Lincoln, Yvonna S., "Curriculum Studies and the Traditions of Inquiry: The Humanistic Tradition," pp. 79-97 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992.


Reviews historical (traditional, reconceptualist), political, aesthetic, critical, phenomenologist, and feminist traditions of curriculum inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Phenomenological Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes


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