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Alkin, Marvin C., "Curriculum Evaluation Models," pp. 1189-1190 in Torsen Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education, New York: Pergamon Press, 1984., Marvin C. Alkin

Annotation: Categorizes types of curriculum evaluation models (product, program) with the latter subdivided into outcome-oriented, methodoloy-oriented, value-oriented, and decision-oriented.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Evaluative Inquiry,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Ariav, Tamar, "Curriculum Analysis," pp. 194-196 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. Supplement Volume One. New York: Pergamon, 1988., Tamar Ariav

Annotation: Describes curriculum analysis procedures and cites schemes available for use in this task.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation

Ariav, Tamar, "Growth in Teachers' Curriculum Knowledge through the Process of Curriculum Analysis," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision , 6 (Spring, 1991), 183-200., Tamar Ariav

Annotation: Reports the development and use of a curriculum materials analysis instrument (SALTAL), a copy of which is included.

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

Armbuster, Bonnie B., and Thomas H. Anderson, "Structures of Explanations in History Textbooks or So What if Governor Stanford Missed the Spike and Hit the Rail?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(April-June, 1984), 181-194., Bonnie B. Armbuster and Thomas H. Anderson

Annotation: Examines explanations of historical events in textbooks in terms of four frame questions (goal, plan, action, outcome) in order to locate weaknesses that may hinder learning.

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

Au, Wayne, Anthony L. Brown, and Delores Calderon, Reclaiming Multicultural Roots of U. S. Curriculum: Communities of Color and Official Knowledge in Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2016., Wayne Au, Anthony L. Brown, and Delores Calderon

Annotation: Gives evidence of the omission during the early 20th century of attention by both schools and the curriculum scholars community to the realities of Native American, Asian American, Mexican American, and African American histories.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Materials Development and Evaluation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Baker, Eva, "Curriculum Packages," pp. 1235-1238 in T. Husen, and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergamon Press, 1984., Eva Baker

Annotation: Describes characteristics and trends in using curriculum packages.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Baker, Robert L., and Richard E. Schutz, "An Overview of Instructional Product Development," pp. xv-xxiii in Robert L. Baker and Richard C. Schutz, eds., Instructional Product Development . New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971., Robert L. Baker and Richard E. Schutz

Annotation: Gives an introduction to the volume and to elements in development of instructional products.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Baker, Robert L., and Richard E. Schutz, eds., Instructional Product Research . New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1972., Robert L. Baker and Richard E. Schutz

Annotation: Provides treatments of several aspects of instructional product research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Ball, Deborah Loewenberg, and David K. Cohen, "Reform by the Book: What Is - or Might Be - the Role of Curriculum Materials in Teacher Learning and Instructional Reform?" Educational Researcher, 25 (December, 1996), 6-8; 14. *, Deborah Loewenberg Ball and David K. Cohen

Annotation: Summarizes what is known from research on curriculum materials and identifies how curriculum materials could be designed so they serve better both students and teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Textbooks, Teaching/Learning Process

Beattie, Catherine, "Judging the Worth of Curriculum Materials: A Preview Approach," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 18(July-September, 1986), 299-309.*, Catherine Beattie

Annotation: Formulates criteria for judging the potential worth of curriculum materials and applies them to 3 multi-media kits.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Analysis as a Tool of Evaluation," pp. 295-307 in Arieh Lewy, and David Nevo, eds., Evaluation Roles in Education . London: Gordon and Breach, 1981., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Urges use of materials analysis techniques to evaluate curriculum.

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

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Potential," 1246-1248 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon, 1984., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Discusses how the curriculum potential of scholarly materials and materials developed for school use may be deliberated to provide clues to using them with children; brief reference is also made to teacher education materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "The Concept of Curriculum Potential," Curriculum Theory Network, 5(No. 2, 1975), 151-159., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Explores the idea of intentions in curriculum development and the potential of curriculum material; analyzes the factors that shape the potential of curriculum materials and their use in curriculum implementation and evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Defining Curriculum Research Questions,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Implementation

Bristow, William H., and O. I. Frederick, "Curriculum Development," pp. 307-314 in Walter S. Monroe, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, revised edition. New York: Macmillan, 1950., William H. Bristow and O. I. Frederick

Annotation: Gives trends in curriulum design and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

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

Bryk, Anthony S., and Louis M. Gomez, "Reinventing a Research and Development Capacity," pp. 181-206 in Frederick M. Hess, ed., The Future of Educational Entrepreneurship: Possibilities for School Reform. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2008., Anthony S. Bryk and Louis M. Gomez

Annotation: Analyzes the status of the design-engineering-development method of school improvement; reviews the infrastructure needed for this type of development; discusses an agenda and funding for needed work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Generation

Clandinin, D. Jean, and F. Michael Connelly, "Teachers as Curriculum Makers,' pp. 363-401 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, l992., D. Jean Clandinin and F. Michael Connelly

Annotation: Reviews the literature on teachers as curriculum makers of two types--as conduits for externally prepared curricula and as their own curriculum makers (whose stories tell us what is involved).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, Teacher Planning, Materials Development and Evaluation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Research

Clements, Douglas H., "Curriculum Research: Toward a Framework for 'Research-based Curricula," Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 38(January, 2007), 35-70., Douglas H. Clements

Annotation: Contrasts goals of curriculum development research and of science research; argues the case for curriculum research related to practice, policy, and theory; posits 10 phases for curriculum development research; applies the model to mathematics curriculum; gives ramifications and caveats.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation, Mathematics

Connelly, F. Michael, and Gerry Connelly, "Curriculum Policy Guidelines: Context, Structures, and Functions," pp. 54-73 in Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, eds., Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity: A Primer and Model. New York: Routledge, 2013., F. Michael Connelly and Gerry Connelly

Annotation: Analyzes types of curriculum policy, curriculum guidelines, and their functions; describes guidelines for writing curriculum guidelines; discusses role of support documents; discusses decision-points and provides practical examples (mostly from Ontario) of this work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Materials Development and Evaluation, School Subjects, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Davis, Elizabeth A., et al., "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials: A Theoretically and Empirically Driven Process," Harvard Educational Review, 84(Spring, 2014), 24-52., Elizabeth A. Davis

Annotation: Describes the process of incorporating several educative features into the design of curriculum materials that promote teacher learning; uses a design-based research approach; illustrated with existing science curriculum materials although the authors argue the process is useful across subject-matter areas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation

Davis, Elizabeth A., and Joseph S. Krajcik, "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials to Promote Teacher Learning," Educational Researcher, 34(April, 2005), 3-14., Elizabeth A. Davis and Joseph S. Krajcik

Annotation: Discusses designing K-12 curriculum materials so they can be instructive for teachers as well as for students; offers nine design heuistics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Science

Davis, Elizabeth A., Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, P. Sean Smith, Anna Maria Arias, and Sylvie M. Kademian, "Educative Curriculum Materials: Uptake, Impact, and Implications for Research and Design," Educational Researcher, 46(August/September, 2017), 293-304., Elizabeth A. Davis, Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, P. Sean Smith, Anna Maria Arias, and Sylvie M. Kademian

Annotation: Reports a study of how teachers utilize curriculum materials in science, their practices and their input on student achievement; present six design principles for educative curriculum materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Deng, Zongyi, "Transforming the Subject Matter: Examining the Intellectual Roots of Pedagogical Content Knowledge," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(September, 2007), 279-295., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Argues that determining what constitutes the subject matter of a school subject is a curricular task whereas transforming disciplinary content into pedagogical content knowledge is primarily a pedagogical task; the two are not the same.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, School Subjects

Drake, Corey, Tonia J. Land, and Andrew M. Tyminski, "Using Educative Curriculum Materials to Support the Development of Prospective Teachers' Knowledge," Educational Researcher, 43(No. 3, 2014), 154-162., Corey Drake, Tonia J. Land, and Andrew M. Tyminski

Annotation: Reviews two learning-to-teach frameworks in mathematics education from which principles are derived for designing experiences with educative curriculum materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Mathematics, Materials Development and Evaluation

Dressman, Mark, "Congruence, Resistance, Liminality: Reading and Ideology in Three Libraries," Curriculum Inquiry, 27(Fall, 1997), 267-315., Mark Dressman

Annotation: Reports an ethnographic study of three libraries and their prevailing ideologies regarding reading and reading materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Materials Development and Evaluation, Reading

Eden, Shevach, "Curriculum Development Centers," pp. 1179-1181 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon, 1984., Shevach Eden

Annotation: Describes authority and structure, activities, and approaches taken by curriculum development centers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Eisner, Elliot W., "Creative Curriculum Development and Practice," WCCI Forum, IV (December, 1990), 37-54.*, Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Proposes an ecological model of curriculum development and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Elliott, David L., Kathleen Carter Nagel, and Arthur Woodward, "Scientific Illiteracy in Elementary Science Textbook Programmes," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 19(January-March, 1986), 73-76.*, David L. Elliott, Kathleen Carter Nagel, and Arthur Woodward

Annotation: Reports findings of a content analysis of ten elementary school science textbook series (1984-86) regarding their promotion of scientific literacy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Textbooks, Science, Elementary School Curriculum

Fallace, Thomas D., "Tracing John Dewey's Influence on Progressive Education, 1903-1951: Toward a Received Dewey," Teachers College Record, 113(March, 2011), 463-492., Thomas D. Fallace

Annotation: Focuses on what Dewey's peers took from his ideas and used for their own purposes in shaping thought and practice in civic and social education--often in ways that conflicted with Dewey's actual statements; challenges the conventional understandings of social efficiency and social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Studies, Materials Development and Evaluation, Social Efficiency/Control

Glaser, Robert, "Components of a Psychology of Instruction: Toward a Science of Design," Review of Educational Research, 46(Winter, 1976), 1-24., Robert Glaser

Annotation: Elaborates a theory of instructional design.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Teaching/Learning Process, Psychology and Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation, Teacher Planning

Greeno, James G., et al., "Research, Reform, and Aims in Education: Modes of Action in Search of Each Other," pp. 299-335 in Ellen Condliffe Lagemann and Lee S. Shulman, eds., Issues in Educational Research : Problems and Possibilities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.*, James G. Greeno

Annotation: Describes a cooperative researcher-practitioner project in curriculum development and research--Middle-School Mathematics Applications Project (MMAP) 1991-1996.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Mathematics, Materials Development and Evaluation

Harris, Ilene B., "Forms of Discourse and their Possibilities for Guiding Practice: Towards an Effective Rhetoric," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 15(January- March, 1983), 27-42., Ilene B. Harris

Annotation: Explores various forms of communication used in giving curriculum guidance and argues for a form called case rhetoric.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Teacher Knowledge

Harris, Ilene B., "Reflections on Communication for Curriculum Improvement: An Essay Review of the 1980 Yearbook of the ASCD," Curriculum Inquiry, 14(Summer, 1984), 217-233., Ilene B. Harris

Annotation: Critiques this yearbook in light of Schwab's notion of deliberation; examines the problem of effective communication in guiding teachers with practical theories.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Implementation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Hjalmarson, Margaret A., and Richard A. Lesh, "Engineering and Design Research: Intersections for Education Research and Design," pp. 96-110 in Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, and John Y. Beck, eds., Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Margaret A. Hjalmarson and Richard A. Lesh

Annotation: Describes the parallels between engineering design processes and products and educational design processes and products.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation

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

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

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

Hood, Paul D., "Evaluation Stages for Major Laboratory Products," pp. 101-107 in John K. Hemphill and Fred S. Rosenau, eds., Educational Development: A New Discipline for Self Renewal. Eugene, OR: Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration, 1973., Paul D. Hood

Annotation: Specifies the stages of evaluation in developing products at educational laboratories.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: All Fields
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Jobrack, Benerlee, Tyranny of the Textbook: An Insider Exposes How Educational Materials Undermine Reforms. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012., Benerlee Jobrack

Annotation: Describes how publishers develop and market educational materials; critiques the effectiveness and quality of such materials; conceptualizes the place of such materials in overall curriculum design and teaching; suggests procedures for evaluating and selecting the best available published curricula.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Johnsen, Egil Borre, "Amateurs Crossing Prairies of Oblivion: Textbook Writers and Textbook Research," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 26(May-June, 1994), 297-311., Egil Borre Johnsen

Annotation: Examines several aspects of textbook writing and research in Europe.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Comparative Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation

Kelly, Anthony E., "Research as Design," Educational Researcher, 32(January/February, 2003), 3-4., Anthony E. Kelly

Annotation: Introduces a series of articles that follow on the role of design in educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation

Kennedy, Kerry J., and Gilbert McDonald, "Designing Curriculum Materials for Multicultural Education: Lessons from an Australian Development Project," Curriculum Inquiry, 16(Fall, 1986), 312-326., Kerry J. Kennedy and Gilbert McDonald

Annotation: Reports a study of a curriculum materials design project and the issues involved.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Multiethnic Adaptation

Kister, Joanna, "Application of Empirical/Rational and Hermeneutic Science Modes of Inquiry to a Study of Home and Family Life for Curriculum Development, " 1981. ERIC Document No. ED 209 342., Joanna Kister

Annotation: Reports a study using hermeneutic inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Klein, Susan S., and Patricia E. Ortman, "Continuing the Journey Toward Gender Equity," Edcuational Researcher, 23(November, 1994), 13-21., Susan S. Klein and Patricia E. Ortman

Annotation: Addresses gender equity issues in both formal and informal curriculum, among other areas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Hidden Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation

Komoski, P. Kenneth, "Needed: A Whole-Curriculum Approach," Educational Leadership, 47(February, 1990), 72-78.*, P. Kenneth Komoski

Annotation: Makes the case for curriculum wholeness and curriculum alignment with reference to databases of software for use in analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Computers and Technology as Subjects

Lebrun, Johanne, and others, "Past and Current Trends in the Analysis of Textbooks in a Quebec Context," Curriculum Inquiry, 32(Spring, 2002), 51-83., Johanne Lebrun

Annotation: Reviews research on the analysis of textbooks since 1960 in Quebec and around the world.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Materials Development and Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Lewy, Arieh, "Curriculum Tryout," pp. 1272-1274 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergamon, 1984., Arieh Lewy

Annotation: Describes laboratory, pilot, and field tryout phases and related procedures.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Luke, Allan, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, "Curriculum Design, Equity and the Technical Form of the Curriculum," pp 6-39 in Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir, eds., Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity: A Primer and Model. New York: Routledge, 2013., Allan Luke, Annette Woods, and Katie Weir

Annotation: Defines official curriculum documents, the place of school subjects in them, and equitable schooling; discusses curriculum standardization/testing and the technical form of curriculum documents.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Frameworks

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

Martin - Kniep, Giselle O., and P. Bruce Uhrmacher, "Teachers as Curriculum Developers," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 24(May-June, 1992), 261-271.*, Giselle O. Martin-Kniep and P. Bruce Uhrmacher

Annotation: Reports differences between teaching and curriculum development by teachers in a small California study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Teacher Planning

McFadden Charles P., "Author-Publisher-Educator Relationships and Curriculum Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 24(January-February, 1992), 71-87., Charles P. McFadden

Annotation: Gives case studies and recommendations on relationships between writers and publishers in a science curriculum project in New Brunswick.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Comparative Curriculum, Science, Professionalization in Curriculum, Materials Development and Evaluation

McKenney, Susan, Nienke Nieveen, and Jan van den Akker, "Design Research from a Curriculum Perspective," pp.67-90 in Jan van den Akker, Loeno Gravemeijer, Susan McKenney, and Nienke Nieveen, eds., Educational Design Research. New York: Routledge, 2006.*, Susan McKenney, Nienke Nieveen, and Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Explicates a comprehensive conceptual model of design research for use in the curriculum development domain; offers three cases; discusses dilemmas and ways to foster rigorous design research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Development Strategies

McKenney, Susan, and Jan van den Akker, "Computer-based Support for Curriculum Designers: A Case of Developmental Research," Educational Technology Research and Development, 53(No. 2, 2005), 41-66., Susan McKenney and Jan van den Akker

Annotation: Highlights the research and development that took place in connection with exploring the potential of the computer to support curriculum materials development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Knowledge Generation

Nelson, Murry R., "Rugg on Rugg: His Theories and His Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 8(Summer, 1978), 119-132.*, Murry R. Nelson

Annotation: Reviews the curriculum developed by Harold Rugg in the 1930s and 1940s and the ideas on which it was based.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Social Studies, Materials Development and Evaluation

Ornstein, Allan C., "The Textbook-Driven Curriculum," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Spring, 1994), 70-85., Allan C. Ornstein

Annotation: Summarizes characteristics of textbooks and mentions some related research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Materials Development and Evaluation

Popham, W. James, "Curriculum Materials," Review of Educational Research, 39(June, 1969), 319-338., W. James Popham

Annotation: Examines research on the form, effectiveness, and evaluation of curriculum materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Roberts, Douglas A., "Theory, Curriculum Development, and the Unique Events of Practice," pp. 65-87 in Hugh Munby, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell, eds., Seeing Curriculum in a New Light: Essays from Science Education . Toronto: OISE Press, 1980.*, Douglas A. Roberts

Annotation: Distinguishes the theoretical and the practical and two views that teacher-developers interface.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Schwab, Joseph J., "The Practical: Translation Into Curriculum," School Review, 81(August, 1973), 501-522. Reprinted pp. 365-383 in Ian Westbury and Neil J. Wilkof, eds., Science, Curriculum, and Liberal Education: Selected Essays by Joseph J. Schwab. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.*, Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Shows how to translate scholarly subject matter into usable curriculum within five commonplaces; presents three functions of curriculum specialists.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation

Schwartz, Morey, "For Whom Do We Write the Curriculum?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 38(August, 2006), 449-457.*, Morey Schwartz

Annotation: Describes a form of curriculum writing called "rehearsal curriculum" that intends to educate the teacher to go through the same learning experiences that are to be used with students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum as Experience, In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Teaching/Learning Process

Selden, Steven, "Biological Determinism and the Narrative of Adjustment: The High School Biology Textbooks of Truman Jesse Moon, c 1921-1963," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(June, 2007), 159-196., Steven Selden

Annotation: Examines the presence of eugenics thought in a textbook series in biology along with the reasons for this content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Science, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation

Shkedi, Asher, "Teachers' Attitudes toward a Teachers' Guide: Implications for the Roles of Planners and Teachers," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 10(Winter, 1995), 155-170., Asher Shkedi

Annotation: Reports teachers' use of, judgments on effectiveness of, views about the writers of, and attitudes toward curriculum guides.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Implementation, Comparative Curriculum

Silberstein, Moshe, and Miriam Ben-Peretz, "The Concept of Teacher Autonomy in Curriculum Materials: An Operative Interpretation," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 3(Fall, 1987), 29-44., Moshe Silberstein and Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Analyzes six subject area curricula in Israel for trends in teacher implementation and autonomy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation

Squire, James R., "Studies of Textbooks: Are We Asking the Right Questions?" pp. 127-169 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Contributing to Educational Change: Perspectives on Research and Practice . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988., James R. Squire

Annotation: Identifies a series of factors that have been studied in studies of textbooks; makes suggestions for needed research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Materials Development and Evaluation

Squire, Kurt, "From Content to Context: Videogames as Designed Experience," Educational Researcher, 35(November, 2006), 19-29., Kurt Squire

Annotation: Discusses the impact of videogames in education and their potential for conducting research on learning and on designing educational experiences; gives concrete illustrations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Tabak, Iris, "Prospects for Change at the Nexus of Policy and Design," Educational Researcher, 35(March, 2006), 24-30., Iris Tabak

Annotation: Discusses the design of policy documents, their nature, structure, and role, for enhancing implementation; draws on the idea of "pattern language."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Materials Development and Evaluation

Taxel, Joel, "The Black Experience in Children's Fiction: Controversies Surrounding Award Winning Books," Curriculum Inquiry, 16(Fall, 1986), 245-281., Joel Taxel

Annotation: Discussed bases for the controversies on this topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature, Ideology and School Knowledge, Materials Development and Evaluation

Tyler, Louise L., M. Frances Klein, and William B. Michael, Recommendations for Curriculum and Instructional Materials. Los Angeles: Tyl Press, 1971., Louise L. Tyler, M. Frances Klein, and William B. Michael

Annotation: Provides a set of points on which curriculum materials may be evaluated.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Van den Akker, Jan, Keono Gravemeijer, Susan McKenney, and Nienke Nieveen, eds., Educational Design Research. New York: Routledge, 2006., Jan van den Akker, Keono Gravemeijer, Susan McKenney, and Nienke Nieveen

Annotation: Contains ten articles advocating and illustrating the use of design research in education as a form of developing products, practices, and policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Materials Development and Evaluation

Venezky, Richard L.,"Texbooks in School and Society," pp. 436-462 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Richard L. Venezky

Annotation: Defines the nature and value of textbooks in U. S. schools, reviews the control of the content of textbooks, and traces the historical evolution of school textbooks.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Textbooks, Curriculum History, Materials Development and Evaluation