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.*


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


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


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