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Anderson, Gary J., Herbert J. Walberg, and Wayne W. Welch, "Curriculum Effects on the Social Climate of Learning: A New Representation of Discriminant Functions," American Educational Research Journal, 6(May, 1969), 315-328.*, Gary J. Anderson, Herbert J. Walberg, and Wayne W. Welch

Annotation: Tests several hypotheses about the social climate of learning and Harvard Project Physics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Environment, Science

Ayalon, Hanna, "Math as a Gatekeeper: Ethnic and Gender Inequality in Course Taking of the Sciences in Isreal," American Journal of Education, 104(November, 1995), 34-56., Hanna Ayalon

Annotation: Reports an empirical study of the effects of ethnic and gender differences on course taking in science and the resulting inequalities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Comparative Curriculum, Science

Blades, David W., Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change: Focault and the Quest for Possibilities in Science Education. New York: Peter Lang, 1997., David W. Blades

Annotation: Portrays the personal involvement of the author in changes in Alberta's science programs and shows how Foucault's views on power assist in revealing procedures of power in curriculum change; allegory in Ch. 5 captures the experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics

Cheung, K. C., and Robert Taylor, "Towards a Humanistic Constructivist Model of Science Learning: Changing Perspectives and Research Implications," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 23(January-February, 1991), 21-40., K. C. Cheung and Robert Taylor

Annotation: Defines a constructivist model of science education and its five aspects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Science

Clune, William H., "The 'Standards Wars' in Perspective," Teachers College Record, 100(Fall, 1998), 144-149., William H. Clune

Annotation: Summarizes agreements and disagreements in discussions of standards in mathematics and in science appearing in related articles in the same issue of the journal.

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: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and Politics, Science, Mathematics

Cook, Thomas D., Harris Cooper, David S. Cordray, Heidi Hartmann, Larry V. Hedges, Richard J. Light, Thomas A. Louis, and Frederick Mosteller, Meta-Analysis for Explanation: A Casebook. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1992., Thomas D. Cook, Harris Cooper, David S. Cordray, Heidi Hartmann, Larry V. Hedges, Richard J. Light, Thomas A. Louis, and Frederick Mosteller

Annotation: Describes processes and issues in doing explanatory quantitative meta-analysis of empirical studies and presents some case examples--one in school science achievement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science

Davidman, Leonard, "Formative Evaluation of the Unified Science and Mathematics in the Elementary Schools: Summary and Extension of Findings and Recommendations," pp. 387-410 in George Willis, ed., Qualitative Evaluation. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978., Leonard Davidman

Annotation: Reports a qualitative evaluation study of a curriculum project and offers recommendations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: All Fields
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Elementary School Curriculum, Mathematics, Science

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

Eisner, Elliot, and Kimberly Powell,"Art in Science?" Curriculum Inquiry, 32(Summer, 2002), 131-159., Elliot Eisner and Kimberly Powell

Annotation: Shows how scientific research has artistic components; draws implications for doing research and for teaching science.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science

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

Foshay, Arthur Wellesley, "The Social Self and the Human Side of Science," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12 (Spring, 1997), 246-255., Arthur Wellesley Foshay

Annotation: Relates the socializing purposes of education to the content of science; a sub-topic within the author's 1987 curriculum matrix.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Science, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Gallagher, Mary Campbell, "Lessons from the Sputnik-Era Curriculum Reform Movement," pp. 281-312 in Sandra Stotsky, ed., What's at Stake in the K-12 Standards Wars: A Primer for Educational Policy Makers. New York: Peter Lang, 2000., Mary Campbell Gallagher

Annotation: Traces the events and consequences of this reform movement from the perspective of one directly involved in the mathematics and science projects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Mathematics, Science

Gehrke, Nathalie, Michael S. Knapp, and Kenneth A. Sirotnik, "In Search of the School Curriculum," pp. 51-110. Gerald Grant, ed., Review of Research in Education, 18: 1992 Washington, D.C. : American Educational Research Association, 1992., Nathalie Gehrke, Michael S. Knapp, and Kenneth A. Sirotnik

Annotation: Reviews research on what is taught in the U.S. in language arts, social studies, math and science.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science

Glass, Bentley, "The BSCS Retrospect and Prospect," The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Journal, 1(November, 1978), 2-4., Bentley Glass

Annotation: Gives a brief history of BSCS biology.

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

Goodson, Ivor F.,"On Curriculum Form," Sociology of Education, 65(January, 1992), 66-75. Reprinted pp. 69-80 in Ivor F. Goodson, Learning, Curriculum, and Life Politics: The Selected Works of Ivor F. Goodson. London: Routledge, 2005., Ivor F. Goodson

Annotation: Traces the structuration of science as a school subject for "higher order" and for "lower order" students in the United Kingdom.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, School Subjects, Science

Holliday, William G., and Berchie W. Holliday, "Why Using International Comparative Math and Science Achievement Data form TIMSS in Not Helpful," The Educational Forum, 67(Spring, 2003), 250-257., William G. Holliday and Berchie W. Holliday

Annotation: Argues against using TIMSS results because of widely differing characteristics among countries assessed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Science, Mathematics

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

Annotation: Presents a process for designing science impact indicators.

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

Hughes, Philip, "Decisions and Curriculum Design," Educational Theory, 12(July, 1962), 187-192., Philip Hughes

Annotation: Analyzes and critiques assumptions behind curriculum decisions made in the science curriculum of the time.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Philosophical Schools, Science, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hurd, Paul de Hart, "Synthesis Processes in Curriculum Development," pp. 546-670 in Spencer A. Ward and Linda J. Reed, eds., Knowledge Structure and Use: Implications for Synthesis and Interpretation . Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983., Paul de Hart Hurd

Annotation: Summarizes procedures for creating syntheses of research in curriculum development with an example from science curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Generation, Science

Johnson, Earl S., "Science, Society, and the Curriculum," School Review, 66 (Winter, 1958), 437-445. Reprinted pp. 157-165 in Earl S. Johnson, The Humanistic Teachings of Earl S. Johnson . Boulder: Westview Press, 1983., Earl S. Johnson

Annotation: Describes the relation of science and society to curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration, Liberal Education/General Education, Science

Kamens, David H., and Aaron Benavot, "Elite Knowledge for the Masses: The Origins and Spread of Mathematics and Science Education in National Curricula," American Journal of Education , 99 (February, 1991), 137-180., David H. Kamens and Aaron Benavot

Annotation: Provides data on the entrance and extent of science and math in the curriculum of many nations.

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, Mathematics, Science, Curriculum History

Kass, Heidi, "The Transformation of Curricular Knowledge," The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 37(December, 1991), 367-383., Heidi Kass

Annotation: Identifies a variety of knowledge and value perspectives that must be taken into account in selecting curriculum content generally and in science in particular.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Science

Keiny, Shoshana, and Tzila Weiss, "A Case Study of a School-Based Curriculum Development as a Model for INSET," Journal of Education for Teaching, 12( No. 2, 1986), 155-166., Shoshana Keiny and Tzila Weiss

Annotation: Describes school-based curriculum development strategies used in one setting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Science

Kilbourn, Brent, "World Views and Science Teaching," pp. 34-43 in Hugh Munby, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell, eds., Seeing Curriculum in a New Light, Essays from Science Education. Toronto: OISE Press, 1980., Brent Kilbourn

Annotation: Describes the use and limitations of mechanistic explanations in science teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Values in the Classroom, Science, Philosophical Schools

Lopes, Alice Casimiro, and Elizabeth Macedo, "An Analysis of Disciplinarity on the Organization of School Knowledge," pp. 169-185 in Eero Ropo and Tero Autio, eds., International Conversations on Curriculum Studies: Subject, Society, and Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Alice Casimiro Lopes and Elizabeth Macedo

Annotation: Reviews various approaches to organizing the content of the curriculum (separate subjects/interdisciplinary); makes the distinction between subjects reflecting the disciplines of knowledge and those organized as school subjects that integrate content from multiple disciplines; illustrates this difference with the example of school science in Brazilian curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, School Subjects, Science, Comparative Curriculum

Marsh, David D., and Allan R. Odden, "Implementation of the California Mathematics and Science Curriculum Frameworks," pp. 219-239 in Allan R. Odden, ed., Education Policy Implementation. Albany,NY: SUNY Press, 1991.*, David D. Marsh and Allan R. Odden

Annotation: Describes the process of implementing California frameworks in science and math and their impacts on policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Frameworks, Mathematics, Science, Curriculum Implementation

Mathison, Sandra, "Implementing Curricular Change through State-mandated Testing: Ethical Issues," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision , 6 (Spring, 1991), 201-212., Sandra Mathison

Annotation: Gives an ethical critique of the New York State elementary science testing program (ESPET) and its utilitarian perspective.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Science, Evaluation of Instruction, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Mayer, William V., "The BSCS Past," The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Journal, 4(November, 1978), 5-9., William V. Mayer

Annotation: Gives some history of BSSC biology.

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

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

Munby, Hugh, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell,eds., Seeing Curriculum in a New Light: Essays From Science Education. Toronto: OISE, 1980. Reprinted by Lanham, NY: University Press of America, 1984., Hugh Munby, Graham Orpwood, and Thomas Russell

Annotation: Contains 10 essays that employ conceptual analysis to problems in teaching,curriculum, and research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Science, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Development Strategies, Knowledge Generation

Musgrave, Frank, "The Contribution of Sociology to the Study of the Curriculum," pp. 96-110 in John F. Kerr, ed., Changing the Curriculum . London: University of London Press, 1968., Frank Musgrave

Annotation: Discusses the sociological approach to curriculum study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Science, Knowledge Generation

Olson, John, "Classroom Knowledge and Curriculum Change: An Introduction," pp. 3-33 in John Olson, ed., Innovation in the Science Curriculum. New York: Nichols Publishing Co., 1982.*, John Olson

Annotation: Explains mechanistic and humanistic views of teaching and research on curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Science, Practical Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Olson, John, ed., Innovation in the Science Curriculum . London and Canberra: Croom Helm, Ltd.; New York: Nichols Publishing Co, 1982., John Olson

Annotation: Consists of five papers on various aspects of curriculum change in science.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Science, Practical Knowledge

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Learning for Tomorrow's World: First Results from PISA 2003. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Education Publications, 2004., Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Annotation: Gives detailed data from 31 countries on mathematics, science, and reading assessments of fifteen year-olds in 2003 and the relationship of other educational factors to these data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Student Assessment, Mathematics, Reading, Science

Orpwood, Graham W. F., "Defensible Roles for Researchers in Curriculum Policy - making," The Journal of Educational Thought, 17(December, 1983), 221-229.*, Graham W. F. Orpwood

Annotation: Reports a case study of an Ontario science education research and development project and the guidelines employed in involving researchers in the project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Evaluation, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Science

Orpwood, Graham W. F., "The Reflective Deliberator: A Case Study of Curriculum Policymaking," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 17(July-September, 1985), 293-304.*, Graham W. F. Orpwood

Annotation: Reports a case study of the deliberative process and arguements employed in a science curriculum policy making setting in a local Ontario school board.

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: Curriculum Deliberation, Science, Comparative Curriculum

Page, Reba, "Who Systematizes the Systematizers? Policy and Practice Interactions in a Case of State-Level Systemic Reform," Theory into Practice, 34(Winter, 1995), 21-29.*, Reba Page

Annotation: Reports a study of political aspects of a change involving the science curriculum framework in California.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Frameworks, Science, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Page, Reba N., "The Uncertain Value of School Knowledge: Biology at Westridge High," Teachers College Record, 100(Spring, 1999), 554-601., Reba N. Page

Annotation: Uncovers the factors in one high school's science classes that work against high quality science teaching and learning; illustrates curriculum-as-hybrid form of school knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge, Science, Teaching/Learning Process

Pereira, Peter, and Thomas W. Roby, eds., Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Historical Movements. Chicago: Mid-Western Center for Curriculum Studies, 1985., Peter Pereira and Thomas W. Roby

Annotation: Contains four papers by Dunkel, Connell, Posner, and Schubert on the topic; Dunkel offers first and last chapters of a manuscript on "The Epitaph of Educational Innovation."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Science

Pereira, Peter, and Thomas W. Roby, eds., Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Historical Movements . Chicago: The Mid-West Center for Curriculum Studies, 1985., Peter Pereira and Thomas W. Roby

Annotation: Contains essays by Dunkel on educational innovation and by Connell, Posner, and Schubert on science curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Science

Phillips, D. C., "On What Scientists Know, and How They Know It," pp. 37-59 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing . 84th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985., D. C. Phillips

Annotation: Describes the scientific method of research and related topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science

Porter, Andrew C., John Smithson, and Eric Osthoff, "Standard Setting as a Strategy for Upgrading High School Mathematics and Science," pp. 138-166 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., Andrew C. Porter, John Smithson, and Eric Osthoff

Annotation: Examines effects of using curriculum policy instruments such as increased graduation requirements, state curriculum frameworks, staff development, and textbook adoption requirements in six states.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Secondary School Curriculum, Mathematics, Science, Curriculum Frameworks

Posner, George J., Kenneth A Strike, Peter W. Hewson, and William A. Gertzog, "Accommodation of a Scientific Conception: Toward a Theroy of Conceptual Change," Science Education, 66( April, 1982), 211-227.*, George J. Posner, Kenneth A. Strike, Peter W. Hewson, and William A. Gertzog

Annotation: Reports evidence of accommodation by students of science of various scientific conceptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Psychology and Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process, Science

Raizen, Senta A., "Standards for Science Education," Teachers College Record, 100(Fall, 1998), 66-121., Senta A. Raizen

Annotation: Analyzes the concept of standards and its use and purposes (pp. 72-75) as a preamble to a review of the various science standards developed by AAAS, NSTA, NRC, etc.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Science, Content Selection and Organization

Committee on Research in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, Mathematics, Science, and Technology of Education: A Research Agenda . Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1985., Committee on Research

Annotation: Provides a research agenda on these subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Mathematics, Science, Computers and Technology as Subjects

Rudolph, John L., "From World War to Woods Hole: The Use of Wartime Research Models for Curriculum Reform," Teachers College Record, 104(March, 2002), 212-241., John L. Rudolph

Annotation: Argues that government research and development techniques were used with the NSF/USOE-funded science curriculum projects of the 1950s and 1960s.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Science

Schwab, Joseph J., "The Structure of the Natural Science," pp. 39-46 in G. W. Ford and Lawrence Pugno, eds., The Structure of Knowledge and the Curriculum. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964., Joseph J. Schwab

Annotation: Describes the substantive structures and the short-term and long-term syntax of the scientific disciplines.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science

Searles, W. E., "A Substantiation of Macdonald's Models in Science Curriculum Development," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 4(Winter, 1982), 127-155. Reprinted as "A Taxonomic Study of Curriculum Development Models Used in Science Education," European Journal of Science Education, 3(January-March, 1981), 77-91., W. E. Searles

Annotation: Reviews the models of curriculum development set forth by Macdonald and three conceptions of curriculum; reviews the development of science curriculum from 1850 onward in light of these models and conceptions; tests basis for content selection and organization via criteria drawn from ten leading curriculum theorists.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Science, Philosophical Schools, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History

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

Shwartz, Yael, Ayelet Weizman, David Fortus, Joseph Krajcik, and Brian Reiser, "THe IQWST Experience: Using Coherence as a Design Principle for a MIddle School Science Curriculum," Elementary School Journal, 109(November, 2008), 199-291., Yael Shwartz, Ayelet Weizman, David Fortus, Joseph Krajcik, and Brian Reiser

Annotation: Reports a study of how a middle school science curriculum dealt with five aspects of coherence.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Science, Content Selection and Organization

Singhm, Mano, Quest for Truth: Scientific Progress and Religious Beliefs. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa International, 2000., Mano Singhm

Annotation: Articulates the method and nature of truth characteristic of science; contrasts this with religious truth; explores the conflict between creationism and evolution; discusses a way of teaching science consistent with his analysis of scientific knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Religious Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Science, Knowledge Generation

Tamir, Pinchas, "Content Analysis Focusing on Inquiry," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 17(January-March, 1985), 87-94., Pinchas Tamir

Annotation: Shows how content analysis may be used in teaching science as inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science

Toulmin, Stephen, "The Construal of Reality: Criticism in Modern and Postmodern Science," pp. 99-117 in W. J. T. Mitchell, ed., The Politics of Interpretation . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983., Stephen Toulmin

Annotation: Shows how humanistic inquiry operates in natural sciences too.

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

Wells, Gordon, "Language and the Inquiry - Oriented Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry, 25 (Fall, 1995), 233-269., Gordon Wells

Annotation: Shows how pupils construct meaning in science through inquiry; discusses importance of discourse in inquiry-based learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science