Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Jon Snyder, "Curriculum Studies and the Traditions of Inquiry: The Scientific Tradition," pp. 41-78 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.


Describes uses of scientific inquiry in curriculum, reviews studies of learning as a basis for curriculum, and discusses several studies (both historical and recent) concerned with differentiated curriculum, indicators of achievement, and teaching (the enacted curriculum).

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Differentiation


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