Thiessen, Dennis, "Researching Student Experiences in Elementary and Secondary School: An Evolving Field of Study," pp. 1-76 in Dennis Thiessen and Alison Cook-Sather, eds., International Handbook of Student Experiences in Elementary and Secondary School. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007.


Dennis Thiessen


Gives a comprehensive overview of the available research on the topic, organized around three "orientations" in each of which are catalogued and described the major studies done in the periods 1966-1990 and 1991-2005; 28 articles follow which report research studies on specific subtopics.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Research Synthesis

Narrow Topic

Curriculum as Experience


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