Connelly, F. Michael, and D. Jean Clandinin, "Curriculum Theory," pp. 287-292 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1992.*


Summarizes the use of "curriculum" and "curriculum theory" in the literature of the field; analyzes and illustrates six approaches to curriculum research; and describes applied and developmental research.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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