Schubert, William H., "Curriculum Inquiry," pp. 399-419 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008.


Reviews several decades of inquiry in curriculum related to practical inquiry, evaluation, existentialist perspectives, hidden curriculum, critical theory, teacher action research, reconceptualist theorizing, and curriculum history; the diversity of substantive topics addressed in this research is also illustrated; both the form and the substance of curriculum inquiry are treated alongside four paradigmatic perspectives (empirical-analytic, hermeneutic, critical, and post-modern).

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Status Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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