Narrow Topic - Local Control of Schooling

 

Follow

Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn M., "Globalization and Curriculum," pp. 349-368 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt

Annotation: Highlights the importance of an international or global perspective on curriculum; surveys a variety of cross-national studies of the intended, the enacted, and the achieved curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Comparative Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Apple, Michael W., "Common Curriculum and State Control," Discourse, 2(No. 2, 1982), 1-10., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Explores the role of state control of curriculum in relation to proposals for a common curriculum for all students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Differentiation

Apple, Michael W., "Creating Difference: Neo-Liberalism, Neo-Conservatism, and the Politics of Educational Reform," Educational Policy, 18(January and March, 2004)., 12-44., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Analyes how market proposals and regulatory proposals are joined in recent educational reforms in several countries, including the U. S., and reflect power blocks supporting standards, testing, and a national curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling

Apple, Michael W., "Standards, Markets, and Curriculum," pp. 55-74 in Barry M. Franklin, ed., Curriculum and Consequences: Herbert M. Kliebard and the Promise of Schooling. New York: Teachers College Press, 2000., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Analyzes the political movement (called conservative restoration by Apple) in which market forces and performance standards, national curriculum, and national testing are touted as reforms in the curriculum in England; also by inference in the U. S.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Comparative Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Apple, Michael W., and Anita Oliver, "Becoming Right: Education and the Formation of Conservative Movements," Teachers College Record, 97(Spring, 1996), 419-445; reprinted pp. 42-67 in Michael W. Apple, Cultural Politics and Education. New York: Teachers College Record, 1996., Michael W. Apple and Anita Oliver

Annotation: Traces the way the Right has developed it's stance toward certain educational policies and provides an illustration from a local school system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics

Apple, Michael W., and Kenneth Teitelbaum, "Are Teachers Losing Control of their Skills and Curriculum?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 18(April-June, 1986), 177-184., Michael W. Apple and Kenneth Teitelbaum

Annotation: Shows how teachers are losing control of their skills and the curriculum to outside authority.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Local Control of Schooling, Conceptions of Teaching, Authority of Teacher

Archbald, Douglas A., and Andrew C. Porter, "Curriculum Control and Teacher's Perceptions of Autonomy and Satisfaction," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 16(Spring, 1994), 21-39., Douglas A. Archbald and Andrew C. Porter

Annotation: Reports teachers' perceptions of various curriculum control policy instruments and their impact.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Authority of Teacher, Local Control of Schooling

Atkin, J. Myron, "Changing Our Thinking About Educational Change," pp. 47-60 in John H. Bunzel, ed., Challenge to American Schools: The Case for Standards and Values . New York: Oxford University Press, 1985., J. Myron Atkin

Annotation: Asserts that laws are not the way to get educational change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Local Control of Schooling

Atkin, J. Myron, "The Government in the Classroom," Daedulus , 109(Summer, 1980), 85-97., J. Myron Atkin

Annotation: Traces the involvement of government in curriculum and teaching and observes some of the negative effects of this involvement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Au, Wayne, "Teaching Under the New Taylorism: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of 21st Century Curriculum, Journal of Curriculum Studies, 43(No.1, 2011), 25-45., Wayne Au

Annotation: Reviews history of Taylorism in curriculum theory and its current manifestation; describes the effects of contemporary high-stakes testing (recontextualization and commoditization) as attempts of policy-publics to control curriculum and teaching from a distance for political purposes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Basile, Carole G., A Good Little School. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004., Carole G. Basile

Annotation: Describes a model open school with a thirty-year history of student-centered learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling, Open Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Berlak, Harold, "From Local Control to Government and Corporate Takeover of School Curriculum: The NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND Act and the READING FIRST Program," pp. 267-285 in H. Svi Shapiro and David E. Purpel, eds., Critical Social Issues in American Education, 3rd ed. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., Harold Berlak

Annotation: Traces history of NCLB Act and the corporate interests that made its passage possible; points out the damage done to public education by this Act and urges changing these policies

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum History, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Boyd, William L., "Local Influences on Education," pp. 1119-1129 in Harold E. Mitzel, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Fifth Edition. New York: Macmillan, 1982.*, William L. Boyd

Annotation: Describes the political forces at work in local educational decision making.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling

Brophy, Jere, "The De Facto National Curriculum in U. S. Elementary Social Studies: Critique of a Representative Sample," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 24(September-October,1992), 401-447., Jere Brophy

Annotation: Gives a thorough analysis of the Silver Burdett and Ginn (1988) textbook series in social studies using a set of 71 questions arranged in 8 areas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Textbooks, Social Studies, Local Control of Schooling

Carlson, Dennis L., "Curriculum Planning and the State: The Dynamics of Control in Education," pp. 98-115 in Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple, eds., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988., Dennis L. Carlson

Annotation: Expresses concern with state-sponsored systems models of curriculum planning and proposes an alternative.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Carson, A. S., "Community Participation and Curriculum Decisions," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 13(March, 1981), 39-53., A. S. Carson

Annotation: Analyzes the expectations and problems involved in community participation and curriculum decisions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Carson, A. S., "Experts and Control of Curriculum," Journal of Educational Thought, 13(August, 1979), 129-139., A. S. Carson

Annotation: Argues that educational theorists can contribute to curriculum decision making but control of curriculum should be left to local decision makers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "National Standards and Assessments: Will They Improve Education?" American Journal of Education, 102(August, 1994), 478-510., Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Argues against the use of national curriculum standards and national assessments related to them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Content Selection and Organization, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Edgerton, Susan H., "Curriculum Politics and Policies," pp. 1334-1338 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, Susan H. Edgerton

Annotation: Reviews curriculum politics (hidden, reproduction, resistance, and criticisms) and curriculum policies (centralized vs local) across several countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Eisner, Elliot W., "Should America Have a National Curriculum?" Educational Leadership, 49 (October, 1991), 76-81.*, Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Gives a critique of a proposed national curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling

Eisner, Elliot W., The Hidden Consequences of a National Curriculum. Washington, DC: AERA, 1995., Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Has five articles and two responses on issues related to a nationalized curriculum policy in the U. S.; includes comparisons with European national curricula and projections of possible consequences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Elmore, Richard F., and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum.. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1994., Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman

Annotation: Sums up changes in state and local policy making roles and processes in curriculum, reviews related research and reports of experience, and draws implications for action by education professionals.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Frymier, Jack, "Legislating Centralization," Phi Delta Kappan, 67(May, 1986), 646-648., Jack Frymier

Annotation: Argues that the detailed curriculum specifications set forth in Texas by the legislature are dangerous.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum Development Strategies

Fuhrman, Susan H., and Richard F. Elmore, "Ruling Out Rules: The Evolution of Deregulation in Education Policy," Teachers College Record, 97 (Winter, 1995), 279-309., Susan H. Fuhrman and Richard F. Elmore

Annotation: Reports studies in several states on the use of wavers and other forms of deregulation for curricular and other state level mandates.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling

Goodman, Jesse, Reforming Schools: Working Within a Progressive Tradition during Conservative Times. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006., Jesse Goodman

Annotation: Portrays work undertaken in reforming schools during th first twelve years of the existence of the Harmony Education Center's outreach services as described by its organizer and leader.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Qualitative Research

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

Grant, S. G., "The California History-Social Science Framework: A Study in the Deprofessionalization of Teachers," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision , 6 (Spring, 1991), 213-221., S. G. Grant

Annotation: Analyzes the conception and impact on teacher professionalization of the 1988 California History-Social Science Framework.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Social Studies, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Planning, Teaching/Learning Process, Authority of Teacher, Local Control of Schooling

Hartnett, Anthony, and Michael Naish, "The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters: The Birth of a Statutory Curriculum in England and Wales," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 22(January-February, 1990), 1-16.*, Anthony Hartnett and Michael Naish

Annotation: Traces the changes imposed by the Education Reform Bill 1987 in England and Wales.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum History, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics

Harvey, James, "Privatization: A Drain on Public Schools," 69(December 2011/January 2012), 48-53., James Harvey

Annotation: Argues cogently against arguments supporting privatization of public schools, charter schools, and vouchers; presents the case for public control for the public good.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling

Holdzkom, David, "The Influence of State Agencies on Curriculum," NASSP Bulletin, 76(December, 1992), 12-23.*, David Holdzkom

Annotation: Reviews the role of state education authorities' influence on curriculum through curriculum regulations, financing, and reform movements.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling

Kelly, Thomas F., "Why State Mandates Don't Work," Phi Delta Kappan, 80(March, 1999), 543-546., Thomas F. Kelly

Annotation: Argues against mandates as a method of school reform: discusses the failure of these mandates: teacher evaluation, state testing, higher standards, foreign language.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Kincheloe, Joe L., "The Curriculum and the Classroom," pp. 85-103 in Joe L. Kincheloe, ed., Classroom Teaching: An Introduction. New York Peter Lang, 2008. Reprinted pp. 611-632 in Joao M. Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg, ed., Curriculum: Decanonizing the Field. New York: Peter Lang, 2016., Joe L. Kincheloe

Annotation: Esplains why teaching is so difficult and limited under NCLB guidelines; advises teachers on how to teach under repressive conditions (after becoming aware of how knowledge is produced, how power shapes the curriculum, and how a critical perspective can assist); urges teachers to be developers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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, Curriculum Development Strategies, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Ideology and School Knowledge, Local Control of Schooling, Social Efficiency/Control, Teacher Planning, Teacher Research, Teaching/Learning Process, Values in the Classroom

Klein, M. Frances, "Issues from Curriculum Theory in the Centralization of Curriculum," pp. 210-225 in M. Frances Klein, ed., The Politics of Curriculum Decision-Making: Issues in Centralizing the Curriculum . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1991., M. Frances Klein

Annotation: Summarizes the characteristics and impact of state-mandated curricula and notes the related perspectives from curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Development Strategies

Koyama, Jill P., Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010., Jill P. Koyama

Annotation: Reports a study of certain New York City schools' efforts at implementing the Supplementary Education Services component of NCLB; employs ethnographic methods of research and actor-network theory; focuses on United Education, provider of these services; reports verbatim quotations from its providers and from other actors in and out of the public schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Kridel, Craig, and Robert V. Bullough, Jr., Stories of the Eight-Year Study: Reexamining Secondary Education in America. Albany, NY: State University Press of New York,2007., Craig Kridel and Robert V. Bullough Jr.

Annotation: Details many aspects of the history of the Eight-Year Study (1930-1942) and includes vignettes of several of its leading contributors (Aikin, Thayer, Eugene Smith, Tyler, Keliher, Zachry, Alberty, Bode, Willis). A review appears in Curriculum Inquiry, 40(March, 2010), 2905-316.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum Professors, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Literature, Literature of Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Assessment

Lundgren, Ulf P., "Political Governing and Curriculum Change--From Active to Reactive Curriculum Reforms," pp. 109-122 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Ulf P. Lundgren

Annotation: Recaps the history of theories governing curriculum change in Europe and the United States; contrasts decentralization and privatization of curriculum decision-making, as well as governing by goals or outcomes, in relation to the changing culture of globalization; draws implications for practice and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Organization Theory, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparative Curriculum

Macpherson, Ian, Tania Asplane, Ross Brooker, and Bob Elliott, Places and Spaces for Teachers in Curriculum Leadership. Deskin West, ACT: Australian Curriculum Studies Association, 1999., Ian Macpherson, Tania Asplane, Ross Brooker, and Bob Elliott

Annotation: Reports an Australian study of various dimensions of teachers as participants in curriculum leadership; argues for their role.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Professionalization in Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Madaus, George F., "The Influence of Testing on Curriculum," pp. 83-121 in Laurel N. Tanner, ed., Critical Issues in Curriculum. 87th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part I. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988. Reprinted pp. 73-111 in Margaret J. Early and Kenneth J. Rehage, eds., Issues in Curriculum: A Selection of Chapters from Past NSSE Yearbooks. 98th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999., George F. Madaus

Annotation: Reviews the effects of testing, especially high-stakes standardized tests, on curriculum, instruction, and students; discusses past and present issues with examples from several countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Materials Development and Evaluation

McColl, Ann, "Tough Call: Is No Child Left Behind Constitutional?" Phi Delta Kappan, 86(April, 2005), 604-610., Ann McColl

Annotation: Raises questions about legal authority for NCLB Act of 2001, its lack of clarity and funding, and its function; raises question of state versus federal power over education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

McDermott, Kathryn A., "Interstate Governance of Standards and Testing," pp. 130-155 in Paul Manna and Patrick McGuinn, eds., Educational Governance for the Twenty-First Century: overcoming Sturctural Barriers to School Reform. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2013., Kathryn A. McDermott

Annotation: Examines the development and implementation of the interstate consortiums related to Common State Standards and the assessment; gives illustrations and analysis their problems and prospects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

McConnell, Lorraine M., "The Paradox of Curriculum Policy," pp. 112-129 in Douglas E. Mitchell, Dorothy Shipps, and Robert L. Crowson, eds., Shaping Education Policy: Power and Process, 2nd Ed. New York: Routledge, 2018., Lorraine M. McDonnell

Annotation: Analyzes the rise and persistence of standards-based reforms in U. S. curriculum policy arenas; gives concrete details of the situation, ideas, and interests that interacted in the policy regimes surrounding standards-based reforms of the 80s and 90s, of No Child Left Behind Act, of Common Core State Standards, and of Every Student Succeeds Act; gives a thorough-going analysis, citing both strengths and weaknesses of each curriculum policy regime.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Policy Inquiry
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Currriculum History, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

McNeil, Linda M., "Contradictions of Control, Part 3: Contradictions of Reform," Phi Delta Kappan, 69(March, 1988), 478-485., Linda M. McNeil

Annotation: Shows how in two cases of top-down reform they lead to inauthentic curriculum and mechanical teaching processes and to results that contradict the intentions of the reforms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Core Mandates, Local Control of Schooling

Meens, David, and Kenneth R. Howe, "NCLB and Its Wake: Bad News for Democracy." Teachers College Record, 117(No.6, 2015), 1-44., David Meens and Kenneth R. Howe

Annotation: Examines the eclipse of local control through NCLB; relates democratic policy-making theory to the circumstances of NCLB and shows how NCLB undermines teaching children meaningful participation in democratic politics; offers a set of guidelines for assessing future federal education policies in terms of democratic principles; related articles and critiques follow this article.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History

Mehta, Jal, The Allure3 of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013., Jal Mehta

Annotation: Traces historically the changes in U.S. school policies and practices related to their rationalization, accountability, and the role of teachers; delves deeply into analysis and explanations for these changes; offers a model that proposes to challenge these trends.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Qualitative Research

Meyer, Heinz-Dieter, "The OECD as Pivot of the Emerging Global Educational Accountability Regime: How Accountable are the Accountants:" Teachers College Record, 116(No.9, 2014), 1-20., Heinz-Dieter Meyer

Annotation: Traces the history of OECD's work and influence in educational policy and practice across the world; examine the critiques of its positions on accountability and testing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Local Control of Schooling

Michael, Deanna L., and Sherman Dorn, "Accountability as a Means of Improvement: A Continuity of Themes," pp. 83-116 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007., Deanna L. Michael and Sherman Dorn

Annotation: Traces the historical development of the educational accountability system in Florida as enacted in the administration of Governor Bush (1999-2007); gives an appraisal of the system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

Mintrop, Heinwich, and Gail L. Sunderman, "Predictable Failure of Federal Sanctions-Driven Accountability for School Improvement -- And Why We May Retain It Anyway," Educational Researcher, 38(june/July,2009), 353-364., Heinwich Mintrop and Gail L. Sunderman

Annotation: Summarizes results of studies on three questions: 1) Do sanctions-driven accountability systems produce the intended results in NCLB and other attempts? 2) Is it practical and can it be implemented? 3) Is it valued and legitimate?

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Student Assessment, Social Efficiency/Control, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Implementation

Molstad, Christina Elbe, "State-Based Curriculum-Making: Approaches to Local Curriculum Work in Norway and FInland," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No.4, 2015), 441-461., Christina Elbe Molstad

Annotation: Contrasts the different ways Norway and Finland conceive and practice the the formulation and implementation of a national curriculum;findings are based on interviews with national school leaders and on state-based documents; in Norway, operationalizing the national curriculum is key; in Finland, local curriculum development is expected.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum

Ohanian, Susan, "Goals 2000: What's in a Name?" Phi Delta Kappan, 81 (January, 2000), 345-355.*, Susan Ohanian

Annotation: Argues bluntly and forthrightly against the negative effects that testing is having on students and teachers; analyzes the politics of Goals 2000 legislation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Classroom Observation & Research, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Padilla, Raymond V., "High-Stakes Testing and Educational Accountability as Social Constructions across Cultures," pp. 249-262 in Angela Valenzuela, ed., Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005., Raymond V. Padilla

Annotation: Contrasts accountability seen within the culture of measurement and within the culture of engagement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling

Porter, Andrew C., Douglas A. Archbald, and Alexander K. Tyree, Jr., "Reforming the Curriculum: Will Empowerment Policies Replace Control?" pp. 11-36 in Susan H. Fuhrman and Betty Malen, eds., The Politics of Curriculum and Testing: The 1990 Yearbook of the Politics of Education Association . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1991.*, Andrew C. Porter, Douglas A. Archbald, and Alexander K. Tyree Jr.

Annotation: Reports recent developments in math and social studies and analyzes the processes of policy control and teacher empowerment in these contexts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Mathematics, Social Studies

Prideaux, David, "School-based Curriculum Development: Partial, Pardoxical, and Piecemeal," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 25(March-April,1993), 169-178.*, David Prideaux

Annotation: Shows how school-based curriculum development can be a means of central authorities controlling local decision-making in the Australian setting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Ravitch, Diane, National Standards in American Education: A Citizen's Guide. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 1995., Diane Ravitch

Annotation: Reviews the meaning, interests, issues, history, politics, and implications of the movement toward national curriculum standards.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling

Sahlberg, Pasi, "The Finnish Paradox: Public Education Within a Competitive Market Economy," pp. 110-130 in Frank Adamson, Bjorn Astrand, and Linda Darling-Hammond, eds., Global Educational Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Educational Outcomes. New York: Rutledge, 2016., Pasi Sahlberg

Annotation: Explains the features of the Finnish educational system that has been completely supported by public funds and has attained top level global status in student achievement while remaining immune to the lure of the Global Education Reform movement with its opposite features of market-mechanisms, standarization of learning, test-based accountability,and neoliberal ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling

Santoro, Doris A., "'We're Not Going To Do That Because It's Not Right': Using Pedagogical Responsibility to Reframe the Doublespeak of Fidelity," Educational Theory, 66(Nos.1-2, 2016), 263-277., Doris A. Santoro

Annotation: Draws on Dewey to argue for teachers' responsibility to implement curriculum ethically, amid mandates by corporatocratic policy makers to adhere with fidelity to specific education laws or regulations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Schmidt, William H., and Richard S. Prawat, "Curriculum Coherence and National Control of Education: Issue or Non-Issue?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(December, 2006), 641-658., William H. Schmidt and Richard S. Prawat

Annotation: Reports a study in 37 countries of national policy instruments designed to produce curricular consistence and coherence; results indicate that national control is not as strongly associated with these desired outcomes as functional credibilty derived from alternative policy instruments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Textbooks

Schneider, Mercedes K., A Chronicle of Echoes: Who's Who in the Implosion of American Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2014., Mercedes K. Schneider

Annotation: Exposes fraud and deceit by numerous 'reform' organizations in education funded by corporate donors and politicians in efforts to privatize public education and to destroy it; thoroughly documents each organization's activities, funders, and leaders (TFA, KIPP, CCCS, ALEC, Walton Foundation, etc).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Environment, Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Schniedewind, Nancy,"A Short History of the Ambush of Public Education," pp. 4-22 in Nancy Schniedewind and Mars Shevin, eds., Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education. Boston: Beacon Press, 2012., Nancy Schniedewind

Annotation: Summarizes the takeover of public education in the United States by business and technical interests.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Hidden Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Values in the Classroom, Teacher Planning

Semel, Susan F., and Alan R. Sadovnik, "The Contemporary Small-School Movement: Lessons from the History of Progressive Education," Teachers College Record, 110(September, 2008), 1744-1771., Susan F. Semel and Alan R. Sadovnik

Annotation: Examines similarities and differences between Central Park East Secondary School in New York City and earlier progressive schools such as the Dalton School and the City and Country School.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Local Control of Schooling

Smith, Marshall S., Susan H. Fuhrman, and Jennifer O'Day, "National Curriculum Standards: Are They Desirable and Feasible?" pp. 12-29 in Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1994., Marshall S. Smith, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Jennifer O'Day

Annotation: Defines five kinds of national curriculum standards, weighs their pros and cons, and discusses their feasibility.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling

Smith, Marshall S., Jennifer A. O' Day, and David K. Cohen, "A National Curriculum in the United States?" Educational Leadership, 49 (September, 1991), 74-81. *, Marshall S. Smith, Jennifer A. O' Day, and David K. Cohen

Annotation: Analyzes pros and cons of a proposed national curriculum and related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Spillane, James P., "How Districts Mediate between State Policy and Teachers' Practice," pp. 167-185 in Richard F. Elmore and Susan H. Fuhrman, eds., The Governance of Curriculum. 1994 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,1994., James P. Spillane

Annotation: Gives the experience of one local district's response to a new state reading policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Reading, Teacher Knowledge

Spillane, James P., Standards Deviation: How Schools Misunderstand Education Policy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004., James P. Spillane

Annotation: Presents a case study of curriculum policy implementation of standards-based science and math policies in Michigan schools (1992-1996) at the district and classroom levels.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Content Selection and Organization, Local Control of Schooling, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Core Mandates

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

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

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

Stevenson, David Lee, and David P. Baker, "State Control of the Curriculum and Classroom Instruction," Sociology of Education, 64 (January, 1991), 1-10.*, David Lee Stevenson and David P. Baker

Annotation: Reports cross-national comparisons between centralized and decentralized educational systems for mathematics and draws inplications about curriculum reform procedures.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling

NIE Curriculum Development Task Force, Current Issues, Problems, and Concerns in Curriculum Development . Washington, DC: National Institute of Education, NCER, 1976.*, NIE Curriculum Development Task Force

Annotation: Presents the results of a 1975 NIE survey of curriculum development processes, needs, roles, and relationships.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling

Tienken, Christopher H., "Non-Standardized Standards," Kappa Delta Pi Record, 50(April-June, 2014), 56-60., Christopher H. Tienken

Annotation: Argues against the standardized curriculum system currently being imposed on schools by corporate interests and in favor of local standards; provides data to support these arguments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Local Control of Schooling

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

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

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

Tulley, Michael A., and Roger Farr, "The Purposes of State Level Textbook Adoption: What Does the Legislation Reveal?" Journal of Research and Development in Education, 18(Winter, 1985), 1-6., Michael A. Tulley and Roger Farr

Annotation: Provides a case study of legislating state textbook adoptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Curriculum Deliberation, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

Tyree, Alexander K., Jr., "Examining the Evidence: Have States Reduced Local Control of Curriculum?" Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 15(Spring, 1993), 34-50.*, Alexander K. Tyree Jr.

Annotation: Analyzes four states' curriculum policies (in New York, California, Texas, Florida) on four qualities: consistency, prescriptiveness, authority, and power.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Van Geel, Tyll, Authority to Control the School Program. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1976., Geel Tyll Van

Annotation: Describes legal bases for controlling the curriculum; draws policy implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling

van Geel, Tyll, "The New Law of the Curriculum," pp. 25-71 in Jon Schaffarizick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1979., Geel Tyll van

Annotation: Shows how both federal courts and Congress legislate curriculum and how agencies interpret these laws; discusses similar actions at the state level; shows how local control has been altered.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Westbury, Ian, "Deliberation and the Improvement of Schooling," pp. 37-65 in J. T. Dillon, ed., Deliberation in Education and Society. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1994.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Presents the arguments for and against the use of deliberation in school-based decision-making and curriculum improvement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Development Strategies

Westbury, Ian, and Chao-Sheng Hsu, "Structures of Curriculum Governance and Classroom Practice in Mathematics," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18(Summer, 1996), 123-139.*, Ian Westbury and Chao-Sheng Hsu

Annotation: Re-examines international data on relation between central control (setting of standards) and actual content coverage in mathematics classes; challenges previous findings on effects by country of degree of central control and classroom practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Mathematics, Content Selection and Organization, Local Control of Schooling

White, John, "Introduction," pp. 1-8 in John White, The Curriculum and the Child: The Selected Works of John White. London: Routledge, 2005., John White

Annotation: Features the author's career-long concern as a philosopher of education with the aims of education, his own capsulization of these aims in the idea of "human well-being," and with other possible associated aims; introduces sixteen of the author's writings, four of which focus directly on curriculum and the rest indirectly, largely with reference to the United Kingdom but with parallels elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitson, James Anthony, Constitution and Curriculum: Hermeneutical Semiotics of Cases and Controversies in Education, Law, and Social Science. Philadelphia, PA: Falmer Press, 1991., James Anthony Whitson

Annotation: Presents a series of court cases on educational controversies and describes the theories of interpretation applied to them; also explains structural semiotics and post-structural re-interpretations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum and Politics

Yates, Lyn, and Michael Young, "Globalization, Knowledge, and the Curriculum," European Journal of Education, 45(No. 1, 2010), 4-10., Lyn Yates and Michael Young

Annotation: Addresses five key issues facing curriculum policy makers and researchers in a global context; 1) the impact of global economic pressures on curriculum, 2) issues of inequality, 3) how to continue to reflect one's nation traditions and concerns under international pressures, 4) general vs vocational education, and 5) knowledge issues; introduces a set of articles on the topic from writers in five countries.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Zhao, Yong, "Mass Localism for Improving America's Education," Kappa Delta Pi Record, 48(January-March, 2012), 17-22., Yong Zhao

Annotation: Makes the case for U. S. education sticking with its decentralized decision-making approach (rather than yielding to centralized reform approaches); calls for reduction of federal and state testing and other policy impositions; urges autonomy in the form of "mass localism."

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