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.*


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


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


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