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Citations from 1998

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

Young, Michael F. D., The Curriculum of the Future: Form the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning. Bristol, PA: The Falmer Press, 1998., Michael F. D. Young

Annotation: Updates twelve of the author's earlier articles on the sociology of knowledge, the 14-19 academic/vocational curriculum in England and Wales, and the nature of the curriculum in the learning society.

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

Glanz, Jeffrey, Action Research: An Educator's Guide to School Improvement. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon, 1998., Jeffrey Glanz

Annotation: Presents practical procedures for conducting action research projects on topics of concern to educational leadership, principals, and curriculum directors.

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

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

Jennings, John H., Why National Standards and Tests? Politics and the Quest for Better Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998., John H. Jennings

Annotation: Provides the legislative history on national standards and testing by the U. S. Congress 1989-1997.

Broad Topical Focus: 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, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Shkedi, Asher, "Can the Curriculum Guide Both Emancipate and Educate Teachers?" Curriculum Inquiry, 28(Summer, 1998), 209-229.*, Asher Shkedi

Annotation: Reports an empirical study of the use of three alternative forms of a curriculum guide (in Israeli classes in Bible) to determine how teachers distinguish the approaches and what differences they see in autonomy allowed them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum, Teacher Knowledge, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Clandinin, D. Jean, and F. Michael Connelly, "Stories to Live By: Narrative Understandings of School Reform," Curriculum Inquiry, 28(Summer, 1998), 149-164.*, D. Jean Clandinin and F. Michael Connelly

Annotation: Describes the development of the authors' views of narrative as a way of conceptualizing teacher's knowledge; identifies missing elements in prevailing views of school reform as seen by teachers; and conceptualizes a new story that accounts for these elements.

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

Rossman, Gretchen B., and Sharon F. Rallis, Learning in the Field: An Introduction to Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998., Gretchen B. Rossman and Sharon F. Rallis

Annotation: Describes the step-by-step process of doing qualitative research in education, with examples of descriptive, evaluative, and action research.

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, Qualitative Research

Johnson, Aostre N., "Meditations on James Macdonald's Transcendental Developmental Ideology of Education," JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 14(Spring, 1998), 37-43., Aostre N. Johnson

Annotation: Relates Macdonald's views with those of 13th century mystic, Rumi.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
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

Goodson, Ivor F., "Patterns of Curriculum Change," pp. 231-241 in Andy Hargreaves, Ann Lieberman, Michael Fullan, and David Hopkins, eds., International Handbook of Educational Change, Part One. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998., Ivor F. Goodson

Annotation: Describes the relation between political power and the evolution of school subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, School Subjects

Wang, Margaret C., Geneva D. Haertell, and Herbert J. Walberg, "Models of Reform: A Comparative Guide," Educational Leadership, 55 (April, 1998), 66-71.*, Margaret C. Wang, Geneva D. Haertell, and Herbert J. Walberg

Annotation: Compares twelve programs for at-risk children in relation to 25 research-based practices.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Definitions
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Fiore, Linda C., "Curriculum Control: Using Discourse and Structure to Manage Educational Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 30(September-October, 1998), 559-576.*, Linda C. Fiore

Annotation: Presents a case study of an effort by Governor Allen and his appointed Board of Educatiion to control the debate on Virginia's Standards of Learning (1995) through both discursive and structural methods and to obtain an ideologically and epistemologically conservative curriculum change.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Deliberation

Kridel, Craig, ed., Writing Educational Biography: Explorations in Qualitative Research. Levttown, PA: Garland, 1998., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Explores the experiences of educational biographers as they write biographies.

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, Qualitative Research

Citations from 1997

Thomas, Gary, "What's the Use of Theory?" Harvard Educational Review, 67 (Spring, 1997), 75-104.*, Gary Thomas

Annotation: Analyzes the uses of the term theory within educational inquiry and argues against its use in this context.

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

Schmuck, Richard A., Practical Action Research for Change. Arlington Heights, IL: Skylight Training and Publishing, 1997., Richard A. Schmuck

Annotation: Describes the action research process and gives workbook exercises.

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

Hargreaves, Andy, "Rethinking Educational Change: Going Deeper and Wider in the Quest for Success", pp. 1-26 in Andy Hargreaves, ed., Rethinking Educational Change With Heart and Mind, 1997 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1997., Andy Hargreaves

Annotation: Highlights the problems and challenges of educational change while embracing the emotional aspects of teaching and leadership.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Psychology and Curriculum, Organization Theory

Kennedy, Mary M., "The Connection between Research and Practice," Educational Researcher, 26(October, 1997), 4-12., Mary M. Kennedy

Annotation: Reviews four hypotheses concerned with the lack of connection between educational research and practice.

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

Tierney, William G., and Yvonna A. Lincoln, eds., Representation and the Text: Re-Framing the Narrative Voice. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997., William G. Tierney and Yvonna A. Lincoln

Annotation: Explores issues surrounding the writing of qualitative research as texts.

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

Reid, William A., "Conceptions of Curriculum and Paradigms for Research: The Case of School Effectiveness Studies," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12(Spring, 1997), 212-227.*, William A. Reid

Annotation: Points to changes over time in the paradigms of research used in school effectiveness research, especially in relation to differing curriculum views on the question, "What Do Schools Do?".

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

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

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

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

Uhrmacher, P. Bruce, "The Curriculum Shadow," Curriculum Inquiry, 27(Fall, 1997), 317-329., P. Bruce Uhrmacher

Annotation: Posits a descriptor of curriculum called "curriculum shadow" that refers to what is disdained by the curriculum; illustrated with examples.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions
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

Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe, "Contested Terrain: A History of Education Research in the United States, 1890-1990," Educational Researcher, 26(December, 1997), 5-17., Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

Annotation: Traces the history of educational research in the U. S. and identifies major researchers and studies in curriculum and other specialties.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Lather, Patti, "To Be of Use: The Work of Reviewing," Review of Educational Research, 69(Spring, 1997), 2-7., Patti Lather

Annotation: Discusses what we can know from a review, who benefits from a review, and actions implied by a review.

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

Wagner, John, "The Unavoidable Intervention of Educational Research: A Framework for Reconsidering Researcher-Practitioner Cooperation," Educational Researcher, 26(October, 1997), 13-22., John Wagner

Annotation: Analyzes three forms of researcher-practitioner cooperation: data-extraction agreements, clinical partnerships, and co-learning agreements.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, 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: Teacher Research

Anderson, Stephen E., "Understanding Teacher Change: Revisiting the Concerns Based Adoption Model," Curriculum Inquiry, 27 (Fall, 1997), 331-367., Stephen E. Anderson

Annotation: Reviews the literature on Concerns Based Adoption Model from its inception to the present.

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

Hammack, Floyd M., "Ethical Issues in Teacher Research," Teachers College Record, 99(Winter, 1997), 247-265., Floyd M. Hammack

Annotation: Identifies and examines ethical issues in teacher research, especially when participants of the research are the teacher's own students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Teacher Research, Knowledge Generation

Seixas, Peter, and Gabriella Minnes Brandes, "A Workshop in Uncertainty: 'New Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences' as a Basis for Professional and Curriculum Development," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 13(Fall, 1997), 56-69., Peter Seixas and Gabriella Minnes Brandes

Annotation: Reports processes utilized by ACLS groups in determining curriculum at university level.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Higher Education Curriculum, Comparative Curriculum

Thomas, Thomas F., and William H. Schubert, "Recent Curriculum Theory: Proposals for Understanding, Critical Praxis, Inquiry, and Expansion of Conversation," Educational Theory, 47(Spring, 1997), 261-285.*, Thomas F. Thomas and William H. Schubert

Annotation: Reviews and critques three books-- Understanding Curriculum (Pinar, et al.), Curriculum for Utopia (Stanley), and Studying Curriculum (Goodson).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "The Production of Reason and Power: Curriculum History and Intellectual Traditions," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(March-April, 1997), 131-164., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Discusses curriculum as systems of regulation and discipline in the historical examination of school subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: School Subjects, Curriculum History, Curriculum and Politics, Ideology and School Knowledge, Content Selection and Organization

Beyer, Landon E., "Community, Identity, and a Sense of Hope." JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 13(Winter, 1997), 50-52., Landon E. Beyer

Annotation: Gives a personal reflection on the value and meaning of participating in the "Bergamo Conference" on curriculum theorizing over the years from 1982-1997.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Theorists
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

London, Norrel A., "Socio-Politics in Effective Curriculum Change in a Less Developed Country: Trinidad and Tobago," Curriculum Inquiry , 27 (Spring, 1997), 63-80., Norrel A. London

Annotation: Tells the story of a curriculum change process conducted in Trinidad and Tobago.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum

Hill, John C., "Learning the Three Keys," The Educational Forum, 61 (Winter, 1997), 145-152. *, John C. Hill

Annotation: Proposes a model for curriculum design that balances the control, the adaptive, and the personal curriculum within a horizontally aligned program.

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

Fullan, Michael, "Emotion and Hope: Constructive Concepts for Complex Times," pp. 216-233 in Andy Hargreaves, ed., Rethinking Educational Change with Heart and Mind, 1997 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1997. *, Michael Fullan

Annotation: Demonstrates why emotion and hope explain why educational change works or does not.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
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

Eisner, Elliot W., "Cognition and Representation: A Way to Pursue the American Dream?" Phi Delta Kappan, 78 (January, 1997), 348-353. *, Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Presents and elaborates five statements regarding the nature and uses of multiple forms of representation of human thought and discusses what this means for the 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: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Rogers, Bethany, "Informing the Shape of the Curriculum: New Ways of Knowledge and Its Representation in Schooling," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(November-December, 1997), 683-710., Bethany Rogers

Annotation: Critiques the use of disciplinary knowledge as basis for school subjects; suggests alternatives such as problem-solving experiences.

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

Egan, Kieran, The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape our Understanding. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1997., Kieran Egan

Annotation: Argues for a curriculum that offers understandings of five kinds: mythic, romantic, philosophic, ironic, and somatic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry, Normative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Blades, David W., Procedures of Power and Curriculum Change: Focault and the Quest for Possibilities in Science Education. New York: Peter Lang, 1997., David W. Blades

Annotation: Portrays the personal involvement of the author in changes in Alberta's science programs and shows how Foucault's views on power assist in revealing procedures of power in curriculum change; allegory in Ch. 5 captures the experience.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Science, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics

Kridel, Craig, "Aikin/Aiken: Dashed Hopes and a Legacy Misspelled," JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 13( Spring, 1997), 38-40., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Reviews Wilford M. Aikin's role in the Eight Year Study and his overall legacy.

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

Mansilla, Veronica Boix, and Howard Gardner, "Of Kinds of Disciplines and Kinds of Understanding," Phi Delta Kappan, 78 (January, 1997), 381-386. *, Veronica Boix Mansilla and Howard Gardner

Annotation: Describes what "understanding" means in history and literature and discusses implications for teaching and assessment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, Content Selection and Organization, Teacher Planning

Hlebowitsh, Peter S., "The Search for the Curriculum Field," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(September-October, 1997), 507-511.*, Peter S. Hlebowitsh

Annotation: Makes a case for theorists in the field of curriculum to come together to find common ground, following a period of schism.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Literature of Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature

Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, "Curriculum Change as a Social Process: A Historical Perspective on the Ideas of Alice Miel," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 13(Fall, 1997), 30-55.*, Elizabeth Anne Yeager

Annotation: Traces Alice Miel's contributions to the curriculum field, her views of curriculum development and change, and other matters based on a 1995 dissertation.

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

Merriam, Sharan B., Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education, Revised and Expanded. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997., Sharan B. Merriam

Annotation: Discusses the design of qualitative research, data collection and analysis, and writing of reports.

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, Qualitative Research

Kridel, Craig, "Archival Repositories and the Preservation of the Present," JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 13(Fall, 1997), 34-35., Craig Kridel

Annotation: Makes a plea to preserve documents--even ephemeral work quickly replaced by later versions via electronic techniques--for the sake of future historians of education.

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

Foshay, Arthur Wellesley, "The Social Self and the Human Side of Science," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12 (Spring, 1997), 246-255., Arthur Wellesley Foshay

Annotation: Relates the socializing purposes of education to the content of science; a sub-topic within the author's 1987 curriculum matrix.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Science, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum Aims and Objectives

Slavin, Robert E., "Design Competitions: A Proposal for a New Federal Role in Educational Research and Development," Educational Researcher, 26 (January/February, 1997), 22-28.*, Robert E. Slavin

Annotation: Recommends the establishment of USDE research and development program to evaluate educational programs by third-party design competitions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development

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

Feinberg, Walter, "Education Manifestos and the New Fundamentalism," Educational Researcher, 26(November, 1997), 27-35.*, Walter Feinberg

Annotation: Presents a thorough critique of E. D. Hirsch's The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them (1996), including his views on progessive education, his emphasis on facts and subject -specific skills, and his drive to control the curriculum in his Core Knowledge Curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Stables, Andrew, "Perspectives on Subject Choice: The Case for a Humane Liberalism in Curriculum Planning," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29 (March-April, 1997), 197-208., Andrew Stables

Annotation: Explores the advantages and problems of permitting students to choose their own curriculum subjects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Hollingsworth, Sandra, ed., International Action Research: Casebook for Educational Reform. Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, 1997., Sandra Hollingsworth

Annotation: Provides 27 articles on various perspectives on action research written by a wide range of international action research experts.

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

Nespor, Jan, Tangled Up in School: Politics, Space, Bodies, and Signs in Educational Process. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997., Jan Nespor

Annotation: Explores in one elementary school the intersections between business-motivated reform school neighborhoods, children's activities, and images they encountered.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Stengel, Barbara S., " 'Academic Discipline' and 'School Subject': Contestable Curriculum Concepts," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(September-October, 1997), 585-602.*, Barbara S. Stengel

Annotation: Examines five views of the relation between the concepts of academic discipline and of school subject; gives implications for curriculum.

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-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and the Disciplines, School Subjects, Content Selection and Organization

Hertzog, Nancy B., "Creation of a School and Curriculum Reform," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(March-April, 1997), 209-231., Nancy B. Hertzog

Annotation: Presents a case study of the creation of a new private U. S. school, the stakeholders efforts to determine a non-traditional curriculum, and the nature of that curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Religious & Private Schooling

Hafernik, Johnnie Johnson, Dorothy S. Messerschmitt, and Stephanie Vandrick, "Collaborative Research: Why and How?" Educational Researcher, 26(December, 1997), 31-35., Johnnie Johnson Hafernik, Dorothy S. Messerschmitt, and Stephanie Vandrick

Annotation: Rercommends collaborative research and writing; discusses porcesses and advantages.

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

Hargreaves, Andy, ed., Rethinking Educational Change With Heart and Mind, 1997 ASCD Yearbook. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1997., Andy Hargreaves

Annotation: Provides eleven articles by key scholars of educational change reflecting current thinking and research related to changing relationships and culture of the setting and giving attention to the emotional aspects of persons involved in the process.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Organization Theory, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Psychology and Curriculum

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, and Jessica Hoffman Davis, The Art and Science of Portraiture. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997., Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Jessica Hoffman Davis

Annotation: Describes and illustrates the use of aesthetic approaches to educational inquiry using portraiture.

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

Skelton, Alan, "Studying Hidden Curriculum: Developing a Perspective in the LIght of Postmodern Insights," Curriculum Studies, 5(No.2, 1997), 177-193., Alan Skelton

Annotation: Provides an overview of research into the hidden curriculum; discusses ways of moving beyond current research paradigms.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Hidden Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Goodson, Ivor F., The Changing Curriculum : Studies in Social Construction. New York: Peter Lang, 1997., Ivor F. Goodson

Annotation: Presents 10 previously published works by the author on the evolution of curriculum with attention to power, class, and justice.

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, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Curriculum History

Helsby, Gill, and Gary McCulloch, eds., Teachers and the National Curriculum. London: Cassell, 1997., Gill Helsby and Gary McCulloch

Annotation: Gives responses to the National Curriculum in England and Wales by teachers at various levels and in various subject fields.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Comparative Curriculum

Carson, Terrance R., and Dennis J. Sumara, eds., Action Research as a Living Practice. New York: Peter Lang, 1997., Terrance R. Carson and Dennis J. Sumara

Annotation: Contains 22 accounts of action research as efforts to alter perception and action in practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Phenomenological Inquiry, Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Knowledge Generation, Teaching/Learning Process

Foshay, Arthur Wellsley, "The Emotions and Social Studies," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12(Summer, 1997), 356-366.*, Arthur Wellsley Foshay

Annotation: Shows how social studies can contribute to the development of mature emotions.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Social Studies, Curriculum Integration, Psychology and Curriculum

Dressman, Mark, "Congruence, Resistance, Liminality: Reading and Ideology in Three Libraries," Curriculum Inquiry, 27(Fall, 1997), 267-315., Mark Dressman

Annotation: Reports an ethnographic study of three libraries and their prevailing ideologies regarding reading and reading materials.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Plans, Documents, Materials
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Ideology and School Knowledge, Materials Development and Evaluation, Reading

Schulz, Renate, Interpreting Teacher Practice: Two Continuing Stories. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997., Renate Schulz

Annotation: Provides narratives of two teachers' teaching along with reflections on the problem of narrative inquiry and of collaborative research.

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

Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh, Conversations with Educational Leaders: Contemporary Viewpoints on Education in America. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997., Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood

Annotation: Reports interviews with 24 leaders in education on their views of violence, values, youth culture, multiculturalism, enrichment, multiple intelligences, professionalism, leadership, and reform in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Education as a Field of Study

Ely, Margot, Ruth Vinz, Maryann Downing, and Margaret Anzul, On Writing Qualitative Research: Living by Words. New York: The Falmer Press, 1997, Margot Ely, Ruth Vinz, Maryann Downing, and Margaret Anzul

Annotation: Gives a thorough treatment of writing up qualitative research studies in various forms using analytic and interpretive modes of expression; gives numerous illustrations and examples.

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, Qualitative Research

Weber, Lillian, Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Reexaminations of Teaching and Schooling. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997., Lillian Weber

Annotation: Contains twelve essays on Weber's theories of teaching and learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process

Prain, Vaughan, "Textualizing Your Self in Research: Some Current Challanges," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(January-February, 1997), 71-85., Vaughan Prain

Annotation: Explores the question of textual authority in postmodern researchers' use of self in autobiographical or first-person inquiry.

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

Greene, Maxine, "Metaphors and Multiples: Representation, the Arts, and History," Phi Delta Kappan, 78 (January, 1997), 387-394., Maxine Greene

Annotation: Sets forth the distinction between Enlightment (singular) and multiple views of knowledge and illustrates these representations in the arts and history.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Philosophical Schools, Curriculum and the Disciplines, Knowledge Generation, Art Education, Social Studies

Tanner, Laurel N., Dewey's Laboratory School: Lessons for Today. New York: Teachers College Press. 1997., Laurel N. Tanner

Annotation: Presents a thorough-going history of Dewey's Laboratory School at the University of Chicago and draws lessons for today from this history.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History

Popkewitz, Thomas S., "A Changing Terrain of Knowledge and Power: A Social Epistemology of Educational Research," Educational Researcher, 26(December, 1997), 18-29., Thomas S. Popkewitz

Annotation: Uses analytical and historical strategies to address the social context of educational research (space, time, and change) and its influence on the production of knowledge in the service of the democratic ideal.

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

Waks, Leonard J., "The Project Method in Postindustrial Education," Journal of Curriculum Studies," 29(July-August, 1997), 391-406.*, Leonard J. Waks

Annotation: Reviews historical conceptions of project-based curricula as offerred by Dewey and Kilpatrick and notes critiques of these by Charters and Bode; suggest starting points for new formulations.

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: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum History, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Teaching/Learning Process

Carlgren, Ingrid, and Daniel Kallos, "Lessons from a Comprehensive School System for Curriculum Theory and Research: Sweden Revisited after Twenty Years," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 29(July-August, 1997), 407-430., Ingrid Carlgren and Daniel Kallos

Annotation: Updates a 1977 report from Sweden on the same topic with new lessons learned from the intervening 20 years; the role of the theory of frame-factors is reanalyzed.

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

Noffke, Susan E., "Professional, Personal, and Political Dimensions of Action Research," pp. 305-343 in Michael W. Apple, ed., Review of Research in Education,22, 1997. Washington, DC: AERA, 1997. *, Susan E. Noffke

Annotation: Reviews much of the literature of action research within professional, personal, and political dimensions.

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

Gordon, David, "Hidden Curriculum," pp. 484-487 in Lawrence J. Saha, ed., International Encyclopedia of Sociology of Education. Oxford, England: Pergamon Press, 1997.*, David Gordon

Annotation: Defines and analyzes hidden curriculum; interprets its hermenuetic nature.

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

Pollard, Andrew, Dennis Thiessen, and Ann Filer, eds., Children and Their Curriculum: The Perspectives of Primary and Elementary School Children. Bristol, PA: The Falmer Press, 1997., Andrew Pollard, Dennis Thiessen, and Ann Filer

Annotation: Contains nine studies of children's experiences of their curriculum; some chapters give attention to methodology for this type of inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum as Experience, Knowledge Generation

Citations from 1996

Yeager, Elizabeth Anne, "Alice Miel and Democratic Schooling: An Early Curriculum Leader's Ideas on Social Learning and Social Studies," Education and Culture, 13(Fall, 1996), 7-17.*, Elizabeth Anne Yeager

Annotation: Traces the curricular ideas of Alice Miel; based on a dissertation study.

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, Democratic Education, Social Studies

Wraga, William G., "A Century of Interdisciplinary Curricula in American Schools," pp. 117-145 in Peter S. Hlebowitsh and William G. Wraga, eds., Annual Review of Research for School Leaders. New York: Scholastic (NASSP), 1996., William G. Wraga

Annotation: Traces the use of interdisciplinary curricula historically in American schools with references from 1895-1993.

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, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum and the Disciplines

Kamens, David H., John W. Meyer, and Aaron Benavot, "Worldwide Patterns in Academic Secondary Education Curriculum," Comparative Education Review, 40(May, 1996), 116-138., David H. Kamens, John W. Meyer, and Aaron Benavot

Annotation: Analyzes patterns in worldwide data on preparatory curricula for entering higher education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

Kain, Daniel L., "Recipes or Dialogue? A Middle School Team Conceptualizes 'Curricular Integration'," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision,11 (Winter, 1996), 163-187., Daniel L. Kain

Annotation: Reports three phases of the development of teachers' conceptionalization of interdisciplinarity and draws related implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Integration, Middle School Curriculum

Haigh, Richard, "A Personal Reflection on School Leadership in England in Recent Times," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12(Fall, 1996), 11-20.*, Richard Haigh

Annotation: Gives a narrative of the experience of a principal and his teachers as they attempt to cope with the policy and classroom demands of the 1988 Education Reform Act in the United Kingdom; gives evidence of failures at many levels; has curriculum policy implications for both UK and elsewhere in related articles in the same issue.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Implementation, Comparative Curriculum

Apple, Michael W., "Power, Meaning, and Identity," British Journal of Sociology of Education, 17(June, 1996), 125-144. Revised as Ch. 9 in his Power, Meaning, and Identity. New York: Peter Lang, 1999., Michael W. Apple

Annotation: Reviews the work of critical sociology in the United States.

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

Applebee, Arthur N., Curriculum as Conversation: Transforming Traditions of Teaching and Learning. Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1996., Arthur N. Applebee

Annotation: Proposes a conception of curriculum as conversation with attendent options for alternative patterns of design and related pedogogy; examples are from models in the curriculum of English but principles are applicable more generally.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, English, Content Selection and Organization

Boyd, Dwight, "Dominance Concealed Through Diversity: Implications of Inadequate Perspectives on Cultural Pluralism," Harvard Educational Review, 66(Fall, 1996), 609-630.*, Dwight Boyd

Annotation: An analysis of four types of responses to the dilemma of diversity in education with implications for practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multiethnic Adaptation

Gewirtz, Sharon, "Choice, Competition, and Equity: Lessons from Research in the United Kingdom," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 11(Spring, 1996), 215-228., Sharon Gewirtz

Annotation: Reports a study of parents' reasons (and their characteristics) for choosing schools under UK's market appeal system; concludes inequities persist under this system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum

Meier, Deborah, "Supposing That...," Phi Delta Kappan, 78 (December, 1996), 271-276. *, Deborah Meier

Annotation: Sketches outlines of a school program at all levels based on educational principles of a good kindergarten.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Elementary School Curriculum, Middle School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum

Fullan, Michael, "Turning Systemic Thinking on It's Head," Phi Delta Kappan, 77(February, 1996), 420-423., Michael Fullan

Annotation: Reviews what is known about involving people in systems reform in education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies

Goodson, Ivor F., and Colin Marsh, Studying School Subjects: A Guide. Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, 1996., Ivor F. Goodson and Colin Marsh

Annotation: Provides an introductory overview of the study of school subjects as history, the value of such research, and their useful implications for today.

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

McCaslin, Mary, and Thomas L. Good, "The Informal Curriculum," pp. 622-670 in David C. Berliner and Robert C. Calfee, eds., Handbook of Educational Psychology. New York: Macmillan, 1996., Mary McCaslin and Thomas L. Good

Annotation: Summarizes what is known about the informal aspects of enacting the curriculum.

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: Teaching/Learning Process

Flinders, David J., "Teaching for Cultural Literacy: A Curriculum Study," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision , 11 (Summer, 1996), 351-366.*, David J. Flinders

Annotation: Gives an artistic criticism (a la Eisner) of two cases (poetry and social studies) of curriculum enactments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Social Studies, English

Grimmett, Peter P., "The Struggles of Teacher Research in a Context of Education Reform: Implications for Instructional Supervision," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 12(Fall, 1996), 37-65.*, Peter P. Grimmett

Annotation: Reports a four-year project among 25 teacher research groups in British Columbia to engage in action inquiry with the aid of supportive supervisors who engage in pedogogical tasks with these teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Teacher Research, Supervision of Instruction, Comparative Curriculum

Hargreaves, Andy, "Transforming Knowledge: Blurring the Boundaries Between Research, Policy, and Practice," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 18(Summer, 1996), 105-122.*, Andy Hargreaves

Annotation: Analyzes the differences between formal research knowledge and practical teacher knowledge and illustrates the virtues of (and gives examples of) blurring this distinction.

Broad Topical Focus: Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization, Practical Knowledge, Teacher Knowledge

Edgerton, Susan Huddleston, "Translation and Tradition," pp. 53-62 in Susan Huddleston Edgerton, Translating the Curriculum: Multiculturalism into Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1996., Susan Huddleston Edgerton

Annotation: Explicates the purpose and the process of translating cultures and languages across divides, both real and imagined.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Hermeneutic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Multicultural Education, Discourse Analysis

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

O'Hanlon, Christine, ed., Professional Development through Action Research in Educational Settings. Bristol, PA: Falmer Press, 1996., Christine O'Hanlon

Annotation: Reports an international collection of examples of action research in staff development.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Comparative Curriculum, In-service Teacher Development

Tanner, Daniel, "The Structure and Function of the American Secondary School: A National Survey," pp. 95-113 in Peter S. Hlebowitsh and William G. Wraga, eds., Annual Review of Research for School Leaders. New York: Scholastic (NASSP), 1996., Daniel Tanner

Annotation: Reviews change in the secondary school's comprehensiveness over recent history and reports trends in a number of related dimensions

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

Gudmundsdottir, Sigrun, "The Teller, the Tale, and the One Being Told: The Narrative Nature of the Research Interview," Curriculum Inquiry, 26 (Fall, 1996), 293-306., Sigrun Gudmundsdottir

Annotation: Examines issues related to interviewer and interviewee in narrative inquiry and the interpretation of interview reports.

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

Fairbanks, Colleen M., "Telling Stories: Reading and Writing Research Narratives," Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, 11 (Summer, 1996), 320-340.*, Colleen M. Fairbanks

Annotation: Describes the nature of narrative inquiry and its many facets; draws on the work of Reissman, Geertz, Bruner, and Atkinson, among others.

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

Miller, Janet L., "Curriculum and Reconceptualization: Another Brief History," JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 12(Spring, 1996), 6-8., Janet L. Miller

Annotation: Reviews some of the history of the journal and of the reconceptualist conferences and draws some implications for future agendas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Publication Outlets for Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: American/International Curriculum Organizations, Curriculum History

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

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

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

Smith, Mark K., "Curriculum Theory and Practice," The Encyclopedia of Informal Education, 1996, 2000. www.infed.org/biblio/b-curricu.htm, Mark K. Smith

Annotation: Stipulates four ways of conceiving curriculum and its contexts (as knowledge to be transmitted, as end- product, as process, as praxis); reviews work of curriculum theorists in relation to each of these; discusses these ideas in relation to informal education.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Definitions, Curriculum Theorists, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum Professors, Curriculum History

Knoll, Michael, "Faking a Dissertation: Ellsworth Collings, William H. Killpatrick, and the 'Project Curriculum'," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 28(March-April, 1996), 193-222., Michael Knoll

Annotation: Gives a historical footnote concerning the project curriculum and the history of its various conceptualizations.

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, Curriculum Integration