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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Davis, O. L., Jr., "The Need to Ponder Results," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 18(Spring, 2003), 197-199.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Urges researchers to amplify the discussion section of their reports to include full explication of the meanings of their study's results; urges practitioners to ponder the implications, meanings, and limitations of the research before launching actions that relate to the research results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Literature of Curriculum

Davis, O. L., Jr., "The Theoretic Meets the Practical: The Practical Wins," pp. 87-106 in Bjorg B. Gundem and Stefan Hopmann, eds., Didaktik and/or Curriculum. New York: Peter Lang, 1998.*, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Contrasts presumed U.S. curriculum model of early 20th century (bureaucratic) with that of real schools revealed by historical studies (local, practical); discusses prospect for re-imaging U. S. curriculum development.

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

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Today's Educational Situation: Which? Whose? Why? What Possible Consequences?" Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 17(Winter, 2002), 95-99., O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Comments on the differences in the educational situation of 1901 and 2001; introduces a set of articles that follow which comment specificly on Dewey's view of the "educational situation" in 1902.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature

Davis, O. L., Jr., "Who Is the Curriculum Customer?" pp. 103-107 in Tim Everton, Peter Mayne, and Steve White, Effective Learning: Into a New ERA . London: Jessica Kingsley; Philadelphia: Taylor and Francis, 1990. *, O. L. Davis Jr.

Annotation: Describes curriculum in terms of a "marketplace" metaphor as a basis for thinking about accountability.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, 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 and Politics

Davis, O. L., Jr., and George L. Mehaffy, "An Elusive Quarry: On the Trail of Curriculum History," pp. 47-50 in Laurel N. Tanner, ed., Papers of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History . University Park, PA: The Society, College of Education, Penn State University, 1981. Reprinted pp. 40-47 in Craig Kridel, ed, Curriculum History . Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1989., O. L. Davis Jr. and George L. Mehaffy

Annotation: Suggests value of oral history projects in curriculum history.

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, Curriculum History

Dayton, John, and Carl Glickman, "American Constitutional Democracy: Implications for Public School Curriculum Development," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Summer,1994), 62-80.*, John Dayton and Carl Glickman

Annotation: Advocates centering curriculum on democratic principles; sums up the literature on using American democratic values as a basis for the public school curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Development Strategies

Day, Trevor, and Paul Tosey, "Beyond SMART? A New Framework for Goal Setting," Curriculum Journal, 22(No. 4, 2011), 515-534., Trevor Day and Paul Tosey

Annotation: Examines the business-oriented (SMART) framework for goal-setting in education in light of related theory and research on goal-setting; proposes an alternative to SMART that allows student and teacher to set their own well-formed goals.

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

de Alba, Alicia, Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudino, Colin Lankshear, and Michael Peters, "Curriculum in the Postmodern Condition," pp. 1-22 in their Curriculum in the Postmodern Condition. New York: Peter Lang, 2000., Alicia de Alba, Edgar Gonzalez-Gaudino, Colin Lankshear, and Michael Peters

Annotation: Explicates postmodernism (based on Lyotard) and sets forth conditions related to postmodernism that curriculum must take into account; introduces the chapters that follow.

Broad Topical Focus: 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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Dearden, Robert F., "Balance and Coherence: Some Curricular Principles in Recent Reports," Cambridge Journal of Education, 11(No. 2, 1981), 107-118., Robert F. Dearden

Annotation: Analyzes some British curriculum policy documents for the presence or absence of curriculum balance and coherence.

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

Deats, Tom, "Moving and Using Information," Teachers College Record, 75(February, 1974), 383-393., Tom Deats

Annotation: Discusses communication problems and competencies needed in an education information system such as ERIC.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Utilization

Dede, Chris, "Emerging Influences of Information Technology on School Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 32(March-April, 2000), 281-303., Chris Dede

Annotation: Discusses the influence of the internet, its capabilities, and some of its sites on school curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, 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: Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Dede, Chris, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters, eds., Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005., Chris Dede, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters

Annotation: Reports ten studies involving scaling up successful educational innovations (to other settings or districts) and examines the process and problems in doing so; the last chapter summarizes key themes and insights across studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development

Deets, Jennifer, "Maps and Curriculum Decision Making," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 15(Summer, 2000), 359-371., Jennifer Deets

Annotation: Explicates Foshay's curriculum matrix, comparing it to a map, and provides some commentary from interviews with Foshay.

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

Deets, Jennifer, "Twilight Conversations with A. W. Foshay," pp. 81-89 in Lynn M. Burlbaw and Sherry L. Field, eds., Explorations in Curriculum History Research. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2005., Jennifer Deets

Annotation: Reports on Foshay's professional work and views on a variety of curriculum and school phenomena over his lifetime.

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, Curriculum Professors

De Falco, Anthony, "An Analysis of John Dewey's Notion of Occupations: Still Pedagogically Valuable?" Education and Culture, 26(No. 1, 2010),82-99., Falco Anthony De

Annotation: Examines Dewey's concept of "occupations" and its value for the curriculum; points out its misinterpretation by other writers; "occupations" is distinguished from early 20th century manual training and vocational education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, 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 History, Content Selection and Organization

Dei, George J. Sefa,"Revisiting the Question of the Indigenous," pp 291-309 in Joao M Paraskeva and Shirley R. Steinberg, eds., Curriculum: Decanonizing the Field. New York: Peter Lang, 2016., George J. Sefa Dei

Annotation: Challenges the notion of universal knowledge as a basis for curriculum content; makes the case for incorporating a variety of indigenous knowledges into the curriculum; posits an indigenous discursive framework.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Ideology and School Knowledge, Knowledge Generation, Curriculum and Politics, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

de la Orden, A., "Curriculum History: Spain," pp. 1199-1200 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education . New York: Pergamon Press, 1984., A. de la Orden

Annotation: Summarizes briefly curriculum in Spanish schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study,Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum

del Pilar O'Cadiz, Maria, Pia Lindquist Wong, and Carlos Alberto Torres, "Creating the Popular Public Schools," pp. 71-105, and "Reorienting the Curriculum: The Interdisciplinary Project," pp. 107-134, in their Education and Democracy: Paulo Freire, Social Movements, and Educational Reform in Sao Paulo. Boulder, CO: Westview PRess, 1998., Maira del Pilar O'Cadiz, Pia Lindquist Wong, and Carlos Alberto Torres

Annotation: Describes the principles and creation of the Popular Public School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, under the direction of Freire as Secretary of Education, 1989-1991; describes three phases of curriculum development employed in the Interdisciplinary Project, the centerpiece of the curriculum.

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: Curriculum Development Strategies, Teaching/Learning Process, Curriculum and Politics

de Marrais, Kathleen, and Stephen D. Lapan, eds., Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., Kathleen de Marrais and Stephen D. Lapan

Annotation: Gives discussions of about twenty methods of inquiry and research issues in education and the social sciences.

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

de Marrais, Kathleen, and Stephen D. Lapan, eds., Foundations of Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004., Kathleen de Marrais and Stephen D. Lapan

Annotation: Contains chapters describing 20 different forms of inquiry in education, how to do each, and citing examples.

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

DeMartini, Joseph R. and Les B. Whitbeck, "Knowledge Use as Knowledge Creation," Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 7(June, 1986), 383-396., Joseph R. DeMartini and Les B. Whitbeck

Annotation: Describes how knowledge was used in situations as a form of knowledge creation.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation

Deng, Zongyi, "Bringing Curriculum Theory and Didactics Together: A Deweyan Approach," Pedagogy, Cutlure, and Society, 24(Issue 1, 2016),75-99., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Recaps the perspectives of these two seemingly incompatible schools of thought and demonstrates how they may be brought together in the context of Chinese curriculum reform via Schwab's deliberative theory.

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

Deng, Zongyi, "Bringing Knowledge Back In: Prespectives from Liberal Education," Cambridge Journal of Education, 48(3, 2018), 335-351., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Addresses the issue stated in the title of this article by reviewing three models of liberal education (Newman, Hirst, Schwab) and the model of Bildung-centered Didaktik; calls for a theory of content based on a combined model.

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

Deng, Zongyi, "Constructing 'Powerful' Curriculum Theory," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 53(2, 2021), 179-196., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Examines the theories of content in Schwab (1973) and in Klafki (2000) and posits that a combination of both conceptions of content can powerfully embrace our planning and classroom teaching; also explicates how this approach to theory construction meets practical needs of educators for a powerful discipline of educational knowledge.

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

Deng, Zongyi, "Contemporary Curriculum Theorizing: Crisis and Resolution," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 50(6, 2108), 691-710., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Provides a critical analysis of the current state of curriculum theorizing including the reconceptualist movement, its 21st century aftermath, and Schwabs' "The Practical"; proposes resolving this state of affairs by focusing on the work of the schools and on an eclectic approach in curriculum development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors

Deng, Zongyi, "Michael Young, Knowledge, and Curriculum: An International Dialogue," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No. 6, 2015), 723-732., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Introduces six essays following this editorial preview that are concerned with commenting on Michael Young's 2013 essay in this journal that called for curriculum theorist to address the question of what knowledge students are entitled to have access to in a curriculum; this essay summarizes the six essays around three topics derived from Young's essay; commentaries are by curriculum theorist from USA, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, USA, and Canada; Young's response to these essays follows.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
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 and the Disciplines, School Subjects

Deng, Zongyi, "Organizing and Sequencing of Subject Matter," pp. 78-86 in Ming Fang He, Brian D. Schultz, and William H. Schubert, eds., The Sage Guide to Curriculum in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2015., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Summarizes four different views of organizing and sequencing subject matter within the curriculum; also discusses some related issues and ways to connect subject matter to educational purposes.

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

Deng, Zongyi, "Pedagogical Content Knowledge Reconceived: Bringing Curriculum Thinking into the Conversation on Teachers' Content Knowledge," Teaching and Teacher Education, 78(May, 2018), 155-164., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Explores teachers' knowledge of the institutional curriculum and the content knowledge required to teach the content it specifies; thoroughly treats the related literature on the topic; draws implications for teacher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry--Speculative Essay
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Knowledge, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Comparative Curriculum

Deng, Zongyi, "Rethinking Curriculum and Teaching." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. On 24 Myy 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.55, Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Reviews efforts to define and distinguish curriculum and teaching; cites writers and sources that have dealt with these issues; suggests three notions of curriculum (as policy decisions, as programmatic decisions, and as instructional decisions); suggests three notions of teaching (as sociocultural practice, as institutional practice, and as deliberative classroom practice); argues for rethinking these concepts in light of global cultural changes of the 21st century.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriclum Thoery Creation and Uses, Conceptions of Teaching, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculm, Curriculum History

Deng, Zongyi, "Revisiting Curriculum Potential," Curriculum Inquiry, 41(December, 2011), 538-559., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Gives extensive analysis of the notion of curriculum potential within curriculum materials; refers to Schwab's, Ben-Peretz's, and the German Didaktik tradition's treatment of curriculum potential; argues that interpreting curriculum materials for their educational potential requires unpacking curriculum content for its meaning and significance in particular instructional situations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Potential

Deng, Zongyi, "The Practical, Curriculum, Theory and Practice: An International Dialogue on Schwab's The 'Practical 1'," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 45(No.5, 2013), 583-190., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Introduces five articles by Connelly, Westbury, Deng, Kunzli, and Biesta that discuss the relevance and significance of Schwab's ideas in his "Practical 1" article forty years after its first appearance; a reprint of this article is provided; each of the essays emphasizes particular aspects of Schwab's article and interprets his ideas in the contemporary world of education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Deng, Zongyi, "Transforming the Subject Matter: Examining the Intellectual Roots of Pedagogical Content Knowledge," Curriculum Inquiry, 37(September, 2007), 279-295., Zongyi Deng

Annotation: Argues that determining what constitutes the subject matter of a school subject is a curricular task whereas transforming disciplinary content into pedagogical content knowledge is primarily a pedagogical task; the two are not the same.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, 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 and the Disciplines, Teacher Planning, Curriculum Development Strategies, Content Selection and Organization, Materials Development and Evaluation, School Subjects

Deng, Zongyi S., S. Gopinathan, and Christine Kim-Eng Lee, eds., Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum: From Policy to Classroom. New York: Springer, 2013., Zongyi Deng, S. S. Gopinathan, and Christine Kim-Eng Lee

Annotation: Provides fifteen articles on the Singapore Curriculum, its history, its policies, its programs, and its classroom enactment; a thorough-going case study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum History, Curriculum Frameworks, Curriculum Development Strategies

Deng, Zongyi, and Allan Luke, "Subject Matter: Defining and Theorizing School Subjects," pp. 66-87 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Zongyi Deng and Allan Luke

Annotation: Describes how curriculum planners draw upon disciplinary, practical, and experiential knowledge to develop subject matter for schooling; illustrates and analyzes the various approaches in relation to historical curriculum orientations and the changing demands of technology and society.

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

Deno, S.L., and C.A. Espin, "Curriculum-based Assessment," pp. 1355-1359 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, S.L. Deno and C.A. Espin

Annotation: Discusses curriculum-based assessment versus norm-referenced standardized testing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Denzin, Norman K., The Research Act: A Theoretical Introduction to Sociological Methods , 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1989., Norman K. Denzin

Annotation: Gives a thorough introduction to sociological methods of research.

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

Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds., The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005., Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln

Annotation: Gives status reports on many facets of qualitative research that update essays in earlier editions.

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

Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research," pp. 1-28 in Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds., The Handbook of Qualitative Research, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2000., Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln

Annotation: Defines qualitative research, the qualitative researcher, interpretive activities, quantitative vs qualitative research, and the history of qualitative research; characterizes qualitative research in seven time periods between 1900 and 2000; describes five phases of the research process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research

Denzin, Norman K., and Yvonna S. Lincoln, "The Discipline and Practice of Qualitative Research," pp.1-32 in Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, eds., The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005., Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln

Annotation: Lays the groundwork for the 44 articles in this handbook; characterizes differences among eight periods of qualitative research from 1900-2005; discusses the work of the qualitative researcher by styles, methods, and challenges; previews organization of the handbook which focuses on five phases of the research process.

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: Qualitative Research, Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Knowledge Generation

Denzin, Norman, and Yvonna Lincoln, eds., Handbook of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1994., Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln

Annotation: Summarizes 36 topics related to the practice of qualitative research.

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

DePaor, Cathal, "The Curriculum in an Era of Global Reform: Bobbitt's Ideas on Efficiency and Teacher Knowledge," Journal of Curriclum Studies: 53(3, 2021), 270-278., Cathal de Paor

Annotation: Notes Bobbitt's concern for a more humanizing education through the selected application of scientific management principles in curriculum planning, a somewhat more Deweyan view than is commonly understood.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry - Speculative Essay, Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: SIngle Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Develpment Strategies, Literature of Curriculum

Derr, Richard L., "Curriculum: A Concept Elucidation," Curriculum Inquiry, 7 (Summer, 1977), 145-155., Richard L. Derr

Annotation: Show multiple ways in which the concept "curriculum" is used.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Deschenes, Sarah, Larry Cuban, and David Tyack, "Mismatch: Historical Perspectives on Schools and Students Who Don't Fit Them," Teachers College Record, 103(August, 2001), 527-547., Sarah Deschenes, Larry Cuban, and David Tyack

Annotation: Looks historically at explanations for why children fail in school and draws implications for adapting schooling to differences in students rather than continuing to make students try to fit schools as they are or as they are being currently reformed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Student Assessment

Dewey, John, Democracy and Education: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education (Macmillan, 1916). In John Dewey: The Middle Works, 1899-1924, ed. J. A. Boydston, Volume 9: 1916, pp. 1-402. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University, 1980., John Dewey

Annotation: Provides 26 chapters on aspects of educational theory and practice; Ch. 14 on the Nature of Subject Matter; others on specific curriculum areas; and many more topics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: All Fields
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization

Dewey, John, Sources of a Science of Education. New York: Liveright, 1929. Reprinted pp. 1-40 in J. A. Boydston, ed., John Dewey: The Later Works, 1929-1953, Vol. 5: 1929-1930. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1984., John Dewey

Annotation: Discusses distincitons between inquiry in the disciplines and in education; shows how the philosophical, psychological, and sociological disciplines can be sources of a science of educaiton; shows how eductional practice calls for judgments based on knowledge and does not use educational science as rules or receipes.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparisons Among Inquiry Modes, Education as a Field of Study, Knowledge Utilization, Knowledge Generation, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Deliberation

Dewey, John, The Child and the Curriculum. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1902., John Dewey

Annotation: Discusses the interrelationship between the child and the curriculum and draws inferences from this view for teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Teaching/Learning Process

Dewey, John, "The Psychological Aspect of the School Curriculum," pp. 129-138 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988. (Originally in Education Review, 14(April, 1897), 356-369.), John Dewey

Annotation: Places the experience of the child central in deciding the material of instruction.

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: Psychology and Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Dewey, John, The School and Society . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1900., John Dewey

Annotation: Identifies Dewey's key beliefs on the topic.

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

Dewey, John, and Arthur F. Bentley, Knowing and the Known . Boston: Beacon Press, 1949., John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley

Annotation: Conceptualizes the relationship between knowing and the known.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines,Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General,Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation

Deyhle, Donna, "Between Games and Failure: A Micro-Ethnographic Study of Navajo Students and Testing," Curriculum Inquiry, 13(Winter, 1983), 347-376., Donna Deyhle

Annotation: Reports an ethnographic study of testing as seen by Navajo students and their teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Marking, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Evaluation of Instruction

Deyhle, Donna, Karen Swisher, Tracy Stevens, and Ruth Trinidad Galvan, "Indigenous Resistance and Renewal: From Colonizing Practices to Self-Determination," pp. 329-348 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Donna Deyhle, Karen Swisher, Tracy Stevens, and Ruth Trinidad Galvan

Annotation: Surveys the issues related to the education of indigenous populations in the Western Hemisphere; gives illustrations of programs focusing on language revitalization.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Comparative Curriculum

Diamonti, Michael C., "Yes, We Have No Curriculum Theory: Response to Herbert Kliebard," Curriculum Inquiry, 6(No. 4, 1977), 269-276., Michael C. Diamonti

Annotation: Responds to Kliebard's article on Dewey's curriculum theory, followed by recorded discussion of both articles by several theorists including Kliebard.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Decision-making Processes,Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Dicker, Mary, "Using Action Research to Navigate an Unfamiliar Teaching Assignment," Theory Into Practice, 29(Summer, 1990), 203-208., Mary Dicker

Annotation: Describes a teacher's reflection through action research on coping with teaching a new course - Communication 11.

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

Dienskl, Ien, "Beyond Words: On the Experience of the Ineffable," Phenomenology+Pedagogy, 3(1985), 3-19., Ien Dienskl

Annotation: Explores ways of describing the ineffable in qualitative studies of experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, 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, Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Conceptions of Teaching

Dillon, J. T., "Categories of Inquiry in Curriculum Perspectives and Other Journals," Curriculum Perspectives, 5(May, 1985), 1-5., J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Reports a study of inquiry problems, methods, and solutions found in articles in five curiculum journals for 1981.

Broad Topical Focus: Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum, Knowledge Generation

Dillon , J. T., ed., Deliberation in Education and Society. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1994., J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Contains 10 articles defining, explaining, and illustrating deliberation in curriculum settings.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Deliberative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Dillon, J. T., "The Classification of Research Questions," Review of Educational Research, 54(Fall, 1984), 327-361.*, J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Analyzes the differing characteristics of 12 schemes for classifying research questions and raises issues regarding their application in understanding and doing inquiry.

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

Dillon, J. T., "The Problems/Methods/Solutions of Curriculum Inquiry," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 1(Fall, 1985), 18-26., J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Analyzes articles in six curriculum journals in 1981 for kinds of problems addressed, methods used, and solutions reached.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Defining Curriculum Research Questions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Literature of Curriculum

Dillon, J. T., "The Questions of Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 41(June, 2009), 343-359., J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Stipulates a scheme of questions concerning the nature, elements, and practice of curriculum based on Schwab's conception of curriculum; elucidates this scheme of questions in relation to those generated by other curriculum theorists.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Development Strategies, Curriculum Deliberation

Dillon, J. T., "The Questions of Deliberation," pp. 3-24 in J. T. Dillon, ed., Deliberation in Education and Society. Norwood, NJ: Ablex, 1994*, J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Defines deliberation, what it's about, who does it, when and where it is done, how it goes, and why do it.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Deliberation

Dillon, J. T., "The Use of Questions in Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 12(November, 1983), 19-24.*, J. T. Dillon

Annotation: Reports a content analysis of the form and substance of research questions used in educational research studies reported in a variety of educational research journals for a period of one year.

Broad Topical Focus: Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Content Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Education as a Field of Study

Dimitriadis, Greg, and George Kamberelis, Theory for Education. New York: Routledge, 2006., Greg Dimitriadis and George Kamberelis

Annotation: Presents sketches of the intellectual contributions of 23 twentieth century theorists (mostly outside of eduction) whose work have had implications for education; de Saussure, Bourdieu, Derrida, Foucoult, Freire, Vygotsky, and others.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Dimmock, Clive, and John Chi-Kin Lee, "Redesigning School-Based Curriculum Leadership: A Cross-Cultural Perspective," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 15(Summer, 2000), 332-358., Clive Dimmock and John Chi-Kin Lee

Annotation: Analyzes the relationship between restructuring of curriculum and the restructuring of leadership and organization in secondary schools of Hong Kong and Western Australia; notes the disjuncture between these when restructured separately; urges connectivity instead between them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Evaluation of Instruction, Organization Theory, Curriculum Specialists in Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation

Dinh, Hanh, "Towards a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: A Case Study of English as a Foreign Language Education in a VIetnamese Context," Journal of Curriculum Studies Research, 1(1, 2019), 54-70., Hanh Dinh

Annotation: Proposes a curriculum with a blend of academic/declarative knowledge and procedural knowledge with the former being minimized; also discusses types of teaching, learning, and assessment activities that this content requires; gives an example of this form of knowledge-rich curriculum in an English as a Foreign Language Program in Vietnam.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay; Case Study
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Practical Knowledge, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum

Diorio, Joseph A., "Knowledge, Autonomy, and the Practice of Teaching," Curriculum Inquiry, 12(Fall, 1982), 257-281.*, Joseph A. Diorio

Annotation: Examines the relationship between the practice of teaching and knowledge, accountability, and autonomy.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Authority of Teacher, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Teacher Education, Practical Knowledge

Diorio, Joseph A., "Knowledge, Truth and Power in the Curriculum," Educational Theory, 27(Spring, 1977), 103-110., Joseph A. Diorio

Annotation: Argues that knowledge, truth, and power have key roles in setting normative and factual statements underlying curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Diorio, Joseph A., "Rights, Equality, and the Ethics of School Policy," Curriculum Inquiry, 16(Summer, 1986), 148-178., Joseph A. Diorio

Annotation: Sets forth distinctions among rights, equality, and ethics of school policy and examines the justification for each.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

DiVesta, Francis J., "An Evolving Theory of Instruction," Educational Technology, 12(August, 1972), 34-39.*, Francis J. DiVesta

Annotation: Describes dynamic systems model of instruction and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Conceptions of Teaching, Teaching/Learning Process

U. S. Office of Education, Division of Secondary Education, Life Adjustment Education for Every Youth , Bulletin 1951, No., 22. Washington, DC, 1951., U. S. Office of Education, Division of Secondary Education

Annotation: Presents a description of life adjustment education.

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: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Dmitriyev, Grigory D., and Isaak Y. Lerner, "The Composition of and Formative Influences on the Curriculum," International Review of Education, 36(No. 2, 1990), 233-241., Grigory D. Dmitriyev and Isaak Y. Lerner

Annotation: Discusses influences of societal experiences on curriculum content and design.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Comparative Curriculum

Dobbert, Marion L., "A Scientific Basis for Ethnography," pp. 3-23 in Marion L. Dobbert, Ethnographic Research . New York: Praeger, 1982.*, Marion L. Dobbert

Annotation: Describes characteristics of anthropological research and ethnographic methodology.

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

Dobbert, Marion Lundy, Ethnographic Research: Theory and Application for Modern Schools and Societies. New York: Praeger, 1982., Marion Lundy Dobbert

Annotation: Provides a comprehensive treatment of ethonographic research methods in education.

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

Dobson, Russell L., and Judith Dobson, "Curriculum Theorizing," The Educational Forum, 51(Spring, 1987), 275-284.*, Russell L. Dobson and Judith Dobson

Annotation: Anayzes the uses of the expression "curriculum theorizing."

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Definitions,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 Theory Creation and Uses

Dobson, Russell L., Judith E. Dobson, and J. Randall Koetting, "Looking at, Talking About, and Living with Children," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 7(No. 2, 1987), 111-125., Russell L. Dobson, Judith E. Dobson, and J. Randall Koetting

Annotation: Explores the uses of aesthetic and ethical language in studies of children.

Broad Topical Focus: Inquiry Language in Curriculum Research,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism,Moral Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Elementary School Curriculum

Dockrell, W. B., and David Hamilton, eds., Rethinking Educational Research . London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1980., W. B. Dockrell and David Hamilton

Annotation: Includes a series of essays on new approaches to educational research.

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

Dodson, Dan W., "Factors Influencing Curriculum Development," Review of Educational Research, 27(June, 1957), 262-269., Dan W. Dodson

Annotation: Deals with racial, technological, cold war, ideological, and communty power influences on curriculum development.

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

Doherty, Catherine, "The Constraints of Relevance on Prevocational Curriculum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 47(No. 5, 2015), 705-722., Catherine Doherty

Annotation: Analyzes the use of "relevance" as a principle of content selection: discussed in the context of both theory and practice with Australian examples; draws on Bernstein's work.

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: Content Selection and Organization

Doherty, Catherine, and Elizabeth Briant, "Unnatural Selection: Curriculum Conversations in TIP 1962-2012," Theory into Practice, 52(Supplement 1, 2013), 42-51., Catherine Doherty and Elizabeth Briant

Annotation: Reviews the articles having to do with curriculum theory, practice, and research that appeared in the journal, Theory into Practice, during this 50-year period; comments on several dimensions found within this range of articles; lists a bibliography of these articles.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Literature of Curriculum

Dolby, Nadine, "Popular Culture and Democratic Practice," Harvard Educational Review, 73(Fall, 2003), 258-284., Nadine Dolby

Annotation: Reviews the history of popular culture research and its place in practical action; discusses the need for radical democratic practices that utilize popular culture as a site for political struggle.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Democratic Education, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Doll, Mary Aswell, ed., The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies: A Festschrift in Honor of William F. Pinar. New York: Routledge, 2017., Mary Aswell Doll

Annotation: Contains 23 essays and a response by Pinar that identify his contributions to Curriculum Studies at home and abroad.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Literature of Curriculum, Curriculum History

Doll, Roland C., "Historical Foundations of Curriculum Improvement," pp. 2-18 in Roland C. Doll, Curriculum Improvement: Decision-Making and Process. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1964., Roland C. Doll

Annotation: Catalogs events affecting curriculum since 1860 and gives a digest of trends; a similar chapter appears in the 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1992, and 1996 editions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change,Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Doll, William E., Jr., A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press, 1993., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Emphasizes a postmodern view of curriculum arising out of a new cosmology of uncertainity; structured non-linearly around richness, recursion, relations, and rigor.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, 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: Content Selection and Organization, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum as Experience

Doll, William E., Jr., "A Structural View of Curriculum," Theory Into Practice, 18(December, 1979), 336-348.*, William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Distinguishes among Goodlad's behaviorist, humanist, and ecological models of curriculum and Doll's structuralist model of curriculum.

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, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Doll, William E., Jr., "Complexity and the Culture of Curriculum," Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40(February, 2008), 190-212., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Traces the culture within which curriculum design has been conceived historically; also draws implications from chaos and complexity sciences of the development of new forms of curriculum design and teaching.

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: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization

Doll, William E., Jr., "Curriculum and Change: Piaget's Organismic Origins," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 5(Spring, 1983), 4-61., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Explains three views of change plus one based on Piaget's view of change; draws implications for curriculum; followed by five articles critiquing this article.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Psychology and Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Doll, William E., Jr., "Curriculum and Concepts of Control," pp. 295-323 in Wllliam F. Pinar, ed., Curriculum: Toward New Identities. New York: Garland, 1998.*, William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Traces various concepts of control embedded historically in curriculum and offers a Deweyan concept of control undergirded by contemporaty complexity theory.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum History, Philosophical Schools

Doll, William E., Jr., "Curriculum Beyond Stability: Schon, Prigogine, Piaget," pp. 114-133 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Lays foundation for a transformative curriculum based on process rather than preset order.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
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

Doll, William E. Jr., "Foundations for a Post-Modern Curriuclum," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 21(May-June, 1989), 243-253.*, William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Poses elements of a re-envisioned curriculum that draws upon post-modern thought.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General
Source Discipline: Curriculum
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

Doll, William E., Jr., "Ghosts and the Curriculum," pp. 23-70 in Willliam E. Doll, Jr., and Noel Gough, eds., Curriculum Visions. New York: Peter Lang, 2002., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Analyzes various conceptions of curriculum historically and explores a new conception that includes currere, complexity, cosmology, conversation, and community.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Doll, William E., Jr., "Play and Mastery: A Structuralist View," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 2(Winter, 1980), 209-226., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Shows the advantages of the knowledge-construct view of knowing vs those of a knowledge-copy view of knowing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Psychology and Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Doll, William E. Jr., "Prigogine: A New Sense of Order, A New Curriculum," Theory into Practice, 25(Winter, 1986), 10-16., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Contrasts the measured curriculum (based on assumptions similar to Newtonian physics) with a transformative curriculum (based on notions of order, chaos, and change like that set forth by Prigogine and Stengers).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories,Curriculum Development, Organization, Design,Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay,Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization

Doll, William E., Jr., "Reflections on Teaching: Developing the Nonlinear," Teaching Education, 10(Spring/Summer, 1999), 39-54., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Explains evolution of Doll's own theorizing in curriculum and teaching.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, 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

Doll, William E., Jr., "Revisiting Aoki's 'Inspiriting the Curriculum'," pp. 165-174 in Nicholas Ng-A-Fook and Jennifer Rothmann, eds., Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies: Provoking Historical, Present, and Future Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Highlights and interprets Aoki's vision of bringing life to curriculum and infusing it with spirit, soul, and the sacred.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum as Experience, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Doll, William E., Jr., "The Culture of Method," pp. 21-75 in William E. Doll, Jr., M. Jayne Fleener, Donna Trueit, and John St. Julien, eds., Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture: A Conversation. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.*, William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Traces the history of eductional methods from Ramus to Comenius to scientific methods and their appearance in education; proposes a new conception of education method for curriculum design and instruction that is dynamic, transformative, interactive, and practical.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum as Experience, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Doll, William E., Jr., "The Four R's--An Alternate to the Tyler Rationale," pp. 174-183 in A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum. New York: Teachers College Press, 1993., William E. Doll Jr.

Annotation: Presents a set of criteria for curriculum designed to foster a post-modern view; contrasts these criteria with those imbedded in the Tyler Rationale; further comments on this last topic appear on pp. 30-31 and pp. 52-55 in this volume.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Alternatives in Education, Conceptions of Teaching, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Doll, William E., Jr., and Noel Gough, eds., Curriculum Visions. New York: Peter Lang, 2002., William E. Doll Jr. and Noel Gough

Annotation: Contains essays by thirteen contemporary curriculum visionaries along with responses to each essay by other theorists; these alternative curriculum visions generally embrace the spiritual dimensions of life and their implications for education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Philosophical Schools, Curriculum as Experience

Donmoyer, Robert, "Beyond Thorndike/ Beyond Melodrama," Curriculum Inquiry, 17(Winter, 1987), 353-363., Robert Donmoyer

Annotation: Discusses alternative conceptions of educational research; introduces articles in this issue of Curriculum Inquiry.

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

Donmoyer, Robert, "Cognitive Anthropology and Research on Effective Principals," Educational Adminstration Quarterly, 21(Spring, 1985), 31-57.*, Robert Donmoyer

Annotation: Reports a study of successful principals using ethnographic semantics as a research method.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Curriculum Specialists in Schools

Donmoyer, Robert, "Generalizability and the Single Case Study," pp. 175-200 in Elliot W. Eisner and Alan Peskin, eds., Qualitative Research in Education: The Debate Continues. New York: Teachers College Press, 1990.*, Robert Donmoyer

Annotation: Explores the meaning of generalizability in social science research and in qualitative case studies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Qualitative Research

Donmoyer, Robert, "Postpositivist Evaluation: Give Me a For Instance," Educational Administration Quarterly, 27 (August, 1991), 265-296.*, Robert Donmoyer

Annotation: Proposes a deliberative form of evaluation and gives an example of its use in an administrator's evaluation of teachers' instruction.

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