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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Conran, Patricia C., and George A. Beauchamp, "The Scientific-Aesthetic Evaluation Model Interface," Educational Leadership, 32(October, 1975), 35-40., Patricia C. Conran and George A. Beauchamp

Annotation: Discusses the connoisseur/critical model with the scientific/causal model of evaluation.

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

Constas, Mark A., "The Changing Nature of Educational Research and a Critique of Postmodernism," Educational Researcher, 27(March, 1998), 26-33.*, Mark A. Constas

Annotation: Explains postmodernism and its influence on educational research; discusses three problems it poses--distinction, expistemological genre, and procedural infomality; critiques its reluctance to arrive at conclusions, to suggest practical implications, and to fall victim to its own desire to free inquiry from oppressive conditions.

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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Cook-Sather, Alison, "Authorizing Students' Perspectives: Toward Trust, Dialogue, and Change in Education," Educational Researcher, 31(May, 2002), 3-14., Alison Cook-Sather

Annotation: Argues for obtaining students' perspectives through educational research and sets forth implications of this position.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, 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

Cook, Thomas D., "Randomized Experiments in Educational Policy Research: A Critical Examination of the Reasons the Educational Evaluation Community has Offered for not Doing Them," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24(Fall, 2002), 175-199., Thomas D. Cook

Annotation: Examines five of the frequently offfered arguments against employing randomized experiments in educational policy research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cook, Thomas D., Harris Cooper, David S. Cordray, Heidi Hartmann, Larry V. Hedges, Richard J. Light, Thomas A. Louis, and Frederick Mosteller, Meta-Analysis for Explanation: A Casebook. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1992., Thomas D. Cook, Harris Cooper, David S. Cordray, Heidi Hartmann, Larry V. Hedges, Richard J. Light, Thomas A. Louis, and Frederick Mosteller

Annotation: Describes processes and issues in doing explanatory quantitative meta-analysis of empirical studies and presents some case examples--one in school science achievement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science

Cook, Thomas D., Judith Levinson-Rose, and William E. Pollard, "The Misutilization of Evaluation Research," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 1(June, 1980), 477-498., Thomas D. Cook, Judith Levinson-Rose, and William E. Pollard

Annotation: Discusses the problem of utilizing evaluation research to alter policy and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Cooley, William, and William Bickel, Decision-Oriented Educational Research, Hingham, MA: Kluwer-Nijoff, 1986., William Cooley and William Bickel

Annotation: Provides an overview of decision-oriented educational research (formative evaluation) in the context of a University of Pittsburgh study; includes 11 case histories.

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

Coombs, Jerrold R., and Le Roi B. Daniels, "Philosophical Inquiry: Conceptual Analysis," pp. 27-41 in Edmund C. Short, ed., Forms of Curriculum Inquiry . Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991.*, Jerrold R. Coombs and Le Roi B. Daniels

Annotation: Describes the processes involved in doing conceptual analysis in curriculum.

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

Coomer, Donna Leonhard, "Reformulating the Evaluation Process," pp. 163-204 in Kenneth A. Sirotnik, and Jeannie Oakes, eds., Critical Perspectives on the Organization and Improvement of Schooling . Boston: Kluwer/Nijhoff, 1986., Donna Leonhard Coomer

Annotation: Gives an alternative model of evaluation from a critical perspective.

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

Cooper, Amander, and Ben Levin, "Research Use by Leaders in Canadian School Districts," International Journal of Educational policy and Leadership, 8(No. 7, 2013), 1-15., Amander Cooper and Ben Levin

Annotation: Reports a study of Canadian school administrators and the use of research in their practice--the extent and nature of the research used, in what contexts, the time involved, methods of learning about available research, etc.; discusses ways to increase research use in school districts.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization

Cooper, Donald, and Dane Ebbutt, "Participation in Action Research as an In-service Experience," Cambridge Journal of Education, 4(No. 2, 1977), 65-71.*, Donald Cooper and Dane Ebbutt

Annotation: Reports on the process engaged in by participants in an action research project in England.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Comparative Curriculum

Cooper, Harris, Integrating Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews, 2nd Edition, Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1989., Harris Cooper

Annotation: Modifies slightly the discussion found in the first edition (1984).

Broad Topical Focus:
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris, Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis: A Step-by-Step Approach, 5th ed. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2017., Harris Cooper

Annotation: Provides a detailed set of steps and procedures for combining the results of individual quantitative social science research studies into a meta-analysis of multiple studies through the use of a scientifically valid method of formal inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris, Synthesizing Research: A Guide for Literature Reviews, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998., Harris Cooper

Annotation: Presents systematic techniques for preparing research syntheses of quantitative research studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris, and Larry V. Hedges, eds., The Handbook of Research Synthesis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1994., Harris Cooper and Larry V. Hedges

Annotation: Provides 32 technical articles on various aspects of producing syntheses of reasearch from problem formulation to reporting results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris, and Larry V. Hedges,"Research Synthesis as a Scientific Process," pp. 3-16 in Harris Cooper, Larry V. Hedges, and Jeffrey C. Valentine, eds., The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis, 2nd ed. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009., Harris Cooper and Larry V. Hedges

Annotation: Presents an overview of a form of research known as research synthesis, outlines six stages of doing this kind of research, and introduces the chapters of the Handbook that follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris M.,"A Taxonomy of Literature Reviews." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, 1985. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 254541., Harris M. Cooper

Annotation: Posits components of a literature review (focus, goals, prespective, coverage, organization, audience) and uses them to analyze examples; suggests other uses for the taxonomy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization

Cooper, Harris M., "Literature-Searching Strategies of Integrative Research Reviewers," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 8(December, 1986), 372-383., Harris M. Cooper

Annotation: Covers the strategies for locating studies to be integrated in research reviews.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris M., "Organizing Knowledge Synthesis: A Taxonomy of Literature Reviews," Knowledge in Society, 1(Spring, 1988), 104-126., Harris M. Cooper

Annotation: Presents a framework for understanding and conducting research reviews.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris M., "Scientific Guidelines for Conducting Integrative Research Reviews," Review of Educational Research, 52(Summer, 1982), 291-302.*, Harris M. Cooper

Annotation: Explains how to conduct a review of multiple empirical research studies including guidelines for problem formulation, data collection and evaluation, analysis and interpretation, and public presentation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Cooper, Harris M., The Integrative Research Review: A Systematic Approach . Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1984., Harris M. Cooper

Annotation: Describes the process of preparing integrative reviews in five stages (problem formulation, data collection, data evaluation, analysis and interpretation, and presentation).

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

Cooper, Harris, and Ronald G. Ribble, "Influences on the Outcome of Literature Searches for Integrative Research Reviews," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 10(March, 1989), 179-201., Harris Cooper and Ronald G. Ribble

Annotation: Explores factors influencing the preparation of literature reviews.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Corbett, H. Dickson, Differing Curriculum Changes within a School: Strategies and Structure. Philadelphia: Research for Better Schools, April, 1983., H. Dickson Corbett

Annotation: Reports a study of curriculum change in 14 schools involving four aspects: the social club, the professional group, administrative delight, and "egg crate".

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

Corbett, H. Dickson, and Gretchen B. Rossman, "Three Paths to Implementing Change: A Research Note," Curriculum Inquiry, 19(Summer, 1989), 163-190., H. Dickson Corbett and Gretchen B. Rossman

Annotation: Reports studies of implementing school change that commingle technical, political, and cultural perspectives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Cormack, Phillip, and Bill GReen, "Re-reading the Historical Record: Curriculum History and the LInguistic Turn," pp. 223-236 in Bernadette Baker, ed., New Curriculum HIstory. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009., Phillip Cormack and Bill Green

Annotation: Reviews nature and place of linguistic (discourse) analysis in doing historical inquiry in curriculum.

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

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Curriculum and Students: Diverting the Public Interest," pp. 199-212 in Gloria Ladson-Billings and William F. Tate, eds., Educational Research in the Public Interest: Social Justice, Action, and Policy. New York: Teachers College Press, 2006., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Urges critical examination of the current approach to research in curriculum studies that does not take into account the student context of policy questions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Curriculum In and Out of Context," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 3(Winter, 1988), 85-96., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Conceptualizes curriculum without isolating it from its structural and systemic contexts.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Change,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Curriculum Politics, Policy, and Practice: Comparative Questions, Contextualized Cases," pp. 95-106 in Moritz Rosemund, Amara-Verena Fries, and Werner Heller, eds., Comparing Curriculum-Making Processes. Bern: Peter Lang, 2002., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Calls for studying curriculum research questions that examine relations among policies, politics, discourse, and practice in particular contexts; urges cross-case analysis and comparative curriculum research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Echo Effects and Curriculum Change," Teachers College Record, 110(October, 2008), 2148-2171., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Analyzes the effects on curriculum policy and practice of external social actions by use of the "echo" metaphor; gives illustrations and notes what contributes to weaker or stronger management of echo effects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, 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: Curriculum and Politics, Discourse Analysis

Cornbleth, Catherine, ed., Invitation to Research in Social Education, Bulletin No. 77. Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies, 1986., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Describes several approaches to research in social education.

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

Cornbleth, Catherine, "National Standards and the Curriculum as Containment?" pp. 211-238 in Catherine Cornbleth, ed., Curriculum Politics, Policy, Practice: Cases in Comparative Context. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2000., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Notes tensions in curriculum politics, policy, and practice in two states--California and New York--between a common cultural curriculum versus a multicultural curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Multicultural Education

Cornbleth, Catherine, "Ritual and Rationality in Teacher Education Reform," Educational Researcher, 15(April, 1986), 5-14., Catherine Cornbleth

Annotation: Examines critically the nature and implications of recent calls for reform in teacher education along five dimensions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education

Cornbleth, Catherine, and Esther E. Gottlieb, "Reform Discourse and Curriculum Reform, " Educational Studies, 3(Fall, 1989), 63-78.*, Catherine Cornbleth and Esther E. Gottlieb

Annotation: Demonstrates the rise of discourse analysis (Foucault) in examining the Tyler rationale, Nation at Risk, Tommorow's Teachers, etc.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Discourse Analysis

Cornett, Jeffrey W., "Utilizing Action Research in Graduate Curriculum Courses," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 185-195., Jeffrey W. Cornett

Annotation: Gives a conceptual framework for a curriculum development action research project.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Costa, Arthur L., and Richard A. Loveall, "The Legacy of Hilda Taba," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 18(Fall, 2002), 56-62., Arthur L. Costa and Richard A. Loveall

Annotation: Gives contributions of Hilda Taba to the process of content selection and reports aspects of her professional career.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Content Selection and Organization

Costas, Mark A., "Deciphering Postmodern Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 27(December, 1998), 36-42.*, Mark A. Costas

Annotation: Characterizes various postmodern modes of educational research within a typology of educational inquiry dimensions.

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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Coulson, John M., "Theoretical Antecedents of Knowledge Dissemination and Utilization Tradition," Viewpoints in Teaching and Learning, 54(April, 1978), 39-56., John M. Coulson

Annotation: Identifies assumptions behind this tradition.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Knowledge Utilization

Coulter, Cathy A., and Mary Lee Smith, "The Construction Zone: Literary Elements in Narrative Research," Educational Researcher, 38(November, 2009), 577-590., Cathy A. Coulter and Mary Lee Smith

Annotation: Describes and illustrates ten literary elements used in constructing stories in narrative research; three articles providing comments and criticism of his article immediately follow as well as a response to these articles by the original authors.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
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

Coulter, David, "The Epic and the Novel: Dialogism and Teacher Research," Educational Researcher, 28(April,1999), 4-13., David Coulter

Annotation: Describes and illustrates the use of Bakhtin's concepts of language and dialogue in an action research study by teachers in Winnepeg of their school district's retention policy; explores the methodology of dialogic research and its use.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum

Coulter, David L., and John R. Weins, eds., Why Do We Educate? Renewing the Conversation. 107th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Vol. One. Walden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2008., David L. Coulter and John R. Weins

Annotation: Presents evocative ideas by more than twenty authors regarding fundamental purposes, ideals, and subject matters for consideration by educational policy-makers, school curriculum planners, and the public; aims at "renewing the conversation" on these topics.

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

Crabtree, Benjamin F., and William L. Miller, "Using Codes and Code Manuals: A Template Organizing Style of Interpretation," in Benjamin F. Crabtree and William L. Miller, eds., Doing Qualitative Research, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1999., Benjamin F. Crabtree and William L. Miller

Annotation: Shows how to develop and use a template of codes to analyze qualitative data; gives an illustrative example.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis, Phenomenological Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Qualitative Research, Knowledge Generation

Craig, Cheryl J., "The Relationships Between and Among Teachers' Narrative Knowledge, Communities of Knowing, and School Reform: A Case of 'The Monkey's Paw'," Curriculum Inquiry, 31 (Fall, 2001), 303- 331., Cheryl J. Craig

Annotation: Gives via narrative inquiry a picture of the clash between an effort to introduce a top-down school reform (interdisciplinary curriculum) and teacher knowledge and self-understanding; two related articles follow.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, Self-Knowledge, Curriculum Implementation

Craig, Cheryl J., and Maria Assuncao Flores, "Fifty Years of 'Life in Cleassrooms': An Inquiry into the Scholarly Contributions of Philip Jackson," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 52( 2, 2020), 161-176., Cheryl J. Craig and Maria Assuncao Flores

Annotation: Traces the life and scholarly work and influence of Philip W. Jackson in curriculum, teaching, and teacher education; this study uses the inquiry into inquiry approach.

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

Craig, Cheryl J., and Vicki Ross, "Cultivating the Image of Teachers as Curriculum Makers," pp. 282-305 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Cheryl J. Craig and Vicki Ross

Annotation: Traces the literature on the topic over four decades; highlights the contributions of Schwab, Eisner, Seymour Fox, Shulman, and Connelly; takes note of related research on teacher-group planning, narratives, and action research.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Planning, Teacher Research, Curriculum Development Strategies, Authority of Teacher, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Crain-Dorough, Mindy, and Adam C. Elder, "Absorptive Capacity as a Means of Undersatanding and Addressing the Disconnects Between Research and Practice," Review of Research in Education. March 2021. Vo. 45, pp. 67-100., Mindy Crain-Dorough and Adam C. Elder

Annotation: Reviews the research on the disconnects between research and practice, including 1) prior knowledge, 2) the view of the value that both communities place on research, 3) their methods of acquisition of new knowledge, 4) their ability to assimilate/transform new knowledge, and 5) contingent factors such as power relationships and social integration mechanisms; discusses ways that future research can deal with these disconnects and improve research use; employs an "absorptive capacity" framework derived from Todorova and Durisin, 2007.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generartion, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Cremin, Lawrence A., "Curriculum-Making in the United States," Teachers College Record, 73(December, 1971), 207-220. Reprinted pp. 19-38 in William Pinar, ed., Curriculum Theorizing . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1975., Lawrence A. Cremin

Annotation: Starts with the work of W. T. Harris, moves on to the progessive era, and compares these with curriculum-making in the 1950s and 1960s.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Cremin, Lawrence A., "The Curriculum Maker and His Critics: A Persistent American Problem," Teachers College Record, 54(February, 1953), 233-245., Lawrence A. Cremin

Annotation: Examines the educational ideals of Mann and Parker and their critics and gives some prescriptions for action by curriculum makers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form,Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Specialists in Schools

Cremin, Lawrence A., "The Problem of Curriculum Making: An Historical Perspective," pp. 6-26 in What Shall the High Schools Teach? , ASCD Yearbook 1956. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1956., Lawrence A. Cremin

Annotation: Examines Committee of Ten Report (1893), the societal forces impinging upon curriculum from 1893-1918, and changing conceptions of schooling in this same period, and finally the Cardinal Principles Report (1918).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Cronbach, Lee, "Tyler's Contribution to Measurement and Evaluation," Journal of Thought, 21(Spring, 1986), 47-52., Lee Cronbach

Annotation: Summarizes Tyler's contributions to the evaluation and measurement fields.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation

Cronbach, Lee J., and Patrick Suppes, eds., Research for Tomorrow's Schools: Disciplined Inquiry for Education . New York: Macmillan, 1969., Lee J. Cronbach and Patrick Suppes

Annotation: Cites educational research that has had significant impact on education in the United States; contrasts conclusion-oriented inquiry and decision-oriented studies; discusses ways to improve educational research and suggests some paths for future inquiry.

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

Cross, Beverly E., "Personal Theorizing through Action Research: Toward an Emerging Epistemology of Practical Curriculum Inquiry." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April, 1995.*, Beverly E. Cross

Annotation: Reports a qualitative study of teachers' personal theorizing on curriculum and related practices.

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

Cross, Beverly E., "Self-Esteem and Curriculum: Perspectives from Urban Teachers," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 13(Fall, 1997), 70-91., Beverly E. Cross

Annotation: Reports a study of teachers' conceptions of self-esteem in urban students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Self-Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Cross, Beverly E., "The Case for a Culturally Coherent Curriculum," pp. 71-86 in James A. Beane, ed., Toward a Coherent Curriculum. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995., Beverly E. Cross

Annotation: Sets forth a view of attaining coherence through a culturally coherent curriculum; illustrates with an example from Malcollm X Academy in Milwaukee.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Content Selection and Organization

Cuban, Larry, "Curriculum Stability and Change," pp. 216-247 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, l992., Larry Cuban

Annotation: Summarizes both political and organizational frameworks used to describe and explain curriculum change and stability over time; presents both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Cuban, Larry, "Determinants of Curriculum Change and Stability, 1870-1970," pp. 139-196 in Jon Schaffarzick and Gary Sykes, eds., Value Conflicts and Curriculum Issues: Lessons from Research and Experience . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1979., Larry Cuban

Annotation: Describes a wide range of influences on curriculum change and stability.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Cuban, Larry, "How Schools Change Reforms: Redefining Reform Success and Failure," Teachers College Record, 99(Spring, 1998), 453-477.*, Larry Cuban

Annotation: Defines standards used by reform elites (effectiveness, popularity, fidelity) and by educational practitioners (adaptiveness, longevity), applies them to Effective Schools reform, and explores implications of these different standards to other reforms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Cuban, Larry, "Managing Dilemmas While Building Professional Communities," Educational Researcher, 21(January-February, 1992), 4-11.*, Larry Cuban

Annotation: Makes the case for dilemma / value-oriented inquiry in education.

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

Cuban, Larry, "Reforming Again, Again, and Again," Educational Researcher, 19(January, 1990), 3-13.*, Larry Cuban

Annotation: Traces reasons why reforms appear again and again.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Cuban, Larry, "The Lure of Curricular Reform and Its Pitiful History," Phi Delta Kappan, 75(October, 1993), 182-185., Larry Cuban

Annotation: Traces forty years of attempts at curriculum reform and suggests strategies for overcoming lack of real reform.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Development Strategies

Curry, Lynn, "Deliberative Curriculum Inquiry and Its Application in the Education of Health Service Administrators," Journal of Health Administration Education, 10(Summer, 1992), 519-526.*, Lynn Curry

Annotation: Reviews the applicability of work in Curriculum Studies on deliberation to decisions regarding curricula for health service administrators.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Comparative Curriculum

Curry, Lynn, Bruce Fried, and Ron McQueen, "Preparing for Accreditation: An Opportunity for Faculty Development and Curriculum Renewal," Journal of Health Administration Education, 10(Summer, 1992), 491-507.*, Lynn Curry, Bruce Fried, and Ron McQueen

Annotation: Gives a case study of the use of deliberative curriculum inquiry in an accreditation process for a health service administration program at the University of Toronto; comments on use at two other Canadian universities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Deliberation, Comparative Curriculum

Cusick, Philip A., The Egalitarian Ideal and the American High School: Studies of Three Schools . New York: Longman, 1984., Philip A. Cusick

Annotation: Reports studies of three high schools' curricula (Factory High, Suburban High, and Urban High).

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

Cziko, Gary A., "Unpredictability and Indeterminism in Human Behavior: Arguments and Implications for Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 18(April, 1989), 17-25.*, Gary A. Cziko

Annotation: Analyzes the arguments for the deterministic and the indeterministic perspectives on human behavior that underlie educational research.

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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Dahllof, Urban S., Ability Grouping, Content Validity, and Curriculum Process Analysis . New York: Teachers College Press, 1971., Urban S. Dahllof

Annotation: Describes a study in Sweden of the analysis of the curriculum process.

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: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Comparative Curriculum

Dahllof, Urban S., "Trends in Process-Related Research on Curriculum and Teaching at Different Problem Levels in Educational Sciences," Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 19(1974), 55-77., Urban S. Dahllof

Annotation: Summarizes research on classroom behavior, teacher effectiveness, apptitude-treatment interactions, and frame conditions.

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: Content Selection and Organization

Dalin, Per, Case Studies of Educational Innovation: IV. Strategies for Innovation in Education. Paris: CERI, OECD, 1973., Per Dalin

Annotation: Gives a number of case studies of strategies used in educational innovation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparative Curriculum

Dalton, Thomas H., The Challenge of Curriculum Innovation: A Study of Ideology and Practice. Philadelphia: Falmer, 1988., Thomas H. Dalton

Annotation: A two-year ethnographic study of curriculum change in "Geography for Young School Learners" in two UK schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Social Studies

Daniels, Le Roi B., "The Justification of Curricula," New York: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 1971. ERIC Document Reproduction Service ED 050 160., Le Roi B. Daniels

Annotation: Notes the normative bases involved in justifying curricula.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Daniels, Le Roi B., "What is the Language of the Practical?" Curriculum Theory Network, 4(No. 4, 1975), 239-261., Le Roi B. Daniels

Annotation: Discusses the analysis of ordinary language as used in practical curriculum discourse.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Daniels, Le Roi B., "What Psychology Can Do for Education," Canadian Journal of Education, 13(Winter, 1988), 52-64., Le Roi B. Daniels

Annotation: Draws on the analysis of three concepts (persons, intentions, and reception) to build an interdisciplinary research approach to pedagogy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Psychology and Curriculum

Daniels, Le Roi B., and Jerrold Coombs, "The Concept of Curriculum," pp. 251-258 in Donald B. Cochrane and Martin Schiralli, eds., Philosophy of Education: Canadian Perspectives . Don Mills, Ontario: Collier Macmillan Canada, 1982.*, Le Roi B. Daniels and Jerrold Coombs

Annotation: Analyzes the concept of curriculum as used in ordinary language as well as in the domain of curriculum theory.

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

Danner, Helmut, "Human Science is Responsible," Phenomenology +Pedagogy, 4(No. 1, 1986), 32-40., Helmut Danner

Annotation: Discusses various aspects of responsibility as it impinges upon studies in human sciences.

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

Darling-Hammond, Linda, et al., "Educational Goals and Purposes: Developing a Curricular Vision for Teaching," pp. 169-200 in Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford, eds., Preparing Teachers for a Changing World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.*, Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Posits the purposes and content of the dimension of teacher education programs that focuses on curriculum, decision-making, planning, and evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Deliberation, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "Inequality and Access to Knowledge," pp. 465-483 in James Banks and Cherry A. Banks, eds., The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education. New York: Macmillan, 1995.*, Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Reviews several factors related to decisions on curriculum differentiation and inequality of access to knowledge including funding inequality, unequal teaching quality, and rationing and tracking of the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Differentiation, Ideology and School Knowledge

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "Instructional Policy into Practice," Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis , 12(Fall 1990), 339-347., Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Explains how research on teachers' reactions to curriculum policy changes can influence policy analysis research; done in context of California's Math Framework of 1985.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Frameworks, Mathematics, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Knowledge

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "National Standards and Assessments: Will They Improve Education?" American Journal of Education, 102(August, 1994), 478-510., Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Argues against the use of national curriculum standards and national assessments related to them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Content Selection and Organization, Local Control of Schooling, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Darling-Hammond, Linda, "The Right to Learn and the Advancement of Teaching: Research, Policy, and Practice for Demoncratic Education," Educational Researcher, 25 (August-September, 1996), 5-17.*, Linda Darling-Hammond

Annotation: Discusses the role of research, policy, and practice in the development of learning as democratic education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Democratic Education, Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, In-service Teacher Development

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Laura McCloskey, "What Would It Mean to be Internationally Competitive?" Phi Delta Kappan, 90 (December, 2008), 263-272., Linda Darling-Hammond and Laura McCloskey

Annotation: Suggests policy directions for U.S. education in light of policies in place in countries with outstanding achievement records (Finland, Sweden, Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Nikole Richardson,"Teacher Learning: What Matters?" Educational Leadership, 66(February, 2009), 46-53., Linda Darling-Hammond and Nikole Richardson

Annotation: Summarizes current research on teacher professional development and professional learning communities.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, In-service Teacher Development

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Jon Snyder, "Curriculum Studies and the Traditions of Inquiry: The Scientific Tradition," pp. 41-78 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, 1992., Linda Darling-Hammond and Jon Snyder

Annotation: Describes uses of scientific inquiry in curriculum, reviews studies of learning as a basis for curriculum, and discusses several studies (both historical and recent) concerned with differentiated curriculum, indicators of achievement, and teaching (the enacted curriculum).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Differentiation

Davidman, Leonard, "Formative Evaluation of the Unified Science and Mathematics in the Elementary Schools: Summary and Extension of Findings and Recommendations," pp. 387-410 in George Willis, ed., Qualitative Evaluation. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1978., Leonard Davidman

Annotation: Reports a qualitative evaluation study of a curriculum project and offers recommendations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: All Fields
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Elementary School Curriculum, Mathematics, Science

Davis, A. Brent, Dennis J. Sumara, and Thomas E. Kieren, "Cognition, Co-Emergence, Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 28(March-April, 1996), 151-169.*, A. Brent Davis, Dennis J. Sumara, and Thomas E. Kieren

Annotation: Illustrates a view that knowledge emerges in actions; sets forth an understanding of curriculum based on this view.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum as Experience, Knowledge Linkage

Davis, Brent, and Dennis J. Sumara, "Curriculum Forms: On the Assumed Shapes of Knowing and Knowledge," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 32(November-December, 2000), 821-845., Brent Davis and Dennis J. Sumara

Annotation: Contrasts a fractal image of curriculum (in which structure is recursive, not prespecified) with the conventional Euclidean image of curriculum .

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: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Davis, Brent, and Dennis J. Sumara, "Curriculum," pp. 173-180 in David A. Gabbard, ed., Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy: Politics and the Rhetoric of School Reform. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000.*, Brent Davis and Dennis J. Sumara

Annotation: Traces the evidence of corporatism in modern curriculum practice; shows the role of curriculum reconceptualists in challenging this view.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, 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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Davis, Elizabeth A., et al., "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials: A Theoretically and Empirically Driven Process," Harvard Educational Review, 84(Spring, 2014), 24-52., Elizabeth A. Davis

Annotation: Describes the process of incorporating several educative features into the design of curriculum materials that promote teacher learning; uses a design-based research approach; illustrated with existing science curriculum materials although the authors argue the process is useful across subject-matter areas.

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

Davis, Elizabeth A., and Joseph S. Krajcik, "Designing Educative Curriculum Materials to Promote Teacher Learning," Educational Researcher, 34(April, 2005), 3-14., Elizabeth A. Davis and Joseph S. Krajcik

Annotation: Discusses designing K-12 curriculum materials so they can be instructive for teachers as well as for students; offers nine design heuistics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Development as Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Materials Development and Evaluation, Science

Davis, Elizabeth A., Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, P. Sean Smith, Anna Maria Arias, and Sylvie M. Kademian, "Educative Curriculum Materials: Uptake, Impact, and Implications for Research and Design," Educational Researcher, 46(August/September, 2017), 293-304., Elizabeth A. Davis, Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, P. Sean Smith, Anna Maria Arias, and Sylvie M. Kademian

Annotation: Reports a study of how teachers utilize curriculum materials in science, their practices and their input on student achievement; present six design principles for educative curriculum materials.

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

Davis, Jessica Hoffman, "The Case for the Arts in Education," pp. 43-78 in her Why Our Schools Need the Arts. New York: Teachers College Press, 2008., Jessica Hoffman Davis

Annotation: Gives five unique features and ten outcomes as compelling reasons for including the arts in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Art Education

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Curriculum Professors' Curriculum Work, or, Can We Expand our Practice While We Teach?" Teaching Education, 4(Spring, 1992), 43-49., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Advises curriculum professors to be active in curriculum policy matters as well as to engage in academic duties.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Professionalization in Curriculum, Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction

Davis, O. L., Jr., ed., Perspectives on Curriculum Development: 1776-1976. Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Contains six major essays on historical subjects related to curriculum: professionalism, influences on curriculum, control of curriculum, curriculum diversity and conformity, current realities, and a source bibliography.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Literature of Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Educational Research in the Foreseeable Future: The Times They Are Changing," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Summer, 2002), 277-282., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Notes recent federal plans to support only selected kinds of educational research (that which conforms to politically determined views of worthy research); notes implications of this policy for researchers' choices, funding, and ultimate direction of schooling based on research, narrowly conceirved.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Epilogue: Invitation to Curriculum History," pp. 257-259 in O. L. Davis, Jr., ed., Perspectives on Curriculum Development: 1776-1976 . Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Indicates various needs for historical work to be done in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure,Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Historical Inquiry: Telling Real Stories," pp. 77-87 in Edmund C. Short, ed., Forms of Curriculum Inquiry . Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Describes the processes of historical inquiry in curriculum.

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

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Opening the Door to Surprise: The Next Decade of Curriculum History Studies," pp. 2-13 in Craig Kridel, ed., Curriculum History. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Provides a state-of-the-art review and an agenda for future studies in curriculum history.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Organized Knowledge Influencing Curriculum Decisions," Review of Educational Research, 33(June, 1963), 245-253., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Reviews beginning efforts to analyze organized knowledge and its relationship to the curriculum.

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

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Prelude to Professional Identitiy and Organization: American Public School Curriculum Workers and their Annual Meetings, 1927-1929," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Winter, 2002), 171-183., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Traces the persons and plans involved in organizing the National Society of Curriculum Workers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Curriculum History, Professionalization in Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Prelude to Professional Identity and Organization: Public School Curriculum Workers and their Annual Meetings, 1927-1929." pp. 39-51 in Lynn M. Burlbaw and Sherry L. Field, eds., Explorations in Curriculum History Research. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Traces in detail the development of the two professional organizations of curriculum specialists that in 1932 became the Society for Curriculum Study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Professionalization in Curriculum, American/International Curriculum Organizations, Curriculum Professors

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Prologue: Curriculum Across Two Hundred Years of Independence," pp. 1-15 in O. L. Davis, Jr., ed., Perspectives on Curriculum Development: 1776-1976 . Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Introduces the bicentennial volume on curriculum development and identifies issues and topics addressed in its chapters.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Symbol of a Shift from Status to Function: Formation of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development," Educational Leadership, 35 (May, 1978), 609-614.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Reviews the history of the merger in 1943 into ASCD of the NEA Department of Supervisors and Directors of Instruction and of the Society for Curriculum Study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, American/International Curriculum Organizations, Professionalization in Curriculum, Supervision of Instruction

Davis, O. L., Jr., "The Nature and Boundaries of Curriculum History," Curriculum Inquiry, 7(Summer, 1977), 157-168.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Responds to Franklin's article, Vol. 7, pp. 67-79, on the desirable focus for historical work in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Knowledge Generation