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Yatvin, Joanne, "Making Whole Language Disappear: How the National Reading Panel Worked its Magic," pp. 81-91 in Leslie Poynor and Paula M. Wolfe, eds., Marketing Fear in America's Public Schools: The Real War on Literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005., Joanne Yatvin

Annotation: Critiques the research process used in this study of reading research; demonstrates the ideological influences on the doing and the using of the study; related studies in other chapters.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Reading

Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, "Alice Miel and Democratic Schooling: An Early Curriculum Leader's Ideas on Social Learning and Social Studies," Education and Culture, 13(Fall, 1996), 7-17.*, Elizabeth Anne Yeager

Annotation: Traces the curricular ideas of Alice Miel; based on a dissertation study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Social Studies

Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, "Alice Miel: Progressive Advocate of Democratic Social Learning for Children," pp. 207-233 in Margaret Smith Crocco and O. L. Davis, Jr., eds., Bending the Future to their Will: Civic Women, Social Education, and Democracy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999., Elizabeth Anne Yeager

Annotation: Reviews the contributions of Alice Miel to social education and to the curriculum field.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Social Studies

Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, "Curriculum Change as a Social Process: A Historical Perspective on the Ideas of Alice Miel," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 13(Fall, 1997), 30-55.*, Elizabeth Anne Yeager

Annotation: Traces Alice Miel's contributions to the curriculum field, her views of curriculum development and change, and other matters based on a 1995 dissertation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation

Yinger, Robert J., "Learning the Language of Practice," Curriculum Inquiry, 17(Fall, 1987), 293-318.*, Robert J. Yinger

Annotation: Describes a study of teachers' learning to teach, analyzes various dimensions of the process in light of related research, and calls for development of a pattern language with which to think and talk about teaching practice.

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

Ylimaki, Rose M., and C. Cryss Brunner, "Power and Collaboration-Consensus/Conflict in Curriculum Leadership: Status Quo or Change?" American Educational Research Journal, 48(December, 2011) 1258-1285., Rose M. Ylimaki and C. Cryss Brunner

Annotation: Provides a sociological analysis of organizational change as the basis for a qualitative study of curriculum leaders' rhetoric and philosophies of change in two schools' literacy programs; points to the need to incorporate notions of power and conflict into models of collaboration-consensus.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Discourse Analysis, Reading

Yob, Iris M., "Spiritual Education: A Public School Dialogue with Religious Interpretations," Religious Education, 90 (Winter, 1995), 104-117.* Response by Susan Laird, "Spiritual Education in Public Schools?" pp. 118-132., Iris M. Yob

Annotation: Draws on Cully, Westerhoff & Eusedan, and Palmer to develop a proposal for a spirituality curriculum.

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

Yorks, Lyle, "Adult Learning and the Generation of New Knowledge and Meaning: Creating Liberating Spaces for Fostering Adult Learning through Practitioner-Based Collaborative Action Inquiry," Teachers College Record, 107(June, 2005), 1217-1244., Lyle Yorks

Annotation: Reviews the literature on the dimensions of collaborative action inquiry in the context of adult education and reports an example from a VA project; draws implications for adult learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Practical Knowledge

Young, Delton W., "Notes Toward a Phenomenology of Non-Verbal Communication," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 1(Summer, 1979), 78-87., Delton W. Young

Annotation: Presents a phenomenological account of non-verbal communication by the participants.

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

Young, Jean H., "Teacher Interest in Curriculum Committees: What Factors are Involved?" The Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(July-August, 1989), 363-376., Jean H. Young

Annotation: Reports a study that identifies factors related to teachers' interest or lack of interest in praticipation in curriculum committees.

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

Young, Jean Helen, "Participation in Curriculum Development: An Inquiry into the Responses of Teachers," Curriculum Inquiry, 15(Winter, 1985), 387-414., Jean Helen Young

Annotation: Reports a study of teachers' responses regarding their participation in curriculum development.

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

Young, Jean Helen, "Principals and Collaborative Curriculum Development: Does Gender Make a Difference?" The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 39(December, 1993), 433-448.*, Jean Helen Young

Annotation: Reports an empirical study of the extent of collaboration between school staff and principals on 18 curriculum development tasks by gender.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Young, Jean Helen, "Teacher Participation in Curriculum Decision-Making: An Organizational Dilemna," Curriculum Inquiry, 9(Summer, 1979), 113-127., Jean Helen Young

Annotation: Discusses using central office committees for making curriculum decisions and suggests an alternative of making decisions at the building level.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Teacher Planning

Young, Michael, "An Approach to the Study of Curricula as Socially Organized Knowledge," pp. 19-46 in his Knowledge and Control: New Directions for the Sociology of Education. London: Collier-Macmillan, 1971. Reprinted pp. 254-285 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation. Berkeley, CA: Mc Cutcheon, 1977.*, Michael Young

Annotation: Describes the sociological approach to the organization of knowledge in curricula and explains what is meant by socially organized knowledge.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Young, Michael, "Curriculum Policies for a Knowledge Society," pp. 125-138 in Lyn Yates and Madeleine Grumet, eds., Curriculum in Today's World: Configuring Knowledge, Identities, Work, and Politics. World Yearbook of Education 2011. New York: Routledge, 2011., Michael Young

Annotation: Discusses issues surrounding curriculum theory and practice for a knowledge society.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Differentiation, Knowledge Utilization

Young, Michael, "Overcoming the Crisis in Curriculum Theory: A Knowledge-based Approach," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No. 2, 2013), 101-118., Michael Young

Annotation: Calls for Curriculum Theory to return to a focus on access/entitlement to knowledge by students; describes bases for selecting "powerful" knowledge rather than powerless knowledge; provides principles for designing a knowledge-based curriculum; cites objections to as well as supports for this this type of curriculum; see a related essay by John White in New Visions for Education (online) - 5/11/12

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Content Selection and Organization

Young, Michael, "The Return to Subjects: A Sociological Perspective on the UK Coalition Government's Approach to the 14-19 Curriculum," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 2, 2011), 265-278., Michael Young

Annotation: Critiques the model of curriculum adopted by UK's Secretary of State, Michael Gove, and his failure to give consideration to the 14-19 curriculum as a whole; the traditional vocational curriculum is described and critiqued; supports the Tomlinson Report of 2004.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, School Subjects, Vocational vs. Liberal Education

Young, Michael F. D., "Curriculum Change: Limits and Possibilities," pp. 40-53 in The Curriculum: The Doris Lee Lectures, 1975. London: University of London, Institute of Education, 1975., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Contrasts curriculum as fact with curriculum as practice and discusses the problems and possibilities of curriculum change within the latter.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation

Young, Michael F. D., "Curriculum Studies and the Problem of Knowledge: Updating the Enlightenment?" pp. 81-92 in Michael F. D. Young, Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Reflects on views of knowledge in the curriculum as evident in the field of Curriculum Studies; outlines an alternative approach with principles for guiding curriculum policy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines

Young, Michael F. D., "Durkheim, Vygotsky, and the Curriculum of the Future," pp. 35-64 in Michael F. D. Young, Bringing Knowledge Back In: From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education. New York: Routledge, 2008., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Treats concepts of insularity and hybridity within an analysis of knowledge s viewed by Durkheim and Vygotsky; draws implications for curriculum; a related essay follows.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Young, Michael, and Johan Muller, "From the Sociology of Knowledge to the Sociology of Professional Knowledge," pp. 3-17 in Michael Young and Johan Muller, eds., Knowledge, Expertise, and the Professions. New York: Rutledge, 2014., Michael Young and Johan Muller

Annotation: Discusses research in sociology of professional knowledge and its relation to professional practice; makes some distinctions between professional knowledge and theory of knowledge; examines knowledge specialized to conceptual generality, and knowledge to a contextual purpose; draws on work of Schon and Bernstein.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Zaharlick, Amy, "Ethnography in Anthropology and Its Value for Education," Theory into Practice, 31(Spring, 1992), 116-125., Amy Zaharlick

Annotation: Describes the goals and procedures for doing ethnographic inquiry in anthropology and discusses its use 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

Zahorik, John A., "A Task for Curriculum Research," Educational Leadership, 33(April, 1976), 487-489.*, John A. Zahorik

Annotation: Explains the objectives-experience-evaluation model of curriculum planning developed by Tyler and provides guidelines for new and alternative models for planning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Zais, Robert S., "Confronting Encapsulation as a Theme in Curriculum Design," Theory Into Practice, 25(Winter, 1986), 17-23., Robert S. Zais

Annotation: Shows how to confront encapsulation and transcend the measured curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Zaret, Esther, "The Uncertainty Principle in Curriculum Planning," Theory Into Practice, 25(Winter, 1986), 46-52., Esther Zaret

Annotation: Discusses improving the quality of school life through phenomenological planning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Development Strategies

Zaret, Esther, "Women/Schooling/Society," pp. 38-50 in James B. Macdonald and Esther Zaret, eds., Schools in Search of Meaning. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1975., Esther Zaret

Annotation: Describes the repressive force of schooling on women's consciousness and the role of the teacher as a liberating force.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Conceptions of Teaching

Zeichner, Kenneth M., "Action Research: Personal Renewal and Social Reconstructionism," pp. 68-84 in his Teacher Education and the Struggle for Social Justice. New York: Routledge, 2009., Kenneth M. Zeichner

Annotation: Explains the nature of action research generally and highlights its use in teachers's professional development, school change, and knowledge generated by practitioners for teacher education; argues for its place in the struggle for social justice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge, Knowledge Generation, In-service Teacher Development

Zenger, Weldon F., and Sharon K. Zenger, "Why Teach Certain Material at Specific Grade Levels?" Phi Delta Kappan, 84(November, 2002), 212-214., Weldon F. Zenger and Sharon K. Zenger

Annotation: Argues for theoretical work to be done on the question of how to choose where selected content should be placed within the curriculum and for the relating of standards to these criteria.

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

Zhang, Hua, "Toward a Confusian Vision of Curriculum," pp. 335-347 in Claudia Eppert and Hongyu Wang, eds., Cross-Cultural Studies in Curriculum: Eastern Thought, Educational Insights. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2008., Hua Zhang

Annotation: Explicates the nature of a Confusian curriculum as based on moral creativity and aimed at the development of personhood.

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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Zhang, Hua, "William F. Pinar's Contributions to the World Curriculum Field," pp. 187-193 in Mary Aswell Doll, ed., The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies: A Festschrift in Honor of William F. Pinar. New York: Routledge, 2017., Hua Zhang

Annotation: Sums up Pinar's creative/intellectual and professional/personal contributions to the field of Curriculum Studies in general with some additional references to the Chinese and world-wide settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum History, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Self-Knowledge

Zhao, Yong, Catching Up or Leading the Way. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2009., Yong Zhao

Annotation: Contrasts the current approaches to educational policy in China and the U.S.; notes that U. S. is trying to implement what China is trying to get rid of (rigid curriculum mandates, test-based accountability measures, and centralized and standardized control); recommends expansive definition of success along with personalized approaches and preparation for good citizenship; lays out extensive research results upon which critiques and recommendations are based.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Comparative Curriculum

Zhao, Yong, "Mass Localism for Improving America's Education," Kappa Delta Pi Record, 48(January-March, 2012), 17-22., Yong Zhao

Annotation: Makes the case for U. S. education sticking with its decentralized decision-making approach (rather than yielding to centralized reform approaches); calls for reduction of federal and state testing and other policy impositions; urges autonomy in the form of "mass localism."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Zumwalt, Karen, "Beginning Professional Teachers: The Need for a Curricular Vision of Teaching," pp. 173-184 in Maynard C. Reynolds, ed., Knowledge Base for the Beginning Teacher. New York: Pergamon Press, 1989., Karen Zumwalt

Annotation: Makes the case for teachers acquiring knowledge of curriculum, curriculum planning, and curricular decision-making.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Deliberation, Curriculum Implementation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction