Foshay, Arthur W., "Action Research: An Early History in the United States," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 9(Summer, 1994), 317-325. A version of this article also appears in pp. 73=80, Lynn M. Burlbaw and Sherry L. Field, eds., Explorations in Curriculum History. Greenwich,CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005.


Reports work initiated in the 1940s and 1950s in cooperative action research and draws lessons from that era for today.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Action Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Curriculum History


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