CIRS - Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies in Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies is a database of research studies that focuses primarily on curriculum practices and policies in education, inquiry methods useful in studying these topics, and exemplary studies from the published literature on these topics. This bibliography features a search capability by which a user can readily draw out from this list of nearly 4000 (and continually expanding) citations a list of those citations of interest on a specific topic. It covers much of the 20th century and 21st century literature to date. Each citation is accompanied by a brief annotation of its contents and by a series of descriptors by which it can be located in a search of the entire bibliography. To see what appears in a full citation, see a citation in the list below. This list, by the way, contains all the citations available in CIRS and can be browsed here if desired.

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Ball, Stephen J., ed., Foucault and Education: Disciplines and Knowledge . New York: Routledge, 1990., Stephen J. Ball

Annotation: Includes nine articles by Australian, English, and Canadian scholars on Foucault and power in education..

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Banathy, Bela H., Systems Design of Education: A Journey to Create the Future. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications, 199l., Bela H. Banathy

Annotation: Gives model and procedures for designing education through systems inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Banks, James, "The Lives and Values of Researchers: Implications for Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society," Educational Researcher, 27(October, 1998), 4-17., James Banks

Annotation: Traces value perspectives adhered to by five researchers on race and discusses methodological issues and a typology of types of researchers involved in social action based on research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Citizenship Education

Banks, James A., "Democracy, Diversity, and Social Justice: Educating Citizens in a Global Age," pp. 199-213 in James A. Banks, Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. New York: Routledge, 2006., James A. Banks

Annotation: Sums up the author's ideas on educating citizens in a diverse multicultural world.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Citizenship Education, Democratic Education

Banks, James A., "Multicultural Education: Development,Dimensions, and Challenges," Phi Delta Kappan, 75(September, 1993), 22-28. Reprinted pp. 129-139 in James A. Banks, Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. New York: Routledge, 2006., James A. Banks

Annotation: Describes five components of multicultural Education: content integration, knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, equity pedagogy, and improving school culture and social structure.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Content Selection and Organization

Banks, James A., "Pluralism, Ideology, and Curriculum Reform, The Social Studies, 67(1976), 99-106. Reprinted pp. 115-126 in James A. Banks, Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. New York: Routledge, 2006., James A. Banks

Annotation: Contrasts cultural pluralist and assimilationist ideologies and supports a combination pluralist-assimilationist position for curriculum reform.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Citizenship Education, Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Banks, James A., "The Canon Debate, Knowledge Construction, and Multicultural Education," Educational Researcher, 22(June, 1993), 4-14. Reprinted pp. 145-164 in James A. Banks, Race, Culture, and Education: The Selected Works of James A. Banks. New York: Routledge, 2006., James A. Banks

Annotation: Presents and describes a typology of knowledge for multicultural education: personal/cultural, popular, mainstream academic, transformative academic, and school knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Content Selection and Organization

Banks, Philip, "Herbert Spencer: Victorian Curriculum Theorist," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 12(April-June, 1980), 123-135., Philip Banks

Annotation: Reviews British philosopher Spencer's views of the theory of knowledge and curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

Bannen-Ritland, Brenda, and John Y. Beck, "Investigating the Act of Design in Design Research," pp. 299-319 in Anthony E. Kelly, Richard A. Lesh, and John Y. Beck, eds., Handbook of Design Research Methods in Education. New York; Routledge, 2008., Brenda Bannen-Ritland and John Y. Beck

Annotation: Stipulates the phases and methods of the Integrative Learning Design Framework and discusses related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Barab, Sasha A., and Wolff-Michael Roth, "Curriculum-Based Ecosystems: Supporting Knowing from an Ecological Perspective," Educational Researcher, 35(June/July, 2006), 3-13., Sasha A. Barab and Wolff-Michael Roth

Annotation: Offers an ecological focal point for curriculum design using affordance networks, effectivity sets, and life-worlds.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum as Environment, Teaching/Learning Process, Practical Knowledge

Barnes, Barry, Interests and the Growth of Knowledge . Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1977., Barry Barnes

Annotation: Opens up problems of knowledge, ideology, and power.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics, Knowledge Generation

Barnette, J. Jackson, "Naturalistic Study of Project Interagency Linkages: The Linkage Case Study," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 5( Winter, 1983), 473-483., J. Jackson Barnette

Annotation: Provides a case study of an evaluation project of interagency linkages.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Barone, Thomas, "Things of Use and Things of Beauty: The Story of the Swain County High School Arts Program," Daedalus, 112 (Summer, 1983), 1-28. Reprinted pp. 275-295 in Elliot W. Eisner, ed., The Educational Imagination . New York: Macmillan, 1985. Also reprinted in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.*, Thomas Barone

Annotation: Presents an aesthetic criticism of a North Carolina high school arts program.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Secondary School Curriculum, Art Education

Barone, Thomas, Jake Burdick, and C. Centae Richards, "Thinking and Rethinking Elliot Eisner," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 9(No. 1, 2012), 16-17., Thomas Barone, Jake Burdick, and C. Centae Richards

Annotation: Introduces a series of ten short commentaries on the contributions of Elliot Eisner.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors

Barone, Thomas E., "A Narrative of Enhance Professionalism: Educational Researchers and Popular Storybooks about Schoolpeople," Educational Researcher, 21(November, 1992), 15-24. Reprinted pp. 201-228 in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.*, Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Discusses three conceptions of the researcher and ways research findings are communicated; suggests using story form to best reach the public.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Professors, Professionalization in Curriculum

Barone, Thomas E., "Curriculum Platforms and Literature," pp. 140-165 in Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple, eds., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possiblities . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Describes the crafting of stories, autobiography and biography, and educational criticisms as forms of aesthetic inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Barone, Thomas E., "Effectively Critiquing the Experienced Curriculum: Clues from the 'New Journalism'," Curriculum Inquiry, 10(Spring, 1980), 29-53. Reprinted pp. 19-49 in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000.*, Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Explains the application of the traditions of the "New Journalism" to curriculum experienced by students with examples from works of literary non-fiction.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Barone, Thomas E., "Insinuated Theory from Curricula-in-Use," Theory into Practice, 21(Winter, 1982), 38-43. Reprinted pp. 51-60 in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Envisions a kind of curriculum theory that portrays what really happens in a setting and provides critiques to the practitioners.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Barone, Thomas E., "On Equality, Visibility, and the Fine Arts Program in a Black Elementary School," Curriculum Inquiry, 17(Winter, 1987), 421-446., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Presents an educational criticism of an elementary arts program.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Art Education, Elementary School Curriculum

Barone, Thomas E., "On the Demise of Subjectivity in Educational Inquiry," Curriculum Inquiry, 22(Spring, 1992), 25-38. Reprinted pp. 161-178 in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Describes issues surrounding subjectivity in educational research; one of four related articles.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Barone, Thomas E., "Research Out of the Shadows: A Reply to Rist," Curriculum Inquiry, 17(Winter, 1987), 453-463., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Responds to a critic of his article (pp.421-446) that appears just prior to this response.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Barone, Thomas E., "The Meadowhurst Experience: Phases in the Process of Educational Criticism," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 4(Winter, 1982), 156-170., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Illustrates the processes in educational criticism from a visit to Meadowhurst School.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Classroom Observation & Research

Barone, Thomas, E., "'What's My Paradigm?' or, How I Dreamt about a Post-Revolutionary Harmony Among Literary Analysts of Curriculum," Curriculum Inquiry , 15(Summer, 1985), 187-200., Thomas E. Barone

Annotation: Consists of imaginary dialogue between representatives of three approaches to literary analysis of curriculum; an article follows responding to this article.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Barone, Tom, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000., Tom Barone

Annotation: Reprints 14 essays by the author (organized around the influences of Eisner, Dewey, Rorty, Sarte, and Bakhtin) describing and demonstrating the use of narrative inquiry in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics, Aesthetics and Curriculum

Barone, Tom, "Arts-Based Educational Projects and the Redressing of the Political Spectacle," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(Winter, 2004), 36-43., Tom Barone

Annotation: Critiques the politics of current corporatist and exclusionist curriculum policies; advocates the use of the arts in challenging this political spectacle.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Barone, Tom, "Persuasive Writings, Vigilant Readings, and Reconstructed Characters: The Paradox of Trust in Educational Storytelling," pp. 63-74 in J. Amos Hatch and Roger Wisniewski, eds., Life History and Narrative. London: Falmer Press, 1995. Reprinted pp. 245-266 in Tom Barone, Aesthetics, Politics, and Educational Inquiry: Essays and Examples. New York: Peter Lang, 2000., Tom Barone

Annotation: Sets forth criteria for authoring emancipatory, artfully persuasive, educational stories; draws on Bakhtin's work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Barone, Tom, "Researching, Writing, and Reading Narrative Studies: Issues of Epistemology and Method," pp. 149-180 in Tom Barone, Teaching Eternity: The Enduring Outcomes of Teaching. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001., Tom Barone

Annotation: Discusses issues involved in doing aesthetic, narrative, postmodern research such as exemplified in the author's study in this volume.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Barone, Tom, "Science, Art, and the Predispositions of Educational Researchers," Educational Researcher, 30(October, 2001), 24-28., Tom Barone

Annotation: Makes the case for arts-based forms of inquiry in educational research; a response follows.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Barone, Tom, Touching Eternity: The Enduring Outcomes of Teaching. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001., Tom Barone

Annotation: Gives a literary reconstruction of an art teacher's work and influence as portrayed by the writer and several of the teacher's former students; the last chapter reflects upon issues inherent in the reconstruction process as postmodern research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Art Education, Teaching/Learning Process, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Authority of Teacher

Barritt, Loren S., "Human Science and the Human Image," Phenomenology +Pedagogy, 4(No. 3, 1986), 14-21.*, Loren S. Barritt

Annotation: Argues the case for human understanding of human experience through the tradition of human sciences rather than social sciences.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Barrow, Robin, Common Sense and the Curriculum . London: Allen & Unwin, 1976., Robin Barrow

Annotation: Analyzes and critiques alternative approaches to curriculum content selection and offers his own proposal.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization

Barrow, Robin, "Curriculum Theory and Values," pp. 110-117 in Noel Entwistle, ed., Handbook of Educational Ideas and Practices . New York: Routledge, 1990., Robin Barrow

Annotation: Notes the value issues involved in doing curriculum theorizing about practical curriculum questions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Barrow, Robin, Giving Teaching Back to Teachers: A Critical Introduction to Curriculum Theory . London, Ontario: Althouse Press, 1984., Robin Barrow

Annotation: Critiques prevailing views of curriculum theory, the curriculum itself, and curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Implementation

Barrow, Robin, "Over the Top: A Misuse of Philosophical Techniques?" Interchange, 19(Summer, 1988), 59-63.*, Robin Barrow

Annotation: Sets forth agreements and disagreements with Jickling (1988) on his analysis and criticism of Tanner and Tanner (1980) and their views on the Tyler Rationale.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Barrow, Robin, "Prolegomenon to Curriculum Theory: Some Comments on The Canadian Curriculum," Canadian Journal of Education, 8(No. 1, 1983), 77-85., Robin Barrow

Annotation: Gives a response to a critque of his book.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Barrow, Robin, "Skill Talk," Journal of Philosophy of Education, 21(No. 2, 1987), 187-195.*, Robin Barrow

Annotation: Analyzes the term "skill" and its various uses in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Barrow, Robin, "The Paradigm to End Paradigms: Reorientating Curriculum Research for the Secondary School," pp. 21-38 in Geoffrey Wilburn and Robin Enns, eds., Curriculum Canada VI . Vancouver: CSCI, University of British Columbia, 1985., Robin Barrow

Annotation: Critiques the dominant paradigm in curriculum research and suggests alternatives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Barrow, Robin, "The Role of Conceptual Analysis in Curriculum Inquiry: A Holistic Approach," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 5(Spring, 1990), 269-278., Robin Barrow

Annotation: Makes the case for using conceptual analysis as a part of all research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Bartlett, Leo, "Issues in the Construction of an Historical Narrative," Curriculum Perspectives, 7(May, 1987), 1-6., Leo Bartlett

Annotation: Describes the methodology used in an historical interpretation of an Australian school and discusses related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum

Barton, Len, Roland Meighan, and Stephen Walker, eds., Schooling, Ideology, and the Curriculum . Barcombe, England: Falmer, 1980., Len Barton, Roland Meighan, and Stephen Walker

Annotation: Contains 5 papers that reappraise correspondence theory and 5 papers that discuss the relation between power and ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum and Politics

Barton, Len, and Stephen Walker, eds., Social Crisis and Educational Research. London: Croom Helm, 1984., Len Barton and Stephen Walker

Annotation: Collects twelve papers from 1982 sociology of education conference at Westhill on issues in social practice using interpretive and critical inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Bascia, Nina, Shasta Carr-Harris, Rose Fine-Meyer, and Cara Zurzolo, "Teachers, Curriculum Innovation, and Policy Formation," Curriculum Inquiry, 44(March, 2014), 228-248., Nina Bascia, Shasta Carr-Harris, Rose Fine-Meyer, and Cara Zurzolo

Annotation: Describers a study of three Canadian teachers involved in curriculum policy development starting with their own course development and moving their work to district and provincial policy levels; reviews related literature; each case study describes teacher agency and the dynamics at work in curriculum change over several years.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies

Bascia, Nina, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone, eds., International Handbook of Educational Policy. Dordrecht: Springer, 2005., Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Kenneth Leithwood, and David Livingstone

Annotation: Contains 55 articles under the headings: large-scale educational reforms, learning and governace, teachig quality, literacies, and workplace learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Development Strategies

Bas, Gokhan, and Cihad Senturk, "Teachers' Voice: Teacher Participation in Curriculum Development Process," Inquiry in Education, 11(1, 2019), 1-31., Gokhan Bas and Cihad Senturk

Annotation: Reports and analyzes interviews of high school teachers in Turkey to ascertain the extent of their involvement in the curriculum development process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum. Teacher Planning

Bashaw, Carolyn Terry, "Ella Flagg Young and Her Relationhsip to the Cult of Efficiency," Educational Theory, 36(Fall, 1986), 363-373., Carolyn Terry Bashaw

Annotation: Traces the work of Young as superintendent of Chicago's schools and president of the National Education Association.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Social Efficiency/Control, Curriculum History

Basile, Carole G., A Good Little School. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004., Carole G. Basile

Annotation: Describes a model open school with a thirty-year history of student-centered learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Democratic Education, Local Control of Schooling, Open Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Baszile, Denise Taliaferro,"Criminal Acts Comitted in the Name of Good Education," Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2(Summer, 2005), 20-23., Denise Taliaferro Baszile

Annotation: Critiques standardization in contemporary curriculum policy and practice; calls for action to change this dominant ideology.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Bateman, Donald R., "The Politics of Curriculum," pp. 54-68 in William F. Pinar, ed., Heightened Consciousness, Cultural Revolution, and Curriculum Theory . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1974. Reprinted pp. 154-174 in James R. Gress and David E. Purpel, eds., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978., Donald R. Bateman

Annotation: Explains the politics of curriculum and the pedagogy of domination.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Bayona, Elias L. M., David S. G. Carter, and Keith F. Punch, "The Role of Teachers in Curriculum Development," Curriculum Perspectives, 10(October, 1990), 9-19.*, Elias L. M. Bayona, David S. G. Carter, and Keith F. Punch

Annotation: Provides a picture of teachers' involvement in curriculum development in Tanzania.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Bayrakci, Mustafa, and Omer Cem Karacaoglu, "Determining Learning Outcomes of Curriculum Development in Education . . . . ," International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 12(2, 2020), 507-532., Mustafa Bayrakci and Omer Cem Karacaoglu

Annotation: Describes a study of tests given in Turkey to teachers-in-training regarding their knowledge of curriculum development from 2001-2018; reports various categories and frequencies and changing emphases over the years.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum

Beadie, Nancy, "Moral Errors and Stategic Mistakes: Lessons from the History of Student Accountability," pp. 35-50 in Kenneth A. Sirotnik, ed., Holding Accountability Accountable: What Ought to Matter in Public Education. New York:: Teachers College Press, 2004., Nancy Beadie

Annotation: Traces the history of student testing and graded schools that explains how we got to the current version of student accountability; draws implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment

Beane, James, "On the Shoulders of Giants! The Case for Curriculum Integration," Middle School Journal, 28 (September, 1996), 6-1, followed by a related article by Paul George., James Beane

Annotation: Sums up the case for real integration of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration

Beane, James A., "A Common Core of a Different Sort: Putting Democracy at the Center of the Curriculum," Middle School Journal, 44(No. 3, 2013), 6-14., James A. Beane

Annotation: Traces the history of 20th century curriculum trends related to common learnings; analyzes the features of the Common Core State Standards of the early 21st century which emphasizes college preparation and employability for the global economy; poses a third way that emphasizes a democratic core reminiscent of the core curriculum of the 1930s/1940s; discusses common core and middle level education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Middle School Curriculum, Core Mandates, Curriculum Integration

Beane, James A., A Middle School Curriculum: From Rhetoric to Reality, 2nd ed., Columbus, OH: National Middle School Association, 1993., James A. Beane

Annotation: Presents a rationale and a set of guidelines for a middle school curriculum designed to meet the challenges of early adolescents.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Middle School Curriculum, Curriculum Integration, Content Selection and Organization

Beane, James A., "Creating an Integrated Curriculum: Making the Connections," NASSP Bulletin, 76(November, 1992), 46-54., James A. Beane

Annotation: Clarifies terminology related to integrative models of curriculum organization and their use.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration

Beane, James A., Curriculum Integration: Designing the Core of Democration Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997., James A. Beane

Annotation: Makes the case for curriculum integration across subjects as a form of curriculum design.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Integration, Democratic Education, Content Selection and Organization

Beane, James A., ed., Toward a Coherent Curriculum. 1995 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995., James A. Beane

Annotation: Defines curriculum coherence and gives several authors' views about ways to develop coherence through program design and teaching strategies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration

Beane, James A., "Introduction: What is a Coherent Curriculum?" pp. 1-14 , and "Conclusion: Towards a Coherent Curriculum," pp. 170-176 in James A. Beane, ed., Toward a Coherent Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995., James A. Beane

Annotation: Analyzes coherence and incoherence in curriculum design and in the experience of curriculum by students and others; explores ways to create coherence.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Beattie, Catherine, "Action Research: A Practice in Need of Theory," pp. 110-120 in Geoffrey Milburn, Ivor F. Goodson, and Robert J. Clark, eds., Re-Interpreting Curriculum Research: Images and Arguments . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1989., Catherine Beattie

Annotation: Discusses the nature of theory needed within action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Beattie, Catherine, "Judging the Worth of Curriculum Materials: A Preview Approach," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 18(July-September, 1986), 299-309.*, Catherine Beattie

Annotation: Formulates criteria for judging the potential worth of curriculum materials and applies them to 3 multi-media kits.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Beattie, Catherine, "The Case for Teacher Directed Curriculum Evaluation," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 6(Spring, 1986), 56-73., Catherine Beattie

Annotation: Reviews the literature on the role of teachers in curriculum evaluation and discusses implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation, Teacher Knowledge, Teacher Research

Beauchamp, George A., "A Hard Look at Curriculum," Educational Leadership, 35 (February, 1978), 404-409., George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Examines curriculum design, planning, development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation as they relate to curriculum theory and definitions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Beauchamp, George A., "Basic Components of a Curriculum Theory," Curriculum Theory Network, 10(Fall, 1972), 16-22., George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Analyzes the basic components of curriculum theory; critiques of this article appear in CTN (No. 1, 1973-74), 56-59.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Beauchamp, George A., "Curriculum Organization and Development in Historical Perspective," Review of Educational Research, 27(June, 1957), 241-249., George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Covers historical trends in curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History

Beauchamp, George A., Curriculum Theory , 4th Edition. Itasca, IL: Peacock, 1981., George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Provides an extended analysis of curriculum theory and theory building and offers a theory of his own; describes curriculum design, engineering, values in curriculum, and curriculum as a field of study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Beauchamp, George A., "Curriculum Theory: Meaning, Development, and Use," Theory into Practice, 21 (Winter, 1982), 23-27., George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Defines curriculum theory and describes how to build theory; discusses functions of curriculum theory; draws on ideas from his 1981 book.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Beauchamp, George A., "Curriculum Thinking," pp. 18-29 in Fenwick W. English, ed., Fundamental Curriculum Decisions. 1983 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: ASCE, 1983. Reprinted pp. 555-567 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988., George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Notes three uses of the word "curriculum"--content, process activities (planning, implementing, and evaluating), and curriculum as a field of study; analyzes the language used with each of these.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Beauchamp, Larry, and Jim Parsons, "The Curriculum of Student Teacher Evaluation," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing , 9 (Spring, 1989), 125-171.*, Larry Beauchamp and Jim Parsons

Annotation: Examines critically a student teacher evaluation form used in a teacher education institution.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Education, Student Assessment

Begg, Andrew J. C., Emerging Curriculum. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers,2008., Andrew J. C. Begg

Annotation: Provides an autobiographical narrative of this New Zealand educator's emerging views of curriculum; focuses his report on selected incidents in teaching mathematics, writing textbooks, developing curriculum, teaching teachers, researching curriculum, and comparing international curricula; concludes with how he understands curriculum now.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum, Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Behar, Linda, and Allan Ornstein, "An Overview of Curriculum: The Theory and Practice," NASSP Bulletin, 76(November, 1992), 32-44.*, Linda Behar and Allan Ornstein

Annotation: Reports an empirical study comparing teachers' and professors of curriculum's views of the importance of various curriculum practices within selected systems and domains of curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Teacher Knowledge

Behar, Linda S., "An Empirical Analysis of Curriculum Domains: Implications for Program Development and Evaluation," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Summer, 1994), 100-112., Linda S. Behar

Annotation: Reports an empirical study of 9 curriculum domains and 55 related curriculum practices and their importance as identified by rural and urban teachers. Related report in The High School Journal, April-May, 1994.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge

Behar, Linda S., and Paul S. George, "Teachers' Use of Curriculum Knowledge," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Spring, 1994), 48-69.*, Linda S. Behar and Paul S. George

Annotation: Reports a study of teachers', department heads', students', and parents' views of implementation of a high school Curriculum Differentiation Project (honors and regular programs).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Differentiation

Behar, Linda S., and Allan Ornstein, "Domains of Curriculum Knowledge: An Empirical Analysis," The High School Journal, 77(April-May, 1994), 322-329.*, Linda S. Behar and Allan Ornstein

Annotation: Identifies nine domains (encompassing 55 curriculum practices) of curriculum knowledge and work that should be possessed by general curriuculum specialists as seen by teachers in Illinois and Florida.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Teacher Knowledge

Beier, Jessie L, "1976: Toward a Weird(er) 'Poor Curriculum'," pp. 150-151 in Teresa Strong-Wilson, et al., eds, Provoking Curriculum Encounters Across Educational Experience. New York: Routledge, 2020., Jessie L. Beier

Annotation: Illuminates and reflects on the key ideas of Pinar and Grumet's 1976 book, Toward a Poor Curriculum and its later editions; these pages appear as a part of a larger treatment by the author, subtitled, "Close Encounters of a Pedagogical Kind.'"

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics in Curriculum Literature, Curriculum as Experience

Beittel, Kenneth R., Alternatives for Art Education Research: Inquiry into the Making of Art . Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Co, 1973., Kenneth R. Beittel

Annotation: Presents presentational, historical, and interpretive modes for the. making of art and closes with an evaluation and critque of presentational, phenomenological, and contextualist alternatives for inquiry into the making of art.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Art Education

Bellack, Arno A., "History of Curriculum Thought and Practice," Review of Educational Research, 39( June, 1969), 283-292., Arno A. Bellack

Annotation: Reviews formative years of the curriculum field, the work of curriculum theorists, projects of various national commissions, and the historical roots of contemporary curriculum problems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Literature of Curriculum

Bellack, Arno A., "Selection and Organization of Curriculum Content: An Analysis," pp. 97-126 in What Shall theHigh Schools Teach? 1956 ASCD Yearbook. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1956., Arno A. Bellack

Annotation: Discusses the culture as source of curriculum content, content's relation to purposes of schooling (life functions, the disciplines), and content's relation to methods of teaching; advantages and disadvantages of each approach are given.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Bellack, Arno A., "The Structure of Knowledge and the Structure of the Curriculum," pp. 25-40 in Dwayne Huebner, ed., A Reassessment of the Curriculum. New York: Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1964. Reprinted pp. 222-236 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977.*, Arno A. Bellack

Annotation: Identifies the relationships among disciplines, among broad areas of knowledge, and between knowledge and public affairs as ways of structuring curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Bellack, Arno A., and Herbert M. Kliebard, "Curriculum for Integration of Disciplines," pp. 585-590 in Lee C. Deighton, ed., The Encyclopedia of Education , Volume 2. New York: Macmillan and Free Press, 1971., Arno A. Bellack and Herbert M. Kliebard

Annotation: Explores the relationship of fields of knowledge to types of curriculum organization, including ones that integrate the disciplines.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Bellack, Arno, and Herbert Kliebard, eds.. Curriculum and Evaluation, from the series, Readings in Educational Research . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977., Arno Bellack and Herbert Kliebard

Annotation: Presents a collection of fundamental readings in educational research focused on five questions: how should curriculum problems be studied? what purposes should the curriculum serve? how should knowledge be selected and organized for the curriculum? how should the curriculum be evaluated? how should the curriculum be changed?

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum

Bellah, Robert N., "The Ethical Aims of Social Inquiry," Teachers College Record, 83(Fall, 1981), 1-18., Robert N. Bellah

Annotation: Discusses ethical reflections in social science research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Ethical Issues in Curriculum

Bell, Judith, Doing Your Research Project, 2nd Ed. Bristol, PA: Open University Press, 1993., Judith Bell

Annotation: Presents a basic introduction to generic planning for a research project by graduate students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Benavot, Aaron, "Curricular Content, Educational Expansion, and Economic Growth," Comparative Education Review, 36(May,1992), 150-174., Aaron Benavot

Annotation: Examines cross-national empirical evidence of relative economic value of various subjects in the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Comparative Curriculum

Benavot, Aaron, and Cecilia Braslavsky, eds., School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective: Changing Curriculum in Primary and Secondary Education. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007., Aaron Benavot and Cecilia Braslavsky

Annotation: Reports 15 studies of curriculum change, content, and organization across and within various countries (see especially chapters 1, 12, and 15).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Ideology and School Knowledge

Benavot, Aaron, and Mura Resh,, "The Social Construction of the Local School Curriculum: Patterns of Diversity and Uniformity in Israel's Junior High Schools, Comparative Education Review, 45(November, 2001) 504-536., Aaron Benavot and Mura Resh

Annotation: Reports a study in 1996-1997 of Israeli middle schools' curricula giving subject labels, prevalents of school subjects, time allocations, differences in implementation, and related conclusions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Implementation, Comparative Curriculum

Benham, Barbara J., "Curriculum Theory in the 1970's: The Reconceptualist Movement," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Winter, 1981), 162-170., Barbara J. Benham

Annotation: Reviews the rise and development of the reconceptualist movement in curriculum theory; explains two positions within the movement--existentialist and structuralist-- and the movement's impact.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes

Benham, Barbara J., Phil Giesen, and Jeannie Oakes, "A Study of Schooling: Students' Experiences in Schools," Phi Delta Kappan, 61(January, 1980), 337-340., Barbara J. Benham, Phil Giesen, and Jeannie Oakes

Annotation: Reports on the portion of Goodlad's study that reveals the nature of students' experiences in school.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience

Ben-Peretz, Meriam, and Cheryl J. Craig, "Intergenerational Impact and Curriculum Enigma: The Scholarly Legacy of Joseph J. Schwab," Educational Studies, 44(4, 2018), 421-448., Meriam Ben-Peretz and Cheryl J. Craig

Annotation: Traces Joseph J. Schwab's life, scholarly work, and influence in several fields; this study uses the inquiry into inquiry approach.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Thoerists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hiistorical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Analysis as a Tool of Evaluation," pp. 295-307 in Arieh Lewy, and David Nevo, eds., Evaluation Roles in Education . London: Gordon and Breach, 1981., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Urges use of materials analysis techniques to evaluate curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Materials Development and Evaluation

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Development," pp. 256-260 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1992.*, Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Summarizes three models of curriculum development, who should participate in the process, and the relation between society and the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Inquiry: Commonplace Topics," pp. 227-229 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education, Supplement Volume One. New York: Pergamon, 1988., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Discusses Schwab's notion of "commonplaces" and their role and relationships in curriculum deliberation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Potential," 1246-1248 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon, 1984., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Discusses how the curriculum potential of scholarly materials and materials developed for school use may be deliberated to provide clues to using them with children; brief reference is also made to teacher education materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "Curriculum Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Programs," pp. 9-27 in Lilian G. Katz and James D. Raths, eds., Advances in Teacher Education: Volume I . Norwood, NJ: ABLEX, 1984., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Presents components of curriculum theory and practice for teachers in preparation programs.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, Policy-Making in Education: A Holistic Approach in Response to Global Changes. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Gives background of current global changes in demographics, economics, information transfer, and the environment that educational policy-makers must take into account; relates three domains (curriculum, teaching, teacher education) to policy-making in education; describes the author's experiences in education policy-making in Israel along with other examples; presents principles of policy-making in education and proposes a practical four-phase model of policy-making in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Ben-Peretz, Miriam, "The Concept of Curriculum Potential," Curriculum Theory Network, 5(No. 2, 1975), 151-159., Miriam Ben-Peretz

Annotation: Explores the idea of intentions in curriculum development and the potential of curriculum material; analyzes the factors that shape the potential of curriculum materials and their use in curriculum implementation and evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Defining Curriculum Research Questions,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Potential, Materials Development and Evaluation, Curriculum Implementation

Ben-Peretz, Miriam , and Pinchas Tamir, "What Do Curricular Developers Do?" Curriculum Perspectives, 6(October, 1986), 8-15., Miriam Ben-Peretz and Pinchas Tamir

Annotation: Reports a study of what Israeli curriculum developers in different subject areas do; describes their personal practical knowledge.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum, Practical Knowledge

Benson, Garth D., and Bryant E. Griffith, "The Process of Knowing in Curriculum," JGE: The Journal of General Education, 40(1991), 24-33., Garth D. Benson and Bryant E. Griffith

Annotation: Argues for a curriculum model based on the process of knowing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Higher Education Curriculum, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Benson, Lee, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett, Dewey's Dream: Universities and Democracies in an Age of Education Reform. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007., Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, and John Puckett

Annotation: Describes an effort to inaugurate community schools in Philadelphia in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania; traces the community school concept to Dewey among others.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Democratic Education, Higher Education Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum

Bereiter, Carl, "Referent-Centered and Problem-Centered Knowledge: Elements of an Educational Epistemology," Interchange, 23(No. 4, 1992), 337-361.*, Carl Bereiter

Annotation: Discusses the implications of selecting curriculum content around problems rather than topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Knowledge Generation, Psychology and Curriculum, Curriculum Integration

Bereiter, Carl, and Marlene Scardamalia, "Cognition and Curriculum," pp. 517-542 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, l992., Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia

Annotation: Reviews the recent research in cognitive science for planning instruction and curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Teacher Planning, Content Selection and Organization, Psychology and Curriculum