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Barone, Thomas, "Things of Use and Things of Beauty: The Story of the Swain County High School Arts Program," Daedalus, 112 (Summer, 1983), 1-28. Reprinted pp. 275-295 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., The Educational Imagination . New York: Macmillan, 1985. Also reprinted in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.*, Thomas Barone

Annotation: Presents an aesthetic criticism of a North Carolina high school arts program.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Art Education

Behar, Linda S., and Paul S. George, "Teachers' Use of Curriculum Knowledge," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Spring, 1994), 48-69.*, Linda S. Behar and Paul S. George

Annotation: Reports a study of teachers', department heads', students', and parents' views of implementation of a high school Curriculum Differentiation Project (honors and regular programs).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Differentiation

Broudy, Harry S., B. Othanel Smith, and Joe R. Burnett, Democracy and Excellence in American Secondary Education: A Study in Curriculum Theory. New York: Rand McNally, 1964. (Reprinted: Huntington, NY: Robert E. Kreiger Publishing Co, 1978), Harry S. Broudy, B. Othanel Smith, and Joe R. Burnett

Annotation: Argues for a five-strand common program for students in secondary education (symbolic studies, basic sciences, developmental studies, value exemplars, and molar problems) for general education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Liberal Education/General Education

Burke, Daniel J., "Essential Knowledge: The Secondary School Dilemma," The High School Journal, 78 (Feb-Mar, 1995), 142-150.*, Daniel J. Burke

Annotation: Suggests six categories of essential knowledge and six categories of learning processes that should form the content of secondary school curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Burns, Gerald T., "Tradition and Revolution in the American Secondary Curriculum: The Cambridge High School Case," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 20(March-April, 1988), 99-118., Gerald T. Burns

Annotation: Documents a change in a Massachusetts high school form 1849-1886.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum History

Catterall, James S., and Emily Brizendine, "Proposition 13: Effects on High School Curricula, 1978-1983," American Journal of Education, 93(May, 1985), 327-351., James S. Catterall and Emily Brizendine

Annotation: Reports a survey of curriculum changes in California after cutting property taxes by more than half and the resulting financial stress on schools.

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

Chaucer, Harry, A Creative Approach to the Common Core Standards: The Da Vinci Curriculum. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012., Harry A. Chaucer

Annotation: Proposes a secondary school curriculum that "conserves, transmits, rectifies, and expands our heritage of values" (Dewey); organized historically around multi-disciplinary thinking of Leonardo Da Vinci;

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, 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, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Secondary School Curriculum

Cohen, Rosetta Marantz, "The Ordeal of Change: A True Story of High School Reform," Teachers College Record, 96(Winter, 1994), 148-166., Rosetta Marantz Cohen

Annotation: Reports on the process of change in one Coalition for Essential Schools school; three related responses follow this article.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Cusick, Philip A., The Egalitarian Ideal and the American High School: Studies of Three Schools . New York: Longman, 1984., Philip A. Cusick

Annotation: Reports studies of three high schools' curricula (Factory High, Suburban High, and Urban High).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Dimmock, Clive, and John Chi-Kin Lee, "Redesigning School-Based Curriculum Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Perspective," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 15(Summer, 2000), 332-358., Clive Dimmock and John Chi-Kin Lee

Annotation: Analyzes the relationship between restructuring of curriculum and the restructuring of leadership and organization in secondary schools of Hong Kong and Western Australia; notes the disjuncture between these when restructured separately; urges connectivity instead between them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Evaluation of Instruction, Organization Theory, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation

Ebel, Robert L., "Educational Programs: Secondary Schools," pp. 410-413 in Robert L. Ebel, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, fourth edition. New York: Macmillan, 1969., Robert L. Ebel

Annotation: Samples recent secondary programs in the schools, including instructional programs and differentiated programs.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Secondary School Curriculum

Eisner, Elliot W., What High Schools Are Like: Views from Inside (A Report on Stanford-in-the-Schools Project: Curriculum Panel Report) . Stanford, CA: School of Education, Stanford University, 1986., Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Reports a study of curriculum in the Stanford-in-the-Schools Project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Ennis, Catherine D., "When Avoiding Confrontation Leads to Avoiding Content: Disruptive Students' Impact on Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum and Supersision, 11 (Winter, 1996), 145-162., Catherine D. Ennis

Annotation: Reports three types of circumstances in 10 urban high schools where teachers say they aren't teaching certain content due to confrontations by students with teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Hidden Curriculum, Curriculum as Environment, Secondary School Curriculum

Franklin, Barry M., and Gary McCulloch, eds., The Death of the Comprehensive High School? Historical, Contemporary, and Comparative Perspectives. New York: Palsgrave Macmillan, 2007, Barry M. Franklin and Gary McCulloch

Annotation: Offers ten chapters (reviews and case studies) of the successes, , problems and changes in the comprehensive high school in the United States and around the world over the last half-century and into the contemporary period; the introduction and the epilogue by the editors provide succinct summaries of this work.

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: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum

Franklin, Barry N., Curriculum, Community, and Urban School Reform. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010., Barry N. Franklin

Annotation: Contains a collection of ethnographic/history reports of concrete urban school settings that attempted various curricular and educational reforms form the 1960s to the 2000s; analyzes them within the framework of certain concepts of community and curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics

Goodson, Ivor, "Subjects for Study: Aspects of a Social History of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 15(October-December, 1983), 391-408. A later version appears as "Subjects for Study," pp. 343-367 in Ivor Goodson, ed., Social Histories of the Secondary Curriculum: Subjects for Study. London: Falmer Press, 1985., Ivor Goodson

Annotation: Analyzes some aspects of histories of curriculum subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Secondary School Curriculum

Goodson, Ivor F., ed., Social Histories of the Secondary Curriculum: Subjects for Study . London: Falmer, 1985., Ivor F. Goodson

Annotation: Presents studies of the histories of several secondary subjects.

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: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum

Goodson, Ivor F., "Towards Curriculum History," pp. 1-8 in Ivor F. Goodson, ed., Social Histories of the Secondary Curriculum: Subjects for Study . London: Falmer, 1985., Ivor F. Goodson

Annotation: Argues for the study of the history of school subjects in the secondary curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum History

Gray, Kenneth, "Vocational Education in High School: A Modern Phoenix?" Phi Delta Kappan , 72 (February, 1991), 437-445.*, Kenneth Gray

Annotation: Provides a review of the history of vocational education in the U. S. and of related research on curriculum reform in vocational education.

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, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

Greene, Maxine, "Jeremiad and Curriculum: The Haunting of the Secondary School," Curriculum Inquiry, 15(Fall, 1985), 333-345., Maxine Greene

Annotation: Looks at historical trends in secondary school curriculum which reflect perspectives of sacred ideals in the context of presumed failure to achieve them.

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: Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hamilton, Stephen F., "Experiential Learning Programs for Youth," American Journal of Education, 88(February, 1980), 179-215., Stephen F. Hamilton

Annotation: Defines experiential learning, reviews selected evaluations of related programs, and makes recommendations for future research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Secondary School Curriculum

Hargreaves, David H., The Challenge for the Comprehensive School: Culture, Curriculum and Community . Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul of America, 1982., David H. Hargreaves

Annotation: Provides a broad sociological treatment of curriculum within its culture and community.

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: Secondary School Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum

Heyl, Helen Hay, and Willliam E. Young, "Curriculum," Review of Educational Research, 15(June, 1945),205-217., Helen Hay Heyl and Willliam E. Young

Annotation: Covers briefly childhood, secondary, and higher education curriculum research, surveys, and needed research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Elementary School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Higher Education Curriculum

Hirst, Paul H., "The Logic of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 1(May, 1969), 142-158. Reprinted pp. 232-250 in Richard Hooper, ed., The Curriculum: Context, Design & Development . Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1971. *, Paul H. Hirst

Annotation: Examines the arguments for universal objectives for the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: 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 Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Elementary School Curriculum, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Secondary School Curriculum

Hlebowitsh, Peter S., and William G. Wraga, eds., Annual Review of Research for School Leaders. New York: Scholastic (NASSP), 1996., Peter S. Hlebowitsh and William G. Wraga

Annotation: Contains eleven articles addressing success of U. S. secondary schools, interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction, and technology in the classroom.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Holt, Maurice, "The Comprehensive High School in the United States: A View from Europe and the United Kingdom," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 16(Winter, 2001), 137-161., Maurice Holt

Annotation: Traces the development of and challenges to the dominant ideology of the US comprehensive high school, with parallels and insights from similar developments in Europe and the United Kingdom.

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, Comparative Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kamens, David H., John W. Meyer, and Aaron Benavot, "Worldwide Patterns in Academic Secondary Education Curriculum," Comparative Education Review, 40(May, 1996), 116-138., David H. Kamens, John W. Meyer, and Aaron Benavot

Annotation: Analyzes patterns in worldwide data on preparatory curricula for entering higher education.

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: Comparative Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

Kirst, Michael W., and Gail R. Meister, "Turbulence in American Secondary Schools: What Reforms Last?" Curriculum Inquiry, 15(Summer, 1985), 169-186., Michael W. Kirst and Gail R. Meister

Annotation: Examines the history of demands for reform and reports four kinds of reforms that last; makes suggestions for improved curriculum policy-making.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Kliebard, Herbert M., "A Century of Growing Antagonism in High School- College Relations," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 3(Fall, 1987), 61-70. Reprinted with modifications, pp. 50-60 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Changing Course: American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002., Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Sets forth the occurence of battles between high schools and colleges from 1890s to mid-twentieth century.

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: Secondary School Curriculum, Higher Education Curriculum, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kliebard, Herbert M., "The 'Cardinal Principles' Report as Archaeological Deposit," Curriculum Studies, 3(October, 1995). Reprinted with editorial modifications, pp. 39-49 in Herbert M. Kliebard, Changing Course: American Curriculum Reform in the 20th Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2002., Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Contrasts the 1918 Cardinal Principles report with the 1893 Committee of Ten report; suggests revised interpretations of each report's consequences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Kridel, Craig, "Reconsidersation: The Story of the Eight-Year Study," Educational Studies, 25 (Summer, 1994), 101-115., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Reviews a 1942 volume on the Eight-year Study by Wilford M. Aikin and corrects several misconceptions about the study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Integration

Kridel, Craig, "The Harvard Redbook and the 1939 Student Council Report," pp. 161-170 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Explores the failure of the Harvard Redbook proposals for general education.

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: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Specialization vs General Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

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

Kuo, Victor, "Transforming American High Schools: Possibilities for the Next Phase of High School Reform," Peabody Journal of Education, 85(No. 3, 2010), 389-401., Victor Kuo

Annotation: Discusses five possibilities for high school reform and philanthropy's role in such reforms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Levin, Ben, More High School Graduates: How Schools Can Save Students from Dropping Out. Thousand Oakes, CA: Corwin Press, 2012., Ben Levin

Annotation: Gives four primary practical strategies to be undertaken by high schools to keep students from dropping out; gives guidelines for implementing such practices and many examples being used in real school situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Little, Judith Warren, and Susan M. Threatt, "Work on the Margins: Compromises of Purpose and Content in Secondary Schools," Curriculum Inquiry, 24(Fall,1994), 269-292., Judith Warren Little and Susan M. Threatt

Annotation: Shows how vocational education in five California comprehensive high schools is compromised in purpose and content.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Vocational vs. Liberal Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin, "Student Perspectices on Curriculum Innovation and Change in an English Secondary School: An Empirical Study," British Educational Research Journal, 18(No. 3, 1992), 221-234., Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

Annotation: Interviews students and teachers on their understanding of their roles in curriculum innovation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

Marsh, David D., Judy B. Codding, and Associates, The New American High School. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Books, 1999., David D. Marsh and Judy B. Codding

Annotation: Argues for a standards-driven curriculum for the high school resulting in a certificate of initial mastery.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

McDonald, Joseph P. , "High School in the 21st Century: Managing the Core Dilemma," pp. 26 -44 in Floyd M. Hammack, ed., The Comprehensive High School Today. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Joseph P. McDonald

Annotation: Traces the history of the comprehensive high school with special attention to books by James B. Conant and Ted Sizer.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum History

McNeil, Linda M., Contradictory Control: School Structure and School Knowledge . New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986., Linda M. McNeil

Annotation: Examines four high schools to discover ways management controls are exerted to achieve 'quality' and illustrates the resulting contradictions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Efficiency/Control

Meier, Deborah, "Supposing That...," Phi Delta Kappan, 78 (December, 1996), 271-276. *, Deborah Meier

Annotation: Sketches outlines of a school program at all levels based on educational principles of a good kindergarten.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Elementary School Curriculum, Middle School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

Murphy, Joseph, Thomas R. Hull, and Allan Walker, "Academic Drift and Curriculum Debris: Analysis of High School Course-taking Patterns and Its Implications for Local Policy Makers," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 19(July-August, 1987), 341-360., Joseph Murphy, Thomas R. Hull, and Allan Walker

Annotation: Reports a study of academic vs non-academic course-taking patterns by subject areas.

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: Enrollment Changes-Implications, Secondary School Curriculum

Nelson, Margaret and Sam D. Sieber, "Innovations in Urban Secondary Schools," School Review, 84(February, 1976), 213-231., Margaret Nelson and Sam D. Sieber

Annotation: Describes a study of innovation in schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Noddings, Nel, Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Identifies and argures for critical thinking topics of an existential nature that might be covered in the curriculum; includes self-understanding, facing war, home and parenting, relating to animals and nature, advertising and propaganda, making a living, gender, and religion.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Noddings, Nel, Education and Democracy in the 21st Century. New York: Teachers College Press, 2013., Nel Noddings

Annotation: Presents a new vision of curriculum based on humane values and differentiated expectations for diverse students; critiques current curriculum assumptions and current policy prescriptions, including those regarding testing and accountability.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Democratic Education, Literature of Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Page, Reba, "The Lower-Track Curriculum at a 'Heavenly' High School: 'Cycles of Prejudice'," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(May-June, 1989), 197-221., Reba Page

Annotation: Reports an interpretive study of a midwestern high school on the dynamics of lower-track students' relation to the curriculum.

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 Differentiation, Secondary School Curriculum

Page, Reba N., "Games of Chance: The Lower-Track Curriculum in a College-Preparatory High School," Curriculum Inquiry, 20(Fall, 1990), 249-281., Reba N. Page

Annotation: Describes a high school lower-track curriculum in which knowledge is trivialized and luck reigns.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum Differentiation, Secondary School Curriculum

Page, Reba, and Linda Valli, eds., Curriculum Differentiation: Interpretive Studies in U. S. Secondary Schools . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990., Reba Page and Linda Valli

Annotation: Reports interpretive studies of the use of curriculum differentiation and tracking in a number of secondary schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Secondary School Curriculum

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

Reese, William J., "Knowledge of the Most Worth," pp. 103-122 in William J. Reese, The Origins of the American High School. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995., William J. Reese

Annotation: Records the curriculum and textbooks of selected high schools from 1820-1880; additional related facts appear in a following chapter.

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, Textbooks, Secondary School Curriculum

Reid, William A., " 'The Educational Situation as Concerns Secondary Education' : Thoughts on the Thoughts of John Dewey," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Winter, 2002), 130-143.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Reviews the substance of Dewey's 1902 article, analyzes its relevance for today, and offers some guidance for today based on this analysis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Rugg, Harold, American Life and the School Curriculum: Next Steps Toward Schools of Living. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1936., Harold Rugg

Annotation: Reviews in detail the history of United States curriculum within the context of social changes; purposes a new educational program: a school of living.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Frameworks

Sizer, Theodore R., "Courses" pp. 116-134 in The New American High School. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013., Theodore R. Sizer

Annotation: Gives the author's proposals for thehigh school curriculum that he would envision for the future; other sections of the book also mention related features that round out the specific guidelines presented in this chapter; also provides some autobiographical stories about the author's life and experiences as a teacher and a professional educator.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Secondary School Curriculum

Smith, Joe M., "Taking Humpty Dumpty Out of the Curriculum," NASSP Bulletin, 68 (December, 1984), 103-107., Joe M. Smith

Annotation: Describes what curriculum is and is not.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Tanner, Daniel, "The Structure and Function of the American Secondary School: A National Survey," pp. 95-113 in Peter S. Hlebowitsh and William G. Wraga, eds., Annual Review of Research for School Leaders. New York: Scholastic (NASSP), 1996., Daniel Tanner

Annotation: Reviews change in the secondary school's comprehensiveness over recent history and reports trends in a number of related dimensions

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Thompson, Harry, and Christine E. Deer, "The Institutionalization of a Senior Secondary Curriculum in New South Wales High Schools," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(March-April, 1989), 169-184., Harry Thompson and Christine E. Deer

Annotation: Reports a study of aspects of institutionalization of a curriculum using Miles' conceptualizations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Secondary School Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Deliberation

Vars, Gordon F., "Another Look at Tomorrow's High School, Part One: Implication s for High School Curriculum from the Eight-Year Study," Voices from the Field (Journal of the National High School Association), 2(Fall, 1999), 27-34.*, Gordon F. Vars

Annotation: Presents five lessons of the Eight-Year Study for the high school curriculum; five more lessons appear in part two of the article appearing in the next issue of the journal, 2, Spring/Summer, 2000.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum

Vars, Gordon F., "Another Look at Tomorrow's High School, Part Two: Lessons from the Eight-Year Study for High School Methods, Guidance Assessment, and the Change Process," Voices from the Field (Journal of the National High School Association), 2(Spring/Summer, 2000), 4-11., Gordon F. Vars

Annotation: Presents lessons 6-10 (1-5 appear in previous issue of the journal, 2, Fall, 1999) of the Eight-Year Study for the high school curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum

Walmsley, Sean A., "On the Purpose and Content of Secondary Reading Programs: An Educational Ideological Perspective," Curriculum Inquiry, 11(Spring, 1981), 73-93., Sean A. Walmsley

Annotation: Employs several specific ideological types and their related educational purposes to secondary reading programs.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Reading, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Westbury, Ian, "How Should We Be Judging the American High School?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 20(July-August, 1988), 291-315., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Discusses the types of secondary schools that might be created through educational reforms in light of evidence of past accomplishments of these traditions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum

Wilson, Bruce L., and Gretchen B. Rossman, Mandating Academic Excellence: High School Responses to State Curriculum Reform. New York: Teachers College Press, 1993., Bruce L. Wilson and Gretchen B. Rossman

Annotation: Reports an examination of five schools' responses to Maryland's increased course requirements of 1985 by RBS researchers with implications for the role of policy changes in school reform.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Core Mandates, Secondary School Curriculum

Wraga, William G., "A Progressive Legacy Squandered: The Cardinal Principles Report Reconsidered," History of Education Quarterly, 41(Winter, 2001), 494-519.*, William G. Wraga

Annotation: Corrects Krug's interpretation of the Cardinal Principles Reports based on rereading the evidence.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Secondary School Curriculum

Wraga, William G., "Progressive Pioneer: Alexander James Inglis (1879-1924) and American Secondary Education," Teachers College Record, 108(June, 2006),1080-1105., William G. Wraga

Annotation: Presents Inglis' contributions to secondary education and analyzes them in relation to four interpretations of prgressivism offered by educational historians; places Inglis among pedagogical progressives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Secondary School Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wraga, William G., "The Comprehensive High School Revisited: Issues of Development and Dissemination," Curriculum History, (March, 1998), 73-85.*, William G. Wraga

Annotation: Taces the development of the comprehensive high school from 1905-1930.

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: Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum History

Yates, Lyn, "Is Women's Studies a Legitimate School Subject? An Outline of an Agenda for Discussion," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 18(January-March, 1986), 17-30., Lyn Yates

Annotation: Raises several issues about the form and appropriateness of including women's studies in the secondary curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization, Secondary School Curriculum, School Subjects