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Les, Tomasz, "The Role of Philosophical Analysis in Educatronal Research" Educatiomal Philosophy and Theory, 53(2, 2021), 140-150., Tomasz Les

Annotation: Indicates how this method is used to elucidate descriptive concepts and their relationships in any form of research; also in the analysis of assumptions, systems, and values behind these concepts; it is ultmately critical in its purpose; its limitations are also discuessed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry - Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation

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

Levin, Benjamin, Reforming Education: From Origins to Outcomes. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2001., Benjamin Levin

Annotation: Reports a policy study in 5 settings (England, New Zealand, Alberta, Manitoba, Minnesota)that analyzes policy origins, adoption, implementation, and outcomes.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum

Lieberman, Ann, "The Meaning of Scholary Activity and the Building of Community," Educational Researcher, 21(August-September, 1992), 5-12.*, Ann Lieberman

Annotation: Discusses ways to connect research and practice in education and gives examples of work being done collaboratively.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Linn, Dane, "The Role of Governors," pp. 35-53 in Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q McShane, eds., Common Core Meets Education Reform: What It All Means for Politics, Policy, and the Future of Schooling. New York: Teachers College Press, 2014., Dane Linn

Annotation: Explains the derivation of the Common Core State Standards published in 2010 by its developers (National Governors Association, Council of State School Officers, and others); clarifies who was involved and what procedures were followed; gives status of implementation as of 2013; identifies the difficulties that lie ahead in that process; other issues are described in related chapters written mostly by authors representing the American Enterprise Institute.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Livingston, Grace, "Beyond Watching over Established Ways: A Review as Recasting the Literature, Recasting the Lived," Review of Educational Research, 69(Spring, 1999), 9-19., Grace Livingston

Annotation: Speaks of reviewing as using the metaphor of recasting of knowledge and practice rather than of stocktaking or stockpiling.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Lofaso, Anne Marie, "Curriculum Issues," pp. 61-80 in Anne Marie Lofaso, Religion in the Public Schools: A Road Map for Avoiding Lawsuits and Respecting Parents' Legal Rights. Washington, DC: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, 2009., Anne Marie Lofaso

Annotation: Sets forth guidelines based on decisions of the courts regarding constitutionality of curriculum related religious issues such as library books, opting out of content/materials, evolution, and intelligent design; other church/state/school issues are addressed in other sections of the book.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry, Religious Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization

Louis, Karen Seashore, "Knowledge Producers and Policymakers: Kissing Kin or Squabbling Siblings?" pp. 219-238 in Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datgrow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook of Educational Policy, Part One. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005., Karen Seashore Louis

Annotation: Discusses issues arising between researchers and policymakers regarding knowledge use.

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

Love, John M., "Knowledge Transfer and Utilization in Education," pp. 337-386 in Edmund W. Gordon, ed., Review of Research in Education, 12,1985. Washington, DC: AERA, 1985., John M. Love

Annotation: Reviews conceptions of knowledge, transfer, and utilization; identifies several models of the overall process and several factors affecting it; discusses research on the problem; gives two case studies of knowledge utilization.

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

Lubeck, Sally, "Roads to School," Theory into Practice , 27(Winter 1, 1988), 11-18.*, Sally Lubeck

Annotation: Applies ethnographic methods to the study of children's play cultures.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classroom Observation & Research, Early Childhood Curriculum

Luke, Allan, "Generalizing Across Borders: Policy and the Limits of Educational Science," Educational Researcher, 40(November, 2011), 367-377., Allan Luke

Annotation: Explores the issue of transferring educational policies from one country to another, including into the United States from outside; critiques specific attempts and stresses the centrality that the cultural context plays in such situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Lutz, Frank W., and Lawrence Iannaccone, Understanding Educational Organizations: A Field Study Approach . Columbus, OH: Charles E. Merrill, 1969., Frank W. Lutz and Lawrence Iannaccone

Annotation: Describes field study methods of studying educational organizations.

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

Lutz, Frank W., and Margaret A. Ramsey, "The Use of Anthropological Field Methods In Education," Educational Researcher, 3(November, 1974), 5-9.*, Frank W. Lutz and Margaret A. Ramsey

Annotation: Describes briefly procedures for using anthropological field methods of research in education.

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

MacLure, Maggie, "'Clarity Bordering on Stupidity': Where's the Quality in Systemic Review," Journal of Educational Policy, 20(No. 4, 2005), 393-416. Reprinted pp. 45-70 in Bridget Somekh and Thomas A. Schwandt, eds., Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times. New York: Routledge, 2007., Maggie MacLure

Annotation: Critiques the approach to doing research reviews labeled "systematic review" that ignores nuanced reading, writing, and interpretation of all studies on a given topic and that resorts to narrow protocols of government defined "evidenced-based research."

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

Madey, Doren, L., A Study of the Relationship among Educational Linker Roles and Selected Linker Functions . Ph.D. Disssertation: Duke University, 1979., Doren L. Madey

Annotation: Presents research on linker roles and linker functions in knowledge dissemination.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage

Madey, Doren L., "Some Benefits of Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Program Evaluation, with Illustrations," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 4(Summer, 1982), 223-236.*, Doren L. Madey

Annotation: Describes and illustrates the use of evaluation methods that integrate quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Program Audit/Evaluation

Magrini, James M., "Phenomenology and Curriculum Inquiry: Understanding the Methods of Willis, Van Manen, and Heidegger," pp. 62-84 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge, 2014., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Discusses the approaches to phenomenological inquiry of leading curriculum scholars in relation to Heidegger's work; gives a defense of phenomenological inquiry.

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

Magrini, James M., "Philosophical Hermeneutics," pp. 85-111 in James M. Magrini, Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education: Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics. New York: Routledge, 2014., James M. Magrini

Annotation: Explores philosophical hermeneutics by reference to philosophers from Socates to Gadamer; discusses the notion of Bildung; notes the work of curriculum scholars (Huebner, Macdonald, among others) in relation to this topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Mahoney, Joseph L., Joseph A. Durlak, and Roger P. Weinberg,"an Update on Social and Emotional Learning Outcome Reserach, Phi Delta Kappan, 100(December, 2018/January,2019) 18-25., Joseph L. Mahoney, Joseph A. Durlak, and Roger P. Weinberg

Annotation: Summarizes recent meta-analyses of research in social and emotional learning; notes key findings; gives implications for research, practice, and policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Hidden Curriculum, Psychology and Curriculum, Self-Knowledge

Malen, Betty, and Michael Knapp, "Rethinking the Multiple Perspectives Approach to Educational Policy Analysis: Implications for Policy-Practice Connections," Journal of Educational Policy, 12(October, 1997), 419-445.*, Betty Malen and Michael Knapp

Annotation: Sets forth a general framework of eight common dimensions of policy and shows how these can be analyzed from five perspectives (rational, organizational, political, symbolic, normative).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Maling, Jillian, and Bruce Keepes, "Educational Research and Evaluation," pp. 265-285 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., Learning and Teaching the Ways of Knowing, 84th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985., Jillian Maling and Bruce Keepes

Annotation: Gives some criticisms of the dominant paradigm and notes some recent developments in its use; describes the alternative qualitative paradigm; urges training in these approaches.

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

Malin, Joel R., Chris Brown, and Andrew Saultz, "What We Want, Why We Want It: K-12 Educators' Evidence Use to Support thier Grant Proposals," International Journal of Educational Policy & Leadership, 15(3, 2019)., Joel R. Malin, Chris Brown, and Andrew Saultz

Annotation: Reports a study of educators' use of research in their grant proposals, the factors influencing their use of this research, and the patterns of this use.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriclum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Malin, Joel R., and Vijay Keshaorao Paralkar,"Educational Knowledge Brokerage and Mobilization: The Marshall Memo Case," International Journal of Educational Policy and Leadership, 12(No. 7, 2017), 1-20., Joel R. Malin and Vijay Keshaorao Paralkar

Annotation: Outlines a knowledge mobilization framework and uses it to analyze one case, the weekly online Marshall Memo; examines its purposes, contents, and subscribers' views; reports the types of sources included, methods of dissemination, meaningfulness to subscribers, and the nature of the entire process; also contains a good summary of the literature on knowledge brokerage, mobilization, and related topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Content Analysis
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Mann, Dale, "The Impact of IMPACT II," Teachers College Record, 84(Summer, 1983), 837-870., Dale Mann

Annotation: Assesses outcomes of this project regarding instruction and change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development

Mann, Dale, "The Politics of Training Teachers in Schools," Teachers College Record, 77(February, 1976), 323-338., Dale Mann

Annotation: Reports a project to change schools through teacher change; describes the stages in the process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Curriculum and Politics

Marshall, Catherine, and Gretchen B. Rossman, Designing Qualitative Research, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999., Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman

Annotation: Provides section-by-section guidance on developing a proposal for doing qualitative educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Marshall, James D., "John Dewey and Educational Research," Journal of Research and Development in Education, 17(Spring, 1984), 66-77.*, James D. Marshall

Annotation: Examines Dewey's account of the scientific method in relation to perceptions of his method.

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

Mathison, Sandra, "Why Triangulate?" Educational Researcher, 17(March, 1988), 13-17.*, Sandra Mathison

Annotation: Discusses methods and purposes of scientific data triangulation as a basis for constructing plausible explanations.

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

Mathis, William J., and Kevin G. Welner, eds., The Obama Education Blueprint: Researchers Examine the Evidence. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2010., William J. Mathis and Kevin G. Welner

Annotation: Takes six documents issued by USDOE, presenting summaries of research upon which A Blueprint for Reform (2010) was based, and critiques them on the basis of credibility, comprehensiveness of existing research, and their implications for the reform approaches recommended in the Blueprint.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Curriculum and Politics, Education as a Field of Study

Maxwell, Joseph A., "Causal Explanation, Qualitative Research, and Scientific Inquiry in Education," Educational Researcher, 33(March, 2004), 3-11., Joseph A. Maxwell

Annotation: Analyzes the difference between causality in scientific inquiry construed as "existing" and contrued as "how it occurs;" argues that the latter kind of causality can be seen through qualitative studies while the former through experiments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Qualitative Research, Knowledge Generation

Maxwell, Joseph A., "Understanding and Validity in Qualitative Research," Harvard Educational Review, 62(Fall, 1992), 279-300., Joseph A. Maxwell

Annotation: Presents five types of validity (descriptive, interpetive, theoretical, generalizability, and evaluative) and their implications for all kinds of inquiry.

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

Maykut, Pamela, and Richard Morehouse, Beginning Qualitative Research: A Philosophic and Practical Guide. Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, 1994., Pamela Maykut and Richard Morehouse

Annotation: Describes the various processes involved in conducting qualitative research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

McCutcheon, Gail, "On the Interpretation of Classroom Observations," Educational Researcher, 10(May, 1981), 5-10.*, Gail McCutcheon

Annotation: Describes roles that interpretation plays in qualitative inquiry, distinguishes three types of interpretation, and identifies several related issues.

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

McCutcheon, Gail, and Burga Jung, "Alternative Perspectives on Action Research," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 144-151., Gail McCutcheon and Burga Jung

Annotation: Contracts the positivist, the interpretive, and the critical science perspectives and methods action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

McDonnell, Lorraine M., "Can Educational Research Speak to State Policy?" Theory Into Practice, 27(Spring, 1988), 91-97., Lorraine M. McDonnell

Annotation: Discusses the issue in terms of possible approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

McDonnell, Lorraine M., and M. Stephen Weatherford, "Recognizing the Political in Implementation Research," Educational Researcher, 45(May, 2016), 233-242., Lorraine M. McDonnell and M. Stephen Weatherford

Annotation: Analyzes elements of policy-making decisions and those of policy implementation; proposes integrating political dimensions into implementation research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Deliberation

McElroy, Lon, "Becoming Real: An Ethic at the Heart of Action Research," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 209-213., Lon McElroy

Annotation: Reports a personal moral journey through a collaborative action research project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

McEwan, Hunter, and Kieran Egan, eds., Narrative in Teaching, Learning, and Research. New York: Teachers College Press, 1995., Hunter McEwan and Kieran Egan

Annotation: Collects 13 chapters on narrative in teaching, in learning, and in the study of teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process

McFarland, Daniel, and Eric Klopfer, "Network Search: A New Way of Seeing the Educational Knowledge Domain," Teachers College Record, 112(October, 2010), 2669-2702., Daniel McFarland and Eric Klopfer

Annotation: Proposes a means by which educational knowledge can be structured and retrieved online to facilitate linkages and use.

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

McGrath, J. H., "The Shapes of Methodology," pp. 66-114 in his Research Methods and Designs for Education . Scranton, PA: International Textbook Co., 1970.*, J. H. McGrath

Annotation: Presents research designs for five classes of scientific inquiry.

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

McKenney, Susan , and Thomas C. Reeves, "Systematic Review of Design-Based Research Programs: Is a Little Knowledge a Dangerous Thing?" Educational Researcher, 42(No. 2, 2013), 97-100., Susan McKenney and Thomas C. Reeves

Annotation: Critiques and amends a previously published review of design-based research approaches by Anderson and Shattuck, 41(No. 1, 2012), 16-25.

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

McKerrow, K. Kelly, and Joan E. McKerrow, "Naturalistic Misunderstanding of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle," Educational Researcher, 20 (January-February, 1991), 17-20., K. Kelly McKerrow and Joan E. McKerrow

Annotation: Exposes the misunderstanding of the Uncertainty Principle and its use in literature on naturalistic research.

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

McLaren, Peter L., and James M. Giarelli, "Introduction: Critical Theory and Educational Research," pp. 1-22 in Peter L. McLaren and James M. Giarelli, eds., Critical Theory and Educational Research. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1995., Peter L. McLaren and James M. Giarelli

Annotation: Provides a summary of the character and current status of critical theory and educational research and gives an overview of 15 essays in the book that mark the controversies and cutting-edge studies of the current work in critical educational research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

McLaughlin, Milbrey Wallin, "Implementation as Mutual Adaptation: Change in Classroom Organization," Teachers College Record, 77(February, 1976), 339-351., Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin

Annotation: Reports studies of implementation of classroom changes where adaptation rather than fidelity of the change is the norm.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation

McLaughlin, Milbrey W., and D. C. Phillips, ed., Evaluation and Education: At Quarter Century, Ninetieth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II. Chicago, IL: National Society for the Study of Education, 1991., Milbrey W. McLaughlin and D. C. Phillips

Annotation: Presents 11 classic contributions to the literature on program evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

McNiff, Joan. Action Research: Principles and Practice. London: Macmillan Education, 1988., Joan McNiff

Annotation: Describes the process and history of action research by teachers; gives case reports; provides practical guidance and questions/answers about action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Curriculum History

McTaggart, Robin. Action Research: A Short Modern History. Geelong, Australia: Deakin University Press, 1991., Robin McTaggart

Annotation: Reviews U.S., Australia, and English British sources and practices related to action research in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum

Meadows, Elizabeth, "What Is a Democracy?" pp. 21-40 in Charles L. Lowery and Patricia M. Jenlink, eds., The Handbook of Dewey's Educational Theory and Practice. Boston: Brill Sense, 2019., Elizabeth Meadows

Annotation: Presents a comprehensive understanding of Dewey/s conception of democracy and of education for democracy bases on extracts from Dewey's works.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education

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

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

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

Mehan, Hugh, "Structuring School Structure," Harvard Educational Review , 48 (February, 1978), 32-64., Hugh Mehan

Annotation: Describes a process of "constitutive ethnography" for studying the processes and outcomes of structuring classroom lessons, testing, and counseling sessions; presented with examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Classroom Observation & Research

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

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

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

Merriam, Sharan B., Case Study Research in Education: A Qualitative Approach . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1988., Sharan B. Merriam

Annotation: Discusses the planning and execution of case studies of the qualitative type.

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

Merriam, Sharan B., Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education, Revised and Expanded. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997., Sharan B. Merriam

Annotation: Discusses the design of qualitative research, data collection and analysis, and writing of reports.

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

Mertler, Craig A., Action Research: Teachers as Researchers in the Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006., Craig A. Mertler

Annotation: Gives detailed guidance for conducting all facets of an eight-step action research process.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michell, Douglas E., "Research Impact on Educational Policy and Practice in the USA," pp. 19-41 in John Nisbet, ed. Research, Policy, and Practice. World Yearbook of Education,1985. London: Kogan Page, 1985., Douglas E. Michell

Annotation: Reveiws size, topics addressed, impact, and design problems related to policy research done in USA over three decades.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization

Middleton, James, Stephen Gorard, Chris Taylor, and Brenda Bannen-Ritland, "The 'Compleat' Design Experiment," pp. 21-46 in Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, and John Y. Beck, eds., Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., James Middleton, Stephen Gorard, Chris Taylor, and Brenda Bannen-Ritland

Annotation: Defines the grammar of the design research process in education (based on its practice in engineering); gives a multiple-phase model of the compleat design cycle; illustrates this with an extended example in mathematics instructional design.

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

Miech, Edward J., Bill Nave, and Frederick Mosteller, "The 20,000 Article Problem: How a Structured Abstract Can Help Practitioners Sort out Educational Research," Phi Delta Kappan, 86(January, 2005), 396-400., Edward J. Miech, Bill Nave, and Frederick Mosteller

Annotation: Proposes the use of a structured abstract in each research report (treating 9 or 10 common elements) for use in detecting the report's usefulness for the reader.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Miedema, Siebren, "The Theory-Practice Relation in Critical Pedagogy," Phenomenology + Pedagogy, 5(No. 3, 1987), 221-229.*, Siebren Miedema

Annotation: Discusses action research as a method of cooperation between critical theoreticians and practitioners; gives an example in a German elementary school.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum

Milburn, Geoffrey, "On Discipline Stripping: Difficulties in the Application of Humanistic Metaphors to Educational Phenomena," Canadian Journal of Education, 9(Fall, 1984), 361-375., Geoffrey Milburn

Annotation: Shows how humanistic metaphors can be used to describe a particular educational setting.

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

Miles, Matthew B., "40 Years of Change in Schools: Some Personal Reflections," Educational Administration Quarterly, 29(May, 1993), 213-248.*, Matthew B. Miles

Annotation: Traces ten research programs between 1953 and 1993 in which the author was engaged that dealt with aspects of individual and organizational change in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Implementation

Miles, Matthew B., and A. Michael Huberman, "Drawing Valid Meaning From Qualitative Data: Toward a Shared Craft," Educational Researcher, 13(May, 1984), 20-30.*, Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman

Annotation: Describes methods of analysis and interpretation of qualitative data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Miles, Matthew B., and A. Michael Huberman, Qualitative Data Analysis: A Sourcebook of New Methods . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1984., Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman

Annotation: Provides numerous methods of analyzing qualitative research data.

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

Miller, Richard,, Katrina Liu, and Arnetha F. Ball, "Cricial Counter-Narrative as Transformative Methodology for Educational Equity," Review of Research in Education, 44(2020), 269-300., Richard Miller, Katrina Liu, and Arnetha F. Ball

Annotation: Examines the use of counter-narrative in educational research studies; notes that telling stories that emerge from these studies does not often result in action on issues of equity; proposes a new research methodology that combines critical counter-narratives with critical praxis (action research) to enable not only surfacing of inequitable experiences but also to take transformative action to change inequitable circumstances; see model p. 290.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Miller, Steven I., and Marcel Fredericks, "Postpositivistic Assumptions and Educational Research: Another View," Educational Researcher , 20 (May, 1991): 2-8.*, Steven I. Miller and Marcel Fredericks

Annotation: Examines the major concepts related to the "new philosophy of science": underdetermination, incommensurability, and indeterminacy.

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

Ming, Norma C., and Lauren B. Goldenberg, "Research Worth Using: (Re)Framing Research Evidence Quality for Educational Policymaking and Practice," Review of Research in Education, March 2021. Vol. 45, pp. 129-169., Norma C. Ming and Lauren B. Goldenberg

Annotation: Introduces a "Research Worth Using Framework" for designing and using educational research that focuses on the quality of evidence most helpful to policymakers and practitioners; the framework includes five dimensions (with several sub-dimensions): 1) relevance of question, 2) theoretical credibility, 3) methodological credibility, 4) evidentiary credibility, and 5) relevance of answer.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

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

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

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

Misgeld, Dieter, "Phenomenology, Social Science and the Social Service Professions: The Case for the Integration of Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Critical Social Theory, (A Reply to Luckman and Giorgi)," Phenomenology +Pedagogy, 1(No. 2, 1983), 195-214.*, Dieter Misgeld

Annotation: Makes the case for combining research methods and offers commentary on several related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry, Hermeneutic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Mishler, Elliot G., "Validation in Inquiry-Guided Research: The Role of Exemplars in Narrative Studies," Harvard Educational Review , 60(November, 1990), 415-442., Elliot G. Mishler

Annotation: Reformulates validation as a process through which a community of scholars evaluates the trustworthiness of a study.

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

Morrow, Raymond Allan, and Carlos Alberto Torres, Social Theory and Education: A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction. Albany: SUNY Press, 1995., Raymond Allan Morrow and Carlos Alberto Torres

Annotation: Provides an overview of and critique of functionalist, structuralist, and critical perspectives on social and cultural reproduction theories pertinent to education and curriculum studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Moses, Michele S., "The Heart of the Mattter: Philosophy and Educational Research," pp. 1-21 in Walter G. Secada, ed., Review of Research in Education 26, 2002, Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association, 2002., Michele S. Moses

Annotation: Reviews thought on philosophy as educational research and philosophy in educational research with special attention to the subject matter of philosophy of education as a discipline.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Mosher, Fritz, and Susan H. Fuhrman, "The Research that Policy Needs," pp. 372-382 in David K. Cohen, Susan H. Fuhrman, and Fritz Mosher, eds., The State of Education Policy Research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007., Fritz Mosher and Susan H. Fuhrman

Annotation: Discusses what would be necessary to produce knowledge related to successful policymaking (as a summary of earlier studies in the same volume); these are expressed as conditions, not as research agenda items.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Knowledge Generation

Mosher, Ralph L., "Knowledge from Practice: Clinical Research and Development in Education," The Counseling Psychologist, 4(No. 4, 1974), 73-82.*, Ralph L. Mosher

Annotation: Presents a process for developing clinical knowledge from practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Moss, Pamela, D. C. Phillips, Frederick D. Erickson, Robert E. Floden, Patti Lather, and Barbara L. Schneider, "Learning from Our Differences: A Dialogue Across Perspectives on Quality in Education Research," Educational Researcher, 38 (October, 2009). 501-517., Pamela Moss, D. C. Phillips, Frederick D. Erickson, Robert E. Floden, Patti Lather, and Barbara L. Schneider

Annotation: Reports a panel discussion of ways to judge quality educational research across a variety of research approachers; related issues are discussed.

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

Mungazi, Dickson A., The Evolution of Educational Theory in the United States. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999., Dickson A. Mungazi

Annotation: Traces the history of educational theory in the U. S. from 1600s to the present.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Education as a Field of Study

Nash, Robert J., Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Robert J. Nash

Annotation: Makes the case for and gives guidance for doing Scholarly Personal Narratives; several examples are provided.

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

Nespor, Jan, Tangled Up in School: Politics, Space, Bodies, and Signs in Educational Process. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997., Jan Nespor

Annotation: Explores in one elementary school the intersections between business-motivated reform school neighborhoods, children's activities, and images they encountered.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Nevo, David, "The Conceptualization of Educational Evaluation: An Analytical Review of the Literature," Review of Educational Research, 53(Spring, 1983), 117-128.*, David Nevo

Annotation: Reviews 10 dimensions of conceptualizaion of evaluation as they relate to major approaches to evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Nixon, Jon, ed., A Teacher's Guide to Action Research . London: Grant McIntyre, 1981., Jon Nixon

Annotation: Gives views of several authors on doing action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research

Noffke, Susan E., "Professional, Personal, and Political Dimensions of Action Research," pp. 305-343 in Michael W. Apple, ed., Review of Research in Education,22, 1997. Washington, DC: AERA, 1997. *, Susan E. Noffke

Annotation: Reviews much of the literature of action research within professional, personal, and political dimensions.

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

Noffke, Susan E., and Robert B. Stevenson, eds., Educational Action Research: Becoming Practically Critical. New York: Teachers College Press, 1995., Susan E. Noffke and Robert B. Stevenson

Annotation: Provides case reports of action research projects in teacher education and in the schools as well as cases focused on problems of supporting an institutionalizing action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Education

Nolen, Amanda L., and Jim Vander Putten, "Action Research in Education: Addressing Gaps in Ethical Principles and Practices," Educational Researcher, 36(October, 2007), 401-407., Amanda L. Nolen and Jim Vander Putten

Annotation: Explores unaddressed ethical issues related to conducting teacher (action) research and makes recommendations for addressing them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teacher Research

Oberg, Antoinette, "Methods and Meanings in Action Research: The Action Research Journal," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 214-221., Antoinette Oberg

Annotation: Describes the process of using journals in action research projects involving Canadian teachers.

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

Ogawa, Rodney T., and Betty Malen, "Towards Rigor in Reviews of Multivocal Literatures: Applying the Exploratory Case Study Method," Review of Educational Research , 61 (Fall, 1991), 265-286.*, Rodney T. Ogawa and Betty Malen

Annotation: Describes a method of reviewing literature that bridges inquiry and commentaries or summaries where methodological adequacy is in question; four critiques follow.

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

Okshersky, Walter C., "Epistemological and Hermeneutic Conceptions of the Nature of Understanding: The Cases of Paul H. Hirst and Martin Heidegger," Educational Theory, 42(Winter, 1992), 5-23.*, Walter C. Okshersky

Annotation: Critiques Hirst's forms of knowledge in light of Heidegger's conception of "understanding."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Practical Knowledge

Olson, Margaret R., and Cheryl J. Craig, " 'Small' Stories and Meganarratives: Accountability in Balance," Teachers College Record, 111(February, 2009),, 547-572., Margaret R. Olson and Cheryl J. Craig

Annotation: Reports a small study of two teachers' and their students' responses to accountability policies under which they taught and learned and the challenges they mounted to these policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Orfield, Gary, "Choice Theories and the Schools," pp. 37-66 in Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg and Associates, Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013., Gary Orfield

Annotation: Spells out and compares the different assumptions behind the Market Theory and the Integration Theory of Choice in American education; discusses their effects on reducing inequality; see related article pp. 255-270.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Enrollment Changes-Implications

Osborn, Robert L., "Radical Inquiry and the Study of Education," Foundational Studies, 7(Winter, 1978), 2-19., Robert L. Osborn

Annotation: Describes and critiques traditional inquiry and radical inquiry in education; draws implications of radical inquiry for educational studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation

Otto, Wayne, "The Ethnography of Schooling," Journal of Reading, 28(February, 1985), 476-479.*, Wayne Otto

Annotation: Discusses briefly general considerations concerning doing ethnography in schools.

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

Overholt, George E., and William M. Stallings, "Ethnographic and Experimental Hypotheses in Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 5(September, 1976), 12-19., George E. Overholt and William M. Stallings

Annotation: Argues for employing hypotheses in ethonographic research.

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

Owen, John M., Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches, 3rd ed. New York: The Guilford Press, 2007., John M. Owen

Annotation: Provides guidelines for doing evaluative inquiry related to making judgments on program quality.

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

Paisley, William J., and Matilda Butler, eds., Knowledge Utilization Systems in Education . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1983., William J. Paisley and Matilda Butler

Annotation: Collects a series of articles on various knowledge utilization systems employed in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Pajak, Edward, "Cultural Narcissism and Education Reform," Teachers College Record, 113(September, 2011), 2018-2046., Edward Pajak

Annotation: Interprets recent policy reforms in education as being rooted in psychological processes associated with narcissistic parenting wherein the following behavioral patterns prevail: expectations for perfection, grandiose sense of superiority and entitlement, relentless fault-finding, projection of personal fantasies, absence of empathy, preoccupation with control, conditional approval, and well-intentioned view of own motives; suggests alternatives that respect and trust children more.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Motivation, Psychology and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Pajares, M. Frank, "Teachers' Beliefs and Educational Research: Cleaning Up a Messy Construct," Review of Educational Research, 62(Fall, 1992), 307-332., M. Frank Pajares

Annotation: Reviews the research on the role of beliefs in teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Philosophical Schools, Conceptions of Teaching, Teacher Knowledge

Pallas, Aaron M., "Preparing Education Doctoral Students for Epistemological Diversity," Educational Researcher, 30(June/July, 2001), 6-11. See also related article by Harvey Siegel,Educational Researcher, 35(March, 2006), 3-12, Aaron M. Pallas

Annotation: Discusses the implications of epistemological diversity for the curriculum of preparing doctoral students in education in research methodologies and related skills.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Education as a Field of Study, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Professionalization in Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation

Parker, Laurence, "Critical Race Theory in Education: Possibilities and Problems," pp. 184-198 in Michael Peters, Colin Lankshear, and Mark Olssen, eds., Critical Theory and the Human Condition: Founders and Praxis. New York: Peter Lang, 2003., Laurence Parker

Annotation: Reviews critical race theory as it relates to qualitative inquiry in education and as race-based epistemology; examples of such studies are included.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum

Parkinson, Paul, "Political Economy and the NCLB Regime: Accountability, Standards, and HIgh-Stakes Testing," The Educational Forum, 73(No. 1, 2009), 44-57., Paul Parkinson

Annotation: Analyzes the political economy of academic standards, standardized testing, test scores, and accountability within NCLB in terms of Baudrillard's concepts of functional logic of use value, logic of economic exchange, differential logic of sign value, and logic of symbolic exchange.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Parlett, Malcolm, and David Hamilton, "Evaluation as Illumination," pp. 84-101 in David Tawney, ed., Curriculum Evaluation Today: Trends and Implications . London: Macmillan, 1976.*, Malcolm Parlett and David Hamilton

Annotation: Describes illuminative evaluation, its uses, and its problems.

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

Patton, Michael Quinn, "Utilization-Focused Evaluation: A Flexible Approach," pp. 284-291 in his Utilization-Focused Evaluation . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1978.*, Michael Quinn Patton

Annotation: Identifies evaluation questions and methods of research that exemplify utilization-focused evaluation.

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