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Van Manen, Max, "Reconceptionalist Curriculum Thought: A Review of Recent Literature," Curriculum Inquiry, 8(Winter, 1978), 365-375.*, Manen Max Van

Annotation: Takes a hard look at four books written by curriculum reconceptualists.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation, Literature of Curriculum

Van Manen, Max, Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy . Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990. Second edition with new Preface, London, Ontario: The Althouse Press, 1997., Manen Max Van

Annotation: Provides a thorough-going treatment of hermeneutic phenomenological research, reflection , and writing.

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

Van Manen, Max, "Theory of the Unique: Thoughtful Learning for Pedagogic Tactfulness," pp. 63-80 in Geoffrey Milburn and Robin Enns, eds., Curriculum Canada VI. Vancouver: CSCI, University of British Columbia, 1985., Manen Max Van

Annotation: Explains the theoretic basis of pedagogical tactfulness, introduces phenomenological research, and illustrates inquiry in this mode; followed by a response to this article.

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

Van Manen, Max, "The Phenomenology of Pedagogic Observation," Canadian Journal of Education, 4(March, 1979), 5-16.*, Manen Max Van

Annotation: Describes how phenomenological descriptions are constructed.

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

Van Manen, Max, "The Relation Between Research and Pedagogy," Phenomenology + Pedagogy, 4(No. 3, 1980), 78-93. Reprinted pp. 437-452 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988., Manen Max Van

Annotation: Discusses the phenomenology of pedagogy, of the particular case.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching

Van Manen, Max, "We Need to Show How Our Human Science Practice is a Relation of Pedagogy," Phenomenology+Pedagogy, 4(No. 3, 1986), 78-93.*, Manen Max Van

Annotation: Shows what pedagogy is not and what it is; calls for pedogogical interpretation of certain phenomena in children.

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: Conceptions of Teaching

Van Manen, M. J. Max, "An Exploration of Alternative Research Orientations in Social Education," Theory and Research in Social Education, 3(No. 1, 1975), 1-28., Manen Van and M. J. Max

Annotation: Treats traditional, interpretive, and critical forms of research in social education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Social Studies, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Van Til, William, ed., ASCD in Retrospect. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1986., Til William Van

Annotation: Presents comments by 11 past-presidents of ASCD on the organization's contributions in various domains; all chapters have historical relevance.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, American/International Curriculum Organizations, Professionalization in Curriculum, Curriculum Specialists in Schools

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

Vars, Gordon F., "Common Learnings: A 50-Year Quest," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 16(Fall, 2000), 70-89.*, Gordon F. Vars

Annotation: Traces the scholarly history of common learnings and the core or integrated design for organizing curriculum content; includes summaries of Vars' work related to these topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration, Core Mandates, Liberal Education/General Education

Vars, Gordon F., and William T. Lowe, "Societal Forces Influencing Curriculum Decisions," Review of Educational Research, 33(June, 1963), 254-267., Gordon F. Vars and William T. Lowe

Annotation: Examines research on social realities and social problems that relate to selection of curricular subject matter and learning experiences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization

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

Violas, Paul C., "Progressives and Revisionist History," pp. 34-38 in Laurel N. Tanner, ed., Papers of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History. University Park, PA: The Society, College of Education, Penn State University, 1981., Paul C. Violas

Annotation: Provides a revisionist historian's view of papers by progressives Butts, Caswell, and Leonard that precede this paper.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History

Virtue, David C., "Remembering Gordon Vars," Middle School Journal, 43(March, 2012), 5., David C. Virtue

Annotation: Presents a tribute to middle school proponent Gordon Vars upon his death.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Middle School Curriculum

Visscher-Voerman, Irene, Kent Gustafson, and Tjeerd Plomp, "Educational Design and Development: An Overview of Paradigms," pp. 15-28 in Jan van den Akker, Robert M. Branch, Kent Gustafson, Nienke Nieveen, and Tjeerd Plomp, eds., Design Approaches and Tools in Education and Training. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999., Irene Visscher-Voerman, Kent Gustafson, and Tjeerd Plomp

Annotation: Describes, analyzes, and compares four development paradigms (instrumental, communicative, pragmatic, and artistic); gives vignettes of each paradigm.

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: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Development Strategies

Waetjen, Walter B., "Curiosity and Exploration: Roles in Intellectual Development and Learning," pp. 40-58 in A. Harry Passow and Robert R. Leeper, eds., Intellectual Development: Another Look . Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1964., Walter B. Waetjen

Annotation: Summarizes studies of curiosity and related variables that have implications for education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Psychology and Curriculum

Wagstaff, Juanita Garcia, "Site-Based Management, Shared Decision Making, and Science and Mathematics Education: A Tale of Two Districts," Theory into Practice, 34(Winter, 1995), 66-73.*, Juanita Garcia Wagstaff

Annotation: Evaluates the impact of site-based management and shared decision-making in two Texas school districts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Wahlstrom, Ninni, "Where is 'Political' in Curriculum Research? Journal of Curriculum Studies, 50(6, 2018), 711-723", Ninni Wahlstrom

Annotation: Reviews articles in JCS's first 50 years that reflect the changing history of curriculum research during this period; treats topics such as content vs goals, the advent of ethnographic methods, the tension over whether to focus on schools or their broader social contexts; and whether a political perspective should be incorporated into curriculum research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Reseach and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Wahlstrom, Ninni, and Daniel Sundberg, "Discursive Institutionalism: Toward a Framework for Analyzing the Relation Between Policy and Curriculum," Journal of Educational Policy, 33(1, 2017)., Ninni Wahlstrom and Daniel Sundberg

Annotation: Offers a framework for analyzing transnational curricula at several levels (societal, programmatic, policy enactment, and curricular enactment) based on curriculum theory and discursive institutionalism (illustrated in the context of Swedish Lgr 11).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Concpetual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Waks, Leonard J., "Brown v Board, Common Citizenship,and the Limits of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 20(Winter, 2005), 94-128., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Shows how equal or common citizenship has not been achieved through court decisions since Brown, how factors inside and outside schools have changed the context for equal citizenship, and poses a possible solution: the networked common school in a virtual megasetting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, 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 History, Citizenship Education, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Hidden Curriculum, Criticism of Schooling, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Waks, Leonard J., "Educational Objectives and Existential Heroes," pp. 15-29, "Curriculum as Engineering Design," pp. 31-35; "Curriculum Philosophy and Accountability," pp. 37-42 in Leonard J. Waks, Technology's School: The Challenge to Philosophy. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1995. *, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Critiques the doctrine of technical planning, evaluation, and behavioral specification and their relation to accountability

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, 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 Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Waks, Leonard J., "Nonbehavioral Goals: Investigating the Validity of the Two-Defect Argument," Curriculum Theory Network, 4(No.1, 1973/74), 37-42., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Points out the problems with behavioral goals in educational research and why scientific researchers have problems with nonnbehavioral goals.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Waks, Leonard J., "Reid's Theory of Curriculum as Institutionalized Practice," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 32(July-August, 2000), 589-598.*, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Reviews Reid's book, Curriculum as Institution and Practice, 1999, and comments on two concerns.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Organization Theory

Waks, Leonard J., "Rereading 'Democracy and Education' Today," Education and Culture, 23(No.1, 2007), 27-37., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Draws on Dewey to suggest two emphases for the curriculum: 1) studies of transnational human concerns, and 2) shared activities/subject matter across ethnic and cultural groups locally; these can help to overcome the excesses of nationalism and a fractured culture.

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: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Waks, Leonard J., "The Educational Situation 1901-2001: From Industrial Nation-State to Global Network Society," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(WInter, 2002), 100-103., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Includes a reprint of a portion of Dewey's 1902 "The Educational Situation" ; introduces a symposium on this writing of Dewey's.

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

Waks, Leonard J., " 'The Educational Situation as Concerns the Universtiy' : 1901-2001," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Winter, 2002), 144-159., Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Reviews the substance of Dewey's 1902 article and analyzes the recent and current situation facing higher education today in light of its contrast with Dewey's time.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Higher Education Curriculum

Waks, Leonard J., "The Project Method in Postindustrial Education," Journal of Curriculum Studies," 29(July-August, 1997), 391-406.*, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Reviews historical conceptions of project-based curricula as offerred by Dewey and Kilpatrick and notes critiques of these by Charters and Bode; suggest starting points for new formulations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Walberg, Herbert J., "The Social Environment as a Mediator of Classroom Learning," Journal of Educational Psychology, 60(1969), 443-448., Herbert J. Walberg

Annotation: Analyzes the social environment as a mediator of classroom learning.

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, Teaching/Learning Process

Walberg, Herbert J., Richard P. Niemiec, and Wayne C. Frederick, "Productive Curriculum Time," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Spring,1994), 86-100., Herbert J. Walberg, Richard P. Niemiec, and Wayne C. Frederick

Annotation: Reviews research on use of time and its effects on learning within the curriculum and the school day and year.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Time on Task

Walker, Decker, "A Naturalistic Model for Curriculum Development," School Review, 80(November, 1971), 51-65. Also ERIC Document No. ED 042 252.*, Decker Walker

Annotation: Presents a conception of curriculum development that embraces political elements and processes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Walker, Decker, "Curriculum Policymaking," pp. 280-286 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed. New York: Macmillan,1992.*, Decker Walker

Annotation: Summarizes the state of curriculum policy making in the U. S. from 1958 to 1991; notes both national and state processes at work as well as the effects.

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

Walker, Decker, "The Curriculum Field in Formation: A Review of the Twenty-Sixth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education," Curriculum Theory Network, 4(No. 4, 1975), 263-280.*, Decker Walker

Annotation: Reviews the 26th NSSE Yearbook in its historical context.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, 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, Curriculum History, Professionalization in Curriculum

Walker, Decker F., "A Barnstorming Tour of Writing in Curriculum," pp. 71-81 in Arthur W. Foshay, ed., Considered Action for Curriculum Improvement, 1980 ASCD Yearbook. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1980.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Gives an overview of various types of curriculum literature and offers some criticisms on such writings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

Walker, Decker F., "Approaches to Curriculum Development," pp. 263-290 in Jon Schaffarzick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1979.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Distinguishes three modes of curriculum development: policy making, generic, and site-specific development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Walker, Decker F., "A Study of Deliberation in Three Curriculum Projects," Curriculum Theory Network, 7(1971), 118-134., Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Describes a system of analysis used to study three curriculum development projects; has application elsewhere as well.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Walker, Decker F., "Back to the Future: The New Conservatism in Education," Educational Researcher, 19(April, 1990), 35-38., Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Reviews three 1987 books (Finn & Ravitch, Hirsch, Bloom) and notes their ideological perspectives and their non-research bases.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Walker, Decker F. "Curriculum Theory is Many Things to Many People," Theory into Practice, 21(Winter, 1982), 62-65.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Distinguishes four types of curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Walker, Decker F., "Methodological Issues in Curriculum Research," pp. 98-118 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Reviews writings on scientific and qualitative research methods in general and in curriculum, and proposes a method of formative curriculum research appropriate to use with practical curriculum problems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Walker, Decker F., "Straining to Lift Ourselves: A Critique of the Foundations of the Curriculum Field." Curriculum Theory Network, 5(No. 1, 1975), 3-25., Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Examines underlying assumptions about curriculum policy found in the 1927 NSSE yearbook on curriculum-making and draws current implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Professionalization in Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Walker, Decker F., "Toward Comprehension of Curricular Realities," pp. 268-308 in Lee S. Shulman, ed., Review of Research in Education, 4: 1976. Itasca, IL: F. E. Peacock, 1977.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Reviews research in four domains of curriculum: curriculum in relation to student achievement, curriculum change in relation to social forces, change processes within school and classroom, and studies of the curriculum field itself.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Walker, Decker F., "What Curriculum Research?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 5(May, 1973), 58-72. Reprinted pp. 510-525 in James R. Gress and David E. Purpel, eds., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Identifies alternative research assumptions to the traditional empirical research assumptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Walker, Decker F., and Jon Schaffarzick, "Comparing Curricula," Review of Educational Research, 44(Winter, 1974), 83-111. Reprinted pp. 412-441 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977.*, Decker F. Walker and Jon Schaffarzick

Annotation: Reviews studies that compare results of various subject curricula and draws implications from these results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, School Subjects

Walker, H. M., "Curriculum and Instruction: Special Education," pp. 229-232 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. Supplement Volume One. New York: Pergamon, 1988., H. M. Walker

Annotation: Discusses the identification, teaching, and assessment of social skills to special education students; also suggests related 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: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Exceptional Education, Content Selection and Organization

Walker, J. C., "A Philosophy of Leadership in Curriculum Development: A Pragmatic and Holistic Approach," pp. 47-82 in Pat A. Drignan and R.J.S. Macpherson, eds., Educative Leadership: A Practical Theory for New Administrators and Mangers. London: The Falmer Press, 1992., J. C. Walker

Annotation: Presents a pragmatic holistic model of curriculum development within an educative philosophy of curriculum leadership.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, 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 Development Strategies

Walker, J. C., "Democracy and Pragmatism in Curriculum Development," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 19(No. 2, 1987), 1--10.*, J. C. Walker

Annotation: Discusses power (centralized bureaucratic, demarchy, pragmatic democratic) in relation to curriculum development and shows why he favors the second form of decision making in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Walker, Melainie, "Capabilities, Flourishing, and the Normative Purposes of Action Research," pp. 301-312 in Susan Noffke and Bridget Somekh, eds., The Sage Handbook of Educational Action Research. Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage, 2009., Melainie Walker

Annotation: Identifies crucial educational aims for democratic societies and proposes that action research be done within these normative contexts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Walker, Rob, "Getting Involved in Curriculum Research: A Personal History," pp. 193-213 in Martin Lawn and Len Barton, eds., Rethinking Curriculum Studies . New York: Halsted Press, 1981., Rob Walker

Annotation: Presents typologies of classroom research and illustrates by referring to a study of the SAFARI project in England.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Classroom Observation & Research, Comparative Curriculum, Teacher Research

Walker, Rob, "Three Good Reasons for not Doing Case Studies in Curriculum Research," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 15(April-June, 1983), 155-165. Reprinted pp. 103-116 in Ernest House, ed., New Directions in Educational Evaluation. Philadelphia, PA: Falmer, 1986.*, Rob Walker

Annotation: Examines the reasons why case studies are often seen as weak forms of inquiry in curriculum studies and offers some arguments for their value.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Walker, Stephen and Len Barton, Gender, Class, and Education . London: Falmer Press, 1983., Stephen Walker and Len Barton

Annotation: Relates the gender and class issues in the hidden curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Hidden Curriculum

Wallace, Mike, "A Historical Review of Action Research: Some Implications for the Education of Teachers in their Managerial Role," Journal of Education for Teaching, 13(No. 2, 1987), 97-115.*, Mike Wallace

Annotation: Reviews the historical development of action research and its use.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Classroom Observation & Research

Wallin, Jason J., A Deleuzian Approach to Curriculum: Essays on a Pedagogical Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010., Jason J. Wallin

Annotation: Draws on the ideas of Giles Deleuze and others to critique several existing views of curriculum theory; puts forward and argues for a form of doing curriculum theory based on ontological experimentation and artistic innovation; explores a huge range of writers and the implications of their thought for this new view of curriculum theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

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

Wang, Hongyu, From the Parade Child to the King of Chaos: The Complex Journey of William Doll: Teacher Educator. New York: Peter Lang, 2016., Hongyu Wang

Annotation: Presents seven personal essays on Doll's pedagogy: the pedagogy of play, perturbation, presence, patterns, passion, peace, and participation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists; Curricuum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process; Conceptions of Teaching

Wang, Hongyu, "The Call from the Stranger: Dwayne Huebner's Vision of Curriculum as Spiritual Journey," pp. 287-299 in William E. Doll, Jr., and Noel Gough, eds., Curriculum Visions. New York: Peter Lang, 2002., Hongyu Wang

Annotation: Highlights Huebner's spiritual vision of curriculum (consciousness, imagination, will, power, love) and its relation to the experience of the transcendent and to acknowledging the student as stranger.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Theorists, 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: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Philosophical Schools, Curriculum as Experience

Wang, Margaret C., Geneva D. Haertell, and Herbert J. Walberg, "Models of Reform: A Comparative Guide," Educational Leadership, 55 (April, 1998), 66-71.*, Margaret C. Wang, Geneva D. Haertell, and Herbert J. Walberg

Annotation: Compares twelve programs for at-risk children in relation to 25 research-based practices.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Wang, Mei-qian, and Xu-dong Zheng, "Embodied Cognition and Curriculum Construction," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(No. 5, 2018), 217-228., Mei-qian Wang and Xu-dong Zheng

Annotation: Argues for an embodied curriculum in which both cognitive, bodily, and environmental factors are acknowledged and educated; traces and critiques the rise of the disembodied curriculum; discusses the epistemology of reflective practice, the role of the learner's life experiences in an embodied curriculum, and the uses of technology in such a curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry--Speculative Essay
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Wasser, Judith Davidson, and Liora Bresler,"Working in the Interpretive Zone: Conceptualizing Collaboration in Qualitative Research Teams," Educational Researcher, 25, (June/July, 1996), 5-15., Judith Davidson Wasser and Liora Bresler

Annotation: Reports an example and an analysis of collaborative interpretation within qualitative research projects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Art Education

Watkins, William H., "Black Curriculum Orientations: A Preliminary Inquiry," Harvard Educational Review, 63(Fall, l993), 321-338., William H. Watkins

Annotation: Portrays black functionalism, accommodationism, liberal education, nationalist, Afrocentric, and social reconstructionism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History

Watkins, William H., "Teaching and Learning in the Black Colleges: a 130-Year Retrospective," Teaching Education, 3(Summer/Fall 1990), 10-25., William H. Watkins

Annotation: Traces the history, purpose, and philosophies of Black college curricula between 1860-1990.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education

Watkins, William H., and Y. Byo, "Curriculum History: Nigeria," pp. 218-220 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. Supplement Volume One. New York: Pergamon, 1988., William H. Watkins and Y. Byo

Annotation: Traces very briefly the history of curricula in Nigeria in pre-colonial, colonial, and post-independence periods.

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

Watras, Joseph, "Philosophy of Education and the Eight Year Study, 1930-1940," Curriculum History (SSCH), (2004), 75-81., Joseph Watras

Annotation: Examines the development and curricular philosophies of the work of the Eight-Year Study; considers its impact on progressive ideas of democracy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Watt, John, "Schooling and Comprehensive Understanding," pp. 151-165, and "Mores, Myths, and Moralities," pp. 166-184 in his Ideology, Objectivity, and Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1994., John Watt

Annotation: Proposes curriculum based on the concept of comprehensive understanding (not on ideology or constructivism) and the concept of evaluative pluralism.

Broad Topical Focus: 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, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Hidden Curriculum

Weade, Regina, "Curriculum 'n' Instruction: The Construction of Meaning," Theory Into Practice, 26(Winter, 1987), 15-25., Regina Weade

Annotation: Raises the desirability of linking curriculum and instruction as a way of reflecting on what occurs in classrooms, with illustrations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wearing, Judy, Marcea Ingersoll, Christopher DeLuca, Benjamin Bolen, Holly Ogden, and Theodore Michael Christou, eds., Key Concepts in Curriclum Studies: Perspectives on the Fundamentals. New York: Routledge, 2019., Judy Wearing

Annotation: Contains anchor texts and responses on19 constructs related to curriculum from Aesthetics to Temporality.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories; Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives; Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Webber, Julie A., and William M. Reynolds, "Afterword: Mulitplicities and Curriculum Theory," pp. 203-209 in William M. Reynolds and Julie A. Webber, eds., Expanding Curriculum Theory: Dis/positions and Lines of Flight. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., Julie A. Webber and William M. Reynolds

Annotation: Analyzes preceding articles that employed emerging interpretive forms of curriculum inquiry and identified five characteristics of these approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Weber, Lillian, Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Reexaminations of Teaching and Schooling. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997., Lillian Weber

Annotation: Contains twelve essays on Weber's theories of teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process

Weber, Sandra J., "The Nature of Interviewing," Phenomenology +Pedagogy, 4(No. 2, 1986), 65-72., Sandra J. Weber

Annotation: Describes keys to appropriate interviewing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Wegener, Charles, "Being Practical With Schwab," Curriculum Inquiry, 16 (Summer, 1986), 215-232., Charles Wegener

Annotation: Comments on Schwab's theory of the practical in "The Practical 4", 13(1983).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists,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: Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Development Strategies

Weilbacher, Gary, "Is Curriculum Integration an Endangered Species?" Middle School Journal, 33(November, 2001), 18-27., Gary Weilbacher

Annotation: Reports an interview study of teachers' reasons for returning to traditional forms of curriculum (from an integrated form of curriculum to which they were committed).

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 Integration

Weingarten, Ira, "Conceptualizing the Reconceptualists," Paper given at AERA, 1975, ERIC Document No. ED 106 180., Ira Weingarten

Annotation: Summarizes contributions of artistic and other approaches to curriculum inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Weis, Lois, "Inequality: A Sociological Perspective in Teacher Education," Educational Foundations, 1(Fall, 1986), 41-50.*, Lois Weis

Annotation: Critiques teacher education from the perspective of inequality.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Teacher Education

Weis, Lois, "Schooling and Cultural Production: A Comparison of Black and White Lived Culture," pp. 235-261 in Michael W. Apple and Lois Weis, eds., Ideology and Practice in Schooling. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1983., Lois Weis

Annotation: Provides an example of a phenomenological study on this topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge

Weis, Lois, Cameron McCarthy, and Greg Dimitriadis, eds., Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education: Revisiting the Work of Michael Apple. New York: Routledge, 2006., Lois Weis, Cameron McCarthy, and Greg Dimitriadis

Annotation: Includes nine essays highlighting the contributions of Michael Apple to critical sociology of education; has concluding essay by Apple and interviews with him.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Weiss, Carol H., "The Politicization of Evaluation Research," pp. 327-338 in Carol h. Weiss, ed., Evaluation Action Programs: Readings in Social Action and Education . Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1972., Carol H. Weiss

Annotation: Identifies trends in evaluation research resulting from political pressures on evaluators.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics

Weiss, Joel, "Assessing Nonconventional Outcomes of Schooling," pp. 405-454 in David C. Berliner, ed., Review of Research in Education, 8:1980 . Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 1980.*, Joel Weiss

Annotation: Interprets evaluative studies of conventional and non-conventional program outcomes and critiques theories and methods for doing such research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Weiss, Joel, "Evaluation as Subversive Educational Activity," pp. 121-131 in Geofrey Milburn, Ivor F. Goodson, and Robert J. Clark, eds., Re-Interpreting Curriculum Research: Images and Arguments . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1989., Joel Weiss

Annotation: Treats evaluation from multiple perspectives, including critical ethnography, and offers an agenda of studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Weiss, Joel, and Jack Edwards, "Data Banks: Observations on a Methodology for Securing Curriculum Development Process Data," Curriculum Theory Network, 7 (1971), 35-42., Joel Weiss and Jack Edwards

Annotation: Lists a series of curriculum categories and concerns into which curriculum data can be placed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Deliberation

Wells, Amy Stuart, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Awo Korantemaa Atanda, and Anita Tijerina Revilla, "Tackling Racial Segregation One Policy at a Time: Why School Desegregation Only Went So Far," Teachers College Record, 107(Sepember, 2005), 2141-2177., Amy Stuart Wells, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Awo Korantemaa Atanda, and Anita Tijerina Revilla

Annotation: Reports on a 5-year case study of six racially diverse high schools from the late 1970s; describes their curricular and organizational methods of school integration, the external societal factors that influenced the effects of these efforts, and the views of graduates about the long-term impact of their school experiences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Multicultural Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

Wells, Herbert George, "The Informative Content of Education," pp. 95-130 in Herbert George Wells, World Brain. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1938, Herbert George Wells

Annotation: Presents to a British audience his recommendations on what the general citizen should know from his schooling; contains a diagram of such a program based on his idea of a World Encyclopedia (explained in related articles in this book).

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

Weltman, Burton, "Individualism versus Socialism in American Education: Rereading Mortimer Adler and The Paideia Proposal," Educational Theory, 52(Winter, 2002). 61-79., Burton Weltman

Annotation: Traces the life and thought of Mortimer Adler on education; places his curriculum theory in the context of his broader changing educational philosophy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Weltman, Burton, "Praxis Imperfect: John Goodlad and the Social Reconstruction Tradition," Educational Studies, 33(Spring, 2002), 61-83., Burton Weltman

Annotation: Gives an analysis of Goodlad's educational contributions in relation to a social reconstructionist perspective; refers also to Tyler, Counts, and Brameld.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Werner, Walter, ed., Curriculum Canada: Perceptions, Practices, Prospects, Vancouver: Center for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, University of British Columbia, 1979., Walter Werner

Annotation: Includes 10 papers on topics related to curriculum inquiry and several reports of work going on in various provinces.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Werner, Walter, "Editorial Criticism in Curricular Analysis," Curriculum Inquiry, 10(Summer, 1980), 143-154.*, Walter Werner

Annotation: Describes a method of inquiry using techniques of editorial criticism; a response by Vallance follows.

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

Werner, Walter, "Evaluation: Sense-Making of School Programs," pp. 5-24 in Ted T. Aoki, ed., Curriculum Evaluation in a New Key . Vancouver, BC: Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 1978.*, Walter Werner

Annotation: Analyzes the assumptions, processes, and uses of three kinds of interpretative sense-making in program evaluation: means-ends, situational, and critical.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry, Phenomenological Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

Annotation: Explores how research is interpreted by practitioners.

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

Westbury, Ian, "Curriculum Evaluation," Review of Educational Research, 40(April, 1970), 239-260., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Discusses issues in and examples of curriculum evaluation .

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Westbury, Ian, "Curriculum, School: Overview," pp. 529-535 in Volume 2, James W. Guthrie, ed., Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2003., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Discusses various conceptions of curriculum and how the curriculum emerges as a result of accommodating different views of what is considered necessary for students to know and experience; summarizes history of curriculum in 20th century; gives an institutional understanding of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation

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

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

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

Westbury, Ian, "Didaktik and Curriculum Studies," pp. 47-77 in Bjorg B. Gundem and Stefan Hopmann, eds., Didaktik and /or Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 1998.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Contrasts in an extended treatment the conceptions of the German tradition of Didaktik and U. S. conceptions of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

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

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

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

Westbury, Ian, et al., "Organizing Curriculum Change: An Introduction," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 48(Issue 6, 2016),729-743., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Introduces a series of reports in this issue of JCS that discuss a cross-nation study ("Organizing Curriculum Change") that examined and compared curriculum-making processes and policies of governments and commissions in Norway, United States (Illinois), Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia, and United Kingdom. (See seven articles that follow.)

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Development Strategies

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

Westbury, Ian, "Making Curricula: Why Do States Make Curricula, and How?" pp. 45-65 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Describes how states manage curriculum making and reforms; includes examples from several countries

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Westbury, Ian, "Schooling as an Agency of Education: Some Implications for Curriculum Theory," pp. 88-114 in W. B. Dockrell and David Hamilton, eds., Rethinking Educational Research . London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1980.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Criticizes schools and curricula as agencies designed to deliver a particular conception of what knowledge is worth knowing, thus limiting our options.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Criticism of Schooling, Classroom Observation & Research, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Westbury, Ian, "Teaching as a Reflective Practice: What Might Didaktic Teach Curriculum?" pp. 15-39 in Ian Westbury, Stefan Hopmann, and Kurt Riquarts, eds., Teaching as a Reflective Practice: The German Didaktic Tradition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Contrasts U. S. curriculum theory with German Didaktic in an extensive analysis; identifies possibilities of their intersection.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Westbury, Ian, "The Aristotelian 'Art' of Rhetoric and the 'Art' of Curriculum," pp. 126-136 in Mary Anne, Raywid, ed., Philosophy of Education 1972: :Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society. Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Studies in Philosophy of Education, 1972., Ian Westbury

Annotation: Shows the parallel between the rhetorical arts and the deliberative arts in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Westbury, Ian, "The Burdens and the Excitement of the 'New' Curriculum Research: A Response to Hlebowitsh's "The Burdens of the New Curricularist," Curriculum Inquiry, 29(Fall,1999), 355-364.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Acknowledges certain views and challenges others of both Hlebowitsh and the reconceptualists; sets forth a third perspective tied to Reid's notion of translating ideals into institutionalized curriculum and also tied to Schwab's notion of deliberation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Curriculum Deliberation

Westbury, Ian, "The Curriculum: What Is It and How Should We Think About It?" pp. 129-158 in M. Bloomer and K. E. Shaw, eds., The Challenge of Educational Change: Limitations and Potentialities . Oxford: Pergamon, 1979.*, Ian Westbury

Annotation: Challenges the means-end form of argument commonly used in curriculum policy rhetoric because it ignores ideological, historical, and institutional issues that require deliberate practical reasoning to resolve.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, School Subjects, English