Schubert, William H., "Curriculum Research," pp. 420-431 in Harold E. Mitzel, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Fifth Edition. New York: Macmillan Free Press, 1982.*


Reviews state of curriculum research with respect to orientations, curriculum purposes, content, organization, evaluation, theory, policy, the hidden curriculum, and research trends.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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