Narrow Topic - Knowledge Utilization

 

Follow

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

Citations

Ming, Norma C., and Lauren B. Goldenberg, "Research Worth Using: (Re)Framing Research Evidence Quality for Educational Policymaking and Practice," Review of Research in Education, March 2021. Vol. 45, pp. 129-169., Norma C. Ming and Lauren B. Goldenberg

Annotation: Introduces a "Research Worth Using Framework" for designing and using educational research that focuses on the quality of evidence most helpful to policymakers and practitioners; the framework includes five dimensions (with several sub-dimensions): 1) relevance of question, 2) theoretical credibility, 3) methodological credibility, 4) evidentiary credibility, and 5) relevance of answer.

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: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Research Synthesis

Mitroff, Ian I., and Donna D. Mitroff, "Interpersonal Communication for Knowledge Utilization," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(December, 1979), 203-217., Ian I. Mitroff and Donna D. Mitroff

Annotation: Discusses the dynamics of human communication and its role in knowledge utilization.

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

Single Studies

Moore, Arnold J., and M. Don Carriker, "The Futility of Educational Research in Curriculum Development," Phi Delta Kappan, 55(March, 1974), 492., Arnold J. Moore and M. Don Carriker

Annotation: Suggests that researchers have erred in not making research more functional for application in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Research Synthesis

Nelkin, Dorothy, "Scientific Knowledge, Public Policy and Democracy," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(September, 1979), 106-122., Dorothy Nelkin

Annotation: Discusses the relation between policy making in a democracy and available research knowledge.

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: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Surveys

Newfield, John W., "What Are the Information Demands of Curriculum Supervisors?" Educational Leadership, 34(March, 1977), 453-457., John W. Newfield

Annotation: Reports a study of the needs for information by curriculum supervisors.

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: Survey
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Professionalization in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction

Single Studies

Owens, John M., et al., Acquiring Knowledge of Implementation and Change: Essential for Program Evaluators?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 15(March, 1994), 273-284., John M. Owens

Annotation: Gives Australian experience on using program evaluation findings and related issues.

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

Collection of Studies

Paisley, William J., and Matilda Butler, eds., Knowledge Utilization Systems in Education . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1983., William J. Paisley and Matilda Butler

Annotation: Collects a series of articles on various knowledge utilization systems employed in education.

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

Parker, Walter C., "Toward a Powerful Human Rights Curriculum in Schools: Problems and Possibilities," pp. 457-481 in James A. Banks, ed., Citizenship Eucation and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2017., Walter C. Parker

Annotation: Proposes a human rights curriculum for schools that highlights powerful knowledge; analyzes the role of knowledge in any curriculum; calls for curriculum scholars to attend to 'knowledge blindness' in curriculum.

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: Citizenship Education, Content Selection and Orgnaization, Knowledge Utilization

Plank, David N., and Debbi Harris, "Minding the Gap Between Research and Policymaking," pp. 37-51 in Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, eds., The Sage Handbook for Research in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., David N. Plank and Debbi Harris

Annotation: Analyzes the issues concerning research questions, answers, and arguments that must be dealt with if the gap between research and policymaking is to be overcome.

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

Raizen, Senta A., "Dissemination Programs at the National Institute of Education: 1974-1979," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(December, 1979), 259-292., Senta A. Raizen

Annotation: Describes NIE's dissemination programs.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Research Synthesis

Reese, William J., "What History Teaches About the Impact of Educational Research on Practice," pp. 1-19 in Asghar Iran-Nejad and P. David Pearson eds., Review of Research in Education, 24, 1999. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 1999., William J. Reese

Annotation: Reviews the history of educational research and its impact on practice.

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

Single Studies

Statement of Agreement by Professionals in the Field of Educational Dissemination, Educational Researcher, 6(November, 1977), 3-4., Educationl Researcher

Annotation: Presents a concensus statement on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

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

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

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

Research Synthesis

Richardson-Koehler, Virginia, "What Happens to Research on the Way to Practice?" Theory Into Practice, 26(Winter, 1987), 38-43., Virginia Richardson-Koehler

Annotation: Discusses the dilemmas resulting from attempts to use research 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: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Richek, Margaret A., "Problems in Communicating Theory-Based Research to Practitioners," pp. 48-52 in her " 'Spiteful Tracts Compete against Surveys,' The Use of Reading Research," Curriculum Inquiry, 9(Spring, 1979), 45-57.*, Margaret A. Richek

Annotation: Discusses factors that inhibit practitioners' use of theory-based research and suggests ways practitioners can contribute to theory-based research.

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

Rich, Robert F., "The Pursuit of Knowledge," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(September, 1979), 6-30.*, Robert F. Rich

Annotation: Gives the history of the production and utilization of knowledge from 17th century to the present.

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

Research Synthesis

Rich, Robert F., and Neal M. Goldsmith, "The Management and Utilization of Research and Development," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 3(March, 1982), 415-436., Robert F. Rich and Neal M. Goldsmith

Annotation: Discusses the problems and means of managing the research and utilization of R & D efforts.

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

Single Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santos, Bonaventura de Sousa, "Ecologies of Knowledge," pp. 185-211 in Bonaventura de Sousa Santos, Epistemologies of the South: Justice Against Epistemicide. New York: Rutledge, 2014., Bonaventura de Sousa Santos

Annotation: Make the case that epistemologies other than those generated by European and North American philosophers (e. g., those from the Global South) should be included in an "ecology of knowledge"; refers chiefly to non-scientific knowledges such as those based on the experience of persons and on various practice (especially of local knowledge and by subaltern groups); extensive explication of the concept is presented; offers thirteen observations as a basis for bringing about such an ecology of knowledge; the book containing this chapter discusses the concept of cognitive justice and its implications world-wide.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Practical Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization

Schneider, Jack, From the Ivory Tower to the Schoolhouse: How Scholarship Becomes Common Knowledge in Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2014., Jack Schneider

Annotation: Describes four exemplary research ideas that found their way into educational practice and provides and analysis of why they did so (perceived significance, philosophical compatibility, occupational realism, transportability); these four were Bloom's Taxonomy, multiple intelligences, project method, direct instruction; four related ideas that did not so readily make it into practice are also discussed.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Teaching/Learning Process

Schoenfeld, Alan H., "Looking Toward the 21st Century: Challenges of Educational Theory and Practice," Educational Researcher, 28(October, 1999), 4-14., Alan H. Schoenfeld

Annotation: Addresses the need to relate educational research with practical import ; illustrates what is being done and should be done in several areas of educational research, including curriculum and assessment.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, 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 Utilization

Schoenfeld, Alan H., "What Doesn't Work: The Challenge and Failure of the What Works Clearinghouse to Conduct Meaningful Reviews of Studies of Mathematics Curricula," Educational Researcher, 35(March, 2006), 13-21., Alan H. Schoenfeld

Annotation: Reports the author's experience in critiquing the Clearinghouse's work in synthesizing research on mathematics curricula; draws implications about governmental ideology affecting integrity of inquiry; related articles follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Mathematics

Schwandt, Thomas A., "A Diagnostic Reading of Scientifically Based Research for Education," Educational Theory, 55(No. 3, 2005), 285-305., Thomas A. Schwandt

Annotation: Notes the reascendance of the market model of educational research and shows why adherence to this ideology is devaluing other forms of research that should affect practice; three related articles appear in this issue of Educational Theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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-Ampliative Criticism, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Research Synthesis

National Academy of Sciences. The Federal Investment in Knowledge of Social Problems. Study Project on Social Research and Development, Vol. 1, Study Project Report. Washington, DC: National Academy of Science/National Research Council, 1978., National Academy of Sciences

Annotation: Reviews research on the topic.

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: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Single Studies

Shalem, Yael, "What Binds Professional Judgment? The Case of Teaching," pp. 93-105 in Michael Young and Johan Muller, eds., Knowledge, Expertise, and the Professions. New York Rutledge, 2014., Yael Shalem

Annotation: Treats the topic of how judgment in teaching depends on theoretical knowledge as well as on experiential knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Conceptions of Teaching, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Shavelson, Richard J., "Contributions of Educational Research to Policy and Practice: Constructing, Challenging, Changing Cognition," Educational Researcher, 17(October, 1988), 4-11; 22.*, Richard J. Shavelson

Annotation: Presents purposes and procedures for deriving research knowledge from practice if it is to inform policy and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Psychology and Curriculum

Research Synthesis

Short, Edmund C., "Knowledge Production and Utilization in Curriculum: A Special Case of the General Phenomenon," Review of Educational Research, 43(Summer, 1973), 237-301. Condensed in Mental Health Digest, 6(November, 1973), 7-15.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Describes status of multiple methods of curriculum inquiry and the use of resultant research in a framework of knowledge production and utilization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Short, Edmund C., "Shifting Paradigms: Implications for Curriculum Research and Practice," pp. 34-53 in Jeffrey Glanz and Linda Behar-Horenstein, eds., Paradigm Debates in Curriculum and Supervision: Modern and Postmodern Perspectives. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 2000.*, Edmund C. Short

Annotation: Examines the effect of changes in the way curriculum practice is now being conceived on the way curriculum research is being conceived; reviews the way curriculum research paradigms and domains of curriculum knowledge have shifted.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum History, Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Collection of Studies

Short, Edmund C., George H. Willis, and William H. Schubert, The Story of the AERA Special Interest Group on Creation and Utilization of Curriculum Knowledge --1970-1984: Toward Excellence in Curriculum Inquiry . March 1985. State College, PA: Nittany Press, 1985 . ERIC document number ED 256 730., Edmund C. Short, George H. Willis, and William H. Schubert

Annotation: Provides a detailed history of the SIG.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, American/International Curriculum Organizations, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Shulman, Lee S., "Knowledge and Teaching: Foundations of the New Reform," Harvard Educational Review, 57( February , 1987), 1-22., Lee S. Shulman

Annotation: Sets forth seven categories of the knowledge base for teaching: content knowledge, general pedagogical knowledge, knowledge of curriculum and curriculum materials, pedoagogical content knowledge, knowledge of learners, knowledge of contexts, and knowledge of ends/purposes/values.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Teacher Education, Curriculum Implementation, Professionalization in Curriculum, Practical Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization, Teacher Knowledge

Shulman, Lee S., "Those Who Understand: Knowledge Growth in Teaching," Educational Researcher, 15(February, 1986), 4-14., Lee S. Shulman

Annotation: Suggests that there are three forms of knowledge of interest to teachers: propositional, case, and strategic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Sieber, Sam D., "Trends in Diffusion Research: Knowledge Utilization," Viewpoints, 50(No. 3, 1974), 61-81., Sam D. Sieber

Annotation: Reports trends related to diffusion of research knowledge.

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

Sieber, Sam, Karen Seashore Louis, and Toya Metzger, The Use of Educational Knowledge . Final Report, U.S. Office of Education, 1972. Contract No. OEC-0-70-4930., Sam Sieber, Karen Seashore Louis, and Toya Metzger

Annotation: Gives the final report of a USOE study of knowledge utilization in education.

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

Research Synthesis

Silverman, Robert J., "Marketing Scholarship: Strategies of Persuasion," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 3(June, 1982), 503-520., Robert J. Silverman

Annotation: Discusses how research finds its audience.

Broad Topical Focus: Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, 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 Linkage, Literature of Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Stenhouse, Lawrence, "What Counts as Research?" British Journal of Educational Studies, 29(June, 1981), 103-113.*, Lawrence Stenhouse

Annotation: Analyzes several types of research including teacher-researcher collaboration.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,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-Conceptual Analysis,Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

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

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

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

Collection of Studies

Suppes, Patrick, ed., Impact of Research on Educaiton: Some Case Studies, Washington, DC: National Academy of Education, 1978., Patrick Suppes

Annotation: Gives examples of educational research that has had significant impact on education.

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: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Tanner, Daniel, "The Social Consequences of Bad Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 79(January, 1998), 344-349.*, Daniel Tanner

Annotation: Critiques selected research studies in education and discusses the consequences of doing research badly.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Knowledge Utilization

Thayer, William R., and W. C. Wolf Jr., "The Generalizability of Selected Knowledge Diffusion/Utilization Know-How," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 5(June, 1984), 447-467., William R. Thayer and W. C. Wolf Jr.

Annotation: Questions the generalizability of some knowledge about the diffusion-utilization process.

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

Tierney, William G., "On Translation: From Research Findings to Public Utility," Theory into Practice, 39(Summer, 2000), 185-190., William G. Tierney

Annotation: Indicates barriers to change in getting qualitative research to be more accessible to the public; proposes ways to increase accessibility.

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

Tyler, Ralph W., "Curriculum Development and Research," pp. 29-41 in Philip L. Hosford, ed., Using What We Know About Teaching . Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1984., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Discusses Eight Year Study, action research, and how communication and utilization between research and practice can be improved.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Theorists, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum History

Tyler, Ralph W., "Utilizing Research in Curriculum Development," Theory Into Practice, 13(February, 1974), 5-10., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Describes the value of practitioners using research on curriculum development.

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

Van Lohuizen, and C. W. Wali, "Knowledge Management and Policy-Making," Knowlege: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 8(September, 1986), 12-38., Lohuizen Van and C. W. Wali

Annotation: Discusses policy making and the role knowledge plays in it.

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

Voithofer, Rick, "Designing New Media Educaiton Research: The Materiality of Data, Representation, and Dissemitation," Educational Researcher, 34(December, 2005),3-14., Rick Voithofer

Annotation: Discusses the uses of digital technologies in conducting education research; treats their potential for designing research questions, choosing appropriate forms for data collection, and choosing how to report results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Qualitative Research, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Collection of Studies

Ward, Spencer A., and Linda J. Reed, eds., Knowledge Structure and Use: Implications for Synthesis and Interpretation . Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983., Spencer A. Ward and Linda J. Reed

Annotation: Contains 20 chapters on every aspect of the topic; a thorough treatise on synthesizing research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Watkins, John M., "A Postmodern Critical Theory of Research Use," Knowledge and Policy, 7( No. 4, 1994/1995), 55-78.*, John M. Watkins

Annotation: Explains critical realism as a perspective for viewing knowledge use; contrasts positivism, interpretivism, and critical perspectives as they have been employed in theories of knowledge creation, dissemination, and use.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization

Surveys

Weiss, Carol H., and Michael J. Bucuvalas, Social Science Research and Decision- Making. New York: Columbia University Press, 1980., Carol H. Weiss and Michael J. Bucuvalas

Annotation: Reports a study of conditions that foster or inhibit use of social science research by policymakers.

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

Collection of Studies

Welner, Kevin G., Patricia H. Hinchey, Alex Molnar, and Don Weitzman, eds., Think Tank Research Quality: Lessons for Policy Makers, the Media, and the Public. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2010., Kevin G. Welner, Patricia H. Hinchey, Alex Molnar, and Don Weitzman

Annotation: Critiques several Think Tank "research" reports on topics ranging from school choice, vouchers, charter schools, NCLB, standards, to teacher quality; prepared by Think Tank Review Project at University of Colorado-Boulder; gives evidence of weaknesses in many Think Tank studies and urges techinical critiques of other such reports be done; cautions policy makers, media, and the public not to rely upon non-peer reviewed studies.

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: Evaluative Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics

Citations

Welsh, Richard O., "Assessing the Quality of Education Research Through Its Relevance to Practice: An Integrative Review of Research-Practice Partnerships," Review of Research in Education, March 2021. Vol 45, pp. 170-194., Richard O. Welsh

Annotation: Reviews the literature between 2010 and 2020 on research-practice partnerships (RPPs) in education on five topics: 1) partnering up, 2) funding, 3) working together, 4) engaging stakeholders, and 5) effectiveness; analyzes these findings in terms of the quality and use of educational research; reviews the concept of RPPs and their growth during this period.

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: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Single Studies

Werner, Walter, "Reciprocity and Responsibility: Observations on the Impact of Research Literature," pp. 145-154 in Jean-Jacques Bernier and George S. Tompkins, eds., Curriculum Canada, II: Curriculum Policy and Curriculum Development . Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, CSCI, 1980., Walter Werner

Annotation: Explores how research is interpreted by practitioners.

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

Westbury, Ian, "Educational Policy-Making in New Contexts: The Contribution of Curriculum Studies," Curriculum Inquiry, 7(Spring, 1977), 3-18.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Seeks to give curriculum studies centrality in meeting policy issues concerned with appropriate educational ends and means.

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

Willinsky, John, "Scientific Research in a Democratic Culture: Or What's a Social Science For?" Teachers College Record, 107(January, 2005), 38-51., John Willinsky

Annotation: Urges open access publishing models for educational research to widen access to the public and to policymakers; critiques the concept of scientific research dissemination found in National Research Council's 2002 report , "Scientific Research in Education."

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

Willinsky, John, Technologies of Knowing: A Proposal for the Human Sciences. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1999., John Willinsky

Annotation: Sets forth a plan for a corporation called Automata Data to handle the integration and disssemination via the internet of social science research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Willinsky, John, "The Strategic Education Research Program and the Public Value of Research," Educational Researcher, 30(January/February, 2001), 5-14., John Willinsky

Annotation: Critiques a research program of the U. S. National Research Council for its narrow focus on translating research into means of enlarging student learning rather than on broader, deliberative policy alternatives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Comparative Curriculum

Wolf, W. C., Jr., "Beyond the Contributions of Research and Development," Teachers College Record, 77(December, 1975), 247-254., W. C. Wolf Jr.

Annotation: Describes the gaps in a needed system for using research and development in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, 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

Research Synthesis

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

Annotation: Presents a summary of techniques.

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

Single Studies

Young, Michael, "Curriculum Policies for a Knowledge Society," pp. 125-138 in Lyn Yates and Madeleine Grumet, eds., Curriculum in Today's World: Configuring Knowledge, Identities, Work, and Politics. World Yearbook of Education 2011. New York: Routledge, 2011., Michael Young

Annotation: Discusses issues surrounding curriculum theory and practice for a knowledge society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, 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: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Differentiation, Knowledge Utilization

Research Synthesis

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

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

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