Berlak, Ann, and Harold Berlak, "Engaging in Critical Inquiry," pp. 229-275 in their Dilemmas of Schooling: Teaching and Social Change. New York: Methuen, 1981.


Gives an overview of five realms of inquiry and the kinds of questions each deals with; shows how critical inquiry deals with such questions; suggests ways sixteen dilemmas (outlined in earlier section of the book) can serve critical inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Critical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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