmann, Margret, "What is Irrational About Knowledge Utilization," Curriculum Inquiry, 15(Summer, 1985), 153-168., Margret Buchmann

Annotation: Examines the concept of knowledge utilization and a number of related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Button, H. Warren, "Creating More Useable Posts: History in the Study of Education," Educational Researcher, 8(May, 1979), 3-9., H. Warren Button

Annotation: Reviews history of education as a discipline and the gaps in inquiry in this field; discusses appropriate uses of "history."

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

Casanova, Ursula, "Research and Practice: We Can Integrate Them," National Education Association Journal, (January, 1989), 44-49.*, Ursula Casanova

Annotation: Makes the case for teacher involvement in practical research.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Teacher Research

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

Research Synthesis

Chin, Robert, and Loren Downey, "Changing Change: Innovating a Discipline," pp. 513-529 in Robert M. W. Traners, ed., Second Handbook of Research on Teaching . Chicago: Rand McNally, 1973.*, Robert Chin and Loren Downey

Annotation: Summarizes conceptual models of change and approaches to defining change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Cochran-Smith, Marilyn, and Susan L. Lytle, "Relationships of Knowledge and Practice: Teacher Learning in Communities," pp. 249-305 in Asghar Iran-Nejad and P. David Pearson, eds., Review of Research in Education 24, 1999. Washington, DC: American Education Research Association, 1999., Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan L. Lytle

Annotation: Anayzes and explicates the distinctions among three conceptions of teacher learning (three knowledge-practice relationships): knowledge-for-practice, knowledge-in-practice, and knowledge-of-practice; discusses these in context of recent understandings of teacher research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Knowledge, Practical Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization, Teacher Research

Status Studies

Connelly, F. Michael, and O. Lantz, "Curriculum, Definitions of," pp. 1160-1163 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon, 1985., F. Michael Connelly and O. Lantz

Annotation: Discusses several dimensions of defining curriculum and discusses issues of curriculum use and reform.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Cook, Thomas D., Judith Levinson-Rose, and William E. Pollard, "The Misutilization of Evaluation Research," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 477-498., Thomas D. Cook, Judith Levinson-Rose, and William E. Pollard

Annotation: Discusses the problem of utilizing evaluation research to alter policy and practice.

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

Status Studies

Cooper, Amander, and Ben Levin, "Research Use by Leaders in Canadian School Districts," International Journal of Educational policy and Leadership, 8(No. 7, 2013), 1-15., Amander Cooper and Ben Levin

Annotation: Reports a study of Canadian school administrators and the use of research in their practice--the extent and nature of the research used, in what contexts, the time involved, methods of learning about available research, etc.; discusses ways to increase research use in school districts.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Cooper, Harris M.,"A Taxonomy of Literature Reviews." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, 1985. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 254541., Harris M. Cooper

Annotation: Posits components of a literature review (focus, goals, prespective, coverage, organization, audience) and uses them to analyze examples; suggests other uses for the taxonomy.

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

Coulson, John M., "Theoretical Antecedents of Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization Tradition," Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 54(April, 1978), 39-56., John M. Coulson

Annotation: Identifies assumptions behind this tradition.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization

Status Studies

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "The Right to Learn and the Advancement of Teaching: Research, Policy, and Practice for Demoncratic Education," Educational Researcher, 25 (August-September, 1996), 5-17.*, Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Discusses the role of research, policy, and practice in the development of learning as democratic education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Democratic Education, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, In-service Teacher Development

Single Studies

Davis, O. L., Jr., "The Need to Ponder Results," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 18(Spring, 2003), 197-199.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Urges researchers to amplify the discussion section of their reports to include full explication of the meanings of their study's results; urges practitioners to ponder the implications, meanings, and limitations of the research before launching actions that relate to the research results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Literature of Curriculum

Deats, Tom, "Moving and Using Information," Teachers College Record, 75(February, 1974), 383-393., Tom Deats

Annotation: Discusses communication problems and competencies needed in an education information system such as ERIC.

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: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Collection of Studies

Dede, Chris, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters, eds., Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005., Chris Dede, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters

Annotation: Reports ten studies involving scaling up successful educational innovations (to other settings or districts) and examines the process and problems in doing so; the last chapter summarizes key themes and insights across studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Surveys

DeMartini, Joseph R. and Les B. Whitbeck, "Knowledge Use as Knowledge Creation," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 7(June, 1986), 383-396., Joseph R. DeMartini and Les B. Whitbeck

Annotation: Describes how knowledge was used in situations as a form of knowledge creation.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation

Single Studies

Dewey, John, Sources of a Science of Education. New York: Liveright, 1929. Reprinted pp. 1-40 in J. A. Boydston, ed., John Dewey: The Later Works, 1929-1953, Vol. 5: 1929-1930. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984., John Dewey

Annotation: Discusses distincitons between inquiry in the disciplines and in education; shows how the philosophical, psychological, and sociological disciplines can be sources of a science of educaiton; shows how eductional practice calls for judgments based on knowledge and does not use educational science as rules or receipes.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Deliberation

Dunn, William N., "Reforms as Arguments," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 3(March, 1982), 293-326., William N. Dunn

Annotation: Makes the case for considering reforms as arguments for a new state of affairs.

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

Research Synthesis

Dunn, William N., "Research in Progress: Measuring Knowledge Use," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(September, 1983), 120-133., William N. Dunn

Annotation: Reports studies that attempt to measure use of research knowledge.

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

Dunn, William N., "The Two Communities Metaphor and Models of Knowledge Use," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 515-536., William N. Dunn

Annotation: Summarizes models of knowledge use.

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

Single Studies

Dunn, William N., Mary J. Dukes, and Anthony G. Cahill, "Designing Utilization Research," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 5(March, 1984), 387-403., William N. Dunn, Mary J. Dukes, and Anthony G. Cahill

Annotation: Describes various approaches to designing studies of research utilization.

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

Dynarski, Mark, "Connecting Education Research to Practitioners-- and Practitioners to Education Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 9(September, 2010), 61-65., Mark Dynarski

Annotation: Makes the case for exchanges between researchers and practitioners; explains the tasks undertaken by the current "What Works Clearinghouse" in the U. S. Institute of Education Sciences, and the criteria used to select studies to be synthesized.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization

Easly, J. A., "The Natural Sciences and Educational Research--A Comparison," The High School Journal, 50(October, 1966), 39-50.*, J. A. Easly

Annotation: Describes scientific educational research stressing the exploratory method in curriculum and instruction.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Eisner, Elliot W., "Can Educational Research Inform Educational Practice?" Phi Delta Kappan, 65(March, 1984), 447-552.*, Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Argues for expanded forms of educational research done in school settings as a basis for theory building, criticism, and informed practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Status Studies

Enns, Robin J., "Hidden Research in Curriculum," pp. 431-439 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Robin J. Enns

Annotation: Highlights curriculum research carried out on issues of interest to particular policy-making bodies, which often is not published or used outside the local context; urges that this hidden research be published and explored for its usefulness elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Evaluation, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Utilization, Classroom Observation & Research

Citations

Ergas, Oren, "Knowledge and the Curriculum in TIme and Space," pp. 91-121 in Oren Ergas, Reconstructing 'Education' through Mindful Attention: Positioning the Mind at the Center Of Curriculum and Pedagogy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017., Oren Ergas

Annotation: Analyzes the concept of knowledge as it is recently found in the curriculum; analyzes what it thereby left out of the curriculum; demonstrates features of curriculum in space and curriculum in time; presents a basis for including both an outer curriculum (knowledge) and an inner curriculum (of self-thought).

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 and the Disciplines, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Research Synthesis

Feller, Irwin, "Innovation Processes: A Comparision in Public Schools and Other Public Sector Organizations," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 4(December, 1982), 272-291., Irwin Feller

Annotation: Reviews the research on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Feller, Irwin, "Three Coigns on Diffusion Research," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(December, 1979), 293-312., Irwin Feller

Annotation: Analyzes the research on the process of diffusion of knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage

Single Studies

Fishman, Barry J., "Adapting Innovations to Particular Contexts of Use," pp. 48-66 in Chris Dede, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters, eds., Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005., Barry J. Fishman

Annotation: Gives a theoretical framework for evaluating the usabiltity of innovations; presents an example of an innovation in learning technology scaled up from a local to a broader context; analyzes usability gaps related to the fromework.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Floden, Robert E., "What Knowledge Users Want," pp. 23-35 in Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, eds., The Sage Handbook for Research in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., Robert E. Floden

Annotation: Analyzes the multiple audiences for educational research and how they use research; draws out implications for authors of educational research.

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

Frein, Mark, "Strange Bedfellows?: Critical Curriculum Theory and the Analysis of Concepts in Education," Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook, 1998. Champaign, IL: Philosophy of Education Sociey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.*, Mark Frein

Annotation: Contrasts conceptual analysis with critical theory as approaches to research in curriculum theory; urges that the former take on the perspective of the latter; shows how this combination can be useful in curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Research Synthesis

Fullan, Michael, "Overview of the Innovative Process and the User," Interchange, 3(Nos. 2-3, 1972), 1-46., Michael Fullan

Annotation: Gives a treatment of the user in the innovation process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Utilization

Ganz, Carole, "Linkages Between Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Utilization," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 591-612., Carole Ganz

Annotation: Describes what is known on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Ginsburg, Mark B., and Jorge M. Gorostiaga, "Relationships between Theorists/Researchers and Policy Makers/Practitioners: Rethinking the Two Cultures Thesis and the Possibility of Dialogue," Comparative Edcuation Review, 45(May, 2001), 173-196., Mark B. Ginsburg and Jorge M. Gorostiaga

Annotation: Reviews the literature on these relationships and introduces articles in this Special Issue.

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

Single Studies

Glass, Gene V, "Notes on Theory, Research, and Policy," pp. 281-287 in Gene V Glass, Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008., Gene V. Glass

Annotation: Gives the author's view of theory and conceptual frameworks in educational research and discusses the limited role educational research plays in educational policy-making.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Gough, David A., "User-Led Reviews of Research Knowledge: Enhancing Relevance and Reception," pp. 126-139 in Elizabeth M. Banister, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and E. Anne Marshall, eds., Knowledge Translation in Context: Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011., David A. Gough

Annotation: Describes a seven-step process for doing systematic reviews of research; also argues for user participation in reviewing research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Gough, Noel, "Locating Curriculum Studies in the Global Village," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 32 (March-April, 2000), 329-342., Noel Gough

Annotation: Considers the impact of globalization on curriculum and the issue of internationalizing curriculum studies; contrasts local knowledge and universal knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Hammersley, Martyn, "Some Questions about Evidenced-based Practice in Education," pp. 133-149 in Gary Thomas and Richard Pring, eds., Evidenced-based Practice in Education. New York: Open University Press, 2004.*, Martyn Hammersley

Annotation: Argues that research evidence should not be privileged to the exclusion of evidence from professional experience in choosing courses of action in educational policy-making and practice; explains the underlying flaws in the arguments put forth in favor of research-based practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hammond, Kenneth R., and Jeryl Mumpower, "Formation of Social Policy," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(December, 1979), 245-258., Kenneth R. Hammond and Jeryl Mumpower

Annotation: Describes the dynamics of forming social policy.

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

Hargreaves, Andy, "Transforming Knowledge: Blurring the Boundaries Between Research, Policy, and Practice," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18(Summer, 1996), 105-122.*, Andy Hargreaves

Annotation: Analyzes the differences between formal research knowledge and practical teacher knowledge and illustrates the virtues of (and gives examples of) blurring this distinction.

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

Harris, Ilene B., "An Exploration of the Role of Theories in Communictaion for Guiding Practitioners," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 1(Fall, 1985), 27-55., Ilene B. Harris

Annotation: Identifies and explains four types of theory (explanatory, doctrines, applied, practice) and analyzes the requirements of communication for expressing and guiding curriculum practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research, 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, Knowledge Utilization

Harrison, Christopher, Kristen Davidson and Caitlin Farrell,"Building Productive Relationships: District Leaders' Advice to Researchers," International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership, 12(No. 4, 2017),1-16., Christopher Harrison, Kristen Davidson, and Caitlin Farrell

Annotation: Reports an interview study in three U.S. school districts of leaders' advice for researchers; six general conclusions are among the findings.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Henderson, James G., and Kathleen R. Kesson, "Curriculum Work at the Intersection of Pragmatic Inquiry, Deliberation, and Fidelity," Educational Researcher, 38(March, 2009), 132-136., James G. Henderson and Kathleen R. Kesson

Annotation: Reviews and critiques Pinar's 2007 book, Intellectual Advancement through Disciplinarity; compares Pinar's views with their own views on advancement of the field of curriculum studies in the context of a democratic society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Henig, Jeffrey, R., "The Evolving Relationship between Researchers and Public Policy," 89(January, 2008), 357-360., Jeffrey R. Henig

Annotation: Describes five factors affecting the relationship between educational research and its use by policymakers: new means of dissemination, new discipline-based researchers and fragmentation of publication outlets, expanded corporate (non-public) producers of research, increased foundation-supported research, and increased bias induced by government requirements on research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Collection of Studies

Hess, Frederick, ed., When Research Matters: How Scholarship Influences Education Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008., Frederick Hess

Annotation: Contains eleven articles summarizing and assessing the status of educational research and its use by policy-makers; takes up topics such as federal research organizations in education, NCLB, out-of-field teachers, public opinion, the courts, school administrator decision-making, demand for/consumers of/and political influence on educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study:
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage

Single Studies

Holzner, Burkart, William N. Dunn, and Muhammad Shahidullah, "An Accounting Scheme for Designing Science Impact Indicators," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 9(December, 1987), 173-204., Burkart Holzner, William N. Dunn, and Muhammad Shahidullah

Annotation: Presents a process for designing science impact indicators.

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

Research Synthesis

Holzner, Burkart, and Evelyn Fisher, "Knowledge in Use," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(December, 1979), 219-244., Burkart Holzner and Evelyn Fisher

Annotation: Gives an overview of the topic from the perspective of research on it.

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

Holzner, Burkart, and John H. Marx, Knowledge Application: The Knowledge System in Society. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1979., Burkart Holzner and John H. Marx

Annotation: Explains in detail the employment of research knowledge in society.

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

Hood, Paul D., "Dissemination, Distribution, and Utilization of Laboratory Products," pp. 187-206 in John K. Hemphill and Fred S. Rosenau, eds., Educational Development: A New Discipline for Self-Renewal. Eugene, Oregon: Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, 1973., Paul D. Hood

Annotation: Describes the steps used in an educational research and development laboratory for the development and use of its products.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Materials Development and Evaluation

Single Studies

Horn, Sharon K., and Stephen K. Clements, "ERIC: The Past, Present, and Future Federal Role in Educational Dissemination," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 11(September, 1989), 37-50., Sharon K. Horn and Stephen K. Clements

Annotation: Describes ERIC as it has existed and as it may be changed in the future.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Hosford, Philip L., "Curriculum Inquiry: Toward What End?" Educational Leadership, 33(April, 1976), 483-486.*, Philip L. Hosford

Annotation: Provides an essay on the nature and purposes of curriculum inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment

Research Synthesis

Huberman, A. Michael, Nanette S. Levinson, Ronald G. Havelock, and Pat L. Cox, "Interorganizational Arrangements: An Approach to Educational Practice Improvement," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 3(September, 1981), 5-22., A. Michael Huberman, Nanette S. Levinson, Ronald G. Havelock, and Pat L. Cox

Annotation: Describes how knowledge organizations are linked in attempts to improve educational practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Generation

Single Studies

Huberman, A. Michael, and Colin Marsh, "Toward an Ecology of Knowledge Use in the Classroom," Curriculum Perspectives, 2(May, 1982), 35-47., A. Michael Huberman and Colin Marsh

Annotation: Presents a taxonomy of knowledge uses and a model of knowledge use contingencies and characteristics with implications for knowledge use; gives validation procedures.

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

Jackson, Philip W., "The Functions of Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 19(October, 1990), 3-9.*, Philip W. Jackson

Annotation: Gives a critique of Cronbach and Suppes (1969), a review of newer research methods in education, and a plea for researchers to communicate with various audiences for their work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Johnston, James Scott, Inquiry and Education: John Dewey and the Quest for Democracy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006., James Scott Johnston

Annotation: Engages Dewey's views of inquiry, experience, growth, community, and democracy by detailing both critic's and supporter's writings on these topics and by offering his own resolution of the issues raised; traces these arguments quite thoroughly using quotations from Dewey and others and systematically analyzes and critiques them; interprets the role of education in all of these.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Karmon, Amnon, "Institutional Organization of Knowledge: The Missing Link in Educational Discourse," Teachers College Record, 109(March, 2007), 603-634., Amnon Karmon

Annotation: Describes two main models of organizing knowledge in an educational institution--inculcating existing knowledge and producing new knowledge; proposes a new model -- the pedagogical discipline -- that overcomes the shortcomings of the two traditional models.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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: Content Selection and Organization, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kemmis, Stephen, "Action Research and the Politics of Reflection," pp. 130-163 in David Boud, Rosemary Keogh, and David Walker, eds., Reflection: Turning Experience into Learning . London: Kogan Page, 1985., Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Discusses the role of action research in reflective action.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Kennedy, Kerry J., and Nitza Shafriri, "Knowledge Utilization and the Process of Curriculum Development: A Report," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 17 (January-March, 1985), 103-106., Kerry J. Kennedy and Nitza Shafriri

Annotation: Reports the use of Walker's model in a series of studies of curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization

Kennedy, Mary M., "The Connection between Research and Practice," Educational Researcher, 26(October, 1997), 4-12., Mary M. Kennedy

Annotation: Reviews four hypotheses concerned with the lack of connection between educational research and practice.

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

Kennedy, Mary M., "Working Knowledge," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 5(December, 1983), 193-211., Mary M. Kennedy

Annotation: Describes in a general context the use of knowledge in practice and related issues.

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

Research Synthesis

Kerr, Donna H., Barriers to Integrity: Modern Modes of Knowledge Utilization . Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1984., Donna H. Kerr

Annotation: Identifies barriers to the integration of knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Klein, Susan S., "A Framework for Redesigning an R & D-based National Education Dissemination System in the United States," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 13(March, 1992), 256-286., Susan S. Klein

Annotation: Poses a set of components which a redesigned system would have to embrace.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage

Knott, Jack H., "The Multiple and Ambiguous Roles of Professionals in Public Policy-making," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 8(September, 1986), 131-153., Jack H. Knott

Annotation: Discusses the topic in terms of knowledge utilization.

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

Knott, Jack, and Aaron Wildavsky, "If Dissemination is the Solution, What is the Problem?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 537-578., Jack Knott and Aaron Wildavsky

Annotation: Describes the relation between knowledge generation and knowledge use.

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

Krathwohl, David R., "What is Educational Research?" Educational Leadership, 29(April, 1972), 579-581., David R. Krathwohl

Annotation: Describes the differences in orientation between practitioners and researchers; illustrates a variety of forms of research.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Research Synthesis

Larsen, Judith K., "Knowledge Utilization: What is It?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(March, 1980), 421-442., Judith K. Larsen

Annotation: Provides a summary of research on knowledge utilization.

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

Single Studies

Lather, Patti, "Scientific Research in Education: A Critical Perspective," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Fall, 2004), 14-30., Patti Lather

Annotation: Takes up the issue of governmental legislating of particular forms of scientific research methods, argues for critical action to counter this trend, and discusses three ways of doing this.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

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

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

Lindblom, Charles E., "Who Needs What Social Research for Policy-Making?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 7(June, 1986), 345-366., Charles E. Lindblom

Annotation: Discusses four principles of policy research aimed at meeting critical needs of citizens and others.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Lindblom, Charles E., and David K. Cohen, Usable Knowledge: Social Science and Social Problem Solving . New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979., Charles E. Lindblom and David K. Cohen

Annotation: Addresses the use of social science knowledge to solve social problems.

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

Louis, Karen Seashore, "Knowledge Producers and Policymakers: Kissing Kin or Squabbling Siblings?" pp. 219-238 in Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datgrow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook of Educational Policy, Part One. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005., Karen Seashore Louis

Annotation: Discusses issues arising between researchers and policymakers regarding knowledge use.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Research Synthesis

Love, John M., "Knowledge Transfer and Utilization in Education," pp. 337-386 in Edmund W. Gordon, ed., Review of Research in Education, 12,1985. Washington, DC: AERA, 1985., John M. Love

Annotation: Reviews conceptions of knowledge, transfer, and utilization; identifies several models of the overall process and several factors affecting it; discusses research on the problem; gives two case studies of knowledge utilization.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Linkage

Single Studies

Luke, Allan, "Generalizing Across Borders: Policy and the Limits of Educational Science," Educational Researcher, 40(November, 2011), 367-377., Allan Luke

Annotation: Explores the issue of transferring educational policies from one country to another, including into the United States from outside; critiques specific attempts and stresses the centrality that the cultural context plays in such situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Research Synthesis

Machlup, Fritz, Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance-Vol. II: The Branches of Learning. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1982., Fritz Machlup

Annotation: Gives a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the utilization of various branches of knowledge through the structures of higher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Machlup, Fritz, "Uses, Value, and Benefits of Knowledge," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(September, 1979), 62-81., Fritz Machlup

Annotation: Identifies various uses, benefits, and value of knowledge for research and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Case Studies

Malin, Joel R., and Vijay Keshaorao Paralkar,"Educational Knowledge Brokerage and Mobilization: The Marshall Memo Case," International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership, 12(No. 7, 2017), 1-20., Joel R. Malin and Vijay Keshaorao Paralkar

Annotation: Outlines a knowledge mobilization framework and uses it to analyze one case, the weekly online Marshall Memo; examines its purposes, contents, and subscribers' views; reports the types of sources included, methods of dissemination, meaningfulness to subscribers, and the nature of the entire process; also contains a good summary of the literature on knowledge brokerage, mobilization, and related topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Content Analysis
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Marsh, Colin, and Michael Huberman, "Disseminating Curricula: A Look from the Top Down," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(January-March, 1984), 53-66., Colin Marsh and Michael Huberman

Annotation: Distinguishes several models of curriculum dissemination.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching,Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Utilization

Surveys

Marsh, David D., and Judith M. Glassick, "Knowledge Utilization in Evaluation Efforts," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 9(March, 1988), 323-341., David D. Marsh and Judith M. Glassick

Annotation: Gives reports of studies on the use of evaluation results in curriculum decision-making.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Collection of Studies

Mathis, William J., and Kevin G. Welner, eds., The Obama Education Blueprint: Researchers Examine the Evidence. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2010., William J. Mathis and Kevin G. Welner

Annotation: Takes six documents issued by USDOE, presenting summaries of research upon which A Blueprint for Reform (2010) was based, and critiques them on the basis of credibility, comprehensiveness of existing research, and their implications for the reform approaches recommended in the Blueprint.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum and Politics, Education as a Field of Study

Single Studies

McDonnell, Lorraine M., "Can Educational Research Speak to State Policy?" Theory Into Practice, 27(Spring, 1988), 91-97., Lorraine M. McDonnell

Annotation: Discusses the issue in terms of possible approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

McDonnell, Lorraine M., and M. Stephen Weatherford, "Evidence Use and the Common Core State Standards Movement: From Problem Definition to Policy Adoption," American Journal of Education, 120(November, 2013), 1-25., Lorraine M. McDonnell and M. Stephen Weatherford

Annotation: Describes how policy entrepreneurs use research at three stages of the policy process--problem definition, policy design, and policy enactment; reports interviews with state leaders of the Common Core movement about these policy process stages and the use of research evidence; concludes that research was often not used or was not available and that other evidence was also used.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Frameworks

McFarland, Daniel, and Eric Klopfer, "Network Search: A New Way of Seeing the Educational Knowledge Domain," Teachers College Record, 112(October, 2010), 2669-2702., Daniel McFarland and Eric Klopfer

Annotation: Proposes a means by which educational knowledge can be structured and retrieved online to facilitate linkages and use.

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

Michell, Douglas E., "Research Impact on Educational Policy and Practice in the USA," pp. 19-41 in John Nisbet, ed. Research, Policy, and Practice. World Yearbook of Education,1985. London: Kogan Page, 1985., Douglas E. Michell

Annotation: Reveiws size, topics addressed, impact, and design problems related to policy research done in USA over three decades.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization

Miech, Edward J., Bill Nave, and Frederick Mosteller, "The 20,000 Article Problem: How a Structured Abstract Can Help Practitioners Sort out Educational Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 86(January, 2005), 396-400., Edward J. Miech, Bill Nave, and Frederick Mosteller

Annotation: Proposes the use of a structured abstract in each research report (treating 9 or 10 common elements) for use in detecting the report's usefulness for the reader.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Miller, Janet L., "The Necessary Worldliness of American Curriculum Studies," pp. 245-250 in Janet L. Miller, Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 2005., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Explores the issues surrounding how and whether U.S. curriculum studies should be implicated world-wide.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Literature of Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum